Neco Can
Co-Owner, Industry Standard

Neco Can is the Co-Owner of Industry Standard, an urban couture store in Ohio that enhances customer experience with socialized shopping. He is also a partner at Attevo, a global business solution provider, as a partner to lead the retail, wireless & mobile and RFID practice. He is also Chief Technology Officer for International RFIDba, a not-for-profit, educational trade organization. The main purpose of the organization is to create awareness in user community with training materials, work process analysis, conferences and workshops. The organization also represents RFID community in US Senate Caucus. The leadership of the organization includes subject matter experts from real time users of the RFID technology and the R&D departments of several universities. Prior to his current position, Neco was at J. Crew as a CIO and a member of the executive team, he was responsible for leading the IT organization and providing solutions for both day-to-day activities of the corporation as well as developing long term strategy for this global apparel retailer. Prior to J. Crew, Neco was Senior Director, IT Application Development at Abercrombie & Fitch where he was responsible for oversight of all new development, enhancements and production support of the host legacy systems, financial and human resources applications, web and e-commerce applications and warehouse management systems. There he implemented a successful "on-time and no-defect" deliverables project process and completed the company's first off-shore development strategy. He also developed the full analysis of feasibility of RFID as an item level tracking tool and oversaw the initial implementation of RFID in A&F. Previously, Neco was the senior director of supply chain R&D at the Gap Inc. where he was responsible for the overall analysis of the supply chain. He also led the efforts to implement RFID tags system-wide. The pilot for this effort was the first unit-level tracking study in a retail environment, and its results substantiated the validity and feasibility of RFID tags in retail supply chain application.