Co-hosted by AIM, RAIN, and the NFC Forum, the Connections Summit featured a series of speaker-led sessions that focused on how NFC, RFID, and AIDC make the world more connected.
The Connections Summit, co-hosted by AIM, NFC Forum, and RAIN on March 7th, 2018 at Google Java Corners in Sunnyvale, CA, was a one-day event featuring a series of speaker-led sessions that focused on how NFC, RFID, and AIDC make the world more connected. The full agenda included keynote presentations, panels, and IoT, Retail & Smart Products, Security & Blockchain, Healthcare, and Market Opportunities tracks.
|9:00 am||Welcome & Introductions
Steve Halliday, President of the RAIN Alliance
Paula Hunter, Executive Director of the NFC Forum
Mary Lou Bosco, COO of AIM Inc.
|9:30 am||Keynote #1: Antony Passemard, Product Management Lead - Cloud IoT and Pub/Sub, Google
The Pervasive Nature of IoT in the World of Intelligent Big Data
|10:00 am||Keynote #2: Raghu Das, CEO IDTechEx
RFID 2018-2028: RAIN and NFC Market Status, Outlook and Innovations
|10:30 am||Networking Break|
|11:00 am||Retail & Smart Products Track|
|Alessandro Gherardi "Tailor-made" NFC | Linking Customer Experience & Future Sales
Andrea Gobbi, Gherardi s.r.l & Carlo Carminati, SAIT s.r.l.
|Digitizing the Retail Consumer Experience - Fresh Results and Insights from the Field
Matthew Bright, Thin Film Electronics
|Re-imagining Retail Using NFC
Tim Daly, NXP
|Leading the way for Connected Cosmetics
Nicolas Lecocq, L'Oréal
|Security & Blockchain Track|
|Integrity of Things: Exploring NFC and Blockchain
Ajit Kulkarni, Chronicled & Stephane Ardiley, Identiv
|How Adding Trust to NFC Applications Provides a Frictionless Authentication Experience for New York City Buildings
David Chose, HID Global
|A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Digital Key Sharing for Vehicle Access Control
Tony Rosati, ESCRYPT
|Game Changer in Healthcare | Direct-Part Marked Hospital-Sterilized Medical Implants with Tractus™
Brandon Donnelly, Matrix IT Medical Tracking Systems, Inc.
|One of the Largest Oncology Centers and Hospitals in Poland Equips Itself with Wireless Temperature Monitoring System
Cronin Wilkes, Blulog
|The Internet of Me: Data Empowering Patients
Heidi Dohse, Google
|The World's Largest RFID Based Hospital Installation
Villads Thomsen, Lyngsoe Systems
|2:00 pm||Retail & Smart Products Track|
Paul Muller, EM Microelectronic
|NFC and Content: Get Physical with Digital
Richard Dupé, Sharetapes
|Panel Discussion: Connected Products: Delivering Enhanced, Personalized, and Relevant Customer Experiences
Jason Oxman, Electronic Transactions Association
Jeanne Duckett, Avery Dennison
Herve d’Halluin, Decathlon
Steve McKean, TableSafe, Inc.
|RAIN, Cloud and the Chained Twin
Chris Diorio, Impinj, Inc
|Physical/Digital Convergence – IoT, RAIN, and Chains
Robert Beideman, GS1
|RAIN and NFC Coexistence in a Commercial Smart Device
Jagat Shah, Research Consultant, System, Lenovo
|Everyone Wins using RAIN & NFC! Visibility into Supply Chain and Consumer Engagement
Peter Phaneuf, President, eAgile Inc.
|Market Opportunities Track|
|Achieving Value and ROI Using RAIN
Chuck Evanhoe, Aware Innovations, a division of Evanhoe & Associates, Inc.
Tom King, USPTO
|Bringing NFC to the Browser with Web NFC API
Justin Ribeiro, Stickman Ventures, Inc.
|SMART Products and Digital Consumer Interactions
Scott Krynock, Smartrac
|New paradigm for NFC applications
Sylvain Fidelis, STMicroelectronics
|3:30 pm||Networking Break
|4:00 pm||Sponsor Presentations|
|Aware Innovations, a division of Evanhoe & Associates, Inc.
Terry Clancy, VP Business development
|4:30 pm||Panel Discussion: Intelligence of Things: What Does the Future Hold for IoT?
Jukka Voutilainen, Voyantic
Francesco Montanari, Datalogic
Robert Beideman, GS1
Tim Daly, NXP
Ray Freeman, Smartrac
|5:15 pm||Closing Remarks|
|5:30 pm||Networking Happy Hour|
Thank you to our event sponsors!