Longitudes Radio
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 14
  • Last: 22 Dec 2017
UPS’s Longitudes Radio takes you on the path to the future with industry leaders and influencers, authors and startup innovators chiseling away at the next big idea. Conversations dig into trending topics, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain, as well as game-changing developments in e-commerce, sustainability, trade and logistics that are reshaping the global economy and the way we'll live in the world of tomorrow.

Episodes (14)

  • Making Sense of Online Retail
    Making Sense of Online Retail
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    Published: 22 Dec 2017 Duration: 16:51
    If you’re in the retail business, you’ve probably heard of Martin Newman. He’s founder and chairman of Practicology, a multi-channel and e-commerce consultancy group in the United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong. Whether it’s an issue with... Read more →
    If you’re in the retail business, you’ve probably heard of Martin Newman. He’s founder and chairman of Practicology, a multi-channel and e-commerce consultancy group in the United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong. Whether it’s an issue with... Read more →

  • You Want to Return That Bad Gift ... What’s Next?
    You Want to Return That Bad Gift ... What’s Next?
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    Published: 17 Dec 2017 Duration: 28:14
    Today’s online shopper wants what they want when they want it. But they also want to return whatever they want whenever they want. The problem? Too many companies focus on that first reality while ignoring the latter challenge, Toby Moore, ... Read more →
    Today’s online shopper wants what they want when they want it. But they also want to return whatever they want whenever they want. The problem? Too many companies focus on that first reality while ignoring the latter challenge, Toby Moore, ... Read more →

  • Moving Urban Logistics Forward, Part III
    Moving Urban Logistics Forward, Part III
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 35:07
    There are essentially two avenues to pursue in addressing logistic and transportation issues facing cities of the future. Build a better mousetrap - do what you do, but only better - or look for a totally different approach. Wrapping up our... Read more →
    There are essentially two avenues to pursue in addressing logistic and transportation issues facing cities of the future. Build a better mousetrap - do what you do, but only better - or look for a totally different approach. Wrapping up our... Read more →

  • Moving Urban Logistics Forward: Part II
    Moving Urban Logistics Forward: Part II
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    Published: 5 Dec 2017 Duration: 26:20
    As the director of the MIT Megacity Logistics Lab, Matthias Winkenbach has cities on the brain. Whether it’s urban logistics, last-mile delivery, infrastructure design or data analytics, Matthias is at the center of the next wave of solutio... Read more →
    As the director of the MIT Megacity Logistics Lab, Matthias Winkenbach has cities on the brain. Whether it’s urban logistics, last-mile delivery, infrastructure design or data analytics, Matthias is at the center of the next wave of solutio... Read more →

  • Moving Urban Logistics Forward: Part I
    Moving Urban Logistics Forward: Part I
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    Published: 28 Nov 2017 Duration: 25:02
    Urbanization is arguably the defining challenge for how people will live and work in the world of tomorrow. With two-thirds of the global population expected to live in cities by 2050, the need for efficient and sustainable logistics has ne... Read more →
    Urbanization is arguably the defining challenge for how people will live and work in the world of tomorrow. With two-thirds of the global population expected to live in cities by 2050, the need for efficient and sustainable logistics has ne... Read more →

  • Crystal Clear on Retail
    Crystal Clear on Retail
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    Published: 19 Nov 2017 Duration: 28:46
    Udayan Bose might be hiding a crystal ball somewhere. That’s because his projections of online holiday shopping are always the best in the business – almost too close to what actually happens. Ahead of Black Friday and the kickoff of retail... Read more →
    Udayan Bose might be hiding a crystal ball somewhere. That’s because his projections of online holiday shopping are always the best in the business – almost too close to what actually happens. Ahead of Black Friday and the kickoff of retail... Read more →

  • Navigating the Next Renaissance
    Navigating the Next Renaissance
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    Published: 12 Nov 2017 Duration: 13:09
    Ian Goldin believes we’re on the verge of a New Renaissance that will redefine how we live, how we work and how we interact with each other. The respected scholar and author of more than 20 books is an ardent defender of globalization, but ... Read more →
    Ian Goldin believes we’re on the verge of a New Renaissance that will redefine how we live, how we work and how we interact with each other. The respected scholar and author of more than 20 books is an ardent defender of globalization, but ... Read more →

