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RFID Journal LIVE! 2004 Agenda

Pre-Conference Investors Seminar

2004 Conference Agenda
2004 Introductory Pre-Conference Seminar Agenda

MONDAY, MARCH 29
10:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Seminar presenters Kevin Ashton, former executive director of the Auto-ID Center and co-founder of EPC Insider, and Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal, will provide an overview of the state of RFID technology and the growing investment market that surrounds it.
Speakers:
Kevin Ashton, former Executive Director of the Auto-ID Center; co-founder of EPC Insider
Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal
11:00 a.m. RFID Fundamentals for Investors
This introduction to RFID covers the fundamentals of RFID, its interplay with related technologies, and the current state of standards for various RFID tags and readers. This session will cover core essentials of the technology, including what it is, how it works, its benefits and current state of RFID and Electronic Product Code technology.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal
12:00 p.m. The Investment Landscape
A look at the hardware, software and middleware markets as they relate to RFID. This session will explain what is happening in each sector, and what will happen to startups as the market develops over the next two to three years and RFID becomes ubiquitous. The audience will get a deeper understanding of where the opportunities and dangers are for startups jumping into the RFID market.
Speakers:
Kevin Ashton, former Executive Director of the Auto-ID Center; co-founder of EPC Insider
Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal
1:00 p.m. Luncheon and Roundtable Discussion
A roundtable discussion on new companies, technologies and RFID-related markets hosted by Mark Roberti and Kevin Ashton. What are some of the more novel investment opportunities for 2004? What's the right background for managers and developers in nascent RFID companies? Are there 2nd and 3rd round investment opportunities amongst existing RFID players? This is an opportunity to ask two of the leading experts on RFID your questions.
2:00 p.m. Where the RFID Market Is Going
Tagging cases and pallets is only the first stage of RFID's evolution, just as the IBM PC represented the first small step towards empowering the masses with computers. This session will look at how RFID will develop through the end of the decade. It will cover the likely changes in the software market, the use of sensor technology and other areas that represent business opportunities.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal
3:00 p.m. Five Areas of Opportunity
The session focuses on areas of RFID where there are opportunities for small companies to bring innovative technologies to market. It will include presentations from four companies already doing pioneering work in the areas of printed electronics, mass-assembly technology, sensors and agent-based software.
Presenters: Shalom Daskal, Chief Executive Officer, Power Paper
Edward Holcomb, Chief Executive Officer, SmartWrite
Jeffrey Jacobsen, President, Applied Wireless Identification Group
Steven Ludmerer, President, Parelec
Avi Ofer, President, SmartCode
Host: Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal
4:15 p.m. Question & Answer Period
A chance to ask RFID Journal Editor Mark Roberti your questions about the RFID market
4:45 p.m. Seminar for Investors Concludes


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