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RFID Journal LIVE! 2004 Agenda

Introductory Pre-Conference Seminar

2004 Conference Agenda
2004 Pre-Conference Seminar for Investors Agenda

MONDAY, MARCH 29
8:30 a.m. Optional Tutorial: The Basics of RFID
If you're relatively new to RFID technology, you're invited to join us for coffee and casual conversation before the official opening of the seminar. We'll cover the 10 essentials of the technology, including what it is, how it works, its benefits and current status. Bring your curiosity and your questions.
Facilitators:
Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal
Joseph Tobolski, Associate Partner, Accenture
10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Speakers:
Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal
Joseph Tobolski, Associate Partner, Accenture
11:00 a.m. The Value of "Silent Commerce"
What is RFID technology and why is everyone saying that it is "The Next Big Thing"? What can it do for you and your organization? Through real-world examples, we'll look at how RFID can improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, increase security and boost profits for companies in a multitude of industries. We'll describe the incredible potential for manufacturers, distributors and retailers. We'll also try to see beyond the hype and drill into a practical examination of why this technology is key for business.
Speaker: Lyle Ginsburg, Partner, Accenture Products Operating Group
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Building a Business Case
Whether you are being forced to adopt RFID by one of your major customers or you just want to understand how the technology can improve your operations, it’s important to begin with a strong business case. This session explains where the low-hanging fruit is, and how you can plan an RFID deployment that will deliver a healthy return on investment.
Speaker: Paul Schmidt, Senior Manager, Accenture
1:45 p.m. RFID Supply Chain Demo
Accenture consultants will lead seminar attendees through a tour of the world’s first end-to-end integrated supply chain demonstration, showing how RFID technology can provide visibility from the manufacturing facility to a smart shelf in a retail store.
2:45 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:00 p.m. Managing RFID Data
RFID involves a lot more than buying tags and readers. The benefits of RFID never will be realized unless companies adapt their business processes to take advantage of the technology. Plus, it calls for new investment and integration of IT systems to use the data collected. How do you upgrade your IT infrastructure? How dramatic are the business and IT changes? Where do they need to occur? In this session, we'll cover the "how to" of RFID data integration, and talk about middleware solutions that can ease the pain of integration.
Speaker: Christopher Weirup, Manager, Accenture
3:45 p.m. A Practical Guide to Your First RFID Deployment
You’ve done the business case and begun upgrading your IT systems; now it’s time to start planning for your first pilot. This session walks you through the steps you need to follow to succeed, including doing a site survey, testing tags and readers in real-world environments, educating employees and finally, flipping the switch.
Speaker: Dan Adirim, Manager, Accenture
4:45 p.m. Pre-Conference Seminar Concludes


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