Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

    Continental breakfast for RFID Certification Training participants....
    Tracks:
    • Special Events

    Tuesday, April 10, 8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

    • Room: 320 F,G
    Tracks:
    • Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified A

    Tuesday, April 10, 8:10 AM - 8:20 AM

    • Room: 320 F,G
    In this section, attendees will review the agenda for the day including important reminders regarding the RFID Professional Institute Certification Exam.  ...
    Tracks:
    • Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified A

    Tuesday, April 10, 8:20 AM - 10:00 AM

    • Room: 320 F,G
    This section will cover the five main frequencies used by radio frequency identification systems. The instructor will explain the characteristics and capabilities of each frequency, the three primary types of RFID transponders (active, passive and battery-assisted) and the functionality of each. Participants will also learn about tag characteristics and capabilities.... ...read more...
    Tracks:
    • Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified A

    Tuesday, April 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Room: 320 F,G
    Attendees will review the fundamental physics behind how RFID technology works. Topics covered include basic physics topics and the extension of those fundamentals to concepts such as near field/ far field coupling. As with other sections in the course, during this module attendees will conduct hands on exercises correlating to the... ...read more...
    Tracks:
    • Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified A

    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, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    • Room: 320 F,G
    This section will cover various protocols including Air Interface Protocols, Tag Data Protocols as well as Reader Protocols. We’ll take a deep dive into the UHF Class 1 Gen 2 standard and V2 as well as conduct a hands-on lab that will emphasize the air interface’s memory layout. ...
    Tracks:
    • Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified A

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

    • Room: 210 D
    Senior executives will hear the truth about where RFID adoption currently stands, where it is making a difference for companies in specific industries, and how smart businesses have developed strategies to deploy the technology in a way that enhances their business goals....
    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...

    • Room: 220 C
    Both active and passive RFID technologies use radio frequencies to communicate information. However, each possesses different qualities and there are pros and cons for either option. Passive RFID systems use tags with no internal power source, resulting in a lower price point, making them more economical. Active RFID systems utilize... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Ed Nabrotzky
    Chief Solutions Officer
    Omni-ID

    d Nabrotzky, an experienced technology business leader and entrepreneur, has led and developed businesses and product lines for industry all over the world. He has spent decades supplying enabling technology for manufacturing. Ed now leads the global sales, solutions development and customer deployments for Omni-ID....

    • Room: 210 E
    The workshop begins with an orientation of how the technology is driving digital-physical convergence and how it relates to the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as key concepts, applications, opportunities and market trends. What is Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)? Why should you care? Who is using it, and to... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Michael Liard
    Industry Analyst
    Liard Research & Consulting

    Michael Liard is a veteran research analyst who has spent the last 10 years tracking developments in the automatic identification and data capture market. He has been providing strategic insight and analysis on the RFID market, based on a deep understanding of industry dynamics, end-user applications and enabling technologies. His...

    Tracks:
    • Bluetooth Beacons Application Workshop
    • Room: 210 BC
    RFID has finally reached a level of maturity at which a critical number of end users are benefiting from the technology at the warehouse level. This session will discuss practical examples of how these companies are using RFID to benefit from real-time visibility into their operations, and to improve their... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Ygal Bendavid
    Professor & Director of the IoT Lab,University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG); Co-founder, RFIDAcademia ESG-UQAM
    University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG)

    Ygal Bendavid is the director of the IoT Lab. and a professor in the Department of Management and Technology/School of Management (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Dr. Bendavid is a founder of RFID Academia. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the École...

    Tracks:
    • RFID /IoT in Warehouse and Inventory Management
    • 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...

    • Room: 220 A
    This session will cover several key components of the RFID ecosystem, the terms you need to understand, and other fundamentals that will help you get more out of RFID technology. Learn the differences between the various types of RFID tags and inlays– active, passive and battery-assisted – different frequencies and... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Elizabeth Sowle
    Manager, RFID Applications Test
    Avery Dennison

    ...

    George Dyche
    Director, RFID Innovation & Product Management
    Avery Dennison

    George Dyche leads development of the Avery Dennison RFID division’s UHF, HF, and NFC media products. George joined Avery Dennison in 2004 as senior RFID engineer and was instrumental in crafting the test capabilities at the company’s RFID Technical Center. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from...

    Tracks:
    • RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels
    • Understanding the Value of RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels
    • Room: 220 B
    To many, RFID data is what comes out of an RFID reader, but routing the raw information from a reader directly to a business application is a sure path to problems. The business application is locked into the way that information is captured, and the capture operations on the factory... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Craig Alan Repec
    Senior Manager, Supply Chain Visibility, EPCIS & RFID
    GS1

    ...

    Tracks:
    • RFID for IT Professionals
    • Room: 220 D
    Obtain a fundamental understanding of RFID hardware. This session will cover the different frequency bands used: LF (125 KHz), HF (13.56 MHz) and UHF (860 to 960 MHz and 2.45 GHz). The instructor will explore the nature of RF fields and radio propagation, including the complex areas of null spots,... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Ultan McCarthy Ph.D., MBA
    Professor
    Waterford Institute of Technology

    Dr. Ultan McCarthy has extensive experience in RFID technology, ranging from the management and development of basic applied research in RFID systems to commercializing ready-for-market RFID systems. He has engaged with university and industrial partners across the United States and Europe, also in the area of RFID, and is currently...

    Tracks:
    • RFID Journal University

    Tuesday, April 10, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

      Lunch for RFID Certification Training participants...
      Tracks:
      • Special Events

      Tuesday, April 10, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

        Lunch for all preconference attendees is provided outside of the conference rooms....
        Tracks:
        • Bluetooth Beacons Application Workshop
        • RFID /IoT in Warehouse and Inventory Management
        • RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels
        • RFID for IT Professionals
        • RFID Journal University
        • Special Events

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


        Tuesday, April 10, 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM

        • Room: 320 F,G
        As with any technology, it’s important understand the lifecycle of an implementation. In this section, we’ll start with the design process for an RFID installation including the concept of a site survey. Following, we’ll cover criteria to evaluate and select various components of a solution. Next, we’ll discuss the deployment... ...read more...
        Tracks:
        • Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified A

        Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

        • Room: 220 A
        Choosing the right inlay and microchip to power the RFID tag are two of the most critical decisions converters need to make for each customer. The right chip depends on the amount of memory, privacy features and other capabilities your customer might need. The right inlay depends on the application... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Elizabeth Sowle
        Manager, RFID Applications Test
        Avery Dennison

        ...

        Tracks:
        • RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels

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

        • Room: 210 E
        You want to jump into BLE with both feet, but how does it actually work?  Join Jeff Dungen as he walks you through the technical mumbo-jumbo in a down-to-earth, understandable discussion of how BLE messages actually work and can be used to your application’s advantage....
        Speaker(s)
        Jeffrey Dungen
        Consultant
        Dungengineering inc.

        Jeffrey Dungen holds degrees in Computer Engineering and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Waterloo and Ecole Polytechnique Montréal, respectively. He has developed 5.8GHz active RFID systems from the ground up during his time at Purelink Technology. He has developed location-aware webcams with Koozoo inc. In 2012 he co-founded Montréal-based...

        Tracks:
        • Bluetooth Beacons Application Workshop
        • Room: 220 C
        There are many factors that go into selecting the right passive RFID tags to help an organization meet its objectives. Understand the common factors to consider in the decision-making process for any RFID installation, such as whether you need passive HF or UHF tags, and whether they need to be... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Richard Aufreiter
        Director, Product Marketing, Identification Technologies
        HID

        Richard Aufreiter, director of product marketing, with HID Global is driving HID’s diverse and flexible portfolio of identification technologies across frequencies and applications. With vast expertise in RFID, encryption systems, PKI, biometry and mobile security, he brings over 20 years of leading product management and engineering in the IT industry...

        • Room: 220 D
        Legislation regarding the use of RFID varies around the world and is subject to almost constant ongoing review. Standards will ensure compliance with legislation, and also guarantee interoperability between RFID systems manufactured by different technology providers. This session will offer an update on the latest developments by legislative and standardization... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Ultan McCarthy Ph.D., MBA
        Professor
        Waterford Institute of Technology

        Dr. Ultan McCarthy has extensive experience in RFID technology, ranging from the management and development of basic applied research in RFID systems to commercializing ready-for-market RFID systems. He has engaged with university and industrial partners across the United States and Europe, also in the area of RFID, and is currently...

        Tracks:
        • RFID Journal University
        • Room: 220 B
        RFID allows for data capture without human intervention, and for many tags to be sensed at once. This makes RFID data capture significantly more complex than reading bar codes or human data entry. Capturing meaningful data often requires the development or customization of software in order to orchestrate RFID devices... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Craig Alan Repec
        Senior Manager, Supply Chain Visibility, EPCIS & RFID
        GS1

        ...

        Tracks:
        • RFID for IT Professionals
        • Room: 210 D
        Learn the difference between short-term tactical applications of RFID and a long-term strategic approach that can enhance your company's major goals and reduce costs in a variety of areas. The benefits of taking a strategic approach will be explained....
        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...

        • Room: 210 BC
        This session will present proven methods used to discover profitable challenges that can be addressed with RFID, and specific tools for selecting the proper technology for your specific project. Wisely selecting the correct RFID candidate projects and the proper technology will help your organization minimize its investment, while improving supply... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Ygal Bendavid
        Professor & Director of the IoT Lab,University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG); Co-founder, RFIDAcademia ESG-UQAM
        University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG)

        Ygal Bendavid is the director of the IoT Lab. and a professor in the Department of Management and Technology/School of Management (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Dr. Bendavid is a founder of RFID Academia. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the École...

        Tracks:
        • RFID /IoT in Warehouse and Inventory Management

        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, 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

        • Room: 220 A
        Learn about the market potential for the beauty industry. Avery Dennison's experts will demonstrate how these field-tested solutions are proven to increase inventory accuracy, reduce shrinkage and aid in loss prevention. ....
        Speaker(s)
        Bob Pernice
        Director Market Development - Intelligent Labels
        Avery Dennison

        ...

