RFID 2006: Making RFID Work

Pictures from RFID 2005

For more information Contact rfid@winmec.ucla.edu.

RFID or Radio Frequency Identification Technology is being applied to a variety of applications including supply chain, logistics, shipping, inventory management, warehousing, asset management, security, brand protection, ePedigree, etc. These applications are finding their way into a variety of industries including retail, aerospace/defense, automotive, pharmaceutical, transportation, medical/healthcare, insurance/finance, entertainment and technology. Major organizations including Walmart, Target, DoD, TESCO, IBM, HP, Albertsons, Fedex, UPS, etc., have been carrying out trials over the last couple of years and have gained valuable experience in deploying applications of RFID technology.

On October 26th, 2005, UCLA-WINMEC is hosting its RFID Industry Forum at Covel Commons to discuss where industry verticals stand today with respect to actual usage, the successes and failures, how RFID projects are justified, how RFID is actually being implemented and the associated deployment issues with lessons learnt. In particular, the forum will discuss the interplay between technologies, engineering practices, mandates and business processes, and how the various industry verticals are choosing to adopt RFID. The successes and challenges of the horizontal technology of RFID as applied to applications within industries will be discussed so as to develop a common base of understanding of how RFID works across industry verticals and how it is impacting these verticals.

For information on Sponsorship opportunies please contact sponsor@winmec.ucla.edu

Demos: At the forum, RFID applications showing WinRFID Middleware capability will be demonstrated


RFID Hands On Workshop Oct 25, 2005

Previous forums :
RFID Exec Forum, Mar 2005

RFID Forum 2004, Oct 2004





Current Speakers
Carol Albany E-Business Analyst DCMA Electronic Business Directorate
Scott Andersen Technical Director - Smart Packaging International Paper
Ashish Asthana VP Intelleflex Corporation
Jean Pierre Benhammou Marketing Director Atmel
Mark Boyer Associate Technical Fellow Boeing - Information Technology
Cindy Braun General Manager Maersk Logistics
Charles Cash Senior Industrial Systems Engineer NCR Corporation
Fred Christensen Marketing Executive IBM
Keith Dierkx Senior Vice President of Operations Embarcadero Systems Corp.
Bob Foster Adjunct Associate Professor UCLA Anderson School
Allyson Fryhoff Vice President Oracle Corporation
Rajit Gadh Professor & Director UCLA - WINMEC
Tony Galli Principal - Portfolio Management EDS
Ross Hall CEO, Auto-ID Services British Telecom
Ed Jones Director - RFID Product Development Tyco Safety Products
Ajit Kapoor Director and Chief Architect Lockheed Martin
Uday Karmarkar Research Director - CMIE, Professor UCLA Anderson School of Management
Adam Kiesel Senior Manager, Global Visible Commerce Unisys Corporation
Tom Laffey EVP Products and Technologies TIBCO Software
Phil Lazo VP& GM RFID Infrastructure Symbol Technologies
Jim Ligotti VP Maritime Solutions Ingersoll-Rand
Sean Loving CTO SkyeTek
David Margolese VP Tech Development Orfid Corp.
Melissa Miller Predictive Tech Branch Mgr, ATOS Program Mgr Navy
Mary Murphy-Hoye IT Senior Principal Engineer Intel Corporation
Bob Overstreet VP of Business Development SkyeTek
Nissim Ozer CTO and Executive Vice President RF Code
Ravi Panja Co-founder, CTO InSync Software, Inc.
John Radko Chief Tech. Strategist, Global Tech. Ops GXS
Lucien Repellin manufacturing-industries RFID-services lead Hewlett Packard
Jeff Richards President and CEO R4 Global Solutions
Kambiz Shoarinejad Principal Scientist Broadcom Corporation
Julie Stein Portfolio Manager UC Discovery Grant
Mike Stoner Product Manager, RFID TIBCO Software
Irwin Thall RFID Manager PDC Corp.

Select Speakers from previous WINMEC Forums
Anne Aldous Dir. Sensor & Actuator Sols Mrkting. IBM Strategy, & Operations
Len Erickson North American RFID Lead HP
Rajit Gadh Prof. & Director UCLA - WINMEC
J. Aaron Graham VP & CSO Purdue Pharma L.P.
Lew Kontnik Dir. Brand Protection/Bus Continuity Amgen
Krish Mantripragada Dir. Bus Dev., RFID Sols. SAP
Mike O'Shea Dir.-Corp. AutoID/RFID Strg. & Tech. Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Kenneth Porad Principal Engineer Boeing
Vijay Sarathy Dir. RFID Product Mrkting & Strat. Sun Microsystems, Inc
James Sturges Director, Engineering Processes Lockheed Martin Corporation
Jens Sode CIO Maersk Logistics Inc.
Stephen Lambright Vice President - Marketing Savi Technology
John Parkinson Chief Technologist, N. American, Capgemini
Paul Drzaic VP Alien Technology Corp.
Joe Dunlap Project Director, Siemens Business Services
Ronnie Hise Dir. Enterprise RFID Integration MeadWestvaco
Perry Luzwick Dir. Bus Dev Northrop Grumman IT
Asad Madni President and COO BEI Technologies, Inc.
Bill Allen Dir. of Comm& Mrktng Texas Instruments RFid Systems



Forum Sponsors : WINMEC, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, EDS, UC Discovery Grant
WINMEC Sponsors:
BEI Technologies, Computer Associates, Ericsson, HP, Hughes Network Systems, ISMB, Magee Group, Northrop Grumman, Sprint, QUALCOMM, Precision Dynamics Corporation, Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, RF Code, Satyam, SIEMENS, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, TCS America, Tata Infotech, Xoriant
Media Sponsors: Broadband Wireless Exchange, RFID Update, InvestorIdeas.com

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