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RFID Journal LIVE! 2005 Report

More than 175 end users and RFID experts spoke or participated in panel discussions at our third annual executive conference. View the presentations from this year's groundbreaking event.
By Ari Juels
Apr 25, 2005RFID Journal held its third annual executive conference in Chicago from April 10 to April 12. The executive conference was attended by more than 1,600 people from companies representing large and midsize retailers, distributors and manufacturers, consulting firms and RFID vendors.

We have posted most of the presentations for RFID Journal subscribers to download. However some speakers requested that we not post their presentations. Please keep in mind that the copyright for these presentations belong to the presenters' companies and reproduction of any part of them, without expressed permission, is prohibited. Also note that some of the files are as large as 2 MB. (File size is indicated in brackets.)

Tom Ridge, former secretary for the department of homeland security, delivered the opening keynote address


The titles of presentations that can be downloaded are underlined links. Where more than one panelist presented slides, we have linked the name of the speaker to their presentation.

The event began with seven preconference seminars. Attendees at all of the preconference seminars first attended two general sessions, then broke into different rooms.


Pre-conference Seminars

11:15 am

General Session: RFID Basics
This session will provide a basic introduction to the fundamentals of RFID. The difference between different classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems. The need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. A very brief overview of the EPC Network -- the latest standardization effort in this area -- will be given. Finally, the relationship between different standards in the area of RFID and EPC, including the latest EPC generation 2 standard, will be presented.
Speaker: Alan Thorne, Associate Director, The Auto-ID Lab at the University of Cambridge

11:55 am

General Session: RFID Business Benefits
Why is RFID suddenly the hot technology, and why EPC in particular? This session will explain the market forces that are driving RFID and EPC adoption, and why certain business sectors are leading the way. It will look at the potential business benefits in key operational areas, provide an overview of the benefits that the technology is likely to bring to a whole range of industries, and update delegates with the latest plans and deployments from leading companies around the world.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

12:15 pm

Simultaneous Preconference Seminars Begin


RFID Journal University

EPC Developers Conference

RFID in the Health Care Industry

Investing in RFID

Packaging and Printing

RFID in Commercial Aviation

RFID and Intellectual Property


6:00 pm

Conference commences

Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

6:05 pm

Opening Keynote: The Importance of Technology in Protecting the Homeland
Speaker: Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security

6:55 pm
Welcome Remarks
Lyle Ginsburg, partner, Accenture

7:00 pm
Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

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