RFID Seminar on Advancement in RFID Technology

Date: 17 Jul 2009 - 17 Jul 2009

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Level 3

Increasingly, manufacturers, retailers and logistic providers are requiring advanced capabilities in real-time operational visibility to increase efficiency and optimise business processes leading to reduction in costs, delays, cycle times and waste and increase in throughput. The growing need for real-time visibility is driving development in advanced RFID technology. This seminar highlights the trends and developments in RFID technology in the areas of security, supply chain application and testing.

1) RFID Technology Trends in Asia Pacific by Ms Parul Oswal
The RFID industry is poised towards growth, albeit slowly in 2009-2010. As the economy shows signs of recovery, we are likely to see further positive momentum for the RFID industry in Asia Pacific as well. This presentation aims to highlight some of the trends, both by key application segments and by product in the RFID industry in Asia Pacific. The level of standard adoption in various Asia Pacific countries that may drive further adoption of RFID will also be discussed.

2) Shared Security Format Cooperation by Mr Junji Ogawa
This presentation focuses on the recent development in Japan in the area of security enhancement with RFID. Known as Shared Security Format Cooperation, this is a standard that will be used to build interoperation office appliances and equipments (door access, cabinet, printer, copiers, computer access, etc). Using SSFC, security can be enhanced and information leakage reduced with multiple layers of efficent security checks.

3) RFID Testing by Mr Sun Wai Hoong
Rapid proliferation and ever-wider adoption of RFID devices and systems have made testing of these devices even more necessary to ensure standards compliance, interoperability and performance. The testing requirements can be broadly divided into three areas. They are EMC, conformance and performance testing. This presentation focuses on the relevant standards for each testing area together with a general description of the test setups. Key topics include a general overview of Rohde and Schwarz’s RFID-related equipments and systems, including the testing areas and test standards.

4) Secured Drug Supply Chain using e-Pedigree standards for Pharmaceutical Industry by Mr Urvi Maniar
The pharmaceutical supply chains around the world are vulnerable to counterfeit drugs. There are multiple ways by which counterfeit drugs can be introduced to the drug supply chain, and end consumer may end up with a counterfeit drug even though it was purchased from a legitimate retail pharmacy. Effects of counterfeit drugs on patients range from being ineffective, to causing more harm due to containing the incorrect active pharmaceutical ingredient, to causing death due to lack of efficacy or through adverse interactions with other drugs. To secure the pharmaceutical supply chain, myriad of anti-counterfeiting measures are employed today. One way of enhancing the security of pharmaceutical supply chain is to make use of e-Pedigree standards for drug authentication along the pharmaceutical supply chain. Apart from securing the pharmaceutical supply chain, applying the standards can also enhance product visibility and aid in anti-hoarding applications. The e-Pedigree standards seek to throw a forward supply chain, and the drug is authenticated and digital signature is encapsulated on each step of ownership transfer. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enabled e-pedigree standards can enhance supply chain efficiencies to solve the counterfeiting issue. Thus an interoperable automated pedigree system can ensure maximum patient safety along with a secured pharmaceutical supply chain.

About the Speakers
Ms Parul Oswal is an Industry Analyst for RFID and security in Frost & Sullivan’s APAC office, based out of Singapore. Her focus is in market studies and strategic analysis of radio frequency identification technology (RFID) and security markets in the Asia Pacific region. Since joining Frost & Sullivan in July 2004, Parul has completed several research studies and consulting projects on RFID and security. During the course of her career in Frost & Sullivan, Parul has done a number of research and consulting projects for various local and foreign clients including; White paper on RFID in healthcare market in ASEAN and Australia Markets, and RFID in the automotive/ livestock/ transportation industry, North Asia RFID tags study, Thailand RFID markets, Opportunity assessment of the contactless & proximity (Cards and Readers) market in selected APAC Countries, Australia RFID market study, Malaysia RFID market study, Singapore RFID market study, New Zealand RFID market study, Strategic analysis of Australia and New Zealand Smart Cards market, Asia Pacific Video Surveillance markets, APAC IP Video Surveillance markets, etc. Parul has received acclaim for her research through articles and quotes published in RFID Update , Bangkok Post (Thailand), RFID News online (AU), Technology and Business Magazine (AU), Business review weekly (ANZ), High tech Aid, @RFID Focus, A&S security magazine, to name a few. She has also spoken at various international conferences, and been a faculty for RFID master classes conducted by RFIDba, Interphex, RTI and has conducted several Analyst Briefing webinars.

Mr Junji Ogawa is currently working for Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd, Global Business Development unit.

Mr Sun Wai Hoong received the B. App. Sc. (Honours) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1999. After graduating, he joined Sharp Electronics Singapore as a R&D Engineer where he was involved in FPGA and digital IC design. In 2001 and 2002, he did full time research in the National University of Singapore (NUS) on bandpass sigma-delta modulators. He then