RAIN in Seattle
18-20 July, 2017
Hosted by Amazon and Impinj
Sponsored by Aware Innovations, Logopak, NXP, SML, and Zebra
Presentations where available are linked below. Some presentations are available to members only and are found on the member’s forum
18 July, 2017
Welcome to the meetings and an update on the logistics for the day including a brief summary of the workgroup status.
MORNING WORKGROUP MEETINGS
AFTERNOON WORKGROUP MEETINGS
Industrial Manufacturing Workgroup:
Smart Products and Packaging Workgroup:
19 July, 2017
|STATE OF THE ALLIANCE||STEVE HALLIDAY|
|MARKETING REPORT||KERRY KRAUSE|
|AIM UPDATE||CHUCK EVANHOE|
Industrial Manufacturing Workgroup:
Smart Products and Packaging Workgroup:
|SILVER SPONSOR – AWARE INNOVATIONS – ACHIEVING ROI USING RAIN
Chuck Evanhoe, CEO, Aware Innovations – How the US Patent and Trademark
Office achieved real ROI using RAIN to track IT assets. The use case,
implementation and integrator are keys to ROI in labor saving and asset
|SILVER SPONSOR – LOGOPAK – RAIN IN MANUFACTURING AND LOGISTICS
Lars Thuring, Strategic Development Manager, Logopak. The use of RAIN
RFID in industrial environment provides for additional considerations
compared to other areas where RAIN is used. Identifying these in advance
provides the base for successful projects and for identifying future
opportunities. After taking a look at these we will look at two
use-cases and defining the challenges, as well as the opportunities
provided by the solutions.
|BRONZE SPONSOR – NXP, LEADING THE IOT WITH SECURITY AND CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS
Suresh Palliparambil, Senior Director, Sales and Marketing – Americas,
Security and Connectivity BU, NXP
|BRONZE SPONSOR – SML – SIMPIFYING RFID ROI FOR RETAIL INDUSTRY
Florence Lo, Global RFID Sales Operations Manager, SML Group – SML Group
is a global branding solutions provider and is the parent company of
SML-RFID. SML has delivered proven ROI result for many of the world’s
most successful retail RFID projects with a global footprint and a
full-service of solutions, including inlay encoding technology and
services, in-store and supply chain solutions, and professional
|BRONZE SPONSOR – OAT SYSTEMS – RFID SOLUTIONS FROM SOURCE TO SHOPPER
Carl Rysdon, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Oat Systems: Oat
Systems is a division of checkpoint systems inc, acquired recently by
CCL industries. We are an End to End RFID solution provider with a
complete portfolio of RFID inlays, POE hardware, RFID DC solutions that
include RFID tunnels, overhead systems, professional services,
nationwide field service organization, and customer experience
|CORPORATE PRESENTATION – INTRODUCING STRATO INNOVATIONS
An introduction to the company from Enu Waktola, Founder & CEO, Strato
|TRIBUTE TO KEN TRAUB
CHRIS DIORIO, CEO, Impinj will lead a tribute to Ken Traub (1962-2017). Ken Traub was an important figure in the RAIN world. He had a part in most of the work in developing the RAIN technology and the standards that surround it. He passed away earlier this year. Video courtesy of GS1. Used with permission.
|WELCOME TO CHINA’S SILICON VALLEY – OCTOBER 2017
Val Peters, GM of Marketing, Invengo Technology Pte. Ltd.is thrilled to
invite you to Shenzhen (China) for the 2017 RAIN RFID Asia Face-to-Face
meetings. And while proudly hosting the RAIN RFID event, bringing
together world’s finest RAIN RFID system integrators, solution providers
and manufacturers, Invengo will also introduce you to what one of the
five largest and wealthiest cities of China has to offer in both
business and entertainment. We’re dedicated to show you why Shenzhen is
called “China’s Silicon Valley”.
|THE KEYS TO FINDING AND KEEPING TALENT IN 2017
KRIS WATSON, VP, Sanford Rose, How to cut through the distractions to
find and keep talent, and how to win your next dream job.
|THE UTILIZATION OF THERMAL TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY FOR PRINTING UHF ANTENNA
DENE TAYLOR, President, SPF-Inc., Digital printing is the most
profitable sector of the traditional printing markets, even though it
has displaced only a small amount of analog (screen, offset &
flexography) business. The business model for adoption is called The
Digital Print Value Proposition. Value is derived from providing
economical short runs, printing on-demand only the quantity required
now. Being fully digital errors are greatly reduced and set-ups are very
short. Digital also permits total customization and distributed
printing. It must of course still be cost effective.
|AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ISO/IEC 20248 DATA STRUCTURE (DIGSIG) IN THE RAIN CONTEXT
BERTUS PRETORIUS, Solutions Architect, LicenSys ISO/IEC 20248 provides a
method to describe verifiable data structures interoperable between
barcodes and RAIN. The talk discusses, on a business level, what ISO/IEC
20248 offers. It includes high level technical examples in the use of
DigSigs providing a unique number natively and shows how it can extend
an EPC with attributes.
