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Welcome and Introduction/2020 - A Catalyst For Change, Sponsored by Avery Dennison
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM EDT
2020 has been a year of significant change for us all. Never before has the supply and demand of products been under such scrutiny. What has previously been considered “behind the curtain activity” has now become a ...
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2020 has been a year of significant change for us all. Never before has the supply and demand of products been under such scrutiny. What has previously been considered “behind the curtain activity” has now become a commonplace discussion on what is happening with supply chains around the world. COVID-19 has created a catalyst for change for multiple industries and we believe that Digital ID technologies will play a crucial role in enabling this digital transformation. Earlier this year, Avery Dennison made a significant commitment to driving our industry forward through the acquisition of Smartrac. During this general session, we will explore the impact COVID-19 has had on accelerating digital transformation, and the unique position that our combined company holds to enable digitization at scale across multiple industries.   Speaker Jeremy Schenof Vice President, Strategy and New Business Development, Intelligent LabelsAs Vice President of Strategy and New Business Development, Jeremy Schenof is responsible for defining Intelligent Labels’ growth strategy and solution ecosystems, as well as managing key strategic partnerships to foster adoption worldwide. Jeremy joined Avery Dennison in 2014. Prior to this role, Jeremy held strategic leadership positions at Motorola Solutions and Target Corporation, and he worked as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney. Jeremy received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Brown University and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
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Neste Uses RFID-Enabled Unstaffed Stores to Increase Sales
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Finnish energy company Neste has deployed an automated, unstaffed store at several of its fueling stations to allow shoppers to select and pay for goods, and then leave—all without requiring a sales associate. The company is ...
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Finnish energy company Neste has deployed an automated, unstaffed store at several of its fueling stations to allow shoppers to select and pay for goods, and then leave—all without requiring a sales associate. The company is leveraging UHF RFID tags on products and readers installed at the point of sale and at its exit, enabling shoppers to buy goods by placing them on the sales counter and approving the purchase without requiring human assistance. The unmanned stores, part of the company's self-serve model for gas stations, extend the automation from self-serve fueling to the associated market. Learn how the system is increasing sales, as well as how it is helping the firm to effectively manage inventory.SpeakerJukka PeltoniemiAutomated Services Manager, Neste
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Deter, Detect, and Diagnose Damage in Your Supply Chain With RFID, Sponsored by SpotSee
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 10:55 AM - 11:35 AM EDT
Did you know, globally, that there is 2.3 trillion dollars in shipping damage every year? That’s 2% of all products shipped. In this session, you will learn how to cut supply chain damage by 50% by adding insights into when and ...
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Did you know, globally, that there is 2.3 trillion dollars in shipping damage every year? That’s 2% of all products shipped. In this session, you will learn how to cut supply chain damage by 50% by adding insights into when and where damage is occurring throughout your supply chain. Join SpotSee’s VP, Engineering and Innovation, Jan Van Niekerk, as he discusses the inception, creation, and future of RFID's role in eliminating supply chain damage.View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakerJan van NiekerkVice President of Engineering and Innovation, SpotSeeJan Niekerk brings more than 20 years of expertise in the technical creation, implementation and management of tracking technologies including radio-frequency identification (RFID), the cloud and IoT. His extensive knowledge as an electrical engineer has seen him find success in defining, developing, producing and selling complex electronic devices and systems to several original equipment manufacturers. He is noted for his achievements as a product team manager, public speaker and technology producer with his work embedded in over 250 million consumer products. Before joining SpotSee, Jan Niekerk was the chief technical officer for RF Ops, LLC. While there, he worked extensively on the technical side of the IoT and the cloud through multiple lanes of technology. Previously, Jan Niekerk was a RFID system designer at Maxim Integrated/Intelleflex. He also worked at Microchip Technology as an applications manager and has a wealth of experience as a programmer, developer and system designer.
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Lockheed Martin Advances the “Flightline of the Future” Through Asset Visibility
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
RFID Journal Award 2020 Winner: Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation. As one of the world's leading systems integrators, Lockheed Martin delivers comprehensive training and logistics solutions to prepare ...
