Dr. WANG Mingyan

HOW CHARLES WANG
AND SBU TURNED THIS
COMP SCI PhD
INTO A CLASSIC
AMERICAN CAPITALIST -

MAINLAND STYLE!

COME AND MEET HIM
THIS WEEK, BACK IN
NYC TO PUT HIS
ENTREPRENEURIAL
SKILLS TO GOOD USE -

BRINGING AMERICAN BUSINESSES TO CHINA

 

  

WANG Mingyang came to Stony Brook University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) in 1999 in the last group, China V, of a special program initiated by Charles Wang. Known as AIMP - Advanced Information Management Program, it was supposed to bring 100 of China's best and brightest up and coming IT and management professionals primarily from China's SOE's, or State Owned Enterprises, to the US for executive and information technology training.

Selection for AIMP was something the Chinese government took very seriously. China had made the decision to enter the global market and to open its own markets. It knew it had to be as competitive as the multinational corporations.
 

 

 

Mingyang got his PhD at Zhejiang University
in Hangzhou. In Chinese lore it is considered 'Heaven on Earth'
 home to the famous West Lake
and surrounded by
fragrant mountains
of tea farms.

 


He came to Stony Brook as a Project Manager and within two months of returning home he was made the Chief Technology Officer. He moved on to become the VP and General Manager of R&D at an even larger firm. But he gave up the comfort of a high level position for the dream that had taken shape at Stony Brook - becoming an entrepreneur. He starting his own company, SmartCard, and developed software for credit card chips. He then joined forces with Sunyard SunSourcing to provide IT back office outsourcing, IT education to teach China's college comp sci grads some practical skills beyond their book learning theory, software design for specialized Chinese industries, and a host of other IT solutions. Click on the logo below to see it all!
 


With over 2000 employees, offices throughout China, major foreign contracts with Japanese companies like Mitsubishi and Toshiba, and a listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange - SunSourcing is now one of China's top 100 IT companies. Mingyang is now taking on the role of expanding the company's customer base into Europe and the US.

And that is what he will be doing this week in NYC from Oct 16-22nd - meeting with people to learn more, and for two days SunSourcing will be exhibiting at OutSource World 2006 in Manhattan. Mingyang hopes SBU alumni in the city will stop by, even if outsourcing is not their thing, to say hi and offer their personal ideas and expertise on entering the American market, or email him at bofanwang @hotmail.com to get together at another time. And alumni, check out the SB China Alumni site at: www.aa2sbu.org/chinaalumni  

Click on photos to enlarge them. On the left is the Hangzhou Grand Theatre and on the right is Zhejiang University. In the center is an old rain barrel in a former wealthy merchant's home, now a museum, but far more interesting is the 3-D wall behind it. Double click for close-up details.

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