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Tony Hai to speak Nov. 17 in The HUB Fall 2009 Speaker Series

November 13, 2009

Kelly Homan Rodoski
(315) 443-3784

Tony Hai, chief technology officer for enterprise systems with JPMorgan Chase & Co., will be the next guest in The HUB 2009 Fall Speaker Series on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The series is sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Hai will speak on “Enterprise Technologies in a Global Organization” at 12:30 p.m. in the Katzer Collaboratory, Room 347 of Hinds Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Among the topics Hai will discuss are the management of large-scale transaction processing systems in a global financial services firm; enterprise management and the benefits of virtualization in a global firm; and a mergers and acquisitions model that allowed the conversion of customers and accounts in a single weekend.

In his position, Hai is responsible for the management of key enterprise applications, including: customer information system (CIS), deposit, output systems (statements, notices and plastics) and enterprise middleware. These applications support multiple lines of businesses including retail, treasury services, commercial, private bank, private client services and investment bank.

Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase & Co., Hai was the head of development for National City Corp., where he built credibility and trust with line-of-business executives following a long period of neglect and mismanagement. The renewed credibility resulted in increased technology investment successively by 50 percent for 1999–2001. Through implementing strong project management methods and cultural changes, Hai reduced the average duration of technology projects by 50 percent, resulting in increased return on investment by 40 percent.

About the Collaboration
In June 2007, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Syracuse University established a unique corporate-university collaboration and joint venture. The purpose of the collaboration is to develop education and work experience innovations in the area of financial services information technology, leveraging each other’s knowledge and expertise in the building of a best-in-class curriculum for entry-level technologists and to collaborate on projects of joint interest that provide value to both organizations and to society.

In 2009, The HUB was launched to include other universities and industries. The HUB universities and industries share knowledge to better prepare students to work in complex technology environments and to develop creative and innovative solutions to global technology business problems. The HUB goal is for students, faculty, companies, universities and the broader community to benefit from these collaborative efforts. Universities and companies collaborate in four key areas: curriculum enhancement, extended internships, applied research and community engagement. For more information about The HUB, visit

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion, operations in more than 60 countries and more than 180,000 employees. JPMorgan Chase is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. The firm serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its JPMorgan Chase and WaMu brands.

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