S. Tien Wong
AEG Principal Advisor
Mr. S. Tien Wong is a technology entrepreneur, CEO, and angel investor. He is Chairman of Tech 2000, Inc., a Virginia-based EdTech company which provides advanced tech training, mobile e-learning, and software development to Fortune 500 customers. Mr. Wong is also Chairman of Lore Systems, Inc., a Virginia-based IT services company which provides managed hosting, IT support, “virtual CIO,” and cloud computing solutions for commercial, nonprofit, and government clients. He also serves as Chairman & CEO of Opus8, Inc., a private investment and strategic advisory firm specializing in middle market buyouts and venture capital investment.
He is Founder and Host of the Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum, a community of over 5000 founders, CEOs, angels, VCs, CXOs and other business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic region. The community hosts quarterly 1/2-day Forums with upwards of 550 attendees, featuring VIP guests, speakers, exciting presenting companies, and the best CXO to CXO networking in the region.
A recognized international expert in CRM, direct marketing, and BPO, Mr. Wong has presented at dozens of conferences around the world. He has also provided industry commentary on the ABC, Fox, NBC, CNBC, Maryland Public Television, and China’s CCTV networks, as well as for publications such as Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Inc. Magazine, and Success Magazine.
Mr. Wong received the 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Greater Washington and the 2003 Ernst & Young Performance Excellence Award. He was inducted into the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame. He is a 2012 and 2013 Washington Business Journal “Power 100” selection as one of the region’s most influential leaders, and The Gazette of Politics and Business selection in 2010 as one of “25 CEOs You Need to Know.” He is a member of YPO and is a frequent guest lecturer on entrepreneurship, leadership, venture capital, and private equity at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University where he is an Entrepreneur in Residence.
Mr. Wong was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to the 9-person Maryland Venture Fund Authority which oversees $84 million in venture capital allocations; he serves on the Boards of Directors of the Montgomery County (MD) Economic Development Corp., TradeUp Capital Fund, Potomac Officer’s Club, and FounderCorps. He serves on the Investment Advisory Boards of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology GAP Fund, and the Digital DC Tech Fund, and is a Mentor at the Mach37 Cybersecurity Accelerator and Conscious Venture Labs. In the past, he has served as Treasurer and National Board Member of the American Teleservices Association; Chairman of the Executive Leadership Committee for the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE); Trustee of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and on the Boards of the Technology Council of Maryland, Association for Corporate Growth – National Capital, Monte Jade Science and Technology Association and Startup Maryland. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.