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Airbus' Carlo Nizam to Deliver Opening Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East 2009
Additional speakers have also been announced for this first annual event, to be held Jan. 5-7, in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai.
Oct 30, 2008—RFID Journal has announced that Carlo Nizam, head of value chain visibility and RFID at Airbus, will deliver the opening keynote address at RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East 2009, to be held Jan. 5-7, 2009, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai.
The conference program will focus on how all types of RFID technologies—active, Wi-Fi, passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF), passive high-frequency (HF) and more—can be employed to improve operations in the construction, oil and gas, and logistics sectors. Like all RFID Journal events, RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East will feature leading end users explaining how they utilize radio frequency identification to enhance efficiencies and streamline business processes.
"We are extremely pleased to have Carlo Nizam delivering the opening keynote address, because Airbus has emerged as a leader in using RFID as a platform to deliver benefits enterprise-wide," says Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal. "Every company, regardless of which industry they are in, can learn a great deal from Airbus' approach to RFID."
Among the other speakers confirmed for the event are:
• Catina G. Aghayan, quality and development consultant, Q-Post General Postal Corp.
• Maximo Tejeda, founder and president, Tejas Tubular Products
• Wasim Raad, head of smart card and RFID lab, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
• Mike Meranda, president, TagStone
• Ben Zoghi, director of the RFID/sensor laboratory, Texas A&M University
• Konrad Konarski, cofounder, RFID Oil & Gas Solution Group
• Justin Patton, RFID lab director, University of Arkansas
RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East is the first RFID conference in the region to feature technology exhibits and demonstrations conducted by the leading RFID companies worldwide. TagStone, a business services firm that creates business intelligence with radio frequency identification and other wireless technologies, will be the event's cornerstone sponsor, while Motorola will be the premium and registration sponsor. In addition, other leading RFID companies will also exhibit at the event.
"RFID Journal is known worldwide for delivering high-value content that helps end users benefit from employing RFID," Roberti says. "I am extremely pleased that we are able to provide top-level education and bring top-level exhibitors to the Middle East. This really is a unique opportunity for companies across the Middle East to learn about how RFID can be used in their operations, and to meet the vendors that can help them deploy a successful solution."
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