        Tracks:
        • RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels
        • Understanding the Value of RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels

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

        • Room: 210 D
        To be successful, companies need to set clear goals for their RFID deployments; map existing business processes; determine where data needs to be collected, as well as how that information will be used; and then select the technology that will achieve the desired goals. The presenter will walk participants through... ...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...

        • Room: 210 E
        Now that you have BLE beacons, why can’t you see them? Or, why are you seeing beacons that you shouldn’t be seeing? This session will discuss the ins and outs of how to ensure that your solution is physically set up in a manner that will allow for success. Types... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Jeffrey Dungen
        Consultant
        Dungengineering inc.

        Jeffrey Dungen holds degrees in Computer Engineering and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Waterloo and Ecole Polytechnique Montréal, respectively. He has developed 5.8GHz active RFID systems from the ground up during his time at Purelink Technology. He has developed location-aware webcams with Koozoo inc. In 2012 he co-founded Montréal-based...

        Tracks:
        • Bluetooth Beacons Application Workshop
        • Room: 220 C
        The variable in any RFID project is the type of software used to support the system. If the software does not align with business processes and operating objectives, it will be neither efficient nor effective. Learn how to choose the best software tools to make an informed choice as to... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Chris Pritchard
        Systems Analyst / Applications Architect
        Lowry Solutions

        ...

        • Room: 210 BC
        You've probably seen an RFID implementation that demonstrates the tracking of incoming and outgoing inventory at the warehouse dock door in the blink of an eye, and that automatically triggers events, warnings and processes. If you've ever wondered how to implement such a system, then this session is for you.... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Samad Rostampour
        Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG), Researcher at the IoT lab. ESG-UQAM
        University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG)

        Samad Rostampour is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at IoT Laboratory /Management and Technology Department /School of Management (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He works in the Design and the implementation of RFID/IoT systems. Prior to join the IoT lab., Samad completed his Ph.D in computer system where...

        Ygal Bendavid
        Professor & Director of the IoT Lab,University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG); Co-founder, RFIDAcademia ESG-UQAM
        University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG)

        Ygal Bendavid is the director of the IoT Lab. and a professor in the Department of Management and Technology/School of Management (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Dr. Bendavid is a founder of RFID Academia. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the École...

        Tracks:
        • RFID /IoT in Warehouse and Inventory Management
        • Room: 220 D
        Theory is nice, but wait until you experience RFID in action and see its potential—as well as the potential challenges you might encounter while deploying the technology. Our live demonstration of a UHF RFID interrogator with a variety of products will highlight many real-world issues that arise when deploying RFID.... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Ultan McCarthy Ph.D., MBA
        Professor
        Waterford Institute of Technology

        Dr. Ultan McCarthy has extensive experience in RFID technology, ranging from the management and development of basic applied research in RFID systems to commercializing ready-for-market RFID systems. He has engaged with university and industrial partners across the United States and Europe, also in the area of RFID, and is currently...

        Tracks:
        • RFID Journal University
        • Room: 220 B
        This session will outline how to put together the elements described in the preceding two sessions, in order to create complete enterprise-scale software architecture for RFID-based visibility. With such a setup, an enterprise can define architectural plans that meet business requirements and provide for growth and change, and then use... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Craig Alan Repec
        Senior Manager, Supply Chain Visibility, EPCIS & RFID
        GS1

        ...

        Tracks:
        • RFID for IT Professionals

        Tuesday, April 10, 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

        • Room: 220 A
        RFID technology is beginning to play a significant role in helping to reduce food waste while increasing consumer safety. Avery Dennison's experts will provide a detailed overview of its UHF RFID portfolio and inlays designed to deliver a true end-to-end solution, as well as recent product innovations for the fast-changing... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Peter Jackson
        Global Market Development Manager RFID, Food
        Avery Dennison

        ...

        Tracks:
        • RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels
        • Understanding the Value of RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels

        Tuesday, April 10, 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

        • Room: 220 A
        With the IATA 753 resolution coming into force and customer demands increasing, baggage handling and traceability are more important than ever. Hear from Avery Dennison's experts regarding some of the key benefits of RFID and how the company's solutions are helping airlines to achieve their ambitious goals....
        Speaker(s)
        Mark Summers
        Market Development Manager, Aviation
        Avery Dennison RFID

        ...

        Tracks:
        • RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels

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

        • Room: 320 F,G
        During this section, attendees will review the different types of standards that exist in the RFID ecosystem. In addition, we’ll go through various ISO standards and review NFC and related standards. We’ll also cover regulations and mandate in RFID....
        Tracks:
        • Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified A

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

        • Room: 210 E
        OK, you're all set! Now all you have to do is put it all together in a way that will solve your problem. How hard could that be? Break out your laptop and join Kevin Berisso as he walks through the coding of an Arduino 101 board to provide motion... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Kevin Berisso, Ph.D.
        Director, AutoID Lab
        University of Memphis

        ...

        Tracks:
        • Bluetooth Beacons Application Workshop

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

        • Room: 210 BC
        RFID is not just about tags and readers. It's a multi-layer system comprising different hardware and software technologies, integrated with your existing enterprise's back-end systems and connected to communication networks. Many scenarios can be envisioned to address an RFID initiative, each of which will have an impact on the solution's... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Dr.  Yasmina Maïzi
        Associate Professor, University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG), Researcher at the IoT Lab, ESG-UQAM
        University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG)

        Dr. Yasmina Maïzi is a professor at the Management and Technology Department / School of Management (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (France). She has an extensive professional experience in...

        Ygal Bendavid
        Professor & Director of the IoT Lab,University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG); Co-founder, RFIDAcademia ESG-UQAM
        University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG)

        Ygal Bendavid is the director of the IoT Lab. and a professor in the Department of Management and Technology/School of Management (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Dr. Bendavid is a founder of RFID Academia. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the École...

        Tracks:
        • RFID /IoT in Warehouse and Inventory Management
        • 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

        ...

        • Room: 220 C
        Most companies have bar codes or some other identification system on their existing assets. How do companies seamlessly transition to RFID without retyping a lot of data into a database. In this session, learn smart strategies for transitioning from a bar code asset identification system to an RFID asset identification... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Brad Horn
        CEO and Co-Founder
        Portable Technology Solutions LLC/Tracer Plus

        ...

        • Room: 220 D
        The instructor will discuss some of the important practical issues that must be considered when embarking on an RFID deployment. These range from the all-important cost of tags and interrogators to practical approaches to ensuring high operational reliability. Example application areas will be presented, in order to highlight how to... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Ultan McCarthy Ph.D., MBA
        Professor
        Waterford Institute of Technology

        Dr. Ultan McCarthy has extensive experience in RFID technology, ranging from the management and development of basic applied research in RFID systems to commercializing ready-for-market RFID systems. He has engaged with university and industrial partners across the United States and Europe, also in the area of RFID, and is currently...

        Tracks:
        • RFID Journal University
        • Room: 210 D
        RFID represents a new and potentially threatening way of conducting business, and some people will resist any changes. This session will discuss the common employee reactions that companies face when deploying RFID, as well as how to avoid typical problems. Learn how to build a team that can execute on... ...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...

        • Room: 220 B
        As RFID tags grow in capacity and sophistication, the possible methods for storing information on them becomes ever more complex. Whereas tags carried just a simple "license plate" identifier in the past, they now have a full random-access "user memory" that can be employed by applications to store a variety... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Craig Alan Repec
        Senior Manager, Supply Chain Visibility, EPCIS & RFID
        GS1

        ...

        Tracks:
        • RFID for IT Professionals

        Tuesday, April 10, 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

        • Room: 220 A
        Hospitals, pharmacies and other health-care providers are looking for ways to better manage costs, increase efficiencies and ensure the well-being of their patients. This session will address RFID solutions for the pharmaceuticals industry, as well as inventory efficiency and use-by dates. ...
        Speaker(s)
        Doug Bourque
        Business Development Manager, RFID
        Avery Dennison

        ...

        Tracks:
        • RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels
        • Understanding the Value of RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels

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

        • Room: 210 E
        Is your RTLS too complicated? Learn how to make real-time location simple as we consider trade-offs in performance, capacity, scalability and cost. Whether you are an engineer, product manager, integrator, end user or technology enthusiast, this presentation will discuss the state of the art in localization techniques. By using a... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Eric Richards Ph.D
        VP, Strategic Partnerships
        Redpoint Positioning

        ...

        Tracks:
        • Bluetooth Beacons Application Workshop

        Tuesday, April 10, 3:20 PM - 4:00 PM

        • Room: 220 A
        Within a relatively short span of time, the internet of things (IoT) has transformed the way in which people live, work, travel and interact with countless products and services. Discover how RFID enables the future of connected products, how it improves data management and the solutions available that will allow... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Mary Greenwood
        Director, New Technology Market Development
        Avery Dennison

        Mary Greenwood is responsible for building the marketplace for Avery Dennison’s new technologies in the Intelligent Labels space. Mary has more than 20 years of experience in market/business development, sales and building strategic partnerships for Avery Dennison. Her other positions at Avery Dennison include, Director, Strategic Alliances, Director of...

        Tracks:
        • RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels
        • Understanding the Value of RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels

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

        • Room: 220 D
        Developing a strategy and business case is the first step toward understanding how RFID technology can develop high-performance results. The presenter will discuss various scenarios for RFID strategy and business-case development, and provide an in-depth look at components and output. Emphasis will be placed on defining the value of information,... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Ultan McCarthy Ph.D., MBA
        Professor
        Waterford Institute of Technology

        Dr. Ultan McCarthy has extensive experience in RFID technology, ranging from the management and development of basic applied research in RFID systems to commercializing ready-for-market RFID systems. He has engaged with university and industrial partners across the United States and Europe, also in the area of RFID, and is currently...

