Steve Chang, is the founder and Chairman at Trend Micro Inc. and was the company's original chief executive officer until the end of 2004. Trend Micro experienced tremendous growth under Chang's leadership, increasing revenues from US$10M in 1994 to US$454M by the end of 2003. Trend Micro grew to more than 2,000 employees with sales, operations, research, support, and development in over 30 countries. As chairman of the board, Chang continues to be a voice for the company to customers and industry partners.
Recognising the threat of computer viruses, Chang formed Trend Micro in California in 1988 with the mission of developing antivirus software for personal computers. As local networks proliferated and the Internet matured, the company's focus evolved to address antivirus and content security software and services.
Chang's management style and vision have resulted in innovative and timely antivirus strategies that have been recognised in industry-leading publications. He was named one of Asia's "25 Movers and Shakers" in 2001 by ZDNet Asia. Fortune Magazine has called him a "global force," and he was twice chosen for Business Week's "Stars of Asia" award, recognising fifty Asian leaders at the forefront of change. Chang was named "Innovator of the Year" in 2004 by Asia Business Leader Awards and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 8th Asian Business Leaders Awards hosted by TV business news channel CNBC in Singapore on November 26, 2009.
Prior to launching Trend Micro, Chang worked as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard and later founded AsiaTek, Inc., a Taiwan-based UNIX software design company. Chang holds a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics from Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan and a master's degree in computer science from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania.