Event Next Week to Feature Special Session
From the start, PostalVision 2020 has been conducted as an open conversation about future “Postal Platform Possibilities” for players from all across the postal-parcel-delivery ecosystem.
Our independent forum brings together mailers, shippers, service providers, regulators, unions, USPS management, foreign posts and a growing list of inventive start-ups to explore rapidly changing new horizons and discuss how a reinvented postal platform may best serve the envisioned interests of a new digitally empowered generation.
As a new feature at PostalVision 2020/7.0, to be held next week (March 21-22, 2017 at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City) USPS will embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship in a conversation with start-ups about how to support them on its vast, resourceful platform.
The Purpose of session: To hear the perspective of the new players in the postal ecosystem about the opportunities that they would like to see across the USPS delivery, processing, transportation, retail and digital platforms that would best support their customer needs/strategic growth objectives within the digital economy.
Laura Behrens Wu, co-founder and CEO of online shipping service start-up, Shippo, and Shuai Jiang, co-founder and CEO of home-based parcel locker start-up, uCella, will join Emil Dzuray, USPS Director of Strategic Planning, for a brief panel conversation about typical needs and concerns of start-ups that depend upon the USPS platform for the execution of the services they provide to their customers – followed by comments and questions to be fielded from other start-ups, service providers and postal partners in the greater audience. The cultural challenge of attaining mutually rewarding partnerships between a growing field of millennial- managed young start-ups and the venerable United States Postal Service upon which they depend, will surely make for a stimulating conversation.
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Director of Strategic Planning
U.S. Postal Service (USPS)
Emil Dzuray is the Director of Strategic Planning for the US Postal Service and has been in that role since June 2011. In that role, he leads the articulation and oversight of the USPS corporate strategic initiatives portfolio to improve efficiencies, grow revenue and build new capabilities. Prior to that, he was Chief Sustainability Officer (Acting) and Program Manager of Sustainability Initiatives. He joined the Postal Service in 2008. Prior to the US Postal Service, he was a Program Manager with the Logistics Management Institute, a DC based management consulting firm. There he lead a variety of organizational performance improvement and sustainability initiatives in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe, to include supporting the establishment of the US Army Lean Six Sigma Program Management Office and co-authoring The Greenhouse Gas Protocol for the U.S. Public Sector in conjunction with the World Resources Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering, a graduate degree in Public Administration, an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT Sloan School and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Laura Behrens Wu
Co-Founder and CEO
Laura Behrens Wu is a co-founder and the CEO of Shippo, the better way for businesses to connect with shipping carriers to print labels, track packages and more. Laura co-founded Shippo after personally experiencing the obstacles businesses face when setting up their shipping operations for her own e-commerce business. Under Laura’s leadership, Shippo has grown to ship millions of packages each month and help thousands of businesses across the world.
Chief Product Officer
Shuai is the co-founder of uCella and the head of the product team. He oversees the product strategy of the company, and is dedicated to building a team of world-class engineers to make delivery/pickup easy for couriers, e-retailers and consumers. With full stack engineering background, Shuai worked in software development, technical consulting and product management positions at EMC and HP before becoming a co-founder at uCella. He received a MBA degree from UC Berkeley where he first started to work on the uCella idea.