Voice Mail is the official podcast of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
Ep 7: UPU Deputy Director General Pascal Clivaz
Outgoing UPU Depute Director General Pascal Clivaz reflects on his time at the UPU and shares some pointers for the future of the postal sector:
Corporatisation of Swiss Post
How the UPU can add value to the postal sector
Index for Postal Development
How the index can help developing nations formulate their postal strategy
Banking and financial services and logistics
How key stakeholders can build postal strategy
Advice for the next generation of postal leaders
Ep 6: USPIS Chief Postal Inspector Gary Barksdale
USPIS Chief Postal Inspector Gary Barksdale discusses the unique role of the US Postal Inspection Service and the contribution it makes to the postal world:
How the USPIS fits in with other US law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI and DEA, as well as international agencies such as Europol
How the USPIS‘s relationship with the US Postal Service makes it unique
The importance of postal security to the USPS, its customers, and the general public
The world‘s dependence on the postal network
Protecting postal people and facilities
USPIS‘s various functional groups
Major trends in postal-related crimes and threats, including employee safety, suspicious items in the mail, illegal substances in the mail, and mail fraud
Borderless crime and cyber security - and the digitalisation of postal services
The importance of educating the public about fraud
The UPU Postal Security Group‘s role and mission
How postal operators can advance their levels of security
How citizens can help maintain the security of the mail system.
Ep 5: The digital future of the postal world
In this special edition of Voice Mail, we have three perspectives on digital transformation, data, and the postal world, featuring interviews with UPU Deputy Director General Pascal Clivaz, UPU Consultative Committee Chair Walter Trezek, and David Avsec from the UPU Postal Technology Centre.
Ep 4: Circular economy with UNIDO‘s Stephan Sicars
Stephan Sicars, Managing Director at the Directorate for Environment and Energy, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, joins us in this episode for an expert analysis of the circular economy.
Ep 3: Postal development in Africa and preparations for 27th Universal Postal Congress
Isaac Gnamba-Yao, CEO of La Poste Côte d'Ivoire, joins us in this episode of Voice Mail to discuss preparations for the 27th Universal Postal Congress, and the major challenges facing La Poste Côte d'Ivoire and other postal operators in the region.
Ep 2: Cheryl Ganz on postal museums and the future of the stamp
Dr Cheryl Ganz, former curator of Philately at the Smithsonian and member of the USPS Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee, joins us in this episode of Voice Mail to discuss her time at the Smithsonian and the future of the postage stamp.