        Tracks:
        • RFID Journal University
        • Room: 210 BC
        RFID can provide several advantages over existing automated-identification technologies in terms of supply chain and inventory management. In order to build a realistic business case and justify your investment, both qualitatively and quantifiably, you will need to accurately evaluate RFID's marginal impact and benefits over existing technologies. This session will... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Ygal Bendavid
        Professor & Director of the IoT Lab,University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG); Co-founder, RFIDAcademia ESG-UQAM
        University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG)

        Ygal Bendavid is the director of the IoT Lab. and a professor in the Department of Management and Technology/School of Management (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Dr. Bendavid is a founder of RFID Academia. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the École...

        Tracks:
        • RFID /IoT in Warehouse and Inventory Management
        • Room: 220 C
        RFID readers are emerging from a trend of specialized equipment to becoming easy to install, configurable, plug-and-play appliances, leading to faster, easier and trouble-free deployments. Yet, choosing the right option implies an awareness of what options are available. Begin your visit to RFID Journal LIVE! by attending this presentation to... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Mike Hrabina
        Executive Vice President
        Feig Electronics Inc

        Mike Hrabina is the Executive Vice President of FEIG ELECTRONICS, Inc. His three-decade career in data collection began in 1982 with bar code scanning systems. An early shift into the field of RFID interrogators occurred as HF technology emerged with Philips (NXP) introduction of I-Code1, Texas Instruments launching Tag-it...

        • 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....

        • Room: 210 E
        Now, you can use your BLE devices to find products, warn you of problems and provide near-real-time updates regarding the status of your assets and products. This final session will demonstrate some of the advantages and limitations of the technology, as well as address the pros and cons of vendor-provided... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Eric Richards Ph.D
        VP, Strategic Partnerships
        Redpoint Positioning

        ...

        Kevin Berisso, Ph.D.
        Director, AutoID Lab
        University of Memphis

        ...

        Tracks:
        • Bluetooth Beacons Application Workshop
        • Room: 320 F,G
        In this section, we’ll cover locating and positioning system and technologies while reviewing technologies that are related to RFID. ...
        Tracks:
        • Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified A
        • Room: 210 D
        You believe RFID can help your company—but what do you do when the event is over and you return to your office? This session will explain some concrete steps you can take to begin working toward developing a strategic RFID plan, and executing on it....
        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...

        • Room: 220 B
        The first task in many RFID implementations is to interface with RFID interrogators—which is significantly more complex than interfacing with a bar-code scanner. Fortunately, there are widely adopted standards that can help ease the task, and that enable developers to focus on the business problem they are trying to solve.... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Craig Alan Repec
        Senior Manager, Supply Chain Visibility, EPCIS & RFID
        GS1

        ...

        Tracks:
        • RFID for IT Professionals

        Tuesday, April 10, 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

        • Room: 220 A
        Tracks:
        • RFID and the Future of Intelligent Labels

        Tuesday, April 10, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

        • Room: 320 F,G
        Manufacturers, Integrators, Software Suppliers and more! We’ll cover the different hats that companies and providers play in the RFID world....
        Tracks:
        • Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified A

        Tuesday, April 10, 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

        • Room: 320 F,G
        Tracks:
        • Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified A

        Tuesday, April 10, 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM


        Tuesday, April 10, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

        • Room: 320 A-D
        Global aerospace company Boeing has deployed a radio frequency identification system for internal manufacturing purposes at four facilities since 2016, using recently released RFID labels. Boeing's deployment of the RFID-integrated label is consistent with the aircraft company's use of passive UHF RFID technology for its own purposes, as well as... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        John Yu
        Senior Manager, Automated Identification
        Boeing

        John Yu is the head of automated identification for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He is responsible for the strategy and implementation of AIT across Boeing's operations. Leveraging technology, his team is tasked with bringing improved safety, quality and efficiency to Boeing Commercial Airplanes through the automated acquisition and transfer of data....

        Tracks:
        • Keynotes

        Tuesday, April 10, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

        • Room: 320 A-D
        RFID technologies have evolved dramatically throughout the past five years and are delivering value across a variety of industries. In this session, a panel of representatives from organizations that have already deployed RFID solutions successfully will explain how to develop an approach to implementing the technology that can deliver real... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Dominique Rhines
        Lead USMC Distribution Systems Functional Advocate and RFID Co-lead
        U.S.M.C.

        ...

        Gary Tattersall
        Director of Asset Protection & Risk Management
        Jack Wills

        Gary Tattersall is the Director of Asset Protection & Risk Management at Jack Wills, leading the loss prevention, brand protection, inventory control and health and safety teams. Since joining Jack Wills, Gary has been responsible for introducing numerous policies and procedures, providing solutions to reduce loss and mitigate risk globally...

        Henry Nisiobincki
        RFID Program Manager
        American Woodmark

        Henry Nisiobincki manages the RFID program at American Woodmark Corp., where he works with the organization's manufacturing plants to understand processes, identify key issues, and develop unique and innovative RFID solutions to relieve those issues. Henry's career at American Woodmark started in IT development and IT project management, prior to...

        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:
        • Keynotes

        Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM


        Wednesday, April 11, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

        • Room: 320 A-D
        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:
        • Keynotes

        Wednesday, April 11, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

        • Room: 320 A-D
        This year, the Reese's Senior Bowl, an annual all-star football game for graduating college athletes, used radio frequency identification technology during practices and the game to understand player participation, exertion and movement, as well as how practices and team strategies might be improved. Active ultra-wideband (UWB) tags and readers fed... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Phil Savage
        Executive Director
        The Reese's Senior Bowl

        Phil Savage joined the Senior Bowl as its Executive Director in May of 2012 after working in the NFL as a coach, scout and executive for 20 years. As the Director of College Scouting and later as the Director of Player Personnel with the Baltimore Ravens, Savage helped assemble a...

        Tracks:
        • Keynotes

        Wednesday, April 11, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

        • Room: 320 A-D
        RFID technology can be used for daily cycle counts, replenishment, promotions management, customer engagement and other in-store applications, while delivering value to retailers. The retailer and brand owners panel speakers will address how they are using RFID to achieve operational benefits and lessons learned from their deployments....
        Speaker(s)
        Dean Frew
        CTO and Senior VP, RFID Solutions
        SML

        Dean Frew is Senior VP for RFID Solutions and Chief Technology Officer, SML Group, and Founder of SML Intelligent Inventory Solutions (formerly Xterprise, purchased by SML in 2013). Dean is responsible for driving SML’s RFID strategy, based on his 20+ years of experience delivering RFID solutions to retailers and brand...

        Greg Czerpak
        SVP, Merchandise Planning & Allocation
        Lids Sports Group

        Greg Czerpak is the Senior Vice President of Merchandise Planning, Allocation, and Business Analytics at Lids Sports Group. Lids is the largest omni-channel sports licensed retailer in North America, selling headwear, apparel, and accessories. Greg oversees all inventory activities across the North American network of over 1200 brick-and-mortar stores and...

        Johan Stenstrom
        Supply Chain
        Stadium AB

        ...

        Tracks:
        • Keynotes

        Wednesday, April 11, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

        • Room: 320 A-D
        Discover how RFID is transforming the aviation industry and improving consumer experience....
        Speaker(s)
        Mark Summers
        Market Development Manager, Aviation
        Avery Dennison RFID

        ...

        Tracks:
        • Keynotes

        Wednesday, April 11, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

        • Room: 320 A-D
        General Motors has played a pivotal role in the global auto industry for more than 100 years. From the first Buick horseless carriages to technological marvels like the Chevrolet Bolt to the evolution of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion, its products and innovations have always... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Lloyd Luettke
        RFID - Vendor Tooling Asset Management
        General Motors

        Lloyd Luettke serves as the Tooling Specialist for Vendor Tooling – RFID Asset Management for General Motors. Currently, as a RFID Asset Management team member, Lloyd works directly with the supply base to identify high value GM assets and deploy RFID Beacon tags at their facilities in North America...

        Robert Blankenburg
        GBS Asset Management – Manager – Vendor Tooling
        General Motors

        Bob Blankenburg has more than 34 years of experience in the automotive industry including positions in General Motors’ vehicle assembly plants, manufacturing engineering, product engineering and development, and program management. He currently leads the planning, development, and implementation of RFID solutions for GMs Assets Services – Vendor Tooling as...

        Ronald Mills
        Director of Asset Services
        General Motors

        Ronald Mills serves as the director of asset services at General Motors. Under his leadership, GM has been focused on transforming its vendor tooling management. He previously served as the director of engineering and program management for General Motors Components Holdings (GMCH) from 2009 to 2013. In this role, Ron...

        Tracks:
        • Keynotes

        Wednesday, April 11, 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM

        • Room: 220 C
        Many businesses enter into an RFID design plan hoping to realize significant cost savings, as well as supply chain visibility and efficiency gains. But achieving those goals may be difficult, as there are many design and deployment challenges. This session will discuss the technical aspects of designing passive UHF-based RFID... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Akshay Bal
        Global RFID Technology Expert
        Abbott Diagnostics

        Akshay Bal is an industry-recognized RFID innovator with extensive experience designing and implementing RFID and logistics systems for Fortune 1000 companies and U.S. government agencies. His contributions in the field of HF antenna design and building passive UHF RFID solutions have seen organizations successfully utilize and adapt RFID technology in...

        Tracks:
        • Technology and Infrastructure
        • Room: 210 B
        British retailer Jack Wills is using RFID to improve visibility into its stock movements. After a successful proof-of-concept at two of its stores, the chain—which operates more than 90 locations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Asia, the United States and the Middle East—is expanding the deployment. The firm is utilizing... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Gary Tattersall
        Director of Asset Protection & Risk Management
        Jack Wills

        Gary Tattersall is the Director of Asset Protection & Risk Management at Jack Wills, leading the loss prevention, brand protection, inventory control and health and safety teams. Since joining Jack Wills, Gary has been responsible for introducing numerous policies and procedures, providing solutions to reduce loss and mitigate risk globally...

