Charles Simonyi

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Charles Simonyi

Name: Charles Simonyi

Born: September 10, 1948, in Budapest, Hungary

Computer-related contributions

  • Hungarian-American computer software executive who oversaw the creation of Microsoft's flagship Office suite of applications as head of Microsoft's application software group.
  • Now heads his own company, Intentional Software, with the aim of developing and marketing his concept of intentional programming.
  • Proposed Hungarian notation.

Honors and awards

  • Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award for the industry-wide impact of his innovative work in information technology (2004).