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Twin Cities RFID Industry Forum Information

Meeting: Twin Cities RFID Industry Forum

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
(6:45-7:00 registration/breakfast)

Presentation: First Floor Auditorium, Carlson School of Management

Event Registration

Forum Announcement

Putting RFID To Work In The Retail Industry

Improving Operational Performance

The pace of RFID technology innovation accelerated when Wal*Mart announced their intent to adopt the technology to improve operational performance. Since the announcement, the retail industry has been awhirl with both technology and business use case development and innovation.

In this session, we will revisit progress made over the last year. We will hear from an apparel company using item level tagging to gain a competitive advantage by driving more efficient replenishment processes as well as hear an update from the University of Arkansas RFID Laboratory on innovative uses for the technology that they are seeing being deployed in the retail arena.

Our panelists are drawn from a cross section of early players in the application of RFID, and bring to the discussion real world experience with RFID technology in the retail space.

WHAT:    The Twin Cities RFID Industry Forum is a breakfast/speaker event sponsored by the Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota .

The Forum is an educational and networking opportunity for those interested in learning more about the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in the Twin Cities area.

WHEN:   The Forum is held quarterly on the First Thursday morning of March, June, September, and December from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.  Breakfast begins at 7:00 am with an industry speaker presentation commencing shortly thereafter.

WHERE:    The Forum is held at the Carlson School of Management on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus in Minneapolis .

WHO:      The Forum is open to management and technology specialists interested in the emerging Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) industry.  There is a $25 registration fee for the breakfast/speaker event (major credit cards accepted).  To register, go to http://www.misrc.umn.edu/registration/

MISRC RFID Project Lead: Dr. Fred Riggins, University of Minnesota
RFID Forum Coordinator: Peter Grimlund, Seeonic, Inc.

Panel Speakers:

Al Dittrich – CEO, Tomorrows Mother – St. Paul, MN
Biography Al Dittrich

Justin Patton – RFID Research Center Lab Mgr, University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR
Biography Justin Patton


MISRC RFID Project Lead: Dr. Fred Riggins, University of Minnesota
Director, CDTL Dr. Massoud Amin, University of Minnesota
MHTA Kate Rubin, President
RFID Forum Coordinator: Pete Grimlund, CEO, Seeonic


06:45 – 7:00 - Registration & Breakfast

7:00 – 8:30 - Speaker presentation

8:30 – 9:00 - Audience interaction

9:00 - Adjourn

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