2022 Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Ulku Rowe is an Engineering Director at Google Cloud’s Office of the CTO, a team of industry ex-CTOs who are the world’s foremost experts on cloud computing, analytics, AI and machine learning. At the forefront of Google’s cloud, data analytics and machine learning capabilities, Ms. Rowe enables the financial services industry to take advantage of Google’s technology to fuel their digital transformation. She works with Google Cloud’s largest customers to use technology and innovation to scale their businesses in both high-growth and turn-around environments.

Before joining Google, Ms. Rowe was a Managing Director of Technology and CTO at J.P. Morgan Chase, and Bank of America. During her financial services career, she built technology platforms for trading & analytics, middle & back-office, risk management, and finance. She built and led global, diverse teams, and drove business transformation through technical innovation and leadership.

Ms. Rowe received her MS degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her BS degree in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul.

She serves on the Fulbright Association Board of Directors, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering Board of Visitors and University of Illinois Chicago College of Engineering Advisory Board. She has previously served on the The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Fintech Advisory Group and CapitalG Board of Advisors.