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NEXT 10 EVENTS ON OR AFTER May 23, 2015

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Transportation Seminar: Connected Cars - Lifestyle Delivery

Speaker:     Dr. Sania Irwin, Head of Systems &; Applications, Chief Technology Office, Nokia Networks

Abstract: The world is quickly evolving into the “Connected Everything Society” – from intelligent cars to smart homes to health and wellness solutions. Amongst the various Internet of Things (IoT) verticals, automotive brings unique challenges by significantly increasing the number of high bandwidth high mobility connections. At the same time it opens up a realm of possibilities. We are in an unique position to leverage the deep knowledge of the wireless infrastructure and the applications it carries, with precision mapping and road traffic technologies, to create new experiences not otherwise possible. We have generated a suite of “Lifestyle Delivery” use cases which aim to make the world safer, greener, smoother, and more enjoyable. We look forward to sharing these ideas with you, and learning more about how you see the world changing.

 Bio:  Sania Irwin established and heads up the Systems &; Applications organization in the Chief Technology Office (CTO) at Nokia Networks, focused on generating the vision, the blueprint, and the collaterals to transform today's society to the intelligently connected world of the future (e.g., through Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart Cities …). The entity creates cutting edge products and solutions for the wireless market (e.g., in the space of Internet of Things (IoT), Over The Top (OTT) Applications, Self Organizing Networks, Wireless Experience Management, Smart Analytics and Machine Learning, etc.). She has set up Technology Labs where these industry leading solutions are prototyped and showcased – generating customer mindshare, demonstrating thought leadership, and accelerating the pace of innovation. Previously she led the Systems Engineering unit at Motorola Networks, charged with delivering product architectures and specifications, as well as network planning and optimization solutions for its UMTS offerings. She has spearheaded the creation of technology portfolio aligned with business strategy. Prior to working in the Telecommunications industry, Sania guided Operations Research efforts at General Motors Corporation, and championed solutions in the Information Technology domain at Xerox Corporation. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from University of Rochester, and her Master's and PhD degrees focused on Wireless Communications and Operations Research from Northwestern University.

 

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Lower Level - Ruan Conference Center Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/

Monday, June 15, 2015

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Freight Transportaitn & Logistics Executive Program: Securing Capacity in a Dynamic Industry

In the current business environment operators and their customers are experiencing a capacity constrained global market and rising cost structures.  In this dynamic situation, freight transportation and logistics decisions must be managed with regard to pricing, service, access, mode selection, and contractual arrangements.  Strategies for success for both the transportation buyers and sellers must continually adapt in this changing landscape.

To address these challenges, the Northwestern University Transportation Center has developed a customized program for transportation and logistics executives and those who invest, raise capital, and provide services for the sector.  This executive program will provide insight into the rapidly changing domestic and international transportation industry, including air, rail, truck, marine, package, third party logistics, and other non-asset sectors such as brokerage.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/industr...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Freight Transportaitn & Logistics Executive Program: Securing Capacity in a Dynamic Industry

In the current business environment operators and their customers are experiencing a capacity constrained global market and rising cost structures.  In this dynamic situation, freight transportation and logistics decisions must be managed with regard to pricing, service, access, mode selection, and contractual arrangements.  Strategies for success for both the transportation buyers and sellers must continually adapt in this changing landscape.

To address these challenges, the Northwestern University Transportation Center has developed a customized program for transportation and logistics executives and those who invest, raise capital, and provide services for the sector.  This executive program will provide insight into the rapidly changing domestic and international transportation industry, including air, rail, truck, marine, package, third party logistics, and other non-asset sectors such as brokerage.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/industr...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Freight Transportaitn & Logistics Executive Program: Securing Capacity in a Dynamic Industry

In the current business environment operators and their customers are experiencing a capacity constrained global market and rising cost structures.  In this dynamic situation, freight transportation and logistics decisions must be managed with regard to pricing, service, access, mode selection, and contractual arrangements.  Strategies for success for both the transportation buyers and sellers must continually adapt in this changing landscape.

To address these challenges, the Northwestern University Transportation Center has developed a customized program for transportation and logistics executives and those who invest, raise capital, and provide services for the sector.  This executive program will provide insight into the rapidly changing domestic and international transportation industry, including air, rail, truck, marine, package, third party logistics, and other non-asset sectors such as brokerage.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/industr...

Monday, June 22, 2015

8:00 AM - 5:15 PM

7th William O. Lipinski Symposium on Transportation Policy & Strategy

"Paths to Economic Competitiveness:  Advancing Supply Chain Performance in the Chicago Hub"

 

The William O. Lipinski Symposium on Transportation Policy &; Strategy is a working conference that explores transportation and infrastructure problems facing the nation today and discusses new ways to plan, manage, and finance solutions for the 21st Century. The Symposium acts as a forum to connect decision-makers with transportation experts from all over the country and to build a consensus on policies for state and federal action now and in the future.

The 2015 Lipinski Symposium will explore the role of intermodal supply chain operations for promoting economic development and competitiveness in the Chicago hub, for the purpose of identifying values, obstacles, opportunities, and priorities for advancing freight mobility in the region and the nation.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: James L Allen Center 2169 Campus Drive Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/news_ev...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Restricting Signals Ahead: State of the Rail Indusry in 2015"

Transportation Center Sandhouse Gang (Rail Interest Group) presents...

Ed Ellis, President, Iowa Pacific Holdings

A thought-provoking, discussion-generating conversation with Ed Ellis, President, Iowa Pacific Holdings, on the challenges facing the railroad industry in the days ahead.  Ed will cover some of the key issues facing the industry today, including dangers to the national network, key capex issues including PTC, and potential solutions. 

 Bio:   Railroader, traveler and writer Ed Ellis was born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky.  He worked his way through college as a brakeman and switchman on the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad, and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Transportation degree in 1976.

 He joined the management team of Chicago and North Western at a time when CNW was fighting for its survival in competition with the Rock Island and Milwaukee Road, against a backdrop of deregulation brought on by the4R and Stagger Acts.  As Assistant to the Senior VP Traffic, Mr. Ellis participated in formulating CNW's strategy on deregulation, particularly with respect to development of confidential contract rates, where CNW was the industry leader.  As Manager of Equipment Planning, he oversaw a dramatic increase in fleet size, including acquisition of grain-covered hoppers and a substantial portion of the Rock Island's car fleet, when that carrier was liquidated.

 In 1983 Mr. Ellis led the formation of a shortline group called Chicago West Pullman and was a key part of the company's growth to eight properties in eight years, during which time he was also involved in direct management of the largest railroad in the group.

 In 1992 he joined RailTex, the largest feeder railroad company.  In 1993 he won the Distinguished Marketing Achievement award from Railway Age magazine for developing and implementing a rail-based small shipment program.

 In September 1996, Mr. Ellis joined Amtrak and became Vice President, Mail and Express where it was his responsibility to grow Amtrak's mail and express traffic.  During his five years at Amtrak, revenue grew from $44 million to over $120 million.

 In 2001, Mr. Ellis led the formation of Iowa Pacific, with the goal of developing a portfolio of freight and passenger railroads and rail-related businesses.  Today, Iowa Pacific operates nine railroads in the US and three in the UK, and features a host of ancillary businesses including locomotive and car leasing, track maintenance, passenger and private railcar operations.  Iowa Pacific's 2014 revenues exceeded $80 million.

 Mr. Ellis has served as a columnist for Trains Magazine, and hosts acoustic concerts at a mountaintop venue on IPH's Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in Colorado.  He and his wife Peggy live in the Chicago area and Southern Colorado.  They have three children.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center - Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/