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RFID technology is fast moving, with new generations of equipment constantly rolling out from vendors, while industry associations work on new domestic and international standards. The technical staff charged with driving RFID forward at their organizations must stay on top of the latest developments and emerging industry best practices to achieve a successful implementation. In this track, you will learn:

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  The capabilities of EPC Gen 2 tags in the real world
  A step-by-step approach to launching a field trial
  Common mistakes you should avoid
  "Do"s and "don't"s for deploying readers at choke points
  How to design an RFID network architecture
  Strategies for storing RFID data
  How to make data available to a variety of legacy applications
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How To Deploy Speakers
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Daniel Deavours
Research Director
RFID Alliance Lab

Jon Golovin
CEO
T3Ci

Steve Rehling
Director of Information and Decision Solutions
Procter & Gamble

Sebastian Resch
Project Manager, RFID
MTU Aero Engines

John Williams
Director of Research
Auto-ID Labs
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How To Deploy Track Sessions

Tuesday, May 2
   
11:15 am  A Method for Evaluating RFID's Potential
Germany's MTU Aero Engines, one of the largest aircraft engine manufacturers in the world, developed a process- and knowledge-based analytical model. The company has used this model to identify potential RFID applications throughout its supply chain and determine the best one to implement this year.
Speaker:
  Sebastian Resch, Project Manager RFID, MTU Aero Engines
Takeaways:
A proven method for evaluating RFID applications
Knowledge of how one company evaluated potential apps
   
12:05 pm  Real-World RFID
Addressing market needs for the next phase of RFID implementation.
Speaker:
  Stan Drobac, Vice President of RFID Applications, Avery Dennison
Takeaways:
Benchmarks for evaluating Gen 2 tag performance on your products
   
2:45 pm  Performance of EPC Gen 2 in the Real World
There has been a lot of discussion about the benefits of Gen 2. This session reveals research performed by the RFID Alliance Labs in both controlled and real-world environments. Tags were tested in free air and near metal and water.
Speaker:
  Daniel Deavours, Research Director, RFID Alliance Lab
Takeaways:
Benchmarks for evaluating Gen 2 tag performance on your products
   
3:35 pm  RFID Deployments—Architecture and Infrastructure Considerations
RFID is about enabling enterprises get information about their
business processes and operations in real time, to make the right   decisions at the right time. To enable this real-time enterprise vision, it is essential to make the right infrastructure choices right now, as enterprises grow their initial pilots and proof-of-concept projects to enterprise-wide, and supply chain-wide deployments. This session will highlight some of these choices and best practices around RFID infrastructure and enterprise IT infrastructure.
Speakers:
  Vivek Khandelwal, Principal Solutions Manager, RFID
     Business Unit, Sun Microsystems
Takeaways:
Benchmarks for evaluating Gen 2 tag performance on your products
   
Wednesday, May 3
   
11:45 am  From Promise to Practice—Business Processes Transformation
     Enabled by RFID

While the majority of the initial RFID deployments focused on compliance oriented applications, leading companies are already looking beyond mandates and generating value by making their core business processes "real world aware." Examples range from establishing electronic proof-of-delivery based on RFID read data in consumer products and retail, to establishing an authenticated product and electronic pedigree in pharmaceutical and food industries, etc. This presentation will describe the details of some of these solutions, share experiences from real life deployments and describe the requirements of the right technology platform to address short and long term needs.
Speaker:
  Andres Botero, Director, Global RFID Program Management, SAP
Takeaways:
A step-by-step approach to launching a field trial
Insights into common mistakes to avoid
   
1:55 pm  Launching Field Trials That Deliver
Launching a successful field trial—one that proves or disproves your business case—requires strict adherence to procedure and rigorous testing to ensure the accuracy of the results. This session presents a set of best practices developed by leading early adopters.
Speaker:
  Steve Rehling, Director, Info. & Decision Solutions, Procter & Gamble
Takeaways:
A step-by-step approach to launching a field trial
Insights into common mistakes to avoid
   
2:45 pm  Turning RFID Data into Actionable Information
RFID is all about gathering information that can be used to improve the way you do business. Our panel of experts discusses the keys to turning RFID data into actionable information.
Panelists:
  Jon Golovin, CEO, T3Ci
  Romen Kuloor, VP of Marketing and Bus. Dev., Blue Vector Systems
  Jim Supple, Managing Consultant, VeriSign
  TBA, Omnitrol
Moderator:
  Mark Roberti, Editor and Founder, RFID Journal
Takeaways:
How to filter unwanted information with RFID middleware
"Do"s and "don't"s for deploying readers at choke points
How to leverage EPCglobal Network standards
   
3:35 pm  Setting Up an RFID Network Architecture
PLCs need to get data from RFID readers in 1/100th of a second or less. How do you set up an RFID reader and network architecture that can get data where it needs to be, both quickly and effectively? This session looks at the requirements for RFID network architectures and how to meet them.
Speaker:
  John Williams, Director of Research, Auto-ID Labs
Takeaways:
Insights into how to design an RFID network architecture
Strategies for storing RFID data and making it available to a variety of applications across the enterprise
   
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Learn to Deploy RFID Successfully in these Industries:

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Health Care/Pharmaceutical
  Defense/Aerospace Manufacturing
  Transportation/Logistics    
       

Positively Impact Business Processes In Key Functional Areas

Information Technology:
Link Map EPCs to other industry parts numbering schemes
Choose the right middleware for your needs
Integrate RFID data with existing inventory management systems
Set up an RFID network architecture that will scale
   
Operations:
Systematically choose the right RFID applications
Choose the right RFID tags for your products
Launch a carefully planned field trial with measurable results
Learn when and how to set up an internal lab to test applications
   
Supply Chain:
Learn how to become compliant with retail mandates
Benefit from tracking goods internally
Secure cargo with electronic RFID seals
Choose the right technology for your supply chain applications
   
Warehouse Management:
Improve inventory accuracy
Overcome challenges of deploying in noisy warehouse environments
Reduce safety stocks through better visibility
Learn from the experience of early adopters

Get To the Next Level

Getting Started: Find out how RFID works, whether it's right for your business and which vendors to engage
   
How to Deploy: Learn how to tag products, collect and analyze data, and change processes to create benefits
   
Executive Strategy: Go beyond compliance and achieve real ROI across the enterprise
 
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