Business Advisory Committee - Fall 2008 Meeting

Tuesday, October 21 2008



2:00 - 5:00 PM

BAC Workshop: "The Value of Business Intelligence"

*Special Working Session: Prof. Diego Klabjan organized and led a specialized Workshop on Business Intelligence oriented toward business users in transportation.  Leading experts from various industries discussed recent trends, issues and challenges in the field of business intelligence. The focus of the workshop was to improve decision making through the use of Business Intelligence.  The discussion  included success stories, the underlying business intelligence tools that are being used, and the identification of major impediments to the widespread adoption of centralized data warehouses.

5:00 PM

Reception and Cocktails - Bonbright Room, 9th floor Conference Center

6:00 PM

Dinner - 9th floor Conference Center Foyer

7:30 PM

After Dinner Presentation: "How Crisis Prone is the Transportation Industry? - Lessons on Crisis Management and Communications for Business"

Clark L. Caywood
Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications
Medill Graduate School


Research and case studies have documented that high visibility and high risk industries are more prone to crises.  Now that business insurers are demanding a business crisis plan as evidence of insurability, senior management can rely on the strategic field of crisis management and communications to help them prepare for the future.  Your ability to manage your crisis behavior and your crisis communications can contribute to saving your brand and business.

Wednesday, October 22 2008: BAC Meeting Agenda
Location: The Transportation Center, Chambers Hall, 600 Foster St.



7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM

Call to Order

BAC Chair Justin Zubrod presiding

8:10 AM

Welcome from the McCormick School of Engineering

Richard Lueptow, Senior Associate Dean for Operations and Research at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

8:15 AM

Transportation Center - Director's Report - Hani Mahmassani

8:30 AM

New Member Forum - Introduction of New Members

9:00 AM

Panel : Energy & the Environment: Effects of Global Climate Change and Energy Availanility & Costs on Transportaion Operations and Policies

Moderator: Joseph Schofer


10:30 AM


11:00 AM

Economic Update:  “It’s the Economy Stupid” - impact of recent economic events on the “real” economy

11:30 PM

Panel:  Comments from Industry Representatives


12:15 PM

Closing Comments – Meeting Adjournment & Introduction of the Transportation Students

Informal Buffet Luncheon with transportation students