PostalVision Session to Navigate the Product Journey of Today…and Tomorrow

With ecommerce growth projections continuing to climb with no end in sight, it is imperative that the end-to-end supply chain consider all aspects of the product journey to the consumer, both today and tomorrow!

At the upcoming April 3-5, 2018, PostalVision event to be held at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City (just outside Washington DC), two panels of thought leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and supply chain experts will discuss aspects of the product journey with an eye toward the challenges and opportunities that the future will bring.

Discussing the rapidly changing transportation leg of the product journey, including autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, and more will be Jessica Raines, Public Policy Specialist, USPS Office of the Inspector General; and George Miller, Sr. Manager, National Fleet Sales, battery powered vehicle powerhouse BYD America Corp.  Next, PostalVision welcomes back entrepreneur ShipBob, with panelist Shipton Bogle, Account Executive, discussing ShipBob’s order fulfillment solution for online stores.

Adding to the technology side of product transportation will be Kumardev Chatterjee, founder & CEO of Unmanned Life, which provides “autonomy-as-a-service” solutions to provision and manage on-demand, scalable, flexible and agile autonomous workforce composed of fleets of drones, robots and IoT devices working together.  Panelist Sverker Lindbo, Head of Concept Development for leading European online supermarket Ocado will talk about the delivery from warehouse model and what the future may bring.

Looking at the address and delivery side of the product journey, Santosh KG, Founder of Ship2MyID will share their model of enabling physical shipments to digital only contact information.  And Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and CEO at Ring (which was recently acquired by Amazon) will talk about issues around product delivery security.

Learn more about the panelists below, and check out the PostalVision event agenda to learn more about the other great sessions the event will feature (some highlights below).  Grab your discounted Registration TODAY before the price goes up (and don’t forget to book your hotel before March 14 to get the great PostalVision room block rate!).

And stay tuned for an upcoming announcement on our product returns session!

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Jessica Raines OIG

Jessica Raines
Public Policy Specialist
USPS Office of Inspector General

Jessica Raines is a Public Policy Specialist and has been working for the USPS Office of Inspector General since July 2012. She currently works for the Digital and Global team in the Risk Analysis Research Center, monitoring technology trends and developments for upcoming white papers on social media, blockchain technology, the internet of things, and autonomous technologies. Jessica received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from James Madison University in 2010.

 

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George Miller
Sr. Manager, National Fleet Sales
BYD America Corp.

At BYD, George works with national fleets to identify their fleet management/operations and energy usage. Working with BYD local and international engineering teams, he provides detailed responses to their interests and RFPs and works with customers and partners to efficiently electrify their fleets and address their energy needs.

 

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Shipton Bogle
Account Executive
ShipBob

ShipBob aims to level the playing field for all e-commerce businesses so that even the fresh upstarts can offer the same level of service and speed as the biggest multi-nationals. It is doing this by building smart software and distributed logistics. The ShipBob team has built software that makes fulfilling e-commerce orders a breeze, opened four fulfillment centers strategically placed around the country, and has allowed customers to scale at will whether they ship 300 orders a month or 30,000.

 

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Kumardev Chatterjee
Founder & CEO
Unmanned Life

Kumardev is Founder and CEO of Unmanned Life, the Autonomy-as-a-Service company, a multi-industry, multi-award winning 2 year old startup which has just been awarded the UK’s Best Disruptive Innovation 2017, is valued over 20 M GBP and in scaling-up across the world. Kumardev is also Founder and Chairman of the European Young Innovators Forum, the leading foundation for youth innovation in Europe, reaching in excess of 500,000 young people.

 

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Sverker Lindbo
Head of Concept Development
Ocado

Since 2003, Mr. Lindbo has been Head of Concept Development with Ocado, the world’s largest dedicated online grocer. He is as such behind much of Ocado’s patent pending technology including the sortation technology discussed here. Previously he served as an advisor to the Swedish Minister for Transport and Communications and worked on postal deregulation in Sweden.

 

 

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Santosh KG
Founder
Ship2MyID

Ship2myID operates an integrated platform that enables physical shipments to digital only contacts.  Santosh comes from a software engineering background but have done various kinds of business including Printing, newspaper, software training, dental clinic, ad agency and restaurant.  For the last 15 years he has been in software services space, focussing on innovation through startups.

 

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Jamie Siminoff
Chief Inventor and CEO
Ring

Jamie is Chief Inventor and CEO at Ring, the world’s first battery operated smart doorbell. The company’s mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods by empowering homeowners, and Jamie and his team are working on making communities a safer place.

 

Just One More Reason to Grab Your Registration NOW

Today’s global perspectives panel announcement is just the latest 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!

  • USPS Vice President of Marketing Steve Monteith and USPS Vice President of Product Innovation Gary Reblin will participate in the PostalVision 8.0 event.   As Product Innovation VP, Reblin is responsible for product development for all mail and shipping products as well as innovation as the USPS integrates with emerging technologies. Reblin will join jury for the PostalPitch Start-Up competition, where he and innovation counterparts from leading foreign posts SwissPost, GeoPost, PostNL and StartUp incubator Plug and Play, will judge entries from a fresh crop of entrepreneurs working to meet the challenges and take advantage of the rapid transformation of the global postal-parcel-logistics-delivery ecosystem. As Marketing VP at USPS, Monteith leads the development and implementation of strategies, policies and programs that reflect the Postal Service’s strong emphasis on delivering exceptional customer service at every level of the organization. He oversees Brand Marketing; Customer Engagement and Strategic Alignment; Customer and Market Insights; Industry Engagement; Product Management—Mailing Products and Services; Product Management—Shipping Products; Stamp Services; Mailing Standards and the Pricing and Classification Service Center. Monteith will talk about the influence of ecommerce trends on postal product mix at PostalVision 2020/8.0 and the critical roles that direct mail and catalogs play in the omnichannel purchase cycle.
  • 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 new PostalPitch™ Start Up competition will invite entrepreneurs from all over the world to present their latest ideas, products and solutions to the greater global postal-parcel-logistics-delivery industry. Inspired by the great success of their collaborative PIP Start Up Innovation event launched in Europe at Post-Expo 2017, program co-chairs Bernhard Bukovc of PIP and John Callan of PostalVision, are excited to be bringing this partnered initiative to North America during PostalVision 2020/8.0.
  • 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.

 

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.

 

Hotel Block Rate Expires March 14 – Book Your Room SOON!

Those planning to stay at the venue host hotel, The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, should book their hotel room at the special PostalVision event room block rate of $275/night – before March 14 when the rate expires.  After that, the going room rate will apply (which could be significantly higher!).

 

 

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