Simonyi’s membership was initiated by the Academy’s Technology
Sciences Department in 2004. In his address, Simonyi spoke of a
program-writing package he developed called Intentional Software,
which is able to overcome almost all human error. The software,
which perceives intentions, can cut the time, costs and superfluous
runs done by specialists working with various systems when they need
After the presentation, Jozsef Gyulai, head of the Academy’s
Technology Sciences Department presented Simonyi with his
certificate of membership. Gyulai said he hoped Simonyi would make
presentations and be available as an advisor from time to time.
Simonyi is currently president and CEO of International Software
Corporation. Earlier, while employed by Microsoft, he participated
in designing programs such as MSWord and Excel.