Connections Summit


Google Java Corners, Sunnyvale, CA

Google Java Corners, Sunnyvale, CA


Wed, Mar 07, 2018


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.



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Time Session
8:00 am
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
Healthcare Track
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
12:30 pm
2:00 pm
Retail & Smart Products Track
Augmented RFID
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.
IoT Track
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.
Chuck Evanhoe
EM Microelectronics
Paul Muller
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


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