Reminder – Join us for a webinar with IBM and RFID Journal today, May 19 at 2:00pm EST to learn what technologies can be deployed in the workplace to help companies deal with the changes impacting their business as a result of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 virus has had an unprecedented impact on businesses in multiple markets where firms of all sizes will need to deal with a variety of new issues. Altered supply chains, a decentralized workforce, and providing safe and healthy employee workspaces are just a few of the new challenges. Retailers must deal with the logistical implications of a sudden increase in e-commerce. Manufacturers and labs must handle the volume with increased worker restrictions. In all, new and dramatic changes are coming.
RFID and IoT technologies can be the answer for many of these issues. The ability to automatically identify and track items through the supply chain, manufacturing, transport and delivery processes, while minimizing physical handling and improving process efficiency will be vital. These same technologies can also be used to promote social distancing, contact tracing, and protect the health and safety of people working in these environments. Choosing a partner who can help you develop resiliency and adaptability is key to the viability of your business.
Host/Moderator: Mark Roberti, Founder & Editor, RFID Journal
RFID and IBM Perspective
Jennifer Arndt, Global Zebra Alliance Manager, IBM
Jennifer leads IBM’s Global Alliance with Zebra and is responsible for the strategy and implementation of RFID and IoT solutions across all verticals. Prior to her current role, she was the Global Retail Executive for IBM Global Technology Services. She focuses on solutions in the Healthcare, Retail and Manufacturing sectors. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Mathematics/Computing/Electrical Engineering from Notre Dame.
Workplace Solutions for Health & Safety
Diana Hage, CEO, RFID Global
Diana is CEO, RFID Global, a leading provider of asset management solutions that utilize IoT technologies. She is responsible for the firm’s strategy and developing product offerings to address market needs. Previously, Diana was Director, IBM Corporate Strategy and Managing Partner, IBM Global Services. Diana holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Asset Tracking in the Workplace
John Rommel, Director Sales, RFID Global
John leads sales and channel partner management for RFID Global. He has over eighteen years of experience selling and delivering RFID and IoT solutions to the healthcare, logistics, manufacturing and government sectors. John is the author of numerous business articles and a novel and holds an MBA and B.S. in Marketing from Penn State University.
RFID Enablement & IBM Solutions
Brian Docherty, Global Technical Leader, IBM
Brian is a global Solution Architect and technical leader in the IBM Alliance with Zebra Technologies. He develops solutions which include IBM services and Zebra hardware in verticals including Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Transportation & Logistics. Brian earned his Business degree from Durham College.
IBM is a global technology company that provides hardware, software, cloud-based services, and cognitive computing. IBM offers RFID device solutions for the healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and transportation and logistics industries. Applications range from inventory and materials tracking to supply chain and warehouse management. IBM partners with RFID Global and Zebra to bring innovative RFID solutions to market, and provides technical support and services for all Zebra products, from device purchase to customer support and lifecycle management. IBM also supports complex multivendor environments which contain Zebra hardware.
RFID Global is a leading provider of asset management and supply chain solutions for the Aerospace & Defense, Healthcare and Manufacturing industries. Visi-Trac, the company’s flagship software product, provides real-time operational intelligence on the location, status, condition and history of physical assets. This visibility enables enterprise companies to better manage their inventory, ensure employee safety, prevent operational disruptions and improve supply chain performance.