Business Advisory Committee - Fall 2012 Meeting

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: Data-Driven Business Workshop and Presentation

Location: James L. Allen Center - Tribune Foundation Auditorium, 2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL



2:00 - 4:45 pm

Workshop: Data-Driven Business, Challanges and Best Practices in the Transportation Industry

  • Location: James L. Allen Center - Tribune Foundation Auditorium, 2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL

Cocktails & Dinner

Location: Hilton Orrington Hotel – 1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston

5:00 PM

Reception and Cocktails - Hinman Foyer (9th floor)

6:00 PM

Dinner - 9th Floor

After-Dinner Presentation

Location: 9th floor, Hilton Orrington Hotel, Hinman Forum

7:30 PM

Jim Carey, Data Driven Marketing Consultant and Adjunct Professor of
Integrated Marketing Communications at the Medill School, Northwestern University

Speaker Bio (PDF)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: BAC Meeting

Location: The Transportation Center, Chambers Hall, 600 Foster St. - Ruan Conference Center (Lower Level)

Attendance List



7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast and Reception at the Transportation Center

8:00 AM

Call to Order & Opening Comments -  BAC Chair Justin Zubrod presiding

8:10 AM

University Welcome

8:15 AM

Director's Report - Hani Mahmassani - followed by discussion
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8:30 AM

BAC Membership Committee Report & Discussion - led by BAC Chair

  • New Member Introductions

8:45 AM

Panel:   Transportation & Logistics Implications of Unconventional Oil and Gas Production & Delivery

Panel Moderator: Justin Zubrod, BAC Chair, Justin Zubrod & Co., LLC
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10:00 AM


10:30 AM

Opportunities for Leveraging Social & Knowledge Networks in the Business Environment

Panel Moderator: Susan Bee, Managing Partner, Teradata

  • Mohanbir Sawhney, Professor of Marketing, Kellogg School of Management; and Director, Center for Research in Technology & Innovation
    View Presentation (PDF) 

  • Jodi Navta, VP Marketing and Communications, Coyote Logistics
    View Presentation (PDF) 

11:15 AM

Panel:   Aviation Game Changers?  How the B787 and A380 Aircraft Transform Airline Operations

Panel Moderator: Bret Johnson, Associate Director, NUTC

  • Ron Baur, Vice President - Fleet, United Airlines
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  • Perry Cantarutti, Senior Vice President - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Delta Airlines
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  • Aaron Gellman, Professor of Transportation, Northwestern University

12:15 PM

Nanotechnology, Natural Gas and Transportation: A New World Order

  • Ben Hernandez, CEO, NuMat Technologies & NU MBA/JD Candidate

  • Tabrez Ebrahim, COO, NuMat Technologies & NU MBA/JD Candidate

12:30 PM

Closing Comments and Meeting Adjournment

12:35 PM

Introduction of the Transportation Students

12:45 PM

Buffet Luncheon with Transportation Students