Business Advisory Committee - Fall 2004 Meeting

Tuesday, October 26, 2004



3:00 pm

Research Workshop: Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Transportation Research and Operations


Luc Renambot, Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago.

UIC has developed a remarkable capability for both 2-D and 3-D imaging of geographic spaces. Mr. Renambot will demonstrate the applications of these systems to transportation mangement problems.

Andrew Bieber, Transportation Industry Manager, ESRI, Inc.

ESRI is the 800-lb gorilla in commercial GIS systems. Mr Bieber will consider to past, present and future of GIS applications using a case study of the distribution system of one of our BAC companies.

Morteza Rahimi, Vice-President, Information Technology, Northwestern University.

Prof. Rahimi has headed Northwestern's technology unit for over a decade, and (among other things) has been deeply involved in the national development of the coming "Internet II". He will comment on the laboratory GIS efforts at UIC and marketplace products like those of ESRI.

7:30 pm

Presentation: "The Role of the 7E7 in the Future of Aviation"

Nicole Piasecki, Senior Vice President, Boeing Commercial Airplane Company

The 7E7 "Dreamliner" has been characterized as Boeing's bet on the future of commercial aviation -- a future that is radically different than that envisioned by Airbus in its development of the A330 mega-plane. We will hear Boeing's story and discuss the alternative possibilities.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004



7:30 AM

Call to Order - BAC Chair Carl Curry presiding

8:00 AM

Transportation Center Report - Status and Activities

Robert E. Gallamore, Director, The Transportation Center, Professor of Managment and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Joseph Schofer
, Assistant Dean, McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science; Research Director, The Transportation Center 

8:45 AM

Panel: The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Transportation in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Region

Chair: Robert Gallamore


Prof. Charles Dowding, McCormick School of Engineering
Geography of the Mississippi delta and flood control infrastructure and failures.
Presentation: Part 1 (PDF)Part 2 (PDF)Part 3 (PDF)

Stephen Krill, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
A View from FEMA Control

Steven Jacobs, Vice President, Operations, Colonial Pipeline Company
Presentation (PDF)

Craig Philip, President, Ingram Barge
Inland Waterways & Ports
Presentation (PDF)

Bob Meyers, Vice President, Arkansas Best Corporation
LTL Trucking

Les Passa, Vice President, Strategic Planning, CSX Corporation
Presentation (PDF)

Richard Calhoun, Vice President, NA Grain & Oilseed, Cargill, Inc. 

10:45 AM

Panel: The Future of Transportation and Emergency Response Infrastructure Post New Orleans

Chair: Prof. Joseph Schofer

Prof. Sunil Chopra, Kellogg School of Management
Supply-chain disruptions and ways to manage and moderate them

Prof. Donald Haider, Kellogg School of Management
Government organization and response

Prof. Therese McGuire, Kellogg School of Management
Options for financing reconstruction

Prof. Henry Binford, History Department
Historical and social perspectives

11:45 AM

Presentation Recaps

Summary of Speaker Presentations (PDF)

12:00 PM

Program Summary: The Battle of New Orleans 2005: Lessons from the Transportation Industry

Prof. Joseph Schofer

12:15 PM

Closing Remarks

12:30 PM

Adjournment followed by a buffet lunch with a representative group of Northwestern transportation students.