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EPCglobal Joint Action Group (JAG) Meeting
April 15-18, 2008 • Las Vegas

EPCglobal has partnered with RFID Journal to co-locate its spring Joint Action Group (JAG) meeting with RFID Journal LIVE! 2008, at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

JAG meetings serve as a platform to bring together EPC/RFID end users and technical experts to address real-world business challenges. The goal of the JAG is to establish business requirements and use cases across multiple industries to facilitate supply chain efficiency and solve business challenges. The ultimate result of JAG member collaboration is EPCglobal standards.

Industries actively involved include:

EPCglobal
  • Fast-moving consumer goods
  • Apparel, fashion and footwear
  • Consumer electronics
  • Media and entertainment
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Aerospace and defense

Who May Attend:
EPCglobal subscribers in good standing may attend the JAG Meetings. Some sessions require the submission of IP Policy and Opt-in Agreements. These sessions are noted on the agenda and registration.

View the JAG agenda.

Registration

EPCglobal subscribers must register separately with EPCglobal if they would like to attend the JAG meeting. All EPCglobal subscribers attending the meeting are entitled to a 10% discount on any pass to RFID Journal LIVE! 2008. Your special 10% discount code will be provided to you once you complete your registration for the EPCglobal JAG meeting.

To register, visit the JAG Web site.

The following EPCglobal JAG meeting sessions are open to RFID Journal LIVE! attendees who are not EPCglobal subscribers:

Monday, April 14, 2008

9:30 am 11:45 am

Packaging Discussion Group
The objective of the Packaging Discussion Group is to generate enough interest in multiple industries for the practical application of RFID in the packaging industry. This could lead to the formation of an EPCglobal standards group called a Joint Requirements Group, that will develop requirements for a consolidated set of standards and guidelines for the these RFID applications. These are intended for packaging industry, manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
Facilitator: Mark Frey, EPCglobal Inc
Co-chair: (tbd)

1:15 pm 4:00 pm

Packaging Discussion Group (con’t)
The Packaging Discussion Group will continue their work in the afternoon

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

1:15 pm 2:15 pm 

Certification Advisory Council 
EPCglobal Certification Program—Update
Requirements to attend: Open to EPCglobal subscribers or RFID Journal attendees
Facilitator: Nicholas Fergusson, EPCglobal Inc.
Co-chairs: Mike O’Shea, Kimberly-Clark; Ron Paulsen, Impinj, Inc.

4:00 pm 6:00 pm  Introducing a New Direction for the EPCglobal North America Solution Provider Program
This open session includes a report of the findings of EPCglobal North America's survey of the solution provider community concerning the existing solution provider program. Based on the results of the survey, new elements to the Solution Provider Program will be proposed and are open for discussion. Additionally, initiatives of interest to the solution provider community will be announced.
Requirements to attend: Open to all EPCglobal subscribers and non-subscribers or RFID Journal Attendees
Speakers: Jack Jurasits, EPCglobal North America

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

8:00 am – 11:00am Implementation Sharing / Best Practices for Launching EPC/RFID 
Small to Medium Enterprise Panel:  How They Did It and Found Benefits.  Report on European adoption activities.  Tips and tools for EPC implementations.
Requirements to attend: Open to all EPCglobal JAG and RFID Journal attendees
Facilitator: Caroline Helman, EPCglobal North America
Co-chairs: Nancy Tai, Yuen Foong Yu Paper
Dr. Ulrich Wertz, Metro
8:00 am – 11:00 am Apparel, Fashion and Footwear End User Round Table
EPCglobal invites the leading companies from the apparel sector to attend the Apparel, Fashion & Footwear Round Table Session. This session will give industry leaders the opportunity to experience EPCglobal, see varied RFID implementations and discuss them with early adopters from around the world in a private atmosphere. This session is limited to end-user companies (subscribers and non-subscribers), trade association and GS1 member organizations.
Requirements to attend: EPCglobal subscriber or RFID Journal attendees who are End Users or trade associations from the AFF industry.
Facilitator: Patrick Javick, EPCglobal Inc
Co-chairs: Uwe Quiede, Metro/Kaufhof Warenhause AG
Joachim Wilkens, C & A Europe SCS
12:15 pm – 4:15 pm EPCglobal Plenary 
Overview of global adoption of EPC/RFID; status of EPCglobal standards in development; public policy, certification programs and more.
Requirements to attend: Open to all EPCglobal JAG and RFID Journal attendees
Facilitator: Chris Adcock and Gay Whitney  EPCglobal, Inc.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

11:30 am An Introduction to EPCglobal Architecture and Standards
The EPCglobal community has created numerous standards and outlined an IT architecture framework to enable companies to share EPC data in a common and secure format. This session will explain the standards that have been promulgated, the overall architecture in which they are implemented and how companies can use the standards and the architecture to improve their supply chain operations.
Requirements to attend: Open to all EPCglobal JAG and RFID Journal attendees
Facilitator: Gay Whitney, EPCglobal Inc            
Speakers: Chris Diorio, Impinj
                  Steve Halliday, High Tech Aid
                  Bryan Tracey, GlobeRanger      

3:00 pm

An Introduction to EPCglobal Software Action Group Interface Standards
EPCglobal subscribers—both end users and solution providers—have formed Working Groups to tackle the tasks and research needed to meet the requirements for serving the needs of end users. This session will provide an introduction to some key Working Groups within the Hardware Action Group, as well as highlights of their current activities.
Requirements to attend: Open to all EPCglobal JAG and RFID Journal attendees
Facilitator: Gay Whitney, EPCglobal Inc            
Speakers: David Husak, Reva Systems
                  Ken Traub, Ken Traub Consulting

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