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Tuesday, April 10, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room: 210 BC
New to RFID? This optional session for all preconference attendees provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Mark Roberti
Founder & Editor
RFID Journal

Mark Roberti is a journalist with 25 years of experience covering business and technology. He launched RFID Journal from a spare bedroom in his home in March 2002. Today, it is the leading source of news and analysis about radio frequency identification and its many business applications. More than 200,000...

Tracks:
  • Bluetooth Beacons Application Workshop
  • General Sessions
  • RFID /IoT in Warehouse and Inventory Management
  • RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels
  • RFID for IT Professionals
  • RFID Journal University

Tuesday, April 10, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: 210 A
Retail is changing, as everyone knows. Social media and ubiquitous connectivity are driving new shopping habits and new consumer expectations. This session will focus on how companies can manage the transition to a new retailing paradigm in a way that is both meaningful and doable. Gain an understanding of the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dr.  Bill Hardgrave
Provost and Vice President
Auburn University

In 2005, Dr. Bill Hardgrave founded the University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center, which quickly became one of the world's leading centers for examining the business value of RFID. RFID Journal has recognized Dr. Hardgrave as one to watch for his impact on the field of radio frequency identification. He...


Tuesday, April 10, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM


Tuesday, April 10, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: 210 A
The adoption of EPC-enabled item-level RFID has continued its steady growth, with the apparel and general merchandise sectors leading the way. Manufacturers are tagging at the source, distribution centers are becoming RFID-enabled at an accelerated rate and retailers continue to push the envelope of what they can do with RFID... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Michelle Covey
VP, Retail Apparel and General Merchandise
GS1US

Michelle Covey is Vice President, Retail Apparel and General Merchandise at GS1 US, leading the Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative to drive broader adoption of GS1 Standards and GS1 US solutions for the apparel and general merchandise industries. She is responsible for helping companies achieve source to store supply chain...

Patrick Javick
Sr. Director, Industry Development, Apparel and General Merchandise
GS1 US

Patrick Javick is responsible for industry engagement within the apparel and general merchandise sectors. Mr. Javick works with retailers, manufacturers and solution partners to understand their business needs with regard to identifying, capturing and sharing product information, by helping them to apply GS1's system of standards....


Tuesday, April 10, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 210 A
Following a successful pilot of handheld RFID technology, G-Star, an international fashion brand operating more than 300 stores, conducted an open tender involving head-to-head live store comparisons among leading vendors, and the assessment of overhead sensor technology. The result was the selection of a next-generation IoT sensor solution to achieve... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Erin Diekstra
CEO
Fifty Six

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Tuesday, April 10, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: 210 A
Kevin O'Dare, Target's lead business partner, will sit down with Dr. Bill Hardgrave, Auburn University's provost and VP, to discuss his unique insights into the development and implementation of the retailer's RFID program. During this session, O'Dare will explain how RFID is being used by Target, as well as share... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dr.  Bill Hardgrave
Provost and Vice President
Auburn University

In 2005, Dr. Bill Hardgrave founded the University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center, which quickly became one of the world's leading centers for examining the business value of RFID. RFID Journal has recognized Dr. Hardgrave as one to watch for his impact on the field of radio frequency identification. He...

Kevin O'Dare
Lead Business Partner
Target

Kevin O’Dare, Lead Business Partner with Target Corporation, has led the development and implementation of Target’s RFID program over the past 3 years. He has experience in end-to-end retail supply chain and manufacturing. Kevin received his B.S. in Textile Management and Chemistry from Clemson University....


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