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The HUB 2010 Spring Speaker Series continues March 10 with Andy Zitney
The HUB 2010 Spring Speaker Series at Syracuse University will continue on Wednesday, March 10, with Andy Zitney, chief technology officer for corporate systems infrastructure for JPMorgan Chase & Co. The series is sponsored by The HUB—a unique university-industry collaboration founded by Syracuse University and JPMorgan Chase.
He will speak on “The Future of Technology Infrastructure at JPMorgan Chase” at 2 p.m. in the Katzer Collaboratory, Room 347 of Hinds Hall. The event is free and open to the public; a reception will follow.
Zitney will discuss how rapid changes in technology and an expanding customer base have altered the firm’s technology infrastructure over the past 15 years. He will share how JPMorgan Chase uses a “follow-the-sun” model to support its multiple business lines and how technology infrastructure will look in the future, five years and beyond.
With more than 25 years’ experience in information technology, Zitney is currently responsible for directing a team of 350 IT professionals, with end-to-end ownership from architecture design, strategy, implementation and operation for infrastructure technologies across all JPMorgan Chase corporate systems globally. He is based in Columbus, Ohio.
Prior to joining the firm 20 years ago, Zitney co-founded three different companies that focused on Internet development and support, recycling technology equipment, developing the next generation of data storage devices and media, and consulting services for network support centers. He spent four years at a dot.com company, running the application development, infrastructure and operations support center.
Zitney is a graduate of Capital University with a major in business finance. He started his career in the U.S. Army, where he served as a sergeant and squad leader in the 101st Airborne air-assault rapid deployment combat engineer forces.
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 trillion and 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.