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RFID Journal Award 2020 Winner: Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation. As one of the world's leading systems integrators, Lockheed Martin delivers comprehensive training and logistics solutions to prepare military personnel for the most complex missions. Mission readiness requires the right mix of technologies, tailored to specific mission objectives. Learn how sustainment efficiencies are delivered through a single scalable, affordable and secure end-to-end logistics IT solution integrating RFID and GPS technologies to vastly improve data access, asset visibility, management and accountability, while reducing costs. This presentation will focus on Lockheed Martin's Corporate Center for Innovation initiatives and F-16 and F-35 aviation component asset tracking, coupled with real-time health diagnostics data and its implications for production, fiscal accountability and the "Flightline of the Future."View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakerCorey CookSenior Solutions Architect, Enterprise Sustainment Solutions - Lockheed Martin
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Bar-side Chat: Join Industry Leaders to Discuss the State of the Market
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
RFID Journal's editor, Mark Roberti, and several leading RFID solution providers will have an informal discussion about the state of the industry. Learn which solutions are selling, which industries are investing more in RFID and ...
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RFID Journal's editor, Mark Roberti, and several leading RFID solution providers will have an informal discussion about the state of the industry. Learn which solutions are selling, which industries are investing more in RFID and which applications are hot. You’ll have the opportunity to ask your own questions or make your own comments. So, grab a beer or a glass of wine, pull up a chair and enjoy a little interaction with the RFID community.SpeakerMark RobertiFounder & Editor - RFID JournalMark Roberti is a journalist with 25 years of experience covering business and technology. He launched RFID Journal from a spare bedroom in his home in March 2002. Today, it is the leading source of news and analysis about radio frequency identification and its many business applications. More than 200,000 people around the world visit the RFID Journal Web site each month, and RFID Journal LIVE!, the company’s annual conference and exhibition in the United States, has become the largest gathering of RFID vendors and end users in the world. Prior to launching RFID Journal, Roberti was a senior writer at the Industry Standard and managing editor of InformationWeek. His work has appeared in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times and many other publications.Dean Frew Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP for RFID Solutions, SML Dean Frew is the Founder of SML Intelligent Inventory Solutions (formerly Xterprise, purchased by SML in 2013). He is responsible for driving SML’s RFID Tags and Solutions strategy, and runs the RFID solutions division, based on his 20+ years of experience delivering RFID solutions to retailers and brand owners around the global.Jeremy Schenof Vice President, Strategy and New Business Development, Intelligent Labels As Vice President of Strategy and New Business Development, Jeremy Schenof is responsible for defining intelligent labels growth strategy and solution ecosystems, as well as managing key strategic partnerships to foster adoption worldwide.Jeremy joined Avery Dennison in 2014. Prior to this role, Jeremy held strategic leadership positions at Motorola Solutions and Target Corporation, and he worked as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney. Jeremy received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Brown University and earned his Master of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.Tony FonkPresident and CEO, SpotSee Tony has served as SpotSee president and CEO since May 2015. Tony brings more than 17 years of international experience in developing and executing innovative product, service and channel strategies. Most recently, he ran a $100 million business for Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc., a $1.3 billion North American supplier of construction materials and services, as the company transitioned from a private equity ownership structure to being publicly traded on NASDAQ. Prior to Stock Building Supply, Tony held senior positions at Ingersoll Rand and Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company.Mark RobintonVice President, IoT Services, HID GlobalMark Robinton, Vice President, IoT Services at HID Global, leads one of HID’s fastest growing business units delivering new IoT technologies and solutions including HID Location Services, Condition monitoring and other BLE enabled applications. He has been active in the mobile and RFID industry for over a decade, leading projects ranging from secure elements to network applications with a focus on security. Mark received M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and engineering management from Tufts University. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering.Gianmarco FerrariMarketing Manager - NVM and NFC Americas, ST MicroelectronicsWith more than 20 years in the semiconductor business with ST Microelectronics, Gianmarco has worked across multiple geographical regions and covered several roles withing the company. Gianmarco spent most of his career in marketing for Non-Volatile Memory. Since 2015 he is leading the NFC/RFID Marketing Team for the Americas, based in Santa Clara California.
