Chicago 2013

Developing Innovative Logistics Solutions for Chicago

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Saturday
May 18th, 2013

Time: 8:30am - 8:00pm

Summary

Logistics is the art of moving stuff efficiently-- from the groceries on local store shelves to the packages arriving from internet orders to your doorstep. Logistics impacts everything from how long you sit in traffic to whether fresh fruit is in stock at your neighborhood store all summer long. Its companies are some of the fastest growing in Chicago, and they rely heavily on data and software to get the job done. This first-ever Chicago Logistics Hackathon focuses on issues which affect quality of life for all citizens of the region and uses the data and tools that fuel our local logistics industry to develop innovative solutions.




Opportunities

Learn

Hear from innovative leaders in transportation and logistics, as well as learn about the fast-growing sector of technology and software development

Network

Network and socialize with like-minded people, as well as expand your professional network with representatives from great transportation and logistics companies

Create

Bring original ideas into one of Chicago’s greatest challenges, congestion; an issue that impacts everyone

Win

Showcase your skill set in front of a distinguished panel of judges and win great prizes

Prizes

1st Place

{ $1000 }


Opportunity to present to executive leadership at Coyote Logistics and Nokia Here

2nd Place

{ $750 }


Opportunity to present to executive leadership at Coyote Logistics and Nokia Here

3rd Place

{ $500 }


Opportunity to present to executive leadership at Coyote Logistics and Nokia Here


Speakers

Gabe Klein

CDOT Commissioner

Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Commissioner Gabe Klein was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in May 2011. He has focused on bringing innovation and sustainable design to Chicago's transportation network.

Bill Driegert

Coyote Logistics CIO

Bill Driegert is the Chief Innovation Officer for Coyote Logistics, one of the fastest growing logistics companies in North America. Driegert has a serious crush on big ideas. He has the freedom to continually improve and re-imagine Coyote’s technology platform and set his team of developers loose on insanely challenging problems. When he’s not plotting data points and Coyote’s next move, he can be found playing monster with his four-year-old daughter and young son. Or racing mountain bikes. Or playing drums. Or rebuilding motorcycles. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business from SMU, a Masters of Engineering in Logistics from MIT, and an MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business.

Judges

Bill Driegert

Coyote Logistics CIO

Coyote Logistics is one of the fastest growing logistics companies in North America

Gabe Klein

CDOT Commissioner

Gabe Klein was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in May 2011. He has focused on bringing innovation and sustainable design to Chicago's transportation network.

Eric Olson

WBC Deputy Director of Plan Implementation

Eric is the Deputy Director of Implementation for the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs at World Business Chicago. Prior to joining World Business Chicago, Olson was a management consultant, venture capitalist and an entrepreneur (FeedBurner, TECH cocktail).

Sameer Dodhadwalat

Unbranded Designs CEO

Sameer is Co-founder and CEO of Unbranded Designs, a web-based interactive furniture marketplace headquartered in Chicago. He previously worked with AT Kearney.

Robby Nathan

Load Delivered Logistics CEO

A recognized industry leader known for his passion for innovation, CEO Robert Nathan co-founded Load Delivered Logistics, a technology-enabled third-party logistics provider, at age 25 to improve efficiencies in the logistics sector. Fueled by innovation, Nathan and his team of millennials achieved 975% revenue growth within five years, and service an impressive portfolio of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small distribution networks.

Suggested Challenges

Predict Road Congestion

Develop an algorithm to predict real-time travel times, congestion and other road conditions (may use historical and real-time traffic, incidents, weather, maps, and other data)

Congestion Measurement and Infographics

Find interesting ways to measure and depict congestion (bottlenecks, system reliability, causes, comparisons to other cities, comparisons over time, etc.)

Urban Planning

The city is planning new building (or road) construction. Find the best way to configure traffic to optimize flow during construction projects.

Crowd-Sourcing

Develop a way to moderate the use of crowd-sourced incident data. What goes in and what gets exposed? How and when…

Congestion Mitigation

Use other tools such as toll prices and public transportation to dynamically improve road congestion.

Freight Movement

Optimize freight movement patterns (may use origin-destination, truck attributes)

Schedule

Meet

  • 8:15am - 8:30am - Registration, Meet & Greet and Coffee
  • 8:30am - 9:00am - Welcome, overview of day and topic, introductory speakers (Bill Driegert, CIO of Coyote Logistics and Gabe Klein, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation)

Hack

9:00am - 6:30pm


Win

  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Presentations, Judging and Awards

Data

City of Chicago


Chicago Traffic Tracker - Contains the estimated speed for approximately 1250 segments of downtown Chicago covering 300 miles of arterial roads generated from GPS on CTA buses.

    Current data: Historical data:

    CMAP


    Explanations of Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's modeling data are available here.

      Travel Demand Model: Travel demand forecasts associated with CMAP’s GO TO 2040.
      Data provided for 2010, 2020, 2030 & 2040: Mesoscale Freight Model: This is a microsimulation of freight flows in the Chicago region synthesized from various public data sources at a comparatively high level of detail.
      • FTP Link
      • UN: cmapftpro | PW: CMAPread2013

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      Real-time traffic and incidents feed for Saturday, May 18th

        Sign up in advance of the hackathon to save time.

        Coyote©


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        222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
        Chicago, IL 60654

        Time

        Saturday May 18, 2013
        8:30am - 8:00pm