        Tracks:
        • Retail/Apparel
        • Room: 210 A
        Pipettes are used by researchers in academic, biotech and pharmaceutical labs around the world. They are used hundreds of times a day in scientific experiments to transfer micro volumes of liquid from one vessel to another. Mettler-Toledo Rainin, a manufacturer of precision instruments and services for use in laboratories and... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Hans Bergmann
        Sr. Embedded Systems Engineer
        Mettler-Toledo Rainin, LLC

        ...

        Sicco Drion
        Marketing Program Manager
        Mettler-Toledo Rainin, LLC

        Throughout the past 10 years, Sicco Drion has driven several product and service innovation projects in different industries. He believes the key for success is a customer-centric approach: start with the customer need and develop the solution from there. In his current role at Mettler-Toledo Rainin, Sicco has been the...

        Tracks:
        • Health Care/Pharmaceutical
        • Room: 210 E
        RFID technology is rapidly moving up the supply chain to distribution centers and fulfillment centers. Some users have found a variety of ways in which to leverage RFID, from operational changes to the earliest emergence of item-level data exchange between supply chain partners, focusing on such high-cost issues as claims... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Justin Patton
        Director, RFID Center
        Auburn University

        Justin Patton oversees the RFID Lab at Auburn University, a research institute focused on the business case and technical implementation of RFID and other emerging technologies in retail, supply chain and manufacturing. He has participated in most of the seminal business case research for RFID in the United States for...

        Tracks:
        • Supply Chain/Logistics
        • Room: 210 C
        The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is using RFID technology to track the various components used to assemble the groundbreaking James Webb Space Telescope, a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror. Due to the size and scale of the project, NASA is utilizing a number of domestic... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Mr.  Basil Jeffers
        JWST Project Lead Parts Engineer
        NASA/A S & D

        A contractor to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD), Basil Jeffers is the Lead Project Parts Engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project, coordinating the parts control program and leading the RFID implementation for JWST. A recipient of NASA’s Silver Achievement Medal, Basil graduated from Hampton University,...

        Tracks:
        • Defense/Aerospace
        • Room: 210 D
        O-Ring Sales & Service, a Kansas City-based distributor of O-rings and specialized components, has developed an RFID-based solution to manage its industrial manufacturer customer's inventory at manufacturing sites. The system, known as ShelfAware, allows the supplier and its customers to track which components are onsite at any given time, via... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Andrew Johnson
        CEO
        ShelfAware, LLC

        Andrew Johnson is an entrepreneur, inventor, and business owner who started his career in industrial distribution with O-ring Sales & Service Inc. In recent years he has set out to redefine industrial distribution leveraging RFID technology, the internet, and the power of data, creating an intelligent inventory platform called ShelfAware....

        Tracks:
        • Manufacturing
        • Room: 220 B
        In this session, get a brief summary of the status of the Internet of Things and learn how connected devices are making a real impact across a growing number of industries. Hear some examples of the IoT in use today, as well as the technology's impact and where it's headed... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Steve Halliday
        President
        High Tech Aid

        ...

        Tracks:
        • Internet of Things
        • Room: 220 A
        South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, TransLink has launched a tap-less access system for those with mobility issues at 23 of the 56 Greater Vancouver area SkyTrain and SeaBus transit stations. The system employs radio frequency identification technology to prompt gates to open for those carrying UHF RFID-enabled badges so... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Nadia Krys P.Eng., P.E., PMP
        Senior Project Manager, Engineering & Project Services
        TransLink, South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority

        Nadia Krys has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering. She is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia and New York State and is a Project Management Professional. As an Engineer, she has a track record of managing and delivering complex, time-sensitive, multi-faceted and multi-stakeholder...

        Tracks:
        • Innovation

        Wednesday, April 11, 12:05 PM - 12:20 PM

        • Room: 210 B
        Following the company's recent launch of its patented "world first" 99%+ accurate wide-area passive RFID detection Space Ranger 9200 technology, PervasID has now launched a complete customer solution which includes an anti-theft RFID system using its Gate Ranger 9200 technology and a point-of-sale RFID system (POS Ranger). This allows retailers... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Dr.  Sithamparanathan Sabesan
        Founder & CEO
        PervasID

        Dr. Sabesan Sithamparanathan is co-founder and CEO of PervasID, a spin-off company from the University of Cambridge. He has worked on RFID since beginning his PhD on passive RFID real-time sensing systems for intelligent infrastructure at Cambridge University in 2007. The patented passive RFID system previously won him the Royal...

        Tracks:
        • Retail/Apparel

        Wednesday, April 11, 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM

        • Room: 220 C
        There are several critical elements to implement smarter cross-functional processes across an organization. Industries are realizing the benefits of RFID technology beyond asset tracking—harnessing the power of trusted RFID, NFC and BLE technologies, coupled with cloud services, to manage, monitor and measure the operational ecosystem. HID will provide a guided... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Richard Aufreiter
        Director, Product Marketing, Identification Technologies
        HID

        Richard Aufreiter, director of product marketing, with HID Global is driving HID’s diverse and flexible portfolio of identification technologies across frequencies and applications. With vast expertise in RFID, encryption systems, PKI, biometry and mobile security, he brings over 20 years of leading product management and engineering in the IT industry...

        Tracks:
        • Technology and Infrastructure
        • Room: 220 B
        The last 15 years of RFID tag production for the Internet of Things (IoT) and identification industry were characterized by processes which needed an extremely high attention in terms of quality control and process stability. Non-standardized and non-upgradeable solutions have mostly been applied. With the current breakthrough situation, the industry... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Jürgen Rexer
        Global Technical Sales Manager, RFID
        BW Papersystems

        Jürgen Rexer is driving the RFID activities of BW Papersystems (formerly bielomatik Leuze), a German innovator and globally leading supplier of RFID tag converting solutions, purchased by BW in 2015. He has a degree in telecommunications and draws from 20 years of experience in the RFID ecosystem...

        Tracks:
        • Internet of Things
          Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
          Tracks:
          • Innovation
            Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
            Tracks:
            • Health Care/Pharmaceutical
              Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
              Tracks:
              • Manufacturing
                Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
                Tracks:
                • Supply Chain/Logistics
                  Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
                  Tracks:
                  • Defense/Aerospace

                  Wednesday, April 11, 12:20 PM - 12:45 PM

                    Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
                    Tracks:
                    • Retail/Apparel

                    Wednesday, April 11, 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM

                      Lunch in RFID Journal LIBVE Exhibit Hall for all conference attendees....
                      Tracks:
                      • Defense/Aerospace
                      • Health Care/Pharmaceutical
                      • Innovation
                      • Internet of Things
                      • Manufacturing
                      • Retail/Apparel
                      • Special Events
                      • Supply Chain/Logistics
                      • Technology and Infrastructure

                      Wednesday, April 11, 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

                      • Room: 210 C
                      BAE Systems, an international defense, aerospace and security company, has deployed three RFID-enabled projects in its Electronic Warfare Integrated Manufacturing Center (EW-IMC): automated point-of-use (POU) material inventory replenishment, automated asset and tool tracking, and automated work-in-process (WIP) tracking. The projects increased production capacity and capability in its supply chain and... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Deirdre Schmidt
                      Operations Excellence Leader
                      BAE Systems

                      Dee is the Operational Excellence Leader working within the Electronic Systems. She has over 35 years of experience in Operations Leadership with concentrations in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Project Management, Sales, Operations Planning, and lean process. At BAE Dee is the Program Manager for ES RFID initiatives, Leader & SME for...

                      Tracks:
                      • Defense/Aerospace
                      • Room: 210 E
                      Daimler, a German multinational automotive corporation, is using RFID technology to perform automated inventory counts within warehouses, including third-party locations, for "empties" (pallet structures, racks or containers that hold manufactured parts, but without having those parts in the unit). The RFID-enabled technology, in combination with an autonomous flying drone, has... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Süleyman Karakurt
                      Manager, Mercedes Benz Cars
                      Daimler

                      Sueleyman Karakurt started his job at Daimler AG as a foundry man and worked there for 10 years. After his graduation in a master class for logistics he evolved into a manager in packaging in worldwide transportation logistics. His business lasts from providing the suppliers with packaging material up to...

                      Thorsten Weiler
                      Manager, Mercedes Benz Cars
                      Daimler

                      After finishing his studies in business administration, Thorsten Weiler entered Daimler as a Logistics Planner in 2005. After 6 years in several projects in Sindelfingen and Untertürkheim plant, he was appointed to Manager Logistics Planning plant Mannheim. In 2013, Thorsten took over Packaging Management department in plant Untertürkheim, being responsible...

                      Tracks:
                      • Supply Chain/Logistics
                      • Room: 220 C
                      Passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) systems have gained immense popularity due to groundbreaking advances in wireless devices and technologies for their wide-scale industrial applications in inventory tracking and management. This session will explore the potential of passive RFID systems for indoor localization by developing a grid-based experimental framework... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Dr.  Ismail Uysal
                      Director of RFID Lab for Applied Research and Assistant Professor
                      University of South Florida

                      Dr. Ismail Uysal has a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida. He is an assistant professor and the director of the University of South Florida's RFID Lab for Applied Research. His research focuses on RFID and wireless sensors for supply chain, pharmaceuticals and health care,...

                      Tracks:
                      • Technology and Infrastructure
                      • Room: 220 B
                      Thirty-six billion Internet of things (IoT) devices are expected to be in use by 2021—at least four for every person on the planet. Commissioning, connecting and controlling these devices, which will encompass everything from household items to health care to sports, will be a handful of technologies already in use.... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Paula Hunter
                      Executive Director
                      NFC Forum

                      Paula Hunter has a deep and broad background in technology association leadership, management, marketing, operations and business development. Before joining the NFC Forum, she served for several years as the executive director of the Outercurve Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission of enabling the exchange of code and understanding...