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USPTO Saves Over $1,000,000 Every Year Using RFID to Track IT Assets
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
RFID Journal Awards Finalist: Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry) . The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has deployed an RFID asset-tracking to monitor more than 120,000 IT assets at multiple ...
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RFID Journal Awards Finalist: Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry). The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has deployed an RFID asset-tracking to monitor more than 120,000 IT assets at multiple locations. USPTO is a performance-based federal government agency, funded by the fees charged for filing patent applications and trademark registrations. Before the RFID solution was implemented, field technicians had to manually update asset-location information, spending roughly 7,700 hours a year managing assets rather than reviewing revenue-generating applications. Key takeaways: Learn how the use of RFID technology has enabled USPTO to automatically monitor the movements of the assets, reducing error costs by 54% and slashing loss prevention costs by 98%. Also hear how USPTO is saving approximately 11,132 labor hours every year, after installing the system.View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakerTom KingProject Manager - USPTOTom King is the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s subject matter expert for the Asset Management and RFID programs. During his 36-year federal career, he has focused on system development and integration. In his current role, he is leading the agency’s initiative to incorporate RFID technology to improve accountability and accuracy in tracking assets and supplies.
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RFID Journal Awards Ceremony
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
The RFID Journal Awards recognize companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, or the introduction of a valuable new ...
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The RFID Journal Awards recognize companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, or the introduction of a valuable new RFID/IoT product or services. In this session the winners will be announced in the following categories: Best Retail RFID/IoT Implementation Awarded to the retailer demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve its store or supply chain operations. Finalists: • Boticário Group -Winner• Stadium AB • Tommy Hilfiger Best Manufacturing RFID/IoT ImplementationAwarded to the manufacturer demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve its production or supply chain operations. Finalists: • Grand Paris Express • Stadler Winterthur • Volkswagen do Brasil - WinnerLogistics/Supply Chain RFID/IoT ImplementationAwarded to the organization demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve logistics or supply chain efficiencies, or deliver better services to customers. Finalists: • Ca' del Bosco Winery • Gerdau • Lockheed Martin -WinnerBest Health Care RFID ImplementationAwarded to the health care provider demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to cut costs or improve patient outcomes. Finalists: • Ankara City Hospital • Jewish General Hospital • Johnson & Johnson -WinnerRFID/IoT Implementation (Other Industry)Awarded to the organization demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to cut costs, improve efficiencies or otherwise improve the way it does business. The winner will be from an industry other than retail, manufacturing, health care or logistics. Finalists: • Centre for Railway Information Systems • The REME Charity • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office-Winner Best Use of RFID/IoT in a Product or ServiceAwarded to the end-user company using RFID technology to enhance an existing product or service. The winner will be the company that demonstrates how it is using RFID to provide additional value to its customers. Finalists: • CompX Security Products • SportCor-Winner• Stanley Black & Decker Best New ProductAwarded to the RFID technology hardware, software or service provider chosen by a team of judges at RFID Journal LIVE! as the best new product or service at the event. To qualify, the product or service must have been introduced after the last RFID Journal LIVE! concluded on April 5, 2019. Finalists: • Avery Dennison/Smartrac Eagle Green Tag• EMMicroelectronic's em|echo-V product-authentication solution -Winner• Fujitsu's ultra-rugged WT-A543 washable UHF RFID tag • Metrc's wearable RFID reader • PervasID's Flow Ranger RFID reader • Printronix Auto ID’s T6000e RFID printer • RF Controls' CS-490 antenna • RFRain's RFR-RAIN-4-SMART-ADV smart reader • Identiv's Eco-Friendly RFID and NFC Tags• SpotSee's ShockWatch RFID sensor • Times-7's Packing Station antenna Special Achievement AwardAwarded to the individual who has contributed to the RFID industry. It can be given to an end user, researcher, vendor, inventor, standards developer or anyone else who have contributed to the advancement of the entire RFID industry. 2020 recipient is: Dr. Tali FreedDr. Tali Freed, a professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, for her years of leadership at the PolyGAIT-RFID Research and Development Laboratory.
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