Presenters 2017-05-11T13:58:15+00:00


Presentation Description

Michael Cammisa

Michael Cammisa is the vice president for safety policy and connectivity for the American Trucking Associations (ATA).  Prior to joining ATA in December of 2016, Mike spent 16 years at the Association of Global Automakers, most recently as senior director of safety and connected vehicles, working with state and federal officials and automakers to shape the regulatory framework for connected and automated vehicles, as well as other passenger vehicle safety issues.  He has served as a member of the Safety Committee of the Transportation Research Board’s Strategic Highway Research Program and on several committees of the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia, a master of business administration from the University of North Carolina and a master of public policy from Georgetown University.

The Road to Automated Trucks

Automated vehicle technologies have the potential to dramatically impact nearly all aspects of the trucking industry.  These technologies can bring benefits in the areas of safety, environment, productivity, efficiency, and driver health and wellness.  While the widespread adoption of automated trucks is years away, development of the policy and regulatory framework that will govern this technology is already underway.  This presentation will provide an overview of current developments in automated truck technology and policy issues being discussed that could shape the future of trucking.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is currently part of the Advanced Manufacturing team based in John Deere’s Moline Technology Innovation Center.  There he leads the activities in development and implementation of additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing in the John Deere enterprise. He has held roles in materials engineering, manufacturing process simulation and durability analysis within John Deere.  He has a passion for adopting new technologies in materials and manufacturing to help businesses create more value for the customer.  Eric earned his PhD in 2013 in materials engineering from Iowa State University.

3D Printing and its impact on future supply chains

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has the potential to revolutionize design and manufacturing.  It promises to provide customized parts to the mases at an economical price.  Today it is being used for highly specialized application to provide value to the early adopters.  This talk will examine these early adoption applications and review the current state of the additive manufacturing technology.  The talk will also evaluate the impacts of AM on the supply chain and discuss what hurdles there are to realizing the full potential of AM.

Chris Jorgensen

Chris Jorgensen has served the Iowa State Athletics Department as senior associate athletics director for operations since 2011. He joined the Cyclone staff as a member of the business office in 2007.

He is a member of the department’s senior-level administrative team and shares sport oversight with Athletics Director Jamie Pollard for football and men’s basketball. He is also the sport administrator for wrestling and supervises the department’s construction and capital projects as well as the facilities and grounds, event management and sports performance units.

Jorgensen has served as athletics’ project manager for more than $100 million of construction projects during his tenure including the Bergstrom Football Complex, the Cyclone Sports Complex, the north end zone videoboard, the Golf Performance Center, the Sukup Basketball Complex and the south end zone project.

Prior to joining the Iowa State Athletics staff, Jorgensen worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in Des Moines from 1995-2007.

Gameday Logistics

Chris will discuss behind-the-scenes activities that are involved with Iowa State University football games. From managing fan services to television requirements and team logistics, football games involve supply chain management!

Jack Levis

Jack Levis, senior director of industrial engineering, drives the development of operational technology solutions.  These solutions require advanced analytics to reengineer current processes to streamline the business and maximize productivity.

Jack has been the business owner and process designer for UPS’ award-winning Package Flow Technology suite of systems, a breakthrough change for UPS, resulting in a reduction of 185 million miles driven each year.

His team designed UPS’ next generation of dispatching technologies, which use advanced optimizations.  The world-class optimizations and systems, UPS ORION, On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation, has completed deployment and is providing significant operational benefits to UPS and its customers.  UPS estimates that ORION is reducing costs by $300M to $400M per year.

Having earned his B.A. in psychology, from California State University Northridge, Jack also holds a master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University.

Jack holds advisory council positions for multiple universities and associations, including the U.S. Census Bureau Scientific Advisory Committee.

The Road to Optimization

This session discusses how the operation of a parcel delivery company such as UPS can be optimized or near optimized by using available and emerging technologies.  Topics include the use of mathematical techniques to maximize vehicles’ operational efficiencies, and the use of future technologies such as drones to enhance cost effectiveness.