"Business and Technical Objectives
for Low Cost Smart Items"
Tuesday, June 3, 2003
By Richard Swan, Ph.D. Technical Director for Auto-ID SAP Corporate
Research Center, SAP Labs, Inc., Palo Alto
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception to follow. No Fee to attend.
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Auto-ID tags are an example of Smart Items aimed at low cost and
widespread use in the economy. This presentation will tackle a range
of business and technical questions:
- What are the business objectives for the trillion dollars in
market muscle pushing the deployment of a common set of hardware
and software RFID standards throughout the supply chain?
- What has been the role of the MIT Auto-ID center?
- What are the potential capabilities of a widely deployed Auto-ID
- What business processes can be addressed by Auto-ID?
- What technical capabilities must be in place to make it work?
- Can it really scale?
- What full closed-loop trials are in place?
- What are the issues in connecting Auto-ID to enterprise applications?
About the Speaker
Dr. Richard Swan founded SAP's Corporate Research Center in Palo
Alto. One of the main research projects has been the development
of an extensible infrastructure to support the wide spread deployment
of "Smart Items". This technology has been deployed in two substantial
pilots by SAP, one with Procter&Gamble in the U.S. and the other
with Metro AG in Europe. Richard is guiding the setting of SAP's
product roadmap for Auto-ID and the establishment of international
public standards with the Auto-ID Center Software ActionGroup.
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