Coming soon - October 15-16, 2008, for information,

RFID Integration - Enterprise 2.0

Today RFID applications are appearing in almost every industry. By tracking of assets, equipment, supplies and personnel, enterprises are now beginning to experiment with new business models to integrate RFID within their enterprise. We believe this is rapidly giving rise to the next generation of the Enterprise - Enterprise 2.0 - one that leverages a new "Internet of Artifacts". The applications of this new Internet of Artifacts are manifold, and the industries adopting it are wide and diverse. For example, retailers are starting to use RFID to automate shelf replacement to prevent dissatisfied customers. Hospitals are using RFID to track critical devices that save patients' lives. Pharmaceutical firms are using RFID to help prevent counterfeit. Grocers are using RFID to prevent food from going bad. The forum will bring industry practitioners to discuss industry-specific modality of use of RFID and the application of RFID in their industry.

In response to a demand for verticalization of RFID within each industry, standards, technologies, protocols, and middlewares have been tailored appropriately. For example, while Retail industry's supply chain application has adopted EPC Gen 2 at ultra high frequency with passive tags, healthcare industry's asset tracking application has refined active RFID operating at several different frequencies. Increasingly specialized industry specific hardware is rapidly appearing in the marketplace. The forum will invite key technology vendors and researchers to discuss the progress to date and challenges to move the technology to the next level of specialization.

Each industry has found its own valuable application for RFID. RFID by itself only provides the identity, location and time-stamp, but in combination with other information sources such as images, video, motion detection, temperature/ humidity/chemical sensing, GPS location, RFID data can be used to provide actionable decisions that the enterprise can use. Integration of such technologies with RFID is resulting in opportunities and challenges. Integration experts, application developers and consultants will be invited to address developments and new and creative business applications that employ and integrate RFID.


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Other forums :

RFID Hands On Workshop October 16, 2007
RFID Executive Forum Oct 2006
RFID & Wireless in Healthcare Forum Oct 2006


Speaker Nominations are open : Nominate a Speaker

Current Speakers
Sylvain Bureau Professor ESCP-EAP
John Compisi Director Solutions Consulting - Americas Savi Technology-A Lockheed Martin Company
Rajit Gadh Professor & Director UCLA - WINMEC
Marty Holyfield Sr. Systems Engineer - SEIT Northrop Grumman Space and Mission System
Uday Karmarkar Research Director - CMIE, Professor UCLA Anderson School of Management
Terry Mohn Enterprise Architect/Technology Strategist Sempra Energy/The Gas Company
Matt Montour IT Development Manager Maersk
Tim Newsom Global Marketing Retail & Supply Chain NXP Semiconductors
Mike O'Shea Global Director, Auto-ID Sensing Technologies Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Brian Hajime Ogata Chair WCA RFID Special Interest Group
Guillaume Oget RFID Solutions Manager Hewlett Packard
Seog-Chan Oh Researcher General Motors
Jeff Schaengold Senior RFID Product Manager Siemens Energy & Automation
Emily Sopensky Business consultant The Iris Company, IEEE RFID
Edward Thompson Director of IP Licensing HP
Victor Vega Director, Technical Marketing Alien Technology Corporation
Theresa Weiss Terminal Systems Coordinator Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Current Speakers in Healthcare Technology Forum
Ramakrishna (Ram) Akella Professor & Director UCSC
David Butler Chair HIMSS RFID Special Interest Group
Scott Coffin Director, LMOD Operations Blue Shield of California
Leonardo Estevez Wireless Technology Strategist Texas Instruments
Valeriy Nenov Professor, Division of Neurosurgery UCLA
Manish Rai Director of Product Marketing Motorola

Previous Speakers from RFID Events


Scott Andersen

Technical Director - Smart Packaging

International Paper


Cindy Braun

General Manager

Maersk Logistics


Charles Cash

Sr. Industrial Systems Engineer

NCR Corporation


Fred Christensen

Marketing Executive



Tony Galli

Principal - Portfolio Mgmnt.



Ross Hall

CEO, Auto-ID Services

British Telecom


Ed Jones

Director - RFID Product Dev.

Tyco Safety Products


Ajit Kapoor

Director and Chief Architect

Lockheed Martin


Adam Kiesel

Sr. Manager, Global Visible Commerce

Unisys Corporation


Phil Lazo

VP& GM RFID Infrastructure

Symbol Technologies


Jim Ligotti

VP Maritime Solutions



Melissa Miller

Predictive Tech Branch Mgr, ATOS



Salil Pradhan


Hewlett Packard

  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 Corp.
  Kenneth Porad Principal Engineer Boeing
  James Sturges Director, Eng. Processes Lockheed Martin Corp.
  John Parkinson Chief Technologist, N. American, Capgemini
  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.
  Uday Karmarkar Research Director - CMIE, Professor UCLA Anderson School
  Bill Allen Dir. of Comm& Mrktng Texas Instruments RFid Systems


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