09:00 CET - Logistics Ecosystem Theatre - Cross Border
As international e-commerce continues to grow so do the issues of cross-border mail and parcels. This session reviews some of the challenges and looks at some of the solutions that can be used for cross-border mail, parcels, and freight.
Helen Norman Editor in chief Parcel and Postal Technology International UK
Biography: Helen has worked for UKi Media & Events for nearly a decade. She joined the company as assistant editor on Passenger Terminal World and since progressed to become editor of five publications, covering everything from aviation, logistics and e-commerce to meteorology. She has a love for travel and property and has redeveloped three houses in three years. When she’s not editing magazines, she’s running around after her two boys and their partner in crime, Pete the pug.
09:00 CET - Enabling cross-border transactions to every online store without the need of addresses
Biography: Santosh Gopal has 25 years of management consulting, innovation and entrepreneurial experience. He has given presentations at several international postal conferences and understands the needs of the next generation of shipping consumers. Ship2MyID was built with the future of such millennial shippers in mind. Ship2MyId’s patented platform replaces addresses with digital IDs such as a cell number, email or social IDs, and will impact trillions of transactions globally involving addresses, be it shipping or identity management. The focus of the company is to expand cross-border transactions and create new revenue streams, offer 100% privacy to consumers and substantially increase transactions.
Cross-border transactions are set to grow at a phenomenal pace. The target for 2020 (US$994bn) is 20% growth for the year. Globally there are 943,000,000 online cross-border shoppers. However, several challenges limit growth. One such challenge is the limited ability to checkout from global online stores with local addresses – less than 1% of e-commerce stores have options to do checkout for global locations. There are also challenges in addressing formats, with more than 150 countries with their own address and ZIP code formats making validation of international addresses impossible. Then there is the issue of maintaining compliance on tax, customs and insurance, as well as the supply chain integration issues. This presentation will review a solution allowing one unique login for all global e-commerce stores, enabling every online store to support global e-commerce. The system eliminates the need to key in mailing addresses, increasing accuracy, minimizing fraud and providing 100% privacy for consumers, and also offers real-time tracking of every transaction and promotes new revenue streams for national postal careers. The solution follows strict compliance with UPU guidelines for customs, taxes and insurance controls, eliminating fraud and malpractice.
09:20 CET - Cognitive logistics for future cross-border exchange with the Cognitive Advisor tool
Dr Miha Cimperman Researcher Jožef Stefan Institute Slovenia
Biography: Dr Miha Cimperman is a data scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is concerned mainly with research and development in information technologies with emphasis on artificial intelligence.
Alen Kahvedžić Project manager, cognitive logistics and expert specialist for innovations Pošta Slovenije Slovenia
Biography: Alen is a project manager at the Innovation department of Pošta Slovenije. His work includes adapting current business models and operational processes based on next-generation technologies and services, wireless communication, embedded and sensor systems (cognitive logistics framework). He holds a bachelor degree from University of ljubljana, in the field of International Relations. Afterwards, he was active in the startup ecosystem, where he was mainly responsible for running sales and marketing operations. As head of sales at VIAR (providing easy-to-use authoring and distribution tools for virtual and augmented reality), he created synergies between marketing agencies and other companies who were keen to leverage virtual reality.
The Cognitive Adviser tool enables logistics operators, retailers and other stakeholders to collaborate more effectively, improve response rates and increase assets utilization in order to provide the maximum benefit and quality of deliveries to the end consumers. In detail, the Cognitive Advisor (CA) guides a responsible multimodal freight transport system, which helps Cognitive Logistics Objects (logistics objects are physical objects such as cargo, vehicles, etc; systems; and humans that participate in a logistics process) decide about next actions, forming social networks, communicating, helping each other and solving local problems. The CA takes into account variables such as business, environment and society. The result are proposals from CLOs to the actors (drivers, managers, etc) for more efficient, environmentally friendly and multimodal transportation deliveries.
09:40 CET - Dig deep: Exploiting data for cross-border compliance
JP Thorpe Global director of business development – parcel solutions BlueCrest USA
Biography: JP Thorpe has been active in the US and global postal industry since 2002 with experience working with a wide variety of mailroom and parcel processing operations. He provides global support to postal and private organizations who are implementing automation in response to growth in eCommerce parcels volume.
Globalization means a torrent of international postal data. Postal organizations are faced with the challenge of managing these new data streams and harnessing the knowledge within them. To remain competitive, the ability to manage and analyze data across multiple applications, directories and interfaces is essential for compliance with cross-border shipping. In this presentation, experts from BlueCrest will discuss these issues and provide useful insights and takeaway ideas to exploit the value of data and expand your reach.