POWER PUB: TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2004
"RFID PROMISE: CREATE IT AND THEY SHALL COME"
Pub Master: Mr. Dean Frew, President & Chief Executive Officer,
Xterprise, Inc. & Knowledge Network Partner, Silicon Valley World
5:00 p.m.: Networking & Registration
5:30 p.m.: Pub Exchange
6:30 p.m.: Networking
7:30 p.m.: Pub Closes!
Open to the Public. Fee: $15 (cash or check, payable at the door).
Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Registration information
Please Note: This Power Pub will be held at the Mediterranean II
Room at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto hotel, 4290 El Camino
Real, Palo Alto. Directions included below.
Few knew what RFID was 12 months ago. Today, we find that there
are articles in Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, among
others. Many view that the interest in this market can be attributed
to one thing: Wal-Mart's requirements and commitment to the North
Texas Mega-Pilot, with three of Wal-Mart's top suppliers working
towards the retailer's requirement to tag pallets and cases by January
2005. This inflection point in the market launched by the Wal-Mart
Commitment and assisted by the development of standards at the Auto-ID
Center (now EPC Global), and the development of UHF RFID technology
from companies like Alien Technology, is critically important for
business innovation to take place in the supply chains.
At this Power Pub, come discuss with Mr. Frew the questions that
are left open to explore, including:
- How important are the evolution of standards to broader and
- Are there really business cases that support these solutions?
- Are we too tied to the processes and methodologies of the past
to envision the benefits of what EPC/RFID can bring?
ABOUT DEAN FREW
Dean Frew is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Xterprise,
Inc., an RFID Solution Integration firm headquartered in Dallas,
Texas. After filling executive roles for various supply chain software
and solution companies for last 5 years and sitting on the Technical
Board of the Auto-ID Center, Mr. Frew founded Xterprise in 2002
with a focus on supply chain RFID solution development and implementation
ABOUT XTERPRISE, INC.
Xterprise, Inc. (http://www.xterprise.com/)
has become one of the leading RFID Solution Integrators in the market
and is currently providing a variety of mission critical services
to a number of Wal-Mart and Target suppliers striving toward retailer
compliance. Xterprise is currently supporting Wal-Mart Suppliers
(PepsiCo, DaisyBrand, and other Consumer Packaged Goods Companies).
The group has also executed RFID pilots at Dell and Imagistics.
Xterprise is a Knowledge Network Partner of the Silicon Valley World
Internet Center. For inquiries, send an email to: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
REGISTRATION & SPECIAL INFORMATION
Pre-registration is highly recommended. There is a $15 fee (cash
or check only) which will be collected at the door. Please make
checks payable to Silicon Valley World Internet Center. To pre-register,
please send your name, title, company name, telephone number and
email address to:
Ms. Claire Kahrobaie
Manager, Client Services
** Special Note: Upon check-in
at the Pub's registration desk, you will receive a coupon for a
10% discount off of beverages at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto's
bar. The discount is applicable only on the evening of the March
23rd Power Pub.
DIRECTIONS TO THE CROWNE
PLAZA CABANA HOTEL
From Highway 101 - North or South
- Take Highway 101 to San Antonio Road/Los Altos
- Proceed on San Antonio approximately 2 miles
- Turn right on El Camino Real and proceed 1/2 mile
- Turn left into the hotel entrance at Dinah's Court stoplight
From Highway 280 - North or South
- Take Highway 280 to the Page Mill Road exit
- Proceed approximately 3 miles
- Turn right onto El Camino Real
- Continue for 1 mile to Dinah's Court stoplight
- Turn right into the hotel entrance