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Jeffrey Saltz to discuss JPMorgan Chase Technology Center at SU in Sept. 17 Speaker Series presentation

September 16, 2009

Kelly Homan Rodoski
(315) 443-3784

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Fall 2009 Speaker Series at Syracuse University will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a discussion by Jeffrey Saltz on “Technology in Action! The JPMorgan Chase Technology Center at SU.”

The event will be held from 1-2 p.m. in the Katzer Collaboratory, Room 347 of Hinds Hall, and is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow.

Saltz, director of the center and a professor of practice at SU, will discuss how the center is key to the firm’s global technology strategy. He will explore why the facility is located on the SU campus, the goals of the center, and potential employment and research opportunities for students and faculty.

At SU, Saltz is responsible for the technical aspects of JPMorgan Chase’s unique corporate-university collaboration with SU, including curriculum, applied research and the technology center. Saltz also maintains his position at JPMorgan Chase, reporting to Chief Information Officer Guy Chiarello.

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.

The JPMorgan Chase 2009 Fall Speaker Series seeks to share the expertise of JPMorgan Chase employees with students by bring relevance and industry perspective to the SU campus.

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. For more information about JPMorgan Chase or the Syracuse-JPMorgan Chase Collaboration, visit

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $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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