|October 23, 2012|
Founder, President & CEO
Guest of Honour
ICAS Annual Liberty Celebration Dinner 2012
December 4 2012 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Cannon Caucus Room
US House of Representatives
Capitol Hill Washington DC
We are pleased to share with you that Corry Hong has been nominated to receive the ICAS Annual Liberty Award 2012 for his "outstanding professional achievements, demonstrated commitment to serving the society and distingushed contributions to elevating the quality of humanity" and that he will be honoured at the ICAS Annual Liberty Celebration Dinner 2012.
Previous honourees include The Hon Grace Chung Becker (Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice), Professor Britton Chance (Eldridge Reeves Johnson University Professor Emeritus of Biophysics, Physical Chemistry, and Radiologic Physics, University of Pennsylvania), The Hon Elaine L Chao (US Secretary of Labour), The Hon A Marisa Chun (Deputy Associate Attorney General, US Department of Justice), The Hon Viet D Dinh (US Assistant Attorney General; Professor of Law Georgetown University), The Hon Becky N Dunlop (Vice President of The Heritage Foundation), The Hon Mary Chung Hayashi (Assemblyperson, California State Assembly), The Hon Tony P Hall (US House of Representatives; US Ambassador to UN FAO WFP, US Mission Chief to Rome), The Hon Christopher R Hill (Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State), The Hon Charles Kartman (US Ambassador; Chairman KEDO), The Hon James A Kelly (Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State), Dr Jeong H Kim (President, Lucent Technology Carrier Network), The Hon Wan J Kim (Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice), Nobel Laureate Professor Lawrence R Klein, The Hon Harold Hongju Koh (US Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Democracy; Dean Yale Law School; Legal Adviser to the US State Department), The Hon Lucy A Koh (Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of California), The Hon James T Laney (President Emeritus of Emory University and former United States ambassador to South Korea), The Hon Jim Leach (Chairman, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs Committee on International Relations United States House of Representatives; Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities), Dr Chong Moon Lee (Chairman, AmBex Venture Group), Dr Matthew D Lee (Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Allied Technology Inc), The Hon Tae Sik Lee (Ambassador of Korea to the United States), The Hon Zhaoxing Li (Ambassador of People's Republic of China to the USA), Professor Martin Meyerson (President Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; deceased), Dr Peter M Rhee (Chief of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, and Professor of Surgery, University of Arizona), The Hon Jerome J Shestack (Head of Litigation Wolf Block; former President of the American Bar Association; deceased), John H Tilelli Jr (General, United States Army, Retired; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cypress International Inc), The Hon Richard L Walker (US Ambassador to China and Korea; deceased), The Hon Alfred P West (Chairman of the SEI Investments) and The Hon John C Yoo (US Deputy Assistant Attorney General; Professor of Law UC Berkeley).
Corry Hong is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of UNICOM Global. Corry founded UNICOM Global 31 years ago, and has built the Company from a single software product and one employee to a global business enterprise that currently holds and manages 25 corporate entities with offices and operations around the world, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Virginia, Germany, France, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. UNICOM Global includes companies that engage in or provide mission-critical computer technology, business services, mergers and acquisition expertise, real estate investments, and corporate financing. He has presided over a period of phenomenal growth in recent years despite the challenging worldwide economy, including the acquisition of strategic private and NASDAQ-traded technology companies.
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 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. He and his family are active in the Korean community in Los Angeles, and Corry has assisted, consulted for and mentored numerous entrepreneurs and businesses throughout Southern California and Korea.
Corry lives in Beverly Hills, California with his wife, 3 children and 5 puppies. He occasionally enjoys fine wine, playing music, and fishing, but his passion remains focused on technology and the promise that such innovations create.