• RFID SIG Tuesday, July 26, 2005 - 07:00PM
    Pillsbury Winthrop Office Silicon Valley
    2475 Hanover Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1114
    Software Architecture and Platform




  • Sensors, Actuators and RFID at IBM

    The goal of the RFID Event is to promote the emerging RFID technology, foster understanding, and build relationships within the industry and the public. The group plans to deliver, within the framework of a Special Interest Group, education, information, and networking via technology domain briefings, seminars, and monthly meetings in Silicon Valley locations. We cover the RFID technology arena from passive to active UWB, from access control to retail apps, and issues from application design to data security, protection, and privacy. Topics include but are not limited to: Passive and active ID tags and their related readers, Location Based Services (LBS), Application Infrastructure (servers and network), Asset control and management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehouse Management System (WMS), Customer Relation Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Logistics, Data Mining, Homeland Security related issues, Hardware and software design, including Bluetooth, WiFi, UWB.

    Presentation Overview

    Over the past 10 years, IBM has been heavily involved in the research and development of pervasive and wireless technologies. In 2004, IBM announced the intent to invest $250M in the area of Sensors and Actuators (S&A), of which RFID is a subset. This investment has fueled a company-wide initiative to drive development of a software infrastructure to support emerging S&A solutions that have applicability across industries. Please join Bill as he takes you through IBM's view of the S&A solution space, basics of Integrated S&A networks, and the role of S&A as a key enabler of business process transformation.


    About the Presenters

    Billy Moton

    Bill Moton holds multiple degrees from the University of Southern California: Bachelors & Masters of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration all from the University of Southern California. Bill's professional engagement experience ranges from start-up to Fortune 100 companies as Technical Consultant and Chief Architect for complex Information Technology system projects that combine both hardware and software disciplines. Bill's management experience includes several first line development positions and a second line management position with responsibility for over 120 Software Engineers. In Bill's current assignment, he has world-wide responsibility for IBM Sensors and Actuators Solutions Architecture, which includes RFID. The most current and interesting project that Bill is working on is a Zone Alert Enabled Real-Time Location Aware Asset Tracking System based on Active Tag RFID technology with advanced 3-dimensional location visualization.


    Event Logistics


    Pillsbury Winthrop Office Silicon Valley
    2475 Hanover Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1114


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required