April 30 to May 2, 2007
Orlando, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
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Industry-Specific Tracks
Retail/CPG Retail/CPG
Health Care/Pharma Health Care/Pharma
Defense/Aerospace Defense/Aerospace
Manufacturing Manufacturing
Transportation/Logistics Transportation/Logistics
Level of Expertise Tracks
Getting Started Getting Started
How to Deploy How to Deploy RFID
Executive Strategy Executive Strategy
Preconference Seminars
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Tools for Putting RFID to Work
RFID Journal Awards
Training & Certification
Demonstration Center
Mike Sullivan Charity
Golf Tournament
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EPC Essentials

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RFID Journal LIVE! 2007 features nine preconference seminars providing in-depth information on specific aspects of RFID. Attendees can choose to participate in one of these prior to the opening of the main conference program. Preconference seminars are available through the Conference + Preconference Pass or the Preconference Seminar + Exhibit-Only Pass.

EPC Essentials provides the nuts and bolts of EPC and RFID. This seminar will provide the necessary foundation to understand EPC/RFID and the current details on the progress of the technology. Additionally, EPCglobal North America will provide an update on the global standards activities for EPC/RFID technology. EPC Essentials is highly recommended for both technical and non-technical staff.

12:00 pm General Session: RFID Basics
This session is designed for all preconference seminar attendees who want to gain the foundational knowledge of RFID needed to engage vendors and begin to develop a business case. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems. The need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session also includes a very brief overview of the EPCglobal Network, the future of ISO standards, ETSI reader regulations and the latest standardization efforts worldwide. Finally, the relationship between different standards in the area of RFID and EPC, including the latest EPC generation 2 standard, will be presented.
12:45 pm Break
1:15 pm EPC and RFID Technology: The Building Blocks of EPC
EPC, RFID, EPC IS and the EPCglobal Network—what does it all mean, and how does it all work together? Get an overview of the technology currently available, and the impact of EPCglobal standards on the technology being developed. Learn how to use the global standards to transform your supply chain.
  Michele Southall, Director of Community Development, EPCglobal North America
2:00 pm EPCglobal North America Subscriber Portfolio
How does EPCglobal North America support your EPC/RFID implementation? Realize the opportunities available for collaboration and best practice sharing with companies that have implemented an EPC/RFID-enabled supply chain. Access tools, guidance and assistance from EPC/RFID experts and representatives of organizations that have completed successful implementations.
  Alisann Smeck, Director, Knowledge Management & Support Tools, EPCglobal North America
2:45 pm Refreshment Break
3:15 pm Public Policy—Addressing Key Issues of Concern to Consumers
What do US legislators think about EPC/RFID? For EPCglobal, public policy is as important as everything we do. Hear about the public-policy advocacy efforts EPCglobal US has undertaken on behalf of its subscribers. Form legislative and regulatory activism to consumer advocacy and global collaboration.
  Elizabeth Board, Standards Development & the Role of the Action Groups & Ratified Standards, EPCglobal Inc.
4:15 pm Standards Development and the Role of the Action Groups and Ratified Standards: How They Open the Door to Value for Your Enterprise
What is a standard? How is it developed, and by whom? And why are standards important? Discover how standards impact supply chain management, and how multiple industries are converging with EPC and RFID. What new standards have been developed for RFID, and how can you use them? Several standards have been completed and ratified during the past year, including Gen2, ALE, revised TDS, and so forth. Find out how the standards, and the technology developed around them, will impact the cost, performance and flexibility of EPC and RFID technology.
  Sue Hutchinson, Director, Industry Adoption, EPCglobal North America
5:15 pm EPC Essentials preconference concludes

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