Ada Lovelace Day 2020: Lori Beer

Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with Lori Beer, Global Chief Information Officer for JP Morgan Chase & Co., in conversation with ALD’s Founder, Suw Charman-Anderson.

Lori talks about her career in technology, including how she got into tech, and what advice she’d have for her younger self, why she chose to create a scholarship to support women in STEM and why young women should choose to study technology.

Lori Beer

Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Lori BeerLori Beer is the Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and a member of the company’s Operating Committee, responsible for the firm’s technology systems and infrastructure worldwide. Beer manages a budget of more than $11 billion and over 50,000 technologists supporting JPMorgan Chase’s retail, wholesale and asset and wealth management businesses. She also serves as the co-sponsor of the firm’s Access Ability Business Resource Group.

Beer joined the firm in 2014, and was most recently the Chief Information Officer for the Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB). Prior to joining the firm she was Executive Vice President of Specialty Businesses and Information Technology for WellPoint, Inc., responsible for a $10 billion business unit which included WellPoint’s Specialty Products.

Beer has been named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader and National Association for Female Executives Women of Excellence Health Care Champion. She has been featured in many publications including Fortune, Computerworld, eFinancialCareers and MIT Sloan Management Review. She also serves as a member of the University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business Advisory Council and has endowed a scholarship at the University to support the growing number of women in STEM careers.

Beer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Dayton.

Ada Lovelace Day is dependent on the generosity of its partners, volunteers and supporters for survival. We would like to thank J.P. Morgan, Red Hat, Jane Street, The IET, Google Cloud, SchoolDash and Digital Science for their support this year.