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How to Thrive Professionally in a World of AI and Machine Learning

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How to Thrive Professionally in a World of AI and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence is becoming a major economic force. The leap from computing built on the foundation of humans telling computers how to act to computing built on the foundation of computers learning how to act has significant implications for every industry.

This month, Pallavi Shah, a seasoned technology expert from Houlihan Lokey, will share her insights on one of most complex and evocative topics in the tech world. She will provide a brief overview of Artificial Intelligence technology, its current and future applications with examples of business use cases. More importantly, she will have an interactive discussion with the audience on how AI will impact finance professionals and how you can thrive in an AI-enabled workplace.

This meeting will benefit FEI members who are interested in taking a deep dive into the topic of AI and thinking about how to better prepare themselves to a workplace that is being re-shaped by AI and machine learning.

Some of what you’ll learn:

  • Brief overview of AI
  • Current and future applications
  • Business use cases
  • Optimism and anxiety
  • How AI and machine learning will shape accounting and finance
  • What you need to do to thrive in an AI-enabled workplace



Ms. Pallavi Shah
VP,  Tech+IP Transactions
Houlihan Lokey


Ms. Shah is Senior Vice President and the head of Tech+IP Transactions of Houlihan Lokey’s Tech+IP Advisory practice.

As an industry-recognized thought leader and spokesperson in technology, innovation, and intellectual property, Ms. Shah has focused on helping Fortune 100 companies and their partners monetize their innovations, bring technologies to market, and protect their innovations through the filing of well over 100 patents. Ms. Shah has served as a Board Observer of venture-funded Silicon Valley startups, and has chaired various standards committees, including MPEG4-Java. She is also the inventor of worldwide patents and has authored and presented multiple technical and business papers.

Previously, Ms. Shah was a Senior Vice President of IP Transactions at Black Stone IP, a boutique investment bank focused on valuing and trading Tech+IP assets, which was acquired by Houlihan Lokey in 2017. Earlier in her career, she served in various senior management roles at HP for over a decade, including where she monetized HP’s intellectual property through Technology M&A, patents M&A, channel/partner development, and new business incubations. Before HP, Ms. Shah managed alliances for Sun Microsystems (now Oracle Corp.). Prior to Sun, she worked for the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), where she pioneered the world’s first interactive HDTV.

Ms. Shah holds M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University. She is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati, and Marathi.

Meal Type



CPE Credits

One and a half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: Information Technology

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