Keynote Triple Play Sure to be a Home Run! PostalVision Event to Feature 3 Great Keynotes!

The upcoming PostalVision 2020/8.0 event will feature three great keynote speakers – a triple play designed to hit the innovation ball out of the park and give all attendees a home run experience!

Starting on the morning of April 4th, speaker John Hagel, co-chairman of Deloitte’s Silicon Valley-based Center for the Edge, will open PostalVision 2020’s eighth annual conference with keynote remarks sure to exhilarate and inspire the gathering of 150 postal and parcel delivery leaders from the U.S. and abroad. John has spent over 35 years in Silicon Valley and currently is leader of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge. In the past he has worked with McKinsey & Co. and Boston Consulting Group. He also served as senior vice president of strategy at Atari, Inc., and is the founder of two Silicon Valley startups. He currently occupies leadership roles at the World Economic Forum and the Santa Fe Institute, and is author of 7 books, including The Power of Pull, Net Gain, Net Worth, Out of the Box and The Only Sustainable Edge.

Also on April 4th, Paul Misener, Amazon’s Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications, will delivery keynote remarks over lunch.  An Amazon veteran of more than 17 years, Paul explains and advocates Amazon’s culture and methods of sustained, customer-obsessed innovation, particularly in the context of Amazon’s Leadership Principles. Paul founded Amazon’s public policy operations, and served as the company’s Vice President for Global Public Policy from February 2000 to May 2016. On behalf of Amazon and its customers, he has testified before the United States Congress over 30 times – on net neutrality, privacy, tax, cloud computing, and more.

Completing the PostalVision keynote triple play will be Jamie Siminoff, founder and chief inventor at Ring (a recent Amazon acquisition), who will provide keynote remarks over lunch on April 5th. Ring is on a mission to reduce neighborhood crime and educate consumers on the rising threat of package thefts. With nearly one in five homeowners falling victim to package thefts, Ring founded National Package Protection Day to bring awareness to this issue, and Jamie will discuss the problematic phenomenon that we in the delivery industry know only too well as “porch piracy.”

And that’s not all the event has to offer!  The PostalPitch StartUp competition finalists will present their ideas/products/solutions on the afternoon of April 4th with winner to be awarded at the reception that evening.  And don’t miss out on the visionary “Imagine” session to be held on the afternoon of April 5th.

The event will be held at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City and it’s not too late to register, with discounts still in effect!

 

Join the conversation!

Don’t sit out this event and read about what happened later on, be part of the conversation!  Grab your discounted Registration TODAY before the price goes up March 31, and don’t forget to book your hotel TODAY (We are past our room block cut-off date at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City — For assistance with booking a room at the discounted PostalVision room rate of $275/night, you must contact Anne Stuart, astuart@verizon.net.).

 

So Many Reasons to Attend…

Being at the event for our keynote triple play is just one reason to reserve your seat NOW…  If you need even more reminders why you should register to attend, here are just a few previously announced highlights of the April 3-5, 2018 event – and there’s more to come!

  • PostalPitch StartUp Award. Just this week the finalists were announced in our first PostalPitch competition, which invited StartUps to present innovative products or solutions with a unique value proposition that may have the potential to change the postal and logistics market or even create a new market. The finalists will present their idea, product or solution to the PostalVision audience at the event, and a jury of postal and logistics experts will select the StartUp that ranks best according to the award criteria.  The jury includes:  Thierry Golliard, Director Open Innovation & Venturing, Swiss Post; Olaf Klargaard, Director, Innovation, Geopost; Karlijn Krol, StartUp Scout, PostNL Innovation Studio; Gary Reblin, Vice President, Product Innovation, USPS; Farzin Shadpour, Vice President and Managing Director, Supply Chain, PlugandPlay; and Elmar Toime, Chairman Postea Group.
  • Cooper Smith, Director of Amazon Intelligence, at business intelligence firm L2 Inc. — proclaimed by participants as one of the best speakers at PostalVision’s 2017 annual event, will return to the PostalVision’s platform at its April 2018 event. Don’t miss Cooper’s presentation, where he will provide an update on the state of e-commerce delivery (including some data to be first released to attendees of the event!). As L2’s resident expert on all things Amazon as well as the broader ecommerce market, Cooper will provide PostalVision event attendees with the latest news and analysis on activities by Amazon, Walmart, Jet, Target and other big box retailers as they look to solve the “last mile” delivery puzzle.
  • A great panel of global innovation leaders will participate in this year’s “Innovation and Global Perspectives” session, which will be moderated by the chairman of the Postal Innovation Platform (PIP), Bernhard Bukovc. Panelists include Holger Winklbauer, President and CEO of the International Post Corporation (IPC); Bernard Haurie, Deputy DG and Senior Vice President for Innovation, HR and eCommerce at Geopost (Groupe La Poste, France); Thierry Golliard, Director of PostVenture, Swiss Post’s venture capital branch; Juha TolvanenJuha Tolvanen, Head of Network Design, Posti Finland; and Karlijn Krol, PostNL Innov Panel.

And that’s just a taste of what this great event has in store!

 

Registration Discounts Still in Effect!

One more reason to register…registration discounts are still in effect!  Pricing and hotel information can be found on our web site.

 

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