Wireless Internet for the Mobile Enterprise Consortium (WINMEC) is pleased to announce its 1st RFID Forum (radio frequency identification) (http://wireless.ucla.edu/rfid), to be held at UCLA Los Angeles on Tuesday October 12, 2004

This one-day event will explore the current-state-of-the-art, future opportunities and trends in RFID technology. Impact of RFID on supply chain management, food supply industry, security, pharmaceutical industry, and others will be discussed. Industry leaders will discuss the various mandates from Wal-Mart, DoD, Target, etc., and their current status. You will also hear about the important issues such as ROI, effective business models, implementation strategies, adoption cycles, deployment problems, etc.

WINMEC RFID Middleware will be demonstrated at the conference - for more information please contact rfid@winmec.ucla.edu
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  -Jens Sode, CIO, Maersk Logistics Inc.
-Stephen Lambright, Vice President - Marketing, Savi Technology
-John Parkinson, Chief Technologist, N. American, Capgemini
-Jeff Holmes, EVP and President of Worldwide Sales Op., Manugistics
-Richard Seelig, Vice President, Medical Applications, VeriChip Corporation
-Yuval Bar-Gil, CEO and Co-founder, AeroScout, Inc.
-Chris Bierbaum, Sr. Manager, Business Development, Sprint
-Andrew Carlson, Vice President of Product Marketing, PeopleSoft
-Osie Cook, Executive Vice President, Pacific CMA
-Rob Cushman, Associate Partner, Accenture
-Gautam Deora, Sr. Technical Engineer, Tata Infotech Inc.
-Keith Dierkx, Senior Vice President of Operations, Embarcadero Systems Corp.
-Paul Drzaic, VP Advanced Development, Alien Technology Corp.
-Joe Dunlap, Project Director, Siemens Business Services
-Colleen Fitzpatrick, Manager, Retail Solutions Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.
-Rajit Gadh, Professor & Director, UCLA - WINMEC
-Mario Gerla, Professor, CS, UCLA
-Rob Glidden, Senior Director, Engineering and Operations, Impinj, Inc.
-Tim Harrington, Vice President, Product Strategy, WhereNet Corp.
-Phillip Henry, Solution Specialist, intel
-Ronnie Hise, Director, Enterprise RFID Integration, MeadWestvaco
-Cliff Horwitz, Chairman and CEO, SAMSys Technologies Inc.
-Martin Hubert, CEO/President, Freightgate
-Uday Karmarkar, Research Director - CMIE, Professor, UCLA - Anderson Business School
-Jon Kirkegaard, President, DCRA Inc.
-Perry Luzwick, Director, Business Development, Northrop Grumman Information Technology
-Asad Madni, President and COO, BEI Technologies, Inc.
-Tapas Majumdar, Vice President of Professional Services, SeeCommerce
-J. Douglas Martin, Executive Consultant, IBM Global Services
-Phil Mattox, senior vice president, Defense System Inc, A WFI company
-Timothy McGilloway, RFID Specialist, Printronix Inc.
-Prateep Misra, RFID Sr. Technical Architect, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
-Shridhar Mittal, Senior Vice President, i2 Technologies
-Shahram Moradpour, Sr. Director of Market Development, Sun Microsystems
-Daniel Munyan, Principal AIT Scientist, Computer Sciences Corporation
-Nissim Ozer, Executive VP and CIO, RF Code, Inc.
-Ben Quinones, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop LLP
-Prasad Raju, Regional Director-Midwest, USA, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
-Charles Rice, Vice President, Technology, R4 Global Solutions
-Tom Roberts, VP of Industry Solutions and Global Alliances, webMethods
-Gavenraj Sodhi, Product Manager, Computer Associates
-Rishi Sood, Vice President, Government, Gartner Dataquest
-Tammy Stewart, EPC Business Development Specialist, Texas Instruments RFid Systems
-Irwin Thall, RFID Manager, Precision Dynamics Corporation
-Al Voels, Sr. Director Business Development, Checkpoint Systems Inc