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Systems Seminar/Ezra's Round Table: Joshua Jahani M.Eng. '12 (Jahani & Associates) - Using Systems Engineering to Maximize Corporate Value by Measuring and Developing Intangible Assets

Friday, September 8, 2017 at 12:15pm

Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall, 253

The rise of intangible assets is well under way. Since 1995 and the dot-com boom the value of firm has shifted off a company's financial statements and into its intangible assets. The narrow definition of intangible assets by regulators and investors causes innovative companies to be consistently under-valued. This undervaluation exacerbates the difficulty innovators have when aligning their competitive advantages such as: Operational efficiencies, competitive business combinations, and cutting-edge technology with the business needs of a market. Systems engineering represents a powerful framework for solving this problem.

Joshua Jahani is a Cornell alum, NYU Lecturer, and owner of Jahani & Associates - an investment banking firm focused on identifying and developing an company’s intangible assets to maximize its value. The firms Intangible Asset Methodology™ (IAM) is built on systems engineering principles to identify, develop, and monetize intangible assets across a variety of verticals. Utilizing proven qualitative and analytical skills driven by business objectives and up to date technology, he has spearheaded the movement towards rapid evolution and sustainable growth using rigorous profitability, ROI, and TCO analysis for organizations of all sizes. Working with exciting startups in digital advertising or large Fortune 500 companies keeps him traveling all over the world.

Joshua earned his M.Eng. in Systems Engineering from Cornell University in 2012 and teaches courses on Strategy, Finance, and Entrepreneurship at NYU. His current research interests are: Intangible assets, goodwill calculation and sustainability, the customer franchise value in subscription businesses, and value based healthcare systems and technology. He has a passion for uncovering how to create corporate value that is not shown on financial statements.

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Joshua Jahani

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Jahani and Associates

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