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JPMorgan Chase's Saltz named University Professor of Practice at Syracuse University

November 03, 2008

Kevin Morrow
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Kevin Morrow

Jeffrey Saltz, technology director at JPMorgan Chase & Co., has been named a University Professor of Practice at Syracuse University. In this role, Saltz is responsible for the technical aspects of JPMorgan Chase's unique corporate-university collaboration with SU, including curriculum, applied research and the planned JPMorgan Chase on-campus technology center. Saltz also maintains his position at JPMorgan Chase, reporting to Chief Information Officer Guy Chiarello.

The JPMorgan Chase-Syracuse University collaboration is intended to develop education and work experience innovations in the area of global enterprise information technology, leveraging each organization's knowledge and expertise in the building of a best-in-class curriculum for technologists and to collaborate on projects of joint interest that provide value to both organizations and to society. Teams from both organizations began working as soon as the joint venture was announced in June 2007.

Prior to assuming this role, Saltz served as the Wilmington, Del.-based head of information technology for risk and authorizations of Chase credit card. He has held several key management positions at the company, including head of eBusiness technology and vice president of computational technology.

He has also served as chief technology officer at Goldman Sachs/Goldman Sachs Ventures and was a project leader and consulting engineer with Digital Equipment Corp.

Saltz has been involved frequently with academia. He developed and led an award- winning JPMorgan Chase academic collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and its National Center for Supercomputing Applications focused on high-performance computing and visualization. He was also an adjunct professor at Widener University.

His writings have appeared in several professional journals, and he holds two patents for "System and Method for Characterizing and Selecting Technology Transition Options (DCA Framework)" and "A Process for Transforming Non-Geometric Data into a Volumetric Representation."

Saltz holds a B.S. degree in computer science from Cornell University, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in information systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

For more information on the JPMorgan Chase-Syracuse University collaboration, visit

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