                      Tracks:
                      • Internet of Things
                      • Room: 210 B
                      Fashion brand Kevingston is employing an RFID system to improve its supply chain, boost speed and productivity, and reduce operating costs, while offering better service to its customers. Based in Argentina, the firm operates 300 stores throughout eight countries, as well as a 200,000-square-foot distribution center. Merchandise is tracked as... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Matias Sklar
                      CIO
                      Kevingston

                      Matias is the CIO of Kevingston, a leading company in casual wear. He oversaw the RFID implementation in the Distribution Center and in the stores. Matias is a Systems Engineer and has a degree from the National Technological University. ...

                      Roberto Blazquez
                      CEO
                      Kevingston

                      Roberto is the CEO of Kevingston since 2002, a leading company in casual wear. He has been working in the fashion retail sector for more than 20 years. Roberto's led the initiative to implement RFID in the Distribution Center and the stores. ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Retail/Apparel
                      • Room: 220 A
                      Franklin County's Coyle Free Library, in Chambersburg, Pa., has installed two high-frequency (HF) RFID-enabled vending machines to check out or rent DVDs and CDs to patrons. The system provides automated borrowing of movies and games, while tags on books, laptops and other media, as well as portals at the door,... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Denise Bigham
                      Director of Library Services/Library Director, Coyle Free Library
                      Franklin County Library System

                      Denice Bigham is from Chambersburg, Pa., and is serving in her hometown library. She's been with the Franklin County Library System for 15 years, serving the past seven years at the Coyle Free Library. Besides guiding Coyle, Denice manages the Library System's technology initiatives and works with leadership to improve...

                      Tracks:
                      • Innovation
                      • Room: 210 A
                      St. James's Hospital (SJH), a 60-acre medical campus with 1,085 beds and more than 4,500 employees, located in Dublin, Ireland, is using GS1 EPC RFID technology to track the location and identification of people and assets on their journey through the hospital. SJH also monitors the locations of precious samples... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Greg Magrane
                      Project Manager
                      St. James's Hospital

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Health Care/Pharmaceutical
                      • Room: 210 D
                      Vitamix, a blending equipment manufacturer, has integrated Near Field Communication (NFC) technology into its new ASCENT Series of blenders with the goal of improving customer convenience and safety. The company is installing NFC RFID readers into the bases of its machines and providing accompanying food containers with embedded tags, air-coil... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Dave Kolar
                      Senior Engineering Manager, Technology
                      Vitamix

                      Dave Kolar is an innovator whose creations continue to drive the appliance world forward. He and his team have created concepts that are mainstays at some of the world’s largest retailers, coffee chains and global QSR’s. Dave is the Senior Engineering Manager at Vitamix with over 20...

                      Tracks:
                      • Manufacturing

                      Wednesday, April 11, 3:50 PM - 4:30 PM

                      • Room: 220 B
                      The city of Fishers, Indiana, together with ClearObject as anchor tenant and consulting partner Indiana University, is launching a laboratory facility dedicated to research and development of Internet of Things-based technologies. The new laboratory, known as IoT Lab-Fishers, is part of an existing project known as Launch Fishers, aimed at... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      John McDonald
                      CEO
                      ClearObject

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Internet of Things
                      • Room: 210 C
                      Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd. services more than 200 aircraft in heavy maintenance every year. Most of its mechanics possess their own tools and toolboxes, and at the end of each shift, mechanics are required to carry out inventory checks to ensure no... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Patrick Wong
                      Executive General Manager, Line Services
                      Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited

                      Mr. Patrick Wong has 35 years of experience in aircraft maintenance and engineering for airlines and MRO. Mr Wong is the holder of UKCAA and HKCAD aircraft maintenance license and maintenance approval of modern jet aircraft such as Boeing B747, Airbus A320, A330, A340. After working in Airline Engineering department...

                      Tracks:
                      • Defense/Aerospace
                      • Room: 210 D
                      Global printing solutions company Lexmark International has developed two models of UHF RFID-enabled color laser printers designed to enable customers to quickly encode and print RFID labels. The printers are being used by manufacturing and logistics companies to print and encode color labels with built-in UHF RFID functionality. Learn how... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      John Linton
                      Senior Director, Global Industries
                      Lexmark

                      John Linton leads Lexmark’s strategic development of solutions and services for the retail and manufacturing industries. Linton joined Lexmark at the company’s inception in 1991 and has held a variety of leadership roles including research and development, North America channel sales, business development, and industries specific to healthcare, government...

                      Tom D'Andrea
                      Product Manager
                      Lexmark

                      Thomas D’Andrea helps manufacturing and distribution clients improve document-based processes through best-practice use of advanced print and scan technologies. He brings 40 years of experience in production management, technical sales, business development and process consulting. He previously served as a business development manager for an RFID-based asset management group...

                      Tracks:
                      • Manufacturing
                      • Room: 220 C
                      With a greater emphasis on damage prevention, litigation avoidance, regulations to improve the quantity and accuracy of infrastructure records, and new equipment and technological advancements, RFID continues to improve the way we mark, identify and locate underground assets. Berntsen's InfraMarker solution suite seamlessly links physical markers with field-collection devices and... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Mike Klonsinki
                      Business Development Director
                      Berntsen International

                      Mike Klonsinski is Berntsen International's director of business development and leads the company's development of the InfraMarker System. The InfraMarker System integrates patented UHF RFID technology with mobile software and cloud technology to create an improved method for marking underground utilities....

                      Tracks:
                      • Technology and Infrastructure
                      • Room: 210 B
                      Fashion brand River Island operates more than 350 stores throughout Europe, the Philippines and the Middle East, as well as a high-traffic website that ships to more than 100 countries worldwide. This session will cover River Island’s use of RFID from its initial trial to its rollout. Hear how the... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Martin Speed
                      Safety and Loss Programs Manager
                      River Island

                      Martin Speed manages the RFID project at River Island. His wealth of commercial experience was built up at New Look, Phones4U, DSG and the British Retail Consortium, as well as through consultancy. A graduate of UCL, Martin has an M.Sc. from Cranfield and a Ph.D. from Surrey University....

                      Tracks:
                      • Retail/Apparel
                      • Room: 220 A
                      The MIT Media Lab has developed an RFID system that would allow users to capture tag reads with a small drone carrying a virtual antenna array to forward data between tags and a reader. The UHF RFID tag-reading system, known as RFly, keeps the RFID reader on the ground, while... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Fadel Adib
                      Assistant Professor
                      MIT

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Innovation
                      • Room: 210 A
                      Wayne HealthCare, a 100-bed hospital, is employing radio frequency identification to lower the cost of managing IT assets and improve patient services. After successfully deploying an RFID asset-management solution that achieved an ROI within a year, the facility implemented an RFID patient-tracking system the following year. Learn how Wayne HealthCare... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Shelton Monger
                      Chief Information Officer, Corporate Compliance Officer
                      Wayne HealthCare

                      Shelton Monger has served as the CIO, CISO and corporate compliance officer for Wayne HealthCare since 2010. Most of his 35-year career has been spent in medical information systems and medical informatics, much of it with the U.S. Department of Defense in both active duty Air Force and contractor roles....

                      Tracks:
                      • Health Care/Pharmaceutical
                      • Room: 210 E
                      Weir Oil & Gas, an upstream provider of pressure-pumping and -control equipment and services, has combined RFID technology with its Asset Management Program, bringing greater visibility and functionality to the way in which service companies manage iron assets from the field. Weir's SPM RFID technology streamlines inspection processes, providing the... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      LJ Howell
                      Warranty and Special Projects Manager
                      Weir Oil & Gas

                      As the warranty and special projects manager for Weir Oil & Gas, LJ Howell draws on his experience managing the warranty department of a national homebuilder, as well as managing restaurants and serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. He enjoys golfing with his son and is a jiu-jitsu blue belt....

                      Tracks:
                      • Supply Chain/Logistics

                      Wednesday, April 11, 4:40 PM - 5:20 PM

                      • Room: 220 B
                      With Bluetooth radios shrinking to be smaller than RFID tags, smartphones and Wi-Fi routers can now provide gateways between the worlds of consumer packaged goods (CPG) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Understanding this new technology is not enough when changing the whole lifecycle of products that weren't previously connected.... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Steve Statler
                      Senior VP of Marketing and Business Development
                      Wiliot

                      Steve Statler is the author of Beacon Technologies, the presenter of the Mister Beacon podcast and the senior VP at Wiliot. Prior to working at Wiliot, he served as the senior director of strategy at Qualcomm Retail Solutions. Wiliot is a fabless semiconductor company whose mission is to scale the...

                      Tracks:
                      • Internet of Things
                      • Room: 210 E
                      The Hellenic Army, the land force of Greece, is using RFID capability to provide oversight of its global defense supply chain, as well as support efficiencies both in military operations and at the supply depot. Learn how the implementation of RFID technology throughout the Hellenic Military Logistics System is achieving... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Colonel  Theodoros Zikos
                      Director C-Branch (Logistics)
                      Hellenic Army

                      Colonel Theodoros Zikos is the General’s Office Director (C Branch – Logistics Department) of the Hellenic Army. He holds an MBA, a Masters in Logistics Management and a Master of Arts in International Relations and National Security Studies. He is currently a PhD candidate in life cycle cost of the...

                      Tracks:
                      • Supply Chain/Logistics
                      • Room: 220 C
                      Hewlett-Packard LATAM has been among the most aggressive companies in embracing new technologies, such as RFID, as a business driver to leverage its supply chain to a new degree and to take its business to the digital world. This has included the adoption of RFID in 100 percent of the... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Rafael Rapp
                      Business Operations Manager, LATAM SC OPS
                      HP, Inc

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Technology and Infrastructure
                      • Room: 210 A
                      The process of providing orthopedic medical devices to health-care facilities can carry health risks, as well as inefficiencies. In order to improve the safety and effectivity of delivering such devices to those facilities and their patients, Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics has developed a computerized mobile implant and instrumentation inventory system utilizing... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Michael Nugent
                      Chief Revenue Officer
                      Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics

                      ...

