RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events Feb 25, 2015

Enabling the Internet of Things

February 25, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, Enabling the Internet of Things
  • Stephen Halliday, President, Enabling the Internet of Things
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, Enabling the Internet of Things
  • Rheinallt Ffoster-Jones, Programme Manager, People's Collection, Enabling the Internet of Things
  • Michael Liard, Industry Analyst, Enabling the Internet of Things
  • George E. Daddis, Jr. PhD, CEO, Enabling the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is a broad term being used to cover technologies that give network connectivity to everyday objects, from wearable computers to common products. What’s behind all the excitement about the Internet of Things? How will companies benefit from IoT technologies? What will be the impact on consumers? What strategies should companies use to take advantage of IoT technologies, and which technologies will dominate the IoT? During this virtual event, leading experts will answer these and other questions about the Internet of Things.


25 Feb, 2015 11:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
25 Feb, 2015 11:05 am
The Current State of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things promises to change the way in which companies interact with their customers. New devices connected to the internet will bring greater interactivity and a wealth of new data regarding customer activity. The Internet of Things Conference will focus on how companies are using a variety of technologies, including RFID, ZigBee, Wi-Fi and machine-to-machine software, to connect things to the internet, as well as how they are achieving real business benefits from doing so.

13 Nov, 2014 11:40 am
Smart Cities

Earlier this year, British Prime Minister David Cameron described the Internet of Things as a “new industrial revolution,” and discussed how everyday objects connected to each other through the Internet would help increase the efficiency of urban infrastructures and power grids. A number of communities are already making the Internet of Things a reality. Learn how cities across the world are harnessing the power of the IoT to oversee traffic patterns and generate revenue through the use of smart parking-space management, monitor water and electricity usage, and control residential waste volumes.

25 Feb, 2015 12:05 pm
The Internet of Things and Its Impact on Security and Privacy

While there are many potential benefits to the Internet of Things, the potential risks are significant. Privacy implications for individuals include unlawful surveillance, active intrusion in private life and data profiling. Two key issues are who has access to the devices and how the information collected is shared. For businesses, the largest threats are access control, client privacy and data compromise. Gain an understanding of why security has to be engineered early in the development of Internet-connected devices. Hear how the federal government is developing new regulations and laws to secure critical infrastructure.

25 Feb, 2015 12:35 pm
Wearable Technology—Connecting With Customers via RFID

Wearable technology has recently been in the news, especially in the areas of smart wristbands aimed at the fitness market, and in eyewear like Google Glass. Beyond providing users with real-time data about their athletic performance or an extended view of the world, wearable technologies are a fundamental part of the Internet of Things. Learn how one company is successfully using sensor-equipped “things” to communicate with others in significant, practical ways.

25 Feb, 2015 12:55 pm
Closing Remarks
25 Feb, 2015 11:40 am
Welsh Museums Enhance Customer Experience Via Bluetooth Beacons

Visitors to the National Slate Museum and the National Roman Legion Museum walk around exhibits that might be difficult to interpret without some help. Photographs and artifacts are often hard to put into context. Printed material posted on exhibits and walls do not do the exhibits justice, since there generally is insufficient space for the volume of content, and it is difficult to tailor information for each specific type of visitor. The solution is an app known as Culture Beacon that works in conjunction with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons. With the app, a user can receive transmissions on his or her smartphone or tablet upon approaching an exhibit, and thus view pictures, textual content specific to that person’s indicated interests and video that provides some explanation of the particular item on display. Learn how the technology is adding value for visitors, and how it is encouraging them to interact with digital content during their visit onsite, as well as providing a financial gain for the museums.

25 Feb, 2015 12:25 pm
The Connected Consumer: How Wearables and Smart Personal Accessories Fit Into the IoT Opportunity

Wearable technology and smart personal accessories have recently been in the news, especially in the areas of smart wristbands aimed at the fitness market, the Apple iWatch, medical cuffs for pain relief, smart insoles to warm your feet, and eyewear such as Google Glasses (recently pulled from the market). It would appear that smart products are being positioned as the consumer entry point, or “connection point,” to the Internet of Things. Will these products resonate with the masses? And, if so, what would consumer adoption mean for the concept and vision of the IoT? Learn how sensor-equipped “things” may change IoT strategies and invite new players to the IoT table—namely, consumers.

25 Feb, 2015 12:05 pm
Enabling the IoT for Industry

What is the Internet of Things and how does it relate to industrial applications? The IoT is generally thought of as a consumer phenomenon, however there are many low cost sensing technologies, including RFID that are helping to create this connected universe – and are already being used in industry today. Between these intelligent devices, connected communications networks and the data derived from them – just getting started may be easier and more cost effective than you think. Learn more about how to develop your IoT strategy, based on several of success stories from Omni-ID’s Fortune 500 customers in the manufacturing industry. By simply starting small (ie: workflow automation) and phasing in other aspects, such as driving business analytics from that automation and ultimately integrating multiple locations to drive “big data” create business efficiencies, reduce errors and improve process visibility.