RFID Journal LIVE! 2017Keynotes and General Sessions

RFID Journal LIVE! 2017 Keynotes

Opening Keynote
May 9 5:00 PM

RFID in Perspective

RFID has been around a long time, and there has been a lot of hype and confusion surrounding it. Some say the technology will revolutionize everything from manufacturing to clothing sales. Others say it is only a small part of the larger Internet of Things. What is the truth? In this session, you will learn how RFID fits into the larger trends of information technology and the IoT, how different industries will adopt RFID technologies during the next few years and how businesses in various industries will be impacted. Find out if your company is ahead or behind—and if it matters.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
May 9 5:45 PM

Preparing for the Technology-Enabled Future of Retail

Retail is changing, as everyone knows. Social media and ubiquitous connectivity are driving new shopping habits and new consumer expectations. This session will focus on how companies can manage the transition to a new retailing paradigm in a way that is both meaningful and doable. Retailers on the panel will discuss the technologies that will enable this change, including RFID, as well as how stores will be reconfigured to serve new shopping habits and how the data-integrated supply chain is going to change. They will also explore logical, business-driven steps to meet customer expectations and achieve real transformation.
Moderator: Dr. Bill Hardgrave, Dean, Harbert College of Business , Auburn University
    General Session
    May 10 8:30 AM

    How the Department of Defense Benefits from Automatic Identification Technologies

    The Department of Defense has been a leader in transforming its supply chain through the use of RFID. This presentation will cover the DoD’s use of automatic identification technology (AIT), including RFID. It will highlight the DoD's strategic focus on enhancing asset visibility in a manner that provides the ability to track assets throughout their lifecycle, and transforms asset data into actionable information that supports logistics decisions. Learn from one of RFID’s early adopters how the technology can enhance supply chain operations.
    Speaker: Brigadier General Patrick Burden, Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems, U.S. Army
    General Session
    May 10 9:15 AM

    Health-Care System Uses RTLS to Create a Real-Time Hospital

    A health-care system has installed an infrared-based RFID solution that it believes has made the facility the largest "real-time hospital" in the world. The program monitors more than one million hand-hygiene events per month, tracking the interactions of patients and personnel, as well as equipment use, site-wide. By monitoring the locations of assets, patients and staff members, the hospital believes that it can provide a safer, more efficient environment. The facility also utilizes the technology to record patient, staff and asset contacts during disease outbreaks, and to better understand patient dependency by analyzing staff times at bedsides.
    General Session
    May 10 10:00 AM

    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.