                      Paul Vasta Ph.D.
                      Chief Technology Officer
                      Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Health Care/Pharmaceutical
                      • Room: 210 D
                      Weatherford, one of the largest oilfield services companies provides technologies and services for formation evaluation, well construction, completion, stimulation and production, has expanded its existing RFID technology programs to manage the operation of downhole tools during the hydraulic fracturing and stimulation processes. The firm is integrating LF RFID readers in... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Euan Murdoch
                      RFID Completions Product Line Manager
                      Weatherford

                      Euan Murdoch has 10 years' experience in the completions and formation evaluation sectors of the oil industry. He has held a variety of operational, technical and management positions within these areas. Euan is currently responsible for the technical development and commercialization of Weatherford's RFID completions product line, including the design...

                      Tracks:
                      • Manufacturing
                      • Room: 210 B
                      Sonae, based in Portugal, is primarily a retail company, operating a number of brands in the specialized retail market, including the electronics, sports and fashion sectors. The firm also operates hypermarkets, supermarkets and shopping centers, and has a presence in more than 60 countries worldwide. Sonae is using RFID in... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Marco Cunha
                      Supply Chain Director
                      Sonae

                      Marco Cunha has managed supply chain for more than 15 years for several retailers in Portugal. He started his professional life in Continente hypermarket in 2003. He has been the Sports Division Supply Chain Director at Sonae for the past five years and in September moved to the Fashion Division,...

                      Tracks:
                      • Retail/Apparel
                      • Room: 210 C
                      Aerospace manufacturing organizations can significantly improve operational efficiency by undergoing system-wide business analysis before implementing an RFID or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) program. A proper implementation of a business-optimization strategy can provide immediate cost savings, capacity improvements, productivity gains and a clear definition of requirements for the IIOT or... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Cris Frusina
                      Technical Program Manager
                      CREAN & ASSOCIATES

                      Cris brings over 10 years of experience delivering software and hardware solutions in the IIoT industry. He’s currently a Technical Program Manager at Crean & Associates where he will be supporting the Aerospace & Manufacturing industry with his expertise in wireless technologies, program management and software & hardware solutions....

                      James Crean
                      President/CTO
                      CREAN & ASSOCIATES

                      James is President of Crean & Associates, providing Aerospace Technical and Operations SMEs. Prior, James was Systems Engineer and Program / Operations Manager at Hughes/Boeing where he developed the Lean Six Sigma program. James holds an MBA, MS Aerospace Engineering, BS Mechanical/Materials Engineering from UCLA, USC, and UC Berkeley....

                      Tracks:
                      • Defense/Aerospace
                      • Room: 220 A
                      When the assortment of emerging technologies associated with the fourth Industrial Revolution (RFID-enabled sensors, the Internet of Things, blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics and more) come online, our industry—and the world—as we know it today will be transformed in unprecedented ways. While it may be impossible to predict exactly which trends... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Michael Liard
                      Industry Analyst
                      Liard Research & Consulting

                      Michael Liard is a veteran research analyst who has spent the last 10 years tracking developments in the automatic identification and data capture market. He has been providing strategic insight and analysis on the RFID market, based on a deep understanding of industry dynamics, end-user applications and enabling technologies. His...

                      Tracks:
                      • Innovation

                      Thursday, April 12, 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

                      • Room: 210 B
                      Customers often want to authenticate and verify the products they buy. Toward this end, Welspun, one of the world's largest home textiles manufacturers, has developed a revolutionary and industry-defining track-and-trace solution that delivers traceability of cotton from the farm at which it was grown to the finished product being shipped... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Vipin Gandhi
                      Corporate Strategy & Excellence Head
                      Welspun

                      Vipin Gandhi began his career in 2006 with Welspun Group, a $3 billion Indian multinational organization with interests in large-diameter pipes, home textiles, renewable energy and steel. He has been involved in developing strategies for business, including achieving market leadership in the global and domestic large-diameter pipes market, as well...

                      Tracks:
                      • Retail/Apparel
                      • Room: 210 A
                      Adana Integrated Health Campus consist of three hospitals (a 1,300-bed main hospital, a 150-bed physical therapy and rehabilitation hospital, and a 100-bed high-security criminal psychiatric facility), for a total capacity of 1,550 beds. With more than 16,000 patients treated each day, the firm faced many operations and logistics challenges. Learn... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Yasin Yarbay
                      Coordinator, Health Ministry
                      Turkish Ministry of Health

                      ...

                      Yunus Koleoglu
                      Information Technologies Manager
                      Ronesans

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Health Care/Pharmaceutical
                      • Room: 220 B
                      Leading companies across all industries in Brazil are deploying radio frequency identification and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to track assets, manage inventory levels, improve customer service and much more. Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and the fifth largest country in the world. Recently, the nation's federal... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Edson Perin
                      Editor
                      RFID Journal Brazil

                      Edson Perin has more than 25 years' experience as a journalist, and is a writer and blogger with a specialized background in digital communications and information technology and communication (IT&C) in the corporate environment. Mr. Perin is the editor of RFID Journal Brasil, as well as the director of Netpress...

                      Tracks:
                      • Internet of Things
                      • Room: 210 C
                      This session, taking place before the Expert Panel: DOD Enhances Asset Visibility for Warfighters, will provide an overview of how AIT and RFID technologies can be leveraged across the entire spectrum of military operations. Gain an understanding of how the U.S. Department of Defense is using the technologies across all... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Hal Casey
                      Director, DON and DOD Systems
                      U.S. Navy

                      Hal Casey has more than 35 years of experience in the military, commercial and government sectors, and is well versed in the use and application of emerging technologies. Responsible for the oversight and management of both the Navy's AIT Program Office and IUID Program Management Office, his duties include the...

                      Tracks:
                      • Defense/Aerospace
                      • Room: 220 C
                      The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has imposed a set of new regulations for RFID technology, including authorization, marketing, importation and even the labeling of low-power RF devices, as well as increasing enforcement of its RF equipment authorization rules. These rules apply not only to RFID equipment manufacturers, importers and vendors,... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Ronald Quirk, Jr., Esq.
                      Head of IoT Practice
                      Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC

                      Ronald E. Quirk, Jr. is head of Marashlian & Donahue’s Internet of Things and Connected Devices Practice Group. Mr. Quirk’s career spans more than 20 years, including several years at AMLAW 100 firms and the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). Mr. Quirk’s focuses his practice on a variety of...

                      Tracks:
                      • Technology and Infrastructure
                      • Room: 210 D
                      Blue Bird, an American bus manufacturer, needed a real-time yard-management solution that would enable it to monitor the locations of its vehicles on a 40-acre lot. In addition to its vast size, the project also posed technological challenges, because the system needed to be able to read the tags inside... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Matt Walker
                      Manufacturing Engineering Specialist, AWS Certified Welding Inspector
                      Blue Bird Corporation

                      Matt Walker is tasked with finding and implementing technology-based solutions to help in the production of large school buses at Blue Bird's main plant in Fort Valley, Ga. He also trains new employees in production technology and serves as senior support for the company's Manufacturing Engineering group....

                      Tracks:
                      • Manufacturing
                      • Room: 220 A
                      Compass Marketing, a consumer goods marketing company, has developed a one-cent ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tag for its Powershelf brand that will work with its smart-shelf solutions to track products stocked on RFID-reader equipped shelves. The Powershelf technology is designed to enable stores to electronically update prices on small LCD screens... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      John White
                      Chairman/CEO
                      Compass Marketing Inc.

                      John White serves as the CEO of Powershelf, leading retailers and consumer goods companies in creating IoT Smart Retail environments. Mr. White is also the Chairman and CEO of Compass Marketing, Inc., an industry leader in strategic marketing and sales consultation for many global consumer packaged goods companies. John holds...

                      Tracks:
                      • Innovation
                      • Room: 210 E
                      Many cities throughout South America, particularly those located in Argentina, face serious problems in urban solid waste management. These difficulties are due to several factors, including the absence of parameters for measurement, as well as obstacles to tracking usage. One way to collect waste is through containerized routes. These routes... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Prof. Ind. Eng.  Ernesto Castagnet MSc. IMSE
                      Associate Professor, AutoID Evangelist
                      Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS)

                      Ernesto Castagnet has worked in the auto-ID industry since his studies at Ohio University, where he served as the technical director of the Center for Automatic Identification, Education & Research (CAIDER). Before founding his own company, he worked for Sulzer and Dow Chemical Co. (formerly PBB Polisur), where he gained...

                      Tracks:
                      • Supply Chain/Logistics

                      Thursday, April 12, 9:45 AM - 10:25 AM

                      • Room: 210 D
                      RFID can deliver a great deal of benefits to manufacturers in many different areas, but without coherent strategies, companies often wind up deploying the technology piecemeal, only to find that it fails to meet their longer-term needs. This session will explain how to create a long-term strategy that can enable... ...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:
                      • Manufacturing
                      • Room: 210 C
                      This panel will focus on the importance of the U.S. Department of Defense, industry and academia partnerships for effective use of automatic identification technology (AIT) to enhance many of the DOD's business processes. The panelists will discuss the AIT efforts of their company or agency, their role in supporting the... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Dawn Fiorentino Izzi
                      Consultant
                      Department of Defense/AMPIO

                      ...

                      Dominique Rhines
                      Lead USMC Distribution Systems Functional Advocate and RFID Co-lead
                      U.S.M.C.

                      ...

