PostalVision 2020/8.0 AGENDA

April 3-5, 2018 at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City (just outside Washington DC)

The below represents the current draft agenda, to be updated as speakers/panelists are finalized.  Check back regularly for updated information! Click on the speaker name for their biography (to be updated as speaker bios are received!).

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 — 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm  Welcome Reception (The Diplomat Room, The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City).  Sponsored by UPS.

April 4, 2018 April 5, 2018
Time Activity Speakers/Panelists
7:30 – 8:15 Registration – Continental Breakfast Full Conference
8:15 – 8:30 Introduction “Daring — Sharing — Caring” John Callan, PostalVision Chair
Part One  Macro Vision  Moderator:   John Callan, PostalVision 2020
8:30 – 9:30 The New Digital Economy: Impact on Future Postal Ecosystem

“Exponential change, with or without you”

Fireside chat – The future

John Hagel, Deloitte, The Edge

Jeff Peoples, Windowbook

Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine

9:30 – 10:30 Ecommerce Delivery — “Disrupting the Disrupters” Cooper Smith — Gartner

Brody Buhler, Accenture

10:30 – 11:00 Break Full Conference
Part Two  Global Perspectives  Moderator – Bernhard Bukovc, PIP
11:00 –12:15 Innovation from Overseas Holger Winklbauer, International Post Corporation

Thierry Golliard, Swiss Post

Olaf Klaargard, Geopost

Juha Tolvanen, Posti Finland

Karlijn Krol, PostNL Innovation Studio

12:15 – 1:15 Luncheon:  Keynote Speaker — Paul Misener, Amazon  
Part Three  The OmniChannel Cycle  Moderator –   Kathleen Siviter, PostalVision
1:15 – 2:00 Role of Direct Mail/Catalogs in OmniChannel Retail

Print as gateway to the digital experience

Steve Monteith, VP Marketing, USPS

John Mashia, IMS

Nelson Siva, Solution Dynamics

2:00 – 2:45 International Mailing in the Age of eCommerce ModeratorJoseph Murphy, Dept. of State

Tom Foley, Globegistics

Robert Reisner, PwC

David Spottiswood, IPC

2:45 – 3:15 Break Full Conference
Part Four  PostalPitch StartUp Competition Sponsor:  GMU Schar School of Policy & Government

Moderator:  Bernhard Bukovc, PIP

3:15 – 5:00 PostalPitch StartUp Competition — Presentations by Finalists Postal Pitch Jury:

Thierry Golliard, Swiss Post

Olaf Klaargard, Geopost

Gary Reblin, VP Product Innovation, USPS

Farzin Shadpour, Plug and Play

Karlijn Krol, PostNL Innovation Studio

Elmar Toime, Postea

5:00 – 6:30 Conference Reception and PostalPitch Award Presentation All Registered Attendees
April 4, 2018 April 5, 2018
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast Full Conference
Part Five   The Product Journey  Moderator:  Ian Kerr, PostalHub Podcast
8:00 – 9:00 Autonomous Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Autonomy-As-A- Service


Smart Platform Sortation Solutions

Jessica Raines, USPS OIG

George Miller, BYD

Kumardev Chatterjee, Unmanned Life

Shipton Bogle, ShipBob

Sverker Lindbo, Ocado

9:00 – 10:00 Delivery Visibility

Alternative Address

Global Network Insight

Last Mile Crowdsourcing

Mike Comstock, Grand Canals

Santosh Gopal, Ship2MyID

Azhar Hussain, HanHaa

Itamar Zur, Veho Technologies

10:00 – 10:30 Break Full Conference
10:30 – 11:15 Product Returns Tony Sciarrotta, Reverse Logistics Assn

Dr. Ian Stanford, USPS Office of Inspector General

Jim Rallo, Liquidity Services

Part Six Perspectives   Moderator:  Kathy Siviter, PostalVision
11:15 – 12:00 Industry Needs for Postal/Delivery Services Maynard Benjamin, Envelope Manufacturers Assn

Hamilton Davison, American Catalog Mailers Assn

Steve Kearney, Alliance of NonProfit Mailers

Pierce Myers, Parcel Shippers Association

Michael Plunkett, Assn for Postal Commerce

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Jamie Siminoff, Ring
Part Seven Imagine Sponsor:  GMU Schar School of Policy & Government 

Moderator:  Dan Blair, BiPartisan Policy Org

1:00 – 2:30 Imagining the Postal Service of the Future David Williams, GMU Schar School of Public Policy

Brody Buhler, Accenture

Elmar Toime, Postea

Ramesh Ratan, Bell & Howell

Lori Rectanus, GAO

2:30 – 2:45 PostalVision Excursions Announcement & Discussion John Callan & Kathy Siviter, PostalVision
2:45 – 3:00 Conference Close John Callan – PostalVision 2020/8.0