Enterprise Engineering Colloquium

Join Cornell Engineering for the virtual 2021 Enterprise Engineering Colloquium!

Theresa Hull Wise '95

February 24, 2021 | 5:00 pm EDT

Oh, the Places You'll Go!: How Cornell Engineering prepared me to be an airline CIO and a corporate director leading change for satellite communication, the electrical grid, RFID technology, the financial industry, and more.

As a graduate student at Cornell, Theresa worked on large-scale optimization models. She brought that experience to Northwest Airlines where she helped invent new mathematical models for airline planning and revenue optimization.

Over the next several years, Theresa led the Operations Research team. In 2001 she became Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Northwest Airlines. Later, she led a team of more than 3000 IT and OR professionals and the highly successful integration of technology when Delta Airlines acquired Northwest Airlines. It was described by journalists as a blueprint for airline mergers.

In 2017, Theresa built her own business advisory practice, Utaza, LLC, which focuses on IT strategy, data analytics, and revenue optimization. Theresa has been recognized by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal as “Chief Information Officer of the Year” for her lifetime of work in Information Technology, and she was recognized by ExecRank as Global CIO of the Year during her time at Delta.

Join Cornell Engineering for the Enterprise Engineering Colloquium on Wednesday 2/24 at 5 pm EDT via zoom for guest speaker Theresa Hull Wise '95, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"


Greg Galvin Ph.D '84, MBA '93

March 3, 2021 | 5:00 pm EDT

Rheonix, Inc.: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pandemic

Dr. Galvin is Chairman and CEO of Rheonix, Inc., a microfluidic-based, fully automated, molecular diagnostic systems company. He is also interim CEO of Mezmeriz, Inc. an early stage MEMS device company, and Executive Chairman of Incodema3D a metals additive manufacturing provider. Until 2013 Dr. Galvin was the President and CEO of Kionix, Inc., a MEMS company he co-founded in 1993. He currently serves on the boards of Rheonix, Mezmeriz, and Incodema3D. Dr. Galvin was a member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees from 2011 until 2015. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of Cornell’s College of Engineering (emeritus), the Advisory Council of Entrepreneurship at Cornell, and the Advisory Council of the Cornell Department of Materials Science (emeritus). Dr. Galvin is a director of Ithaca Area Economic Development, Legacy Foundation, and chairman of the board of the Boyce Thompson Institute. In 2010 he was a regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner. Dr. Galvin was honored by Cornell as the 2014 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, a M.S. and a Ph.D. in materials science, and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Join Cornell Engineering for the Enterprise Engineering Colloquium on Wednesday 3/3 at 5 pm EDT via zoom for guest speaker Greg Galvin Ph.D '84, MBA. '93, "Rheonix, Inc.: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pandemic"


Dave Heller '81

March 17, 2021 | 5:00 pm EDT

Join Cornell Engineering for the Enterprise Engineering Colloquium on Wednesday 3/17 at 5 pm EDT via zoom for guest speaker Dave Heller '81, "Managing a Global Supply Chain Through a Trade War and a Pandemic"


David Fischell '75, MS '78, Ph.D '80

March 24, 2021 | 5:00 pm EDT

Join Cornell Engineering for the Enterprise Engineering Colloquium on Wednesday 3/24 at 5 pm EDT via zoom for guest speaker David Fischell '75, MS '78, Ph.D '80, "Lessons Learned from a Serial/Parallel Entrepreneur"


Jameson Ma '08

March 31, 2021 | 5:00 pm EDT

Join Cornell Engineering for the Enterprise Engineering Colloquium on Wednesday 3/31 at 5 pm EDT via zoom for guest speaker Jameson Ma '08, "Intellectual Property for Scientists and Engineers"


Brian Warshay '06

April 7, 2021 | 5:00 pm EDT

Join Cornell Engineering for the Enterprise Engineering Colloquium on Wednesday 4/7 at 5 pm EDT via zoom for guest speaker Brian Warshay '06, "Renewable Energy and Storage Project Engineering"


Paul Hayre '91

April 14, 2021 | 5:00 pm EDT

“Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Enlightenment...reflections on 5 start-ups that not even the Dalai Lama could have advised me”

Paul is an early and growth-centric company leader, currently focused on medical devices and novel healthcare delivery models. Prior to healthcare, he founded/managed businesses focused on high-efficiency solar, specialty chemicals, corporate food solutions (founder), and a wide assortment of sectors while a management and a technology consultant for over a decade.  Most recently, he re-aligned all market-facing efforts at a data-driven wound care services firm, defined/quantified phases of value creation, revamped all communications and collateral, and negotiated the most advantageous payer contract in company history. Prior, he was founder/early hire in two med device start-ups, one conducting clinical trials at a Boston-area teaching hospital and the other sold to Medline Industries. Before healthcare, he pivoted two multinationals from flat-to-declining legacy businesses into high growth cleantech (solar) sectors and then as interim President/GM of those new divisions. Before that, he acquired and sold lower mid-market companies with private equity firm KODA and founded one of the first online, consolidated food service firms in Massachusetts, Vmeals Boston (sold to its largest competitor). Early in his career, Paul spent a decade in technology and strategic advisory firms Accenture, Parthenon Group, and Eastwing Group.

Join Cornell Engineering for the Enterprise Engineering Colloquium on Wednesday 4/14 at 5 pm EDT via zoom for guest speaker Paul Hayre '91


Howard Morgan Ph.D '68

April 21, 2021 | 5:00 pm EDT

Join Cornell Engineering for the Enterprise Engineering Colloquium on Wednesday 4/21 at 5 pm EDT via zoom for guest speaker Howard Morgan Ph.D '68


Michael Kubin '71

April 28, 2021 | 5:00 pm EDT

Join Cornell Engineering for the Enterprise Engineering Colloquium on Wednesday 4/28 at 5 pm EDT via zoom for guest speaker Michael Kubin '71, "The Full Monty: From Startup to Sale - and Beyond"


Noah Gaspar '05

May 5, 2021 | 5:00 pm EDT

Join Cornell Engineering for the Enterprise Engineering Colloquium on Wednesday 5/5 at 5 pm EDT via zoom for guest speaker Noah Gaspar '05, "Product Management and Decision Making"


Mark Brozina '80

May 12, 2021 | 5:00 pm EDT

Join Cornell Engineering for the Enterprise Engineering Colloquium on Wednesday 5/12 at 5 pm EDT via zoom for guest speaker Mark Brozina '80, "Everything's Big in Texas"