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Agenda-June 2012 | PostalVision 2020





Program Agenda

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

7:30 – 8:00 


Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:45 Introduction and Purpose

PostalVision 2020 Initiative ethos. 2.0 Conference objectives and methodology.

Key questions posed, with eyes on the future:

  • What will society need in the way of postal services?
  • Who will provide them?
  • What are some possible operational models?

John Callan, Managing Director, Ursa Major Associates

Mike Comstock, Co-founder, Ursa Major Associates


8:45 – 9:15 


Platform Possibilities

Speaker: Phil Simon, Author, of “The Age of the Platform, How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Have Redefined Business”


9:15 –10:00 


Panel: Platform Perspectives

A “Platform Approach” to envisioning the future postal ecosystem in America

Moderator: Jeff Jarvis, Author of “Public Parts”, “Gutenberg the Geek” and “What Would Google Do?”

Panelists : Marshall Van Alstyne, Associate Professor at Boston University and Visiting   Professor at MIT Center for Digital Business

Syed Hoda, General Manager Emerging Solutions Group, Cisco Systems

Phil Simon





10:15 – 10:45 Morning Keynote – USPS 


Patrick R. Donahoe, United States Postal Service Postmaster General and CEO


10:45 – 11:00 Physical Layer – Network Infrastructure

Speaker: Pierre Kacha, decision analysis partners


11:00– 11:15 Physical Layer – Trends

Speaker: Mark Schoeman, President, Colography Group, Inc


11:15 – 12:30 Panel: Physical Layer

An examination of attributes of Postal Service physical infrastructure, its scale, scope and the physical items that are delivered upon it. And, a conversation of what society will need from the physical platform in the future.

Moderator: John Callan, Managing Director, Ursa Major Associates

Panelists: Network Infrastructure – Pierre Kacha, decision analysis partners

Print – Jody Berenblatt, Postal Advisor, GrayHair Software

Trends – Mark Schoeman, Colography Group, Inc.

Parcels – David Loonam,VP Sales/Product/Market Management , DHL Global Mail

Printed Matter – Matthew (Matt) Kammerait,  Product Manager – Interactive Print Solutions,  Quad Graphics


12:30 – 1:45 Lunch 


1:45 – 2:30 Digital Layer – Trends

Speaker: Matt Swain, Associate Director, Document Outsourcing for InfoTrends


2:30 – 2;45 Break 


2.45 – 4:00 Panel: Digital Layer

An exploration of digital influences, trends and products operating on postal platforms and their places meeting the needs of society in the future

Moderator: Matt Swain, Associate Director, Document Outsourcing for InfoTrends

Panelists: Email – VA Shiva Ayyadurai, Founder & Chairman EchoMail Inc.

E-products – Farah Abdallah, E-business Expert, Universal Postal Union

Digital solutions – Bernard Gracy, Pitney Bowes

Social Media – Larry Weber, Social media marketing guru, Chairman of W2 Group


4:00 – 4:30 Network Infrastructure
Speaker: Syed Hoda, General Manager Emerging Solutions Group, Cisco Systems 


4:30 – 4:45 Day One Observations
Speaker-Moderator: John Callan 


4:45 – 5:00 Special Guest Speaker 


5:30 – 7:00 Reception In The SolariumKeynote: Platform Technology


Day Two Program Agenda

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast 


8:00 – 8:30 Morning Keynote – Values

Speaker: Ruth Goldway, Chairman, Postal Regulatory Commission

8:30 – 9:00 Intrinsic Value

Speaker: Dave Williams, U.S. Postal Service – Inspector General

9:00 – 10:15 Panel: Intrinsic Values Layer

A discussion about the uniquely representative inherent values of the U. S. Postal Service that congeal to meet the needs of all of American society, serving out its mission to bind the nation together

Moderator: Dave Williams, Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Postal Service

Panelists: Jim Campbell, Legal Consultant on Postal Regulatory Issues

Charles Prescott , Executive Director, Global Addressing Standards Association, Inc.

Fred Rolando, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers

Gene DelPolito, President, Association of Postal Commerce


10:15 – 10:30 Break 


10:30 – 10:45 Intellectual Property

Speaker: John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, ipCapital Group

10:45 – 11:15 Business Models

Speaker: Gene Del Polito, President, Association of Postal Commerce

11:15 – 12:30 Panel: Possibilities

An imaginative conversation about possibilities for meeting postal needs in the future and about whom should provide them and how.

Moderator: Jeff Jarvis, Buzzmachine.com, Author, of “Public Parts”, “Guttenberg the Geek” and “What Would Google Do?”

Panelists: Daryl Jackson, Postal Industry Segment Leader, Deloitte Services LP

Elmar Toime, Director, E Toime Consulting Ltd., and international postal industry expert

Ron Bloom, Lazard/National Association of Letter Carriers

Gene Del Polito


12:30 – 1:45 Lunch 


1:45 – 2:15 Possibilities (continued)

A reflection on what has been heard in open engagement with Conference participants

Moderator: Jeff Jarvis


2:15 – 2:45 Postal Reform

A discussion about Congressional actions and prospects for legislation

Speaker:  Jessica Lowrence, Executive Vice President, PostCom



2:45 – 3:00 Break 


3:00 – 4:45 Panel: Policy Directions

A discussion with key
policy influencers towards policy possibilities.

Moderator: Jeff Jarvis, Buzzmachine.com, Author, of “Public Parts”, “Guttenberg the Geek” and “What Would Google Do?”

Panelists: Paul Vogel, President, Digital Solutions, U.S. Postal Service

Dave Williams, Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Postal Service

Ian Volner, Partner, Venable LLP – postal regulatory issues

Teresa Anderson, Assistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office


4:45 – 5:00 Observations and Next Steps

A presentation of answers to key questions, with suggestions for a PostalVision 2020/ 2.1 workshop plan to refine, communicate and influence a postal plan for the future.

  • Key societal needs for “postal” services in 2020 and beyond, identified
  • Possible roles for government, USPS and private sector in meeting needs, described
  • Scenarios for satisfying needs along with implications for each, proposed

    Speaker: John Callan, ManagingDirector, Ursa Major Associates


    5:00 – 6:30 Networking Cash Bar Reception in The Solarium

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