General Session

10 Nov. 8:30

Welcome Coffee in Exhibit Hall

10 Nov. 9:00

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
General Session
10 Nov. 9:15

The State of RFID Adoption in Europe

In this presentation, RFID Journal's Mark Roberti will bring attendees up to date on the state of adoption in Europe, share insights into which industries are adopting RFID most quickly and explain which factors are currently driving adoption. As the editor of RFID Journal, Roberti has had a unique view of the RFID industry's development around the globe. This session will also provide an overview of the RFID market in Europe today, including future projections and opportunities the industry will face in 2016 and beyond.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
General Session
10 Nov. 10:05

From Innovation to Information—Expanding the Value of RFID Solutions

RFID continues to work its way into our business processes. The past year has been characterized by increasing deployments, rising growth projections and a recognition of the clear benefits that can result from RFID solutions. From retail to health care to manufacturing and beyond, organizations are using various types of RF and sensor technologies in a growing number of form factors to drive new levels of efficiency and productivity. As Zebra's director of European business development, Pankaj Shukla is in a unique position to discuss this momentum, as he shares his perspective on where we've been, where we are going and the importance of innovation—and information—to the future of the RFID solution set.
Speaker: Pankaj Shukla, Director, Global RFID Market Development, Zebra Technologies Corp.
10 Nov. 10:45

RFID: The Omnichannel Enabler

Retail 3.0 is here, driven by the consumer's demand for an "anywhere, anytime, any product" experience. The response to this new consumer demand is omnichannel retailing. Unfortunately, most retailers are not yet in a position to successfully implement an omnichannel strategy because they do not know (with confidence) what they have and where they have it. Existing methods of inventory management are inadequate in an omnichannel world. Instead, a new approach to inventory management, enabled by radio frequency identification, is required. In this presentation, Bill Hardgrave will discuss the basic underpinnings of a successful omnichannel strategy—such as ship-from-stores and buy-online-pickup-in-stores—and how these strategies are enabled by RFID.
Speaker: Bill Hardgrave, Dean, Harbert College of Business, Auburn University
10 Nov. 11:25

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall