Corry S. Hong, Founder and CEO, UNICOM Global
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Corry S. Hong is the founder, President and CEO of UNICOM Global. Corry is responsible for establishing strategy and directing the day-to-day activities of all divisions of UNICOM Global. Corry founded UNICOM Systems, Inc. in 1981 to specifically develop AUTOMON®/CICS and related products for the CICS mainframe marketplace. In early 1994, AUTOMON/CICS was nominated for the prestigious ICP Million Dollar Award which recognizes outstanding sales performance for software products.
Corry was Guest of Honor to receive the ICAS Annual Liberty Award 2012 for his "outstanding professional achievements, demonstrated commitment to serving the society and distinguished contributions to elevating the quality of humanity", at Cannon Caucus Room, U.S. House of Representatives, Capitol Hill Washington DC.
Corry is a leader in the IT community, and is a frequent speaker to the IT industry, including at IBM Executive Forums, IBM VIP Invitation-only Seminars, and special leadership presentations to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 CEOs and CIOs regarding the future of technology and its ever changing role in business and the world.
Born in Seoul, Corry played lead guitar in a hard rock band in Korea, and composed and recorded numerous musical scores before he turned his attention to designing software. At age 20, he came to California and studied computer science at Pierce College in Los Angeles. Corry lives in Beverly Hills, California with his wife, 3 children and 5 puppies. He occasionally enjoys fine wine, playing music, and fishing.