Strategic RFID Workshop

This workshop is designed for senior executives of companies that have already deployed—or currently seek to deploy—RFID systems. It will focus on helping businesses formulate an RFID strategy that will lead to greater competitive advantage and shareholder value.

Apr. 8 10:30 AM

RFID Basics

New to RFID? This optional session for all preconference attendees provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session will also include a 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 EPC RFID, including the latest EPC Gen 2 standard, will be presented.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Apr. 8 11:30 AM

An Overview of RFID Today

Senior executives will hear the truth about where RFID adoption currently stands, where it is making a difference for companies in specific industries, and how smart businesses have developed strategies to deploy the technology in a way that enhances their business goals.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Apr. 8 12:15 PM

Lunch

Apr. 8 1:00 PM

Taking a Strategic Approach to RFID

Learn the difference between short-term tactical applications of RFID and a long-term strategic approach that can enhance your company's major goals and reduce costs in a variety of areas. The benefits of taking a strategic approach will be explained.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Apr. 8 1:45 PM

A Step-By-Step Approach to Developing a Strategic RFID Plan

To be successful, companies need to set clear goals for their RFID deployments; map existing business processes; determine where data needs to be collected, as well as how that information will be used; and then select the technology that will achieve the desired goals. The presenter will walk participants through this process.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Apr. 8 2:30 PM

Break

Apr. 8 2:45 PM

RFID and Change Management

RFID represents a new and potentially threatening way of conducting business, and some people will resist any changes. This session will discuss the common employee reactions that companies face when deploying RFID, as well as how to avoid typical problems. Learn how to build a team that can execute on a strategic RFID plan, and how to convince senior management to fund RFID projects.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Apr. 8 3:30 PM

Open Dialogue with an RFID Thought Leader

Speakers: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal; Carlo K. Nizam, Head of Value Chain Visibility and RFID, Airbus