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Caldwell names Mark D. Wong as new IT director

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:39 a.m. HST, May 14, 2013

The head of one of Hawaii’s largest information technology companies has been named as the city’s next director of information technology by Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Mark D. Wong is founder of Commercial Data Systems, 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 Monday, 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The mayor added: “We are very fortunate to have his knowledge and ability as we modernize the city’s outdated IT infrastructure and streamline the web site.”

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