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1 Emily Sopensky, General Chair Paul Hartmann, General Vice Chair IEEE International Conference on RFID 2007 Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, Texas, USA March, 2007 University of Texas at Arlington

2 Plenary Session Emily Sopensky, General Chair Paul Hartmann, General Vice Chair Daniel Engels, Program Chair John Meredith, President IEEE-USA Jean Eason, IEEE Region 5 Harry P. Pappas, RFIDba Mark Johnson, RFID Tribe Andy Rittler, Office of US Senator Cornyn Special Message from US Senator John Cornyn Best Paper Award

3 1 st IEEE RFID technical conference Fast-track 9-month cycle (vs. usual 18 mos.) 32% acceptance rate Authors from Australia, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States Published in Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore Co-located with world’s largest RFID trade show 9 technical co-sponsors 3 financial co-sponsors In-kind sponsor, RF SAW, Inc.

4 The RFID-related companies in the DFW area have joined with local universities, civic groups, industry associations and the investment community to accelerate the RFID business momentum already established in DFW and brand the area "Dallas-Fort Worth: The RFID Hub.“ This initiative is a project of the RFID Special Interest Group (RFID SIG) of the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC). The MTBC and the RFID SIG formally launched "Dallas- Fort Worth: The RFID Hub" on Feb. 28, 2006, at RFID World 2006.

5 Talented experienced organizing committee –Local volunteers: Paul Hartmann, Bob Shapiro, Merrily Hartmann, Daniel Engels, Brian Fraser –IEEE-USA volunteers: Emily Sopensky, Luke Maki, Brenda Huettner –IEEE-USA staff: Debbie Rudolph, Chris McManes, John Yaglenski, Chris Brantley –NTDC staff: Bichlien Hoang

6 Program: –Day 1 Opening Plenary –Conference chairs, IEEEUSA dignitaries (?) –U.S. Senators Hutchison, Cornyn, Dorgan (to be invited) –Sponsor/Partners – RFIDba Lunch –Healthcare & RFID issues (IEEE-USA members & others) Technical sessions (2-track) –1-Antennas; 2-Location Systems; 3-Security Issues; 4-Healthcare Applications –Day 2 Technical sessions (2-track) –5-Sensors for Diagnostics; 6-Systems Analysis-1; 7-Component Design & Analysis; 8-System Analysis-2; 9-Advances in System Protocols; Posters Lunch Panel: RFID for “Fly-by-Wireless” –NASA/JSC, FAA, Boeing, etc.panelists discuss use of sensor tags in aerospace vehicles to eliminate wires. Open to all. BYO lunch.

7 Alliances & collaborations, etc. –Online magazine (w ComSoc) Applications & Practices to debut at conference. In trade show bins. Guest editors Conference chairs. –CMP Technology –Survey (RFIDba, CMP, ComSoc, IEEE RFID 2007). –Web-based video (IEEE.TV) Conference Highlights –Spectrum – March 2007 RFID & Bioethics

8 Survey Target: Businesses, technical professionals, end-users. Objectives: ID & measure end-user experience with RFID; & determine educational needs assessment Oversight & analysis by Applied Skills & Knowledge Inc. (NJ-based) Published May 2007 * ComSoc and CMP Media already have signed agreement

9 Plenary Session Paul Hartmann General Vice Chair

10 Plenary Session Daniel Engels Program Chair

11 Plenary Session John Meredith President IEEE-USA

12 Plenary Session Jean Eason, IEEE Region 5

13 Plenary Session Harry P. Pappas CEO and Founder International RFID Business Association

14 The Business of RFID Worldwide

15 Founded in April 2004 Not-for-Profit Educational focus End-User Driven Vendor Neutral Representatives in 31 Countries and growing International RFID Business Association

16 Develop workplace-focused standards for RFID education, training and certification which guide the global business community to effectively implement RFID within the enterprise and across supply chains. International RFID Business Association International RFID Business Association Mission Statement

17 Will Your RFID Project Be Successful ? Source : Longford Consulting Group RFID deployed with inadequate organizational preparedness  People, Process & Technology IMBALANCE RFID deployed with inadequate organizational preparedness  People, Process & Technology IMBALANCE

18 Source: Longford Consulting Group Will Your RFID Project Be Successful ? Source: Longford Consulting Group Longford Consulting Group RFID deployed as part of a comprehensive program of change management & end-user education  People, Process & Technology are Aligned RFID deployed as part of a comprehensive program of change management & end-user education  People, Process & Technology are Aligned

19 * Copyright & Trademark of RFIDba International RFID Business Association RFID Education Reference Model TM Curriculum Map

20 PLEASE TAKE OUR CROSS-INDUSTRY SURVEY AT : THANK YOU !

21 Plenary Session Mark Johnson, RFID Tribe

22 RFID Industry Interactive Worldwide Map

23 RFID Industry North America

24 RFID Industry Dallas/Ft. Worth Area

25 RFID Industry Click on Balloon

26 RFID Industry Dallas/Ft. Worth Area 40+ DFW-Based Organizations, $400 Million Annual Revenue More than 1,600 Individuals who Work with RFID Technology Individuals Hired in RFID Tribe’s Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter provides an industry forum (via meetings and via virtual tools)

27 Association for RFID Professionals Global Organization with Local Chapters RFID Experts in More than 65 Countries Members from More Than 400 Companies Group Facilitates Collaboration, Provides Tools

28 How Might I Use RFID Tribe ? Registry for RFID Professionals – Find Others, Be Found RFID Talent and Career Center – Job Board Geographic Chapters – Connect with People in Your Metro Area Special Interest Groups – Dialogue with RFID Experts Electronic Forums & Groups – Trade Ideas Map of Worldwide RFID Organizations - RFID Ecosystem RFID Tribe – Where the World’s RFID Community Shares Ideas

29 Plenary Session Andy Rittler North Texas Regional Director US Senator Cornyn Special Message from US Senator John Cornyn

30 Plenary Session Best Paper Award Sponsored by Odin Technologies Christian Floerkemeier

31 Plenary Session Best Paper Award Presented to: Christian Floerkemeier


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