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Members Exclusive: Lunch and Learn - Artificial Intelligence 


Event Details:

Date:  Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Venue: AIG Houston Campus, 2919 Allen Pkwy, Woodson 3 Room, Houston, TX 77019

Admission: Professional Members & Student Members  $10
Food and beverages will available for guests.

Attire: Business Casual


Ascend and AIG are proud to host a lunch and learn event where we will understand the foundation of AI and how it has evolutionize today's world. A speaker with experience in the field of AI will share his extensive knowledge on the topic. This will be a great opportunity to network with AIG, Ascend members, as well as learn about a topic that has been growing significantly in the last few years.



11:30 AM - 11:40 AM - Registration and Lunch
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM - Ascend Houston Presentation
11:50 AM - 12:45 PM - AI Presentation
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM - Q&A and Closing Remarks

This event is limited to the first 15 members who register, please RSVP by April 1st!


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Baq Shah

Partner, PwC

Baq is a Principal in PwC’s M&A practice with 20+ years of industry, project management, and leadership experience and 14+ years of full cycle domestic and international M&A across the deal life cycle.

Relevant experience:

  • Led numerous M&A Deals across multiple industries with a focus on financial services, and sub-focus on Divestitures.

  • Prior to PwC, Baq worked across several GE businesses, including GE Capital, GE Energy, and GE Global, as a Senior Director in the Corporate Development team; & led Corp Development at Target.

  • Baq served in the military as a US Army Corps of Engineers Officer.

  • BS from United States Military Academy at West Point; MBA from University of Texas, Austin, GE FMP.


Baq’s M&A experience includes over 14 years advising clients on the full life cycle of a deal. From portfolio acquisitions, to complex business and corporate transformational deals, Baq has led, advised, & delivered. He has advised multinational strategic clients and financial buyers in complex transactions. Baq has significant experience in operations synergy assessments, information systems, finance, and transition services agreement structuring, costing and execution, and assisting with the development and execution of post-acquisition integration and carve-out plans. 

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