                      Hal Casey
                      Director, DON and DOD Systems
                      U.S. Navy

                      Hal Casey has more than 35 years of experience in the military, commercial and government sectors, and is well versed in the use and application of emerging technologies. Responsible for the oversight and management of both the Navy's AIT Program Office and IUID Program Management Office, his duties include the...

                      James Alexander
                      Product Director, Automated Movement and Identification Solutions
                      U. S. Army/AMIS

                      James L. Alexander is the product lead for the U.S. Army's Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (AMIS) division. His program is responsible for sustaining the Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility (RF-ITV) and the Transportation Coordinators' - Automated Information for Movements, Version II (TC-AIMS II) systems. Additionally, AMIS manages all DOD AIT...

                      Michael Crawford
                      Transportation Specialist
                      U.S. Transportation Command

                      Assigned as a Transportation Specialist, Distribution Portfolio Capabilities and Transformation Branch, at United States Transportation Command, Scott AFB, IL. He works with DoD Services and agencies to ensure DoD AIT/ITV policies and process improvement efforts support the war fighters' operational requirements. Mr. Crawford's current focus is integrating AIT...

                      Sauna Marshall
                      AF/A4 CIO Support to Logistics, Engineering, & Force Protection for Mobile Technology
                      U.S. Air Force

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Defense/Aerospace
                      • Room: 210 E
                      Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District has reduced its inventory spending by 30 percent through the use of RFID technology to prevent duplicate ordering and expirations. The district's crews and equipment (including seven vehicles) are located at six different stations, and it stores medical equipment and supplies within its vehicles,... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Richard Scott
                      Deputy Chief
                      Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District

                      Deputy Chief Richie Scott is a 25-year veteran with the Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District. He is a firefighter, EMT and Paramedic who currently oversees the EMS division among other responsibilities. He pursues new programs and technology to better serve the needs of the community....

                      Tracks:
                      • Supply Chain/Logistics
                      • Room: 210 A
                      Limited visibility to field and consigned inventory has significant impacts on business decisions for medical device manufacturers and their distributors. RFID, as well as cloud platforms and consumer smart devices, gives an opportunity to manufacturers to get real-time visibility of field inventory, gaining control of their inventory, improving sales efficiency... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Sanjiv Dua
                      CEO
                      RFID4U

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Health Care/Pharmaceutical
                      • Room: 210 B
                      GS1 has formed a Mission Specific Working Group to "define a standard structure for URIs” connecting products to the Web with GS1 identifiers, whether a 2D bar code, a QR code, a Near Field Communication (NFC) tag or an ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tag, or any combination of those technologies. A specification would enable a... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Niall Murphy
                      Co-founder and CEO
                      EVRYTHNG

                      Niall Murphy is the co-founder and CEO of EVRYTHNG, a pioneer of the Internet of Things that provides a digital identity on the Web for billions of consumer products. A computer scientist by training, Niall is a technologist, serial entrepreneur and angel investor. With 25 years of experience in innovation...

                      Tracks:
                      • Retail/Apparel
                      • Room: 220 A
                      Come with us on a fun, light-hearted, yet informative review of RFID-related patents that were awarded during the past year or so. Which seem like duds? Which may change the world with their innovations? The presenter is a college professor with a specialization in technology management. Join him as he... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Kevin Berisso, Ph.D.
                      Director, AutoID Lab
                      University of Memphis

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Innovation
                      • Room: 220 B
                      Construction, defense, engineering, railways: these industries face many of the same challenges, such as cost pressures, counterfeiting and the race to digitize their physical worlds. All share a mutual need for transparent processes to optimize their supply chains from raw materials to final customer. Standardization and globally unique identification of... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Enzo Blonk
                      Director Industry Engagement Technical Industries
                      GS1

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Internet of Things
                      • Room: 220 C
                      Blockchain enables companies to record every event or transaction within a supply chain. This information can then be shared in a secure, transparent and efficient manner. What are the challenges of implementing a blockchain system? AIM has put together an expert panel that will answer that question and more. This... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Chuck Evanhoe
                      Aware Innovations

                      ...

                      David Krebs
                      Executive VP, Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices
                      VDC Research

                      ...

                      Jeanne Duckett
                      Manager, Technology Development
                      Avery Dennison

                      ...

                      Sowmya Varadarajan
                      Center of Competency-Internet of Things (IoT)
                      IBM

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Technology and Infrastructure

                      Thursday, April 12, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                      • Room: 220 B
                      This award will be given to the company that exhibits the best new RFID product or service at RFID Journal LIVE! 2018. An independent panel of judges has selected 10 finalists, which have been divided into two groups. Each finalist will speak for a few minutes about its product. The 5 finalists... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      George Dyche
                      Director, RFID Innovation & Product Management
                      Avery Dennison

                      George Dyche leads development of the Avery Dennison RFID division’s UHF, HF, and NFC media products. George joined Avery Dennison in 2004 as senior RFID engineer and was instrumental in crafting the test capabilities at the company’s RFID Technical Center. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from...

                      John Sailer
                      Chief Operating Officer
                      Bluvision/HID Global

                      As COO of HID Global’s Bluvision, John is responsible for scaling operations and growing Bluvision from a disruptive technology startup into a mainstream technology leader. John’s background includes; launching new ventures, growing organizations and driving market leadership. Previously, he held leadership roles at Motorola, i2 Technologies, GERS Retail Systems and...

                      Paul Muller
                      RFID Business Unit Leader
                      EM Micro

                      Paul holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from EPF Lausanne. After a career designing radio frequency transceivers for connectivity and cellular applications, Paul joined EM Microelectronic in January 2015 to lead the RFID development and business activities. His focus is on enabling customers to differentiate through innovative and...

                      Dr.  Sithamparanathan Sabesan
                      Founder & CEO
                      PervasID

                      Dr. Sabesan Sithamparanathan is co-founder and CEO of PervasID, a spin-off company from the University of Cambridge. He has worked on RFID since beginning his PhD on passive RFID real-time sensing systems for intelligent infrastructure at Cambridge University in 2007. The patented passive RFID system previously won him the Royal...

                      Therese Myers
                      CEO
                      Infratab

                      Terry drives Infratab’s strategy and leads the Infratab team, bringing more than twenty-five years of experience in creating innovative products in new market categories. Terry’s experience in software and technology comes from fourteen years as President/co-Founder of Quarterdeck, a PC software utility company. Prior to Quarterdeck, Terry was Vice-President of...

                      Tracks:
                      • Internet of Things
                      • Room: 210 A
                      Each year, RFID Journal recognizes companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or introduction of a valuable new RFID product or service. The three finalists in the Best Health Care Implementation, selected by an independent panel of judges, will each have 10 minutes... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Greg Magrane
                      Project Manager
                      St. James's Hospital

                      ...

                      Dr.  Jason Yao
                      AUM Cardiovascular

                      ...

                      Yasin Yarbay
                      Coordinator, Health Ministry
                      Turkish Ministry of Health

                      ...

                      Yunus Koleoglu
                      Information Technologies Manager
                      Ronesans

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Health Care/Pharmaceutical
                      • Room: 210 E
                      This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve its logistics or supply chain operations. The three finalists, selected by an independent panel of judges, will each have 10 minutes to make a presentation. The finalists are: • Daimler  • ShelfAware • Ternium...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Andrew Johnson
                      CEO
                      ShelfAware, LLC

                      Andrew Johnson is an entrepreneur, inventor, and business owner who started his career in industrial distribution with O-ring Sales & Service Inc. In recent years he has set out to redefine industrial distribution leveraging RFID technology, the internet, and the power of data, creating an intelligent inventory platform called ShelfAware....

                      Estefanny Elizondo
                      Project Leader

                      ...

                      Süleyman Karakurt
                      Manager, Mercedes Benz Cars
                      Daimler

                      Sueleyman Karakurt started his job at Daimler AG as a foundry man and worked there for 10 years. After his graduation in a master class for logistics he evolved into a manager in packaging in worldwide transportation logistics. His business lasts from providing the suppliers with packaging material up to...

                      Thorsten Weiler
                      Manager, Mercedes Benz Cars
                      Daimler

                      After finishing his studies in business administration, Thorsten Weiler entered Daimler as a Logistics Planner in 2005. After 6 years in several projects in Sindelfingen and Untertürkheim plant, he was appointed to Manager Logistics Planning plant Mannheim. In 2013, Thorsten took over Packaging Management department in plant Untertürkheim, being responsible...

                      Tracks:
                      • Supply Chain/Logistics
                      • Room: 210 D
                      This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve its manufacturing operations. The three finalists, selected by an independent panel of judges, will each have 10 minutes to make a presentation. The finalists are: • BAE Systems • General Motors • Marzotto Textile... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Andrea Spanevello
                      Project Manager
                      Marzotto

                      Andrea Spanevello is an experienced manager in outsourcing management and internal IT areas, including technology innovation, team management and project planning. He is focused on improvement by identifying areas of innovation, and in bringing value by applying the best technology currently available to business processes. He plans, implements and governs...

                      Deirdre Schmidt
                      Operations Excellence Leader
                      BAE Systems

                      Dee is the Operational Excellence Leader working within the Electronic Systems. She has over 35 years of experience in Operations Leadership with concentrations in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Project Management, Sales, Operations Planning, and lean process. At BAE Dee is the Program Manager for ES RFID initiatives, Leader & SME for...

                      Lloyd Luettke
                      RFID - Vendor Tooling Asset Management
                      General Motors

                      Lloyd Luettke serves as the Tooling Specialist for Vendor Tooling – RFID Asset Management for General Motors. Currently, as a RFID Asset Management team member, Lloyd works directly with the supply base to identify high value GM assets and deploy RFID Beacon tags at their facilities in North America...

                      Robert Blankenburg
                      GBS Asset Management – Manager – Vendor Tooling
                      General Motors

                      Bob Blankenburg has more than 34 years of experience in the automotive industry including positions in General Motors’ vehicle assembly plants, manufacturing engineering, product engineering and development, and program management. He currently leads the planning, development, and implementation of RFID solutions for GMs Assets Services – Vendor Tooling as...

