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The HUB 2010 Spring Speaker Series continues Feb. 26

February 23, 2010

Kelly Homan Rodoski
(315) 443-3784

The HUB 2010 Spring Speaker Series at Syracuse University will continue on Friday, Feb. 26, with Tony Zingale. The series is sponsored by The HUB—a unique university-industry collaboration founded by Syracuse University and JPMorgan Chase.

Zingale will speak on his “Journey to Silicon Valley and the Lessons Learned Along the Way” at 3 p.m. in the Lundgren Room, Room 106 of the Life Sciences Complex. The event is free and open to the public.

Zingale will share his personal story and the lessons he learned along his journey from struggling as an electrical engineering student to searching for his passion to becoming a two-time CEO of very successful Silicon Valley-based public software companies. He will offer a number of compelling technology observations, as well as some predictions about what is to come in the future of technology.

Zingale has nearly 30 years of experience building profitable, high-growth information technology companies. He currently sits on the boards of McAfee Software; Coverity, a privately held software quality automation company; Jive Software, a privately held social business software company; and Service Source, a privately held managed services company.

He most recently served as president and CEO of Mercury Interactive, the worldwide leader of business technology optimization (BTO) solutions. Zingale successfully grew Mercury to more than $1 billion in annual sales and then engineered the $5 billion merger with Hewlett Packard in 2006.

Prior to Mercury, he was president and CEO of Clarify, a publicly traded enterprise software company that was a leader in the customer relationship management (CRM) market from 1997 until it was acquired by Nortel Networks in 2000. During his tenure, Clarify’s revenue grew more than 300 percent to more than $300 million. Following the acquisition, Zingale served as president of Nortel’s billion-dollar eBusiness Solutions Group until 2001. Previously, Zingale spent more than 10 years at Cadence Design Systems, the world’s leading supplier of electronic design automation (EDA) products and services, in a succession of executive management positions leading to his role as senior vice president of worldwide marketing. He served on the executive team that grew Cadence from about $40 million in revenue to more than $1.2 billion while also completing more that 15 mergers and acquisitions. Zingale began his career in product marketing at Intel Corp. in 1980.

Zingale holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati.

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 http://globaltechhub.org.  

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. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity.

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