General Sessions

16 Nov. 8:15

Coffee in Exhibit Hall

16 Nov. 8:45

Opening Remarks

16 Nov. 9:00

RFID Reduces Costs, Scheduling Impacts for NASA JWST Mission

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is using RFID technology to track the various components used to assemble the groundbreaking James Webb Space Telescope, a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror. Due to the size and scale of the project, NASA is utilizing a number of domestic and worldwide teams to build the necessary components. As the work progresses, it is necessary to track the location and status of every single component. Learn how NASA is using RFID technology to reduce labor costs while tracking and maintaining asset inventory and schedule integrity.
Speaker: Basil S. Jeffers, JWST Lead Parts Engineer, NASA/ A S & D
General Session
16 Nov. 9:40

RFID Cuts Risk and Reduces Costs and for Weatherford

Weatherford, one of the largest oilfield services companies providing technologies and services for formation evaluation, well construction, completion, stimulation and production, has expanded its existing RFID technology programs to manage the operation of downhole tools during the hydraulic fracturing and stimulation processes. The firm is deploying LF RFID readers in its drill tools and tags that drop into oil wells, to trigger such actions as closing or opening valves to allow the flow of fluids. Learn how the system reduces intervention costs and risk by decreasing the amount of time required to operate the highly expensive equipment traditionally used to manipulate downhole tools.
Speaker: Euan Murdoch, RFID Completions Product Line Manager, Weatherford
General Session
16 Nov. 10:20

Creating Business Value by Enabling the Internet of Things

Radio frequency identification and RF sensors are one way in which companies can link things—assets, products, inventories and environments—to the internet. Learn how RFID technologies are being added to products to enhance their functionality by connecting them to the internet, and how RFID and sensors are being employed to make environments smarter and more responsive. In addition, hear what strategies leading-edge companies are employing to take advantage of the emerging Internet of Things.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
16 Nov. 11:00

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall