General Sessions

16 Nov. 8:15

Coffee in Exhibit Hall

16 Nov. 8:45

Opening Remarks

Keynote
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 for Weatherford

Weatherford, one of the largest oilfield services companies provides 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 integrating LF RFID readers in its downhole tools and tags are pumped into wells to trigger such actions as closing or opening valves to control the flow of fluids. Learn how the system reduces operational costs and risk by cutting the amount of time, surface equipment and personnel required to achieve the drilling, completion and stimulation of a well in an ultra-high cost environment.
Speaker: Euan Murdoch, RFID Completions Product Line Manager, Weatherford
General Session
16 Nov. 10:20

Item-Level RFID in Retail: Where the Benefits Are

RFID's ability to provide item-level visibility within stores and through the retail supply chain has been well-documented. But what is the value of this visibility? How does it enable omnichannel retailing? How does it enable retailers to enhance the consumer experience, improve conversion rates, and reduce stock loss? And what benefits can be achieved by manufacturers who tag the goods at the source? Two retailers that have deployed RFID will answer these and other questions.
Moderator: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Panelists:
16 Nov. 11:00

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall