Director of Global RFID Strategy
Leslie Hand is the Director of Global RFID Strategy for Ahold. Ahold is a Dutch based company with businesses in the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, the Baltic States, Central Europe and the United States. Leslie is currently responsible for defining and communicating the long-term Global RFID (EPC) vision and strategy, developing proof of concepts collaboratively with cross-functional business teams, actively engaging in EPC standards development (EPCGlobal) and managing Global Data Synchronization (GDS) supplier on boarding and adoption. RFID pilots are underway in Europe and in the US. Previous accomplishments at Ahold included directing the GTIN remediation / Sunrise 2005 project which impacted 100+ applications in the Ahold portfolio, directing the development of a standard item management interface, and the direction of a multi-faceted known loss tracking system.