Professional Development Day - Loyola University, Quinlan School of Business

8:00 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - Morning Session with Quinlan Professor & Mid-Morning Snack
12:15 pm - Lunch & Optional tour of the Schreiber Center 
1:30 pm - Afternoon Session with Quinlan professor & Mid-Afternoon Snack
4:30 pm - Cocktail Hour with passed Hors-d’oeuvres

Join the FEI Chicago Chapter at its premier Professional Development Day at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University. You don't want to miss this opportunity to learn, connect, and grow with us. 


Participants can earn 6 CPE Credits


  • Financial Innovation & Organizational Resiliency
    • Enterprise Risk Management Maturity and Resilience, including examination of companies under crisis and small group discussions of shared concerns and solutions
    • Panel Discussion: The CFO and Chief Risk Officer on the Roadmap to Organizational Resiliency
  • Navigating the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Landscape
    • Explore AI Implications and Opportunities for Today’s Forward-Thinking CFOs
    • AI Impact Demonstration – live project walk-through of a machine learning pipeline & finance example
    • Panel Discussion: How Chief Information Officers and Chief Data Officers interact with CFOs and Discuss Challenges and Areas of Opportunity


Quinlan Presenters

Untitled-design-(1).jpgAbol Jalilvand, Finance Department Chair and Director of the Master of Science in Finance Program and the Center for Risk Management and Insurance

I am a seasoned academic leader with over 35 years of global administrative experience, having served as dean of business and senior scholar at major public and private universities with strong tradition of liberal arts education in both the U.S. (Loyola University Chicago) and Canada (Concordia and Dalhousie Universities). I am the founding director of the Quinlan Series on the Future of Business Education, Loyola University Chicago, with a mission focused on providing a national forum examining the challenges and opportunities facing business schools and business education in the 21st century. Presently, I hold the position of Executive Director of the Business Leadership Hub, an umbrella organization of multiple centers of excellence at the Quinlan School of Business.  My scholarly work on corporate debt policy, organization risk management, behavior economics, sovereign debt, restructuring, and corporate governance continues to be widely published and has been supported by major external research grants. Continue reading...

Untitled-design.jpgSteven Keith Platt, Director of Analytics and Lecturer of Applied AI and Statistics and Director of the Ai Business Consortium (AiBC)

Steven Keith Platt’s teaching and research focuses on analytics and artificial intelligence. He is also responsible for infusing into the curriculum advanced technologies and supporting faculty research. Before joining the Quinlan School of Business, Steven served as Research Director at the Retail Analytics Council, Northwestern University, where he ran the AI Lab and Retail Robotics Initiative. At Northwestern he also taught AI courses to graduate students in the Department of Integrated Marketing Communications, Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence, and Master of Science in Machine Learning and Data Science. Continue reading...