Where the RFID puck is going next

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 at 6:00 PM

TI Auditorium


Session Abstract:Ever since the announcement of mandates to suppliers of Wal-Mart, Target, Albertsons, Best Buy and the U.S. Department of Defense to use radio frequency identification (RFID) to track pallets and cartons in the supply chain, RFID has garnered major interest in all corners of the high-tech industry. The casino industry is just the latest to find new uses for RFID technology. The United States and other nations are incorporating it into passports to catch counterfeits. Other people are planning to use RFID in mobile resource management. That means using both passive and active RFID technologies to track assets, work-in-process, returnable containers and vehicles in a close-loop supply chain. ABI Research estimates the RFID hardware and software market will surpass $4.6 billion by 2008 due to increased market activity, shipments, and mandates. Activities like supply chain, retail, consumer goods, and defense activity will continue to fuel growth, along with increased innovation in homeland security and smart payment markets.
The talk will briefly discuss various components of RFID eco system, role of EPCglobal and various factors which is fueling this growth in the market.

Speaker: Sam Patadia

Bio: Sam Patadia is senior information technology professional with over 25 years experience as project manager, software architect, systems engineer, instructor, and trainer in RFID application integration, software design and development, middleware, and data acquisition and control systems.
Sam has taught several short courses in RFID technology at places like Mitre Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Software Development Forum, San Jose State University, and the Singapore Manufacturer's Federation.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of North Carolina and a Master's degree in Computer Aided Engineering from the same.
He lives with his family in San Jose, California. He enjoys visiting and photographing places with rocks, water, and trees.

Title: Where the RFID puck is going next