UT Dallas Supply Chain Center to Host
One-Day RFID Conference
June 7, 2007
“Unlocking RFID’s Real Value,” a one-day executive conference that will take place on Wednesday, June 20 at The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management, will bring together industry and research thought leaders on the wide-ranging impact of radio frequency identification, or RFID, technology.
Underwritten and co-sponsored by industry pacesetters like business software company SAP and Texas Instruments, the event was organized by the School of Management’s Center for Intelligent Supply Chain Networks (C4iSN) and the university’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.
“Conference participants will discuss the state of RFID technology today and what its impact and implications for supply chain networks will be in the future,” said Dr. Divakar Rajamani, C4iSN’s managing director.
Speakers will address such issues as key barriers to adoption of RFID, minimizing risks and opportunities in the value chain.
“RFID is changing the world around us,” Rajamani explained. “This event will give us a chance to get a glimpse of where the technology will be leading us.”
Speakers at the conference will take an interdisciplinary approach to RFID, offering an academic perspective from several universities and a user perspective from a range of industries.
Speakers from the industry, representing such companies as Wal-Mart, Southwest Airlines, SAP, Procter & Gamble, ChainLink Research, CHEP, Florida Crystals and the U.S. Department of Defense, will be on hand for the conference.
In addition, RFID technology and applications researchers representing the Auto ID Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the RF Innovation and Technology Center at University of Texas at Arlington, the University of North Texas and UT Dallas will discuss RFID research initiatives.
The event is underwritten by SAP, the world’s largest business software company, and is co-sponsored by Texas Instruments, the University of Texas at Arlington, ChainLink Research and the Metroplex Technology Business Council.
Hours of the conference are 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the cost is $295. Event details and registration are available at som.utdallas.edu/c4isn/index.htm. Dr. Rajamani can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 469-371-4300 for more information.
About the School of Management
The School of Management is the largest of UT Dallas’ seven schools, with an enrollment of nearly 4,500, of which 2,500 are graduate students. Faculty in the School of Management rank 20th in research productivity nationwide over the last three years, based on publications in the top 24 business journals spanning all areas of business. Financial Times, using a broader set of 40 journals, ranks UT Dallas’ management faculty 30th worldwide. Financial Times also ranks the university’s Executive MBA program 22nd in the U.S, and U.S. News and World Report lists UT Dallas’ fulltime Cohort MBA program 26th at public colleges and universities in the United States.
About UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,500 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.
Contact Jeanne Spreier, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4759, email@example.com