Program & Presentations

     9 September
Reception at Hotel Warwick
     DAY 1
     10 September
8:45 – 9:00
Welcome & Opening   
Prof. Matthias Finger, EPFL
Bishar Abdirahman Hussein, Director General, UPU
9:00 – 10:20
Changing your Organizational Culture & Energizing Staff
Elmar Toime (moderator)
Rick Jackson, SVP Deutsche Post DHL Group Certified Initiative & Global Head of CIS DHL Express _ PDF
Pascal Clivaz, Deputy Director General, UPU
Adrian King, co-founder, Strategia Group _ PDF
Dr. Muhammad Benten, President & CEO, Saudi Post _ PDF
Coffee break
10:45 – 11:45
Managing Innovation
John Callan, Ursa Major Associates & PostalVision (speaker & moderator)
Nick Pendleton, Independent Consultant _ PDF
David Spottiswood, SKS & Partners _ PDF
11:45 – 12:45
Rethinking the Parcel Delivery Value Chain I
Gavin Macrae, Group Exec. Dir., Corporate Partnerships, Neopost (moderator)
Brody Buhler, Global Managing Director Postal Industry, Accenture _ PDF
Paul DonohoeE-Postal Services & E-Commerce Programme Manager, UPU_ PDF
Arjen Heeres, Chief Operating Officer, Quintiq _ PDF
Lunch break
14:00 – 15:15
Rethinking the Parcel Delivery Value Chain II
Peter Somers, SKS & Partners (moderator)
Ole Nordhoff, Senior Vice President, DHL Parcel Germany _ PDF
Dr. Dieter Bambauer, Head of PostLogistics, Swiss Post _ PDF
Mohammad Adra, Assistant Inspector General, USPS OIG
Botond Szebeny, Secretary General, Posteurop _ PDF
Coffee break
15:40 – 16:40
Internet of Things & City Logistics
Bernhard Bukovc, Postal Innovation Platform (moderator)
Hans Jongebloed, Prime Competence _ PDF
Dr. José Anson, Data Scientist and Economist, UPU
Etay Oren, CEO, CommuniThings _ PDF
16:40 – 17:00
Wrap up DAY 1
moderated by Bernhard Bukovc, Postal Innovation Platform
Dinner at the Warwick Hotel
Dinner Speech by Susanne Ruoff, CEO Swiss Post
     DAY 2
     11 September
8:45 – 9:50
Postal Services in the Digital Age
Prof. Matthias Finger, EPFL (moderator)
Jan Remmert, Head of Marketing PostMail, Swiss Post _ PDF
Derek Osborn, whatnext4you _ PDF
Michel Stuijt, CEO, Eurogiro _ PDF
Christian Jaag, Swiss Economics _ PDF
9:50 – 11:00
Addressing – Challenges and Solutions
Bernhard Bukovc, Postal Innovation Platform (moderator)
Merry Law, President, WorldVu _ PDF
Alex Pigot, Chairman GO Code and CEO Addressing the Unaddressed _ PDF
Tim Williams, Head of Business Development, What3Words _ PDF
Richard Abas, CEO Posttude _ PDF
 Coffe break
11:20 – 12:30
Big Data & Partnering with Government
Robert Reisner, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers (speaker & moderator) _ PDF
Liam Church, CEO, Escher Group _ PDF
Peter Gallagher, Director for Strategy and Business Excellence, An Post _ PDF
Jihad Kosremelli, Strategic Planning and Organization Director, Liban Post _ PDF
João Melo, Head of Innovation Management & Development, CTT _ PDF
12:30 – 13:00
Wrap up by moderators / Closing of the conference
moderated by Prof. Matthias Finger
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