20 July, 2017
|LET IT RAIN!
Steve Halliday, president of the RAIN Alliance will update everyone on
the work of the Alliance.
|PLATINUM SPONSOR – IMPINJ – TOMORROW’S IOT FORECAST: RAIN
Chris Diorio, CEO, Impinj: The RAIN Alliance’s vision of a future where
everyday things are part of a connected world presents both challenges
and opportunities for the IoT. In this talk I will review RAIN’s central
role in connecting everyday items and will then propose a framework for
addressing those challenges and opportunities.
|PLATINUM SPONSOR – AMAZON – TOWARDS A CUSTOMER-CENTRIC RAIN RFID ECOSYSTEM
(Presentation not available)
David Glick, Vice President, Amazon Tickets Product and Technology
Jeremy Dashe, Principal Engineer, Amazon Fulfillment Technologies
Why the data is important and how we need to think about the customer.
|RAIN INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS APPLICATIONS
Joe Hoerl, Director, North America, Confidex: Industrial manufacturers
of all industries face challenges in bringing their products from the
assembly line through distribution and to their business customer. RAIN
RFID is being used to efficiently identify and track finished products
within the automotive and enterprise electronics industries while also
being used to track raw materials such as wood and steel. This session
will share success stories and insight into best practices for
industrial logistics with RAIN RFID.
|BLOCKCHAIN + RFID = TOTAL LIFECYCLE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
Lauren S. Roman, Managing Director, TransparentPlanet: 2017 is panning
out to become ‘The Year of Blockchain’. Largely unheard of until 2016,
The authors of The Blockchain Revolution call blockchains ‘incorruptible
digital ledgers of economic transactions that can be programmed to
record transactions involving virtually everything of value. RFID and
other auto-ID is an integral part of blockchain technology, identifying
and validating each node along supply chains. This session will introduce
opportunities for blockchain and RFID to meet the growing demand for
responsible, sustainable products by tracking materials from creation to
recovery at end of life. It will include an open discussion of how the RFID
industry might approach this opportunity.
|LAUREN S. ROMAN|
|THE FORECAST IS RAIN AND THE OUTLOOK IS VERY SUNNY!
Kerry Krause, Head of Marketing and Strategy for RAIN will present a
quick look at the market research for RFID products and thoughts about
the future for RAIN RFID.
|ITEM-LEVEL RFID TRACKING IN HEALTHCARE: THE VALUE TO PATIENTS, PROVIDERS, AND PRODUCTS
Becky Ashin, VP Advanced Orthopedic Center and University Bariatric
Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in KNoxville, TN:
With the increased need for resource visibility and regulatory
compliance, item-level tracking has become a necessity. This session
will highlight the multiple advantages now obtainable with item-level
tagging and offer solutions on how to get started. Topics will include
an introduction to radio frequency identification (RFID), examples of
RFID adoption in healthcare, how RFID can assist with the tracking and
documentation of Unique Device Indicators, and how item-level tracking
can improve supply and preference card management.
|RFID SHOWS ITS VERSATILITY EVEN IN SMALLER, RURAL HOSPITALS
Shelton Monger, CIO, Wayne Healthcare, describes how Wayne HealthCare,
despite being a rural health care system, has successfully implemented a
number of RFID initiatives. He explains how Wayne’s investments, which
are targeted towards patient security, patient satisfaction, and process
improvement, have filled a void in each of these areas.
|SHELTON E. MONGER|
|RAIN RFID AND THE IOT: A Q&A WITH KAISER AND US RETINA
(Presentation not available – discussion only)
Scott Philips, Principal, RFID, RTLS and Location Services Portfolio at
Kaiser and Dee Cantrell, CIO at US Retina discuss how enterprise health
delivery organizations leverage IoT technology platforms to achieve
better results and experiences for patients today – and how they’re
looking towards the future.
Moderated by Wendy Werblin, Director, Healthcare Solutions, Impinj
|RAIN + VISUAL INTERFACES & THE BLACK BOX PROBLEM: OUTCOME CENTRIC SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE
PAUL ATKINSON, President / Chromera RAIN RFID together with displays and
visible verification technologies can drive new outcomes in healthcare.
Described in this session will be an exemplary solution that solves the
“black box problem”: how to securely update expiry dates on eLabels
affixed to items stored inside boxes – without opening the boxes and
having to individually verify the results (as is the current industry
practice with printed labels). And in the process, improve accuracy,
lower life-cycle costs, and accelerate regulatory and customer
|INCREASING MEDICATION SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY IN THE OPERATING ROOM WITH RAIN RFID
EMILY J. TSCHUMPER, Pharm. D., MS, Operations Manager-Inpatient
Pharmacy, North Mississippi Medical Center and PAULA DYCAICO, Director
of Product Management, Intelliguard RFID Solutions:North Mississippi
Medical Center (NMMC) has launched the revolutionary new Intelliguard®
RFID RAIN-enabled Linked Visibility Inventory System™ in their operating
rooms for securing, managing and tracking medication and narcotics.
EMILY J. TSCHUMPER