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Speakers at our conference in Chicago provided a wealth of information on how they are using RFID to transform many aspects of their businesses. Read the complete report and download the presentations.
By Bob Violino
Jun 27, 2003—June 30, 2003 - RFID Journal held its inaugural executive conference in Chicago from June 11 to June 13. The event was attended by more than 450 people from companies representing large and midsize retailers, distributors and
RFID was the talk of the town in Chicago
manufacturers. This post-conference report covers the main sessions of the three-day event. We have included the presentations for RFID Journal subscribers to download, but please keep in mind that the copyright for these presentations belong to the presenters' companies and reproduction of any part of them is prohibited.

The event began with a pre-conference seminar, The ROI of RFID: A Pre-Conference Seminar, during which experts from Accenture covered the major issues confronting companies looking to deploy RFID technology. The Executive conference opened formally on Wednesday, June 11, 2003, with a keynote speech presented in partnership with Retail Systems 2003/VICS Collaborative Commerce. To view a report on each of the presentations, simply click on the title.

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

5:45 pm
Keynote: The Incredible Power of RFID in the Retail Supply Chain
Keith Mahoney
Food Logistics Controller, Marks & Spencer
Chris Izzard
Business Development Manager, GIST

Thursday June 12, 2003

9:00 am
A Revolution in the Supply Chain: From Concept to Reality
Kevin Ashton
Executive Director, Auto-ID Center
(Speaker declined to make this available.)

11:30 am
Case Study: Procter and Gamble's Use of EPC in the Supply Chain
Larry Kellam
Director, B2B Supply Chain Innovation, Procter & Gamble

12:10 pm
Case Study: Distributing Efficiencies
Geoffrey Davis
Executive Vice President, ES3

1:45 pm
RFID Implementation - Steps for Success
Tom Coyle
Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions, Matrics

1:45 pm
Exploring Applications in Smart Labels
Matt Ream
Senior Product Manager, RFID Systems, Zebra Technologies
(slides will be added when they become available)

2:35 pm
Data Management in an EPC Environment
Jim Crawford
Vice President, Retail Forward

2:35 pm
Architecting an Auto-ID Solution for Large-Scale Supply Chains
Walt O'Maley
Sun ONE Platform Specialist, Sun Microsystems
(slides will be added when they become available)

3:45 pm
Item-Level Tracking: Myths and Realities
Peter Abell
Research Director, Retail Industry Service, AMR Research

Friday June 13, 2003

8:30 am
Can RFID Eliminate Supply Chain and Retail Theft?
Chris Adams
Chief Inspector, Police Scientific Development Branch, UK Government

9:15 am
Case Study: The Value of Visibility
Geoff O'Neill
Director of Strategic Projects, Woolworths

10:20 am
An Army of Information
Kenneth Wykle
President, National Defense Transportation Association

11:10 am
Today's Reality, Tomorrow's Promise
Glover Ferguson
Chief Scientist, Accenture

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