Leaders Representing Retail and Apparel Industries to Discuss RFID’s Benefits at RFID Journal LIVE! 2017

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RFID Journal’s 15th annual event, being held on May. 9-11, in Phoenix, Ariz., will feature a retail and apparel conference track, a general session panel and a special retail workshop.


NEW YORK, Apr. 5, 2017—RFID Journal announced today that key leaders from the retail and apparel sectors will discuss the benefits that they are achieving from using radio frequency identification technology, at this year’s RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition, which will be held on May 9-11, at Arizona’s Phoenix Convention Center. The event will provide an opportunity for retail and apparel companies to hear first-hand about the most important deployments in these sectors, and to find the solutions that meet their business needs.

Retail and apparel companies have been among the early adopters of RFID technologies, both internally and within their shared supply chains. End users of RFID will be featured in a Retail/Apparel track, during general sessions, and in an Item-Level Retail and Apparel Workshop—a preconference seminar explaining how to deploy RFID at stores, warehouses and manufacturing facilities, and how to achieve real-world benefits today.

Retail and apparel sessions to be featured at LIVE! 2017 will include:

Retail and Apparel Panel
During this general session, a panel of retailer and brand owner speakers will address how they are using RFID to achieve operational benefits, as well as the lessons they learned from their deployments.
Moderator: Dean Frew, CTO and Senior VP, RFID Solutions, SML
Panelists: Kevin O’Dare, Lead Business Partner, Target and Richard Haig, CIO/CTO, Herman Kay Co.

Keynote Address: Preparing for the Technology-Enabled Future of Retail
This session will focus on how companies can gain an understanding of new consumer shopping habits and changing expectations by using technologies like RFID, as well as how stores will be reconfigured to serve new shopping habits and how the data-integrated supply chain is going to change.
Speaker: Dr. Bill Hardgrave, Dean, Harbert College of Business, Auburn University

Herman Kay Uses RFID to Track and Improve Garment Production
Speaker: Richard Haig, CIO/CTO, Herman Kay Co.

Jack Wills Deploys RFID to Drive Stock Accuracy
Speaker: Gary Tattersall, Head of Asset Protection and Risk Management, Jack Wills

The Benefits for Apparel Manufacturers
Speaker: Robert Burton, Executive VP, Li & Fung (Trading) Ltd.

The Value of Tracking Shoes With RFID—Advantages and Findings
Speaker: Harald Krug, Manager of Logistics, ANWR GROUP eG

LIVE! 2017 will also feature four industry-specific and four technical conference tracks, as well as eight in-depth preconference seminars and workshops, four post-conference seminars, fast-track training provided by RFID4U, and RFID Professional Institute certification. The event will be hosted alongside the IEEE RFID 2017 event and the 2017 RFID Journal Awards. What’s more, the event will offer exhibits and demonstrations conducted by the industry’s leading technology firms. For more information, visit www.rfidjournalevents.com/live.

About RFID Journal
RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and Internet of Things technologies (IoT) and their many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal’s websites for up-to-the-minute news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions related to RFID and IoT technologies. This has made RFID Journal a trusted and respected technology information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID and IoT decision-makers worldwide—online and at face-to-face events. For more information, visit www.rfidjournal.com and www.iotjournal.com.