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RFID Journal LIVE! 2010 Report, Part 1

Approximately 2,500 industry professionals gathered last month at RFID Journal's eighth annual conference and exhibition, to learn from organizations using RFID to improve their operations. View the presentations from the event's keynotes, general sessions and preconference seminars, as well as the RFID Journal Awards.
May 17, 2010—At RFID Journal LIVE! 2010, approximately 2,500 professionals attended presentations from leading end-user companies regarding new applications for radio frequency identification. The presenters explored how to overcome implementation challenges within an organization, and how to leverage the technology to deliver business benefits. The conference was held on Apr. 14-16, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla.

This year's conference featured more than 50 end-user case studies, live product and technology demonstrations from more than 175 companies, and RFID+ training and certification provided by CompTIA. The event was held in conjunction with three co-located events: IEEE RFID 2010, the Aerospace RFID Summit and the Auto-ID Conference.

Recordings of the event's speaker presentations are now available in RFID Journal's online video library. Links to videos of the conference's keynotes, general sessions, preconference seminars and RFID Journal Award nominees are provided below and on the following pages, along with PDFs of the slides used in the presentations. (Not all of the speakers have granted permission to have their presentations or slides archived.) Videos and PDFs from the main conference track presentations will be spotlighted in Part 2 of this show report, to be featured next week.

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Keynotes and General Sessions
The conference featured keynote addresses from a number of key speakers (see Keynotes Announced for RFID Journal LIVE! 2010), as well as several informative general sessions.

Carlo K. Nizam, Airbus' head of value chain visibility and RFID, explained how his company has been pioneering best practices in RFID adoption by deploying the technology as "business radar" across all aspects of its operations, including supply chain logistics, transportation, manufacturing and aircraft in-flight operations. Nizam outlined ways in which Airbus leverages its business radar, as well as some benefits the technology has delivered.
View the videos: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. | Download the PDF.

Sudhir Hasbe, Microsoft's senior product manager, told attendees how his firm has created an ecosystem of hardware and software solutions providers that have successfully built vertical industry solutions on top of Microsoft's BizTalk RFID, a scaleable, mature, cost-effective platform. Hasbe introduced several of his company's partners; highlighted their vertical industry solutions in manufacturing, retail, hospitality, oil and gas, and other sectors; and explained the business benefits these businesses are unleashing.
View the videos: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. | Download the PDF.
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