IDC RFID Update Conference
May 18, 2004
Jun 6-7, 2004 - Boston, MA United States
Business Challenges, Benefits, and Realistic Expectations
If Wal-Mart gets its way, this is the date when the world's largest retailer will be receiving pallets and cases of goods labeled with RFID tags from its top 100 suppliers. However, with technology still immature, standards in flux, and tag prices still too high, RFID has significant hurdles to overcome before reaching mainstream adoption. Nevertheless, 2004 will be a crucial year for business cases and pilots as leading retailers and CPG manufacturers strive to meet Wal-Mart's goals.
The IDC RFID Updateis designed to present the latest news and key end-user case studies and pilots to help enterprise decision-makers answer the questions about RFID they are struggling with today, such as:
What are the realistic deployment costs, business risks and value in adopting RFID technology to satisfy customer demands?
What does it mean to be Wal-Mart and DoD "compliant?"
How are my peers at other organizations creating a business case for adopting RFID technology? What have they learned?
What challenges will I face in deploying RFID to serve customers and ultimately in realizing savings for my own organization?
How are ISO and EPC Standards expected to come together?
How can I anticipate and proactively address consumer privacy concerns?
IDC analysts, subject matter experts and your peers at other organizations across a variety of industries will provide actionable advice and insights into the near-term future of RFID, as well as long-term outlook. The conference will help you to evaluate RFID as a business tool, provide a framework to consider its potential to deliver increased efficiencies in the supply chain, and provide you with the latest on RFID standards to help you assess vendor offerings. Case studies will be featured providing practical information that will save participants time and money with their own RFID business cases, pilots and deployments.
The program will provide guidance on analyzing the costs and benefits for particular industries and/or companies, including:
- CPG Manufacturing
- DoD suppliers
Special thanks to our advisors:
Christopher Boone, Program Manager, U.S. Vertical Industry Research, Retail/Wolesale, IDC
Lyle Ginsburg, Managing Partner for Technology Innovation, Products Organization, Accenture
$895 IDC Client, $1095 non-client
To download the brochure, please click - www.idc.com/events/downloads/rfid_update.pdf
Who Should Attend
CTOs, CIOs, COOs and Senior management charged with evaluating and/or contributing to critical RFID decisions and have responsibility for:
- Warehouse operations
- Strategic planning
- Supply chain management and execution
- Business & Financial Analysts
- Investment Researchers/Analysts