                      Ronald Mills
                      Director of Asset Services
                      General Motors

                      Ronald Mills serves as the director of asset services at General Motors. Under his leadership, GM has been focused on transforming its vendor tooling management. He previously served as the director of engineering and program management for General Motors Components Holdings (GMCH) from 2009 to 2013. In this role, Ron...

                      Tracks:
                      • Manufacturing
                      • Room: 210 C
                      This award will be given to the company that exhibits the best new RFID product or service at RFID Journal LIVE! 2018. An independent panel of judges has selected 10 finalists, which have been divided into two groups. Each finalist will speak for a few minutes about its product. The finalists... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Charlie Greene
                      Chief Operating & Technical Officer
                      Powercast

                      Dr. Charles Greene, CTO at Powercast, is an expert in Radio Frequency (RF) including wireless power transfer, antenna design, and RFID. He has over forty patents worldwide and is a published author and accomplished presenter. He holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh....

                      Jo Major PhD
                      CEO
                      SensThys

                      ...

                      Nicholas Singh
                      Co-Founder and Head of Technology
                      Seeonic

                      Mr. Singh is the principal architect and designer of Seeonic’s patented technology. His extensive database and web development experience along with a formal education in electrical engineering has been the mainstay in product development. Mr. Singh worked on several projects for Honeywell in computer processor design. Mr....

                      Scott Krynock
                      Product Marketing Director
                      SMARTRAC

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Defense/Aerospace
                      • Room: 210 B
                      This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology in a retail implementation. The three finalists in the Best Retail Implementation category, selected by an independent panel of judges, will each have 10 minutes to make a presentation. The finalists are: • River... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Marco Cunha
                      Supply Chain Director
                      Sonae

                      Marco Cunha has managed supply chain for more than 15 years for several retailers in Portugal. He started his professional life in Continente hypermarket in 2003. He has been the Sports Division Supply Chain Director at Sonae for the past five years and in September moved to the Fashion Division,...

                      Martin Speed
                      Safety and Loss Programs Manager
                      River Island

                      Martin Speed manages the RFID project at River Island. His wealth of commercial experience was built up at New Look, Phones4U, DSG and the British Retail Consortium, as well as through consultancy. A graduate of UCL, Martin has an M.Sc. from Cranfield and a Ph.D. from Surrey University....

                      Tracks:
                      • Retail/Apparel
                      • Room: 220 A
                      This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology in an industry other than those above. The finalists, selected by an independent panel of judges, will each have 10 minutes to make a presentation. The finalists are: • Codelco  • Gate Gourmet  • Hong Kong... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Patrick Wong
                      Executive General Manager, Line Services
                      Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited

                      Mr. Patrick Wong has 35 years of experience in aircraft maintenance and engineering for airlines and MRO. Mr Wong is the holder of UKCAA and HKCAD aircraft maintenance license and maintenance approval of modern jet aircraft such as Boeing B747, Airbus A320, A330, A340. After working in Airline Engineering department...

                      Tracks:
                      • Innovation
                      • Room: 220 C
                      This award will be given to the end-user company that has best used RFID technology to enhance an existing product or service. The three finalists, selected by an independent panel of judges, will each have 10 minutes to make a presentation....
                      Speaker(s)
                      Dave Kolar
                      Senior Engineering Manager, Technology
                      Vitamix

                      Dave Kolar is an innovator whose creations continue to drive the appliance world forward. He and his team have created concepts that are mainstays at some of the world’s largest retailers, coffee chains and global QSR’s. Dave is the Senior Engineering Manager at Vitamix with over 20...

                      Joanne Watters
                      General Manager
                      Intelligent Devices SEZC Inc. (IDI)

                      Joanne’s adherence journey using RFID packaging started back in the day when industry used the term non-compliance. Turned out it was often mixed with the regulatory wording of non-compliance rather than medication non-compliance. Here we are today; medication non-adherence. Wording may have changed but the high rate...

                      Yerzhan Meirambayev
                      Senior Cybersecurity (AVSEC) Specialist
                      KazAeroNavigatsia

                      ...

                      Tracks:
                      • Technology and Infrastructure

                      Thursday, April 12, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

                        Lunch in RFID Journal LIBVE Exhibit Hall for all conference attendees....
                        Tracks:
                        • Special Events

                        Thursday, April 12, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

                        • Room: Awards Theater, Booth 857
                        Each year, RFID Journal recognizes companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or the introduction of a valuable new RFID product or service. A group of more than 25 independent judges selected finalists in each of seven categories. This year's winners will be... ...read more...
                        Tracks:
                        • Keynotes

                        Thursday, April 12, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

                        • Room: 210 D
                        This session will focus on a brief introduction and overview of RFID concepts, including the components of an RFID system, standards and regulations, tag memory and tag operations. It is suggested that attendees review RFID concepts in preparation of attending this session. RFID4U has created a comprehensive resource center that... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Archit Dua
                        Project Manager
                        RFID4U

                        ...

                        Rajesh Subramanian
                        Project Manager
                        RFID4U

                        ...

                        Tracks:
                        • RFID Applications Developers Master Class

                        Thursday, April 12, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

                        • Room: 210 C
                        Understanding how passive UHF tags perform and why some tags do so better than others is critical to achieving high read rates in any RFID deployment. This session will explain the types of tag antennas, and how different antennas perform with linear and circular polarized reader antennas, tag detuning and... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Gene Donlan
                        Systems Architect
                        RFID4U

                        ...

                        Sanjiv Dua
                        CEO
                        RFID4U

                        ...

                        Tracks:
                        • Master Class: Benchmarking UHF RFID Hardware

                        Thursday, April 12, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                        • Room: 210 D
                        This module will kick off with explaining how to connect and configure an out-of-the-box fixed RFID reader, and then proceed to RFID programming concepts. The presenter will discuss and provide an overview of available SDKs and EMDKs for major RFID readers and the associated RFID programming concepts with code examples,... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Archit Dua
                        Project Manager
                        RFID4U

                        ...

                        Rajesh Subramanian
                        Project Manager
                        RFID4U

                        ...

                        Tracks:
                        • RFID Applications Developers Master Class

                        Thursday, April 12, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

                        • Room: 210 C
                        In this session, the presenter will explain how to test tags' orientation sensitivity, and explore ways to test the efficiency of tags and their ability to harvest energy and respond to readers. Participants will learn how to measure tag performance in free air and on different types of products and... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Gene Donlan
                        Systems Architect
                        RFID4U

                        ...

                        Sanjiv Dua
                        CEO
                        RFID4U

                        ...

                        Tracks:
                        • Master Class: Benchmarking UHF RFID Hardware

                        Thursday, April 12, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                        • Room: 210 D
                        The presenter will conduct a live demo of the tag access operations (read, write, lock and kill), along with code explanation....
                        Speaker(s)
                        Archit Dua
                        Project Manager
                        RFID4U

                        ...

                        Rajesh Subramanian
                        Project Manager
                        RFID4U

                        ...

                        Tracks:
                        • RFID Applications Developers Master Class

                        Thursday, April 12, 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

                          Tracks:
                          • Special Events

                          Thursday, April 12, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

                          • Room: 210 C
                          Readers are the other critical element in any passive UHF RFID system. This session will explain how to create test plans, procedures and metrics to determine essential benchmarking parameters, including reader sensitivity, when picking up signals from passive UHF tags. The presenter will also explore RFID reader interfaces and the... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Gene Donlan
                          Systems Architect
                          RFID4U

                          ...

                          Sanjiv Dua
                          CEO
                          RFID4U

                          ...

                          Tracks:
                          • Master Class: Benchmarking UHF RFID Hardware
                          • Room: 210 D
                          The session will provide an overview of handheld and mobile readers, as well as a live demonstration of some of the capabilities and advantages of integrating RFID handhelds and mobile readers into an RFID system and how to write applications on them....
                          Speaker(s)
                          Archit Dua
                          Project Manager
                          RFID4U

                          ...

                          Rajesh Subramanian
                          Project Manager
                          RFID4U

                          ...

                          Tracks:
                          • RFID Applications Developers Master Class

                          Thursday, April 12, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

                          • Room: 210 C
                          The performance of an RFID system can be optimized by the types of antennas you choose. In this session, the presenter will demonstrate types of antennas for stationary and handheld readers, as well as parameters like directive gain, and show how antenna performance can be measured....
                          Speaker(s)
                          Gene Donlan
                          Systems Architect
                          RFID4U

                          ...

                          Sanjiv Dua
                          CEO
                          RFID4U

                          ...

                          Tracks:
                          • Master Class: Benchmarking UHF RFID Hardware

                          Thursday, April 12, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                          • Room: 210 D
                          The session will kick off with an overview of RFID middleware concepts, deployment steps and functionalities, and will conclude with a live demonstration of incorporating and integrating an RFID middleware....
                          Speaker(s)
                          Archit Dua
                          Project Manager
                          RFID4U

                          ...

                          Rajesh Subramanian
                          Project Manager
                          RFID4U

                          ...

                          Tracks:
                          • RFID Applications Developers Master Class

                          Thursday, April 12, 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

                          • Room: 210 C
                          Participants will have the opportunity to question the presenter and ask about specific applications, in addition to the use of passive UHF RFID systems in different environments....
                          Tracks:
                          • Master Class: Benchmarking UHF RFID Hardware

                          Thursday, April 12, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

                          • Room: 210 D
                          Continuing, this module will provide an overview of RFID peripherals, including printers, relay controllers and digital I/O adapters. The session will include a demonstration of RFID peripherals in an RFID solution....
                          Speaker(s)
                          Archit Dua
                          Project Manager
                          RFID4U

                          ...

                          Rajesh Subramanian
                          Project Manager
                          RFID4U

                          ...

                          Tracks:
                          • RFID Applications Developers Master Class

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