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Caldwell appoints city director of information technology

The former head of Commercial Data Systems was named today as the city’s next director of information technology by Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Mark D. Wong is founder of the information technology company, which specializes in large systems for major corporations, as well federal, state and local governments.

CDS, which Wong founded in 1986 and sold in 2012, was ranked No. 89 in Hawaii Business magazine’s Top 250 companies in 2011. It has offices in 13 states.

Wong received a bachelor of arts in computer science from Yale University and is a graduate of Iolani School.

Caldwell, in a release announcing the appointment today, called Wong’s appointment “a major hire.”

The mayor added: “We are very fortunate to have his knowledge and ability as we modernize the city’s outdated IT infrastructure and streamline the Honolulu.gov website.”

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