  • Building the Blockchain Ecosystem
    Building the Blockchain Ecosystem
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    Published: 5 Nov 2017 Duration: 22:58
    Barry Silbert has a simple goal: to build a better financial system. Silbert, the founder of Digital Currency Group, believes that blockchain will help build that better system. In this episode, Silbert discusses the blurring of physical an... Read more →
    Barry Silbert has a simple goal: to build a better financial system. Silbert, the founder of Digital Currency Group, believes that blockchain will help build that better system. In this episode, Silbert discusses the blurring of physical an... Read more →

  • TED Talks: What Makes a Good Public Speaker?
    TED Talks: What Makes a Good Public Speaker?
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    Published: 29 Oct 2017 Duration: 22:23
    Bryn Freedman believes everyone has a story to tell, and as lead curator for the TED Institute, it’s her job to provide the tools speakers need to tell their stories with passion and authenticity. In this episode, Bryn shares some of the TE... Read more →
    Bryn Freedman believes everyone has a story to tell, and as lead curator for the TED Institute, it’s her job to provide the tools speakers need to tell their stories with passion and authenticity. In this episode, Bryn shares some of the TE... Read more →

  • Network of the Future, Part IV: Big Data
    Network of the Future, Part IV: Big Data
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    Published: 22 Oct 2017 Duration: 15:57
    John Dodero was working with big data before we even called it big data. So the UPS vice president of industrial engineering is the perfect guest to wrap up our Network of the Future series. John will take us behind the scenes of the journe... Read more →
    John Dodero was working with big data before we even called it big data. So the UPS vice president of industrial engineering is the perfect guest to wrap up our Network of the Future series. John will take us behind the scenes of the journe... Read more →

  • Network of the Future, Part III: The Startup Mindset
    Network of the Future, Part III: The Startup Mindset
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    Published: 15 Oct 2017 Duration: 23:40
    Rimas Kapeskas manages the UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, a corporate venture capital group always on the lookout for the next big idea. Rimas is a firm believer in the startup mindset, an outlook that embraces new thinking, calculated risk... Read more →
    Rimas Kapeskas manages the UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, a corporate venture capital group always on the lookout for the next big idea. Rimas is a firm believer in the startup mindset, an outlook that embraces new thinking, calculated risk... Read more →

  • Network of the Future, Part II: Analytics
    Network of the Future, Part II: Analytics
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    Published: 8 Oct 2017 Duration: 23:09
    Some companies are good at using data to tell them what’s already happened. Others tap into data to predict what might happen next. But what if you could harness data for true clairvoyance – the ability to act on a problem before it even ex... Read more →
    Some companies are good at using data to tell them what’s already happened. Others tap into data to predict what might happen next. But what if you could harness data for true clairvoyance – the ability to act on a problem before it even ex... Read more →

  • Network of the Future, Part I: Artificial Intelligence
    Network of the Future, Part I: Artificial Intelligence
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    Published: 2 Oct 2017 Duration: 31:33
    Derek Banta, UPS director of mobile and digital engagement, and Katie Duffy, a solutions architect behind UPS’s chatbot, join hosts Brian Hughes and James Rowe to discuss how artificial intelligence will help build the Network of the Future... Read more →
    Derek Banta, UPS director of mobile and digital engagement, and Katie Duffy, a solutions architect behind UPS’s chatbot, join hosts Brian Hughes and James Rowe to discuss how artificial intelligence will help build the Network of the Future... Read more →

  • Introducing Longitudes Radio
    Introducing Longitudes Radio
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    Published: 18 Aug 2017 Duration: 04:09
    What will the future look like and how could it affect your life? Hosts Brian Hughes and James Rowe have a pretty good idea, or at least they know the industry leaders and innovators who have a clearer picture. In this kickoff episode, they... Read more →
    What will the future look like and how could it affect your life? Hosts Brian Hughes and James Rowe have a pretty good idea, or at least they know the industry leaders and innovators who have a clearer picture. In this kickoff episode, they... Read more →