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

    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:
    • Asset Tracking Essentials
    • Bluetooth Beacon Workshop
    • Item Level Retail & Apparel
    • Packaging and Label Converters
    • RFID for IT Professionals
    • RFID Journal University
    • RFID Strategy and Best Practices
    • RFID/IoT for Warehouse and Inventory Management

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

      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...

      Tracks:
      • Item Level Retail & Apparel

      Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

        Fashion firm Tahari ASL is implementing RFID at its distribution center. The company sells products online and via major clothing retailers, such as Nordstrom and Macy's. Its goal in using RFID is to speed up receiving and packing processes. Currently, 100 percent of its garments are being tagged at the... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Nihad Aytaman
        VP of Information Technology
        Ellie Tahari

        A veteran of information technologies for more than 30 years, Nihad Aytaman has been involved in all aspects of IT, from programming to project management, implementing packages and managing IT departments. Currently, Nihad is the VP of IT at Elie Tahari, where he is responsible for all enterprise software, including...

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        • Item Level Retail & Apparel

        Tuesday, April 10, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

          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....

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          • Item Level Retail & Apparel

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

            Following a successful pilot in 2017, G-Star—an international denim clothing company that operates more than 300 G-Star RAW stores—is implementing a next-generation RFID system at its stores and is projected to install the solution at 100 locations by the end of this year. The system provides visibility across the entire... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Patriek den Haan
            Project Manager
            G-Star

            Patriek was responsible for G-Star’s first RFID handheld pilot (2015), and second RFID overhead readers pilot (2016/2017). The second pilot was conducted in four stores based on propositions from four system integrators. For his master thesis, Patriek conducted a case study where he researched the “influence of resistance on the innovation...

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            • Item Level Retail & Apparel

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

              "Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">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....

              Tracks:
              • Item Level Retail & Apparel

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