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Challenge-The-Expert Panel

"When, oh, When, Will the RFID Explosion Really Happen? What Needs to Be in Place First and What is Missing Now?"

WED., JANUARY 29, 2003
By Mr. Dean Frew, President, Xterprise Corporation

5:15 p.m. Networking. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Program.
$10.00 charge (no charge to the Center's Sponsors).
Open to the Public.
Reservations are encouraged as space is limited.
Please contact:

Ms. Claire Kahrobaie
Manager, Client Services
T: 650.462.9800

Dean Frew's Presentation (8.3 kbs .pdf)

We are all waiting for the RFID adoption curve to take off and for RFID tags to surpass bar code labels as the universal standard for tracking inventory. We all can see the marginal value that is provided by RFID over Bar Code alone. Still, the adoption of RFID tags at the global scale of bar codes has yet to happen. Mr. Dean Frew, Managing Partner of Incucomm, Inc., a Knowledge Network Partner of the World Internet Center, will put forth his ideas about the future of reality of the RFID tag development and examine just when and how the high point of the growth curve will come about. Mr. Frew will present a pragmatic view of what is missing in the value chain for adoption to take off. He will consider some less obvious elements of the value chain and will also provide an customer-based opinion on which of the different "flavors" will likely be successful and where.

Please come join the Challenge-the-Expert session to "challenge" Mr. Frew and to contribute to shaping strategic thinking around the RFID tag market.

About Dean Frew, President, Xterprise Corporation
To Contact Mr. Frew:

Mr. Frew has developed innovative and practical solutions for supply chain clients using mobile enterprise and RFID products for the last 15 years. He has lead solution deployment team delivering solutions to Ford, Anhueser-Busch, Dell, U.S. Department of Defense, Service Master, Ikon, Imagistics, various 3rd party logistics providers and others. His subject matter and systems expertise provides the pragmatic view his clients are looking for in a solution integrator. Previous to coming to Incucomm and creating the Mobile Enterprise practice, he was the VP of Customer Solutions and Operations at GlobeRanger and was responsible for all customer capture engagements and OEM relationships with supply chain system providers such as i2, Symbol and EXE. Previous to that he had over 16 years in various executive positions at Texas Instruments where he developed core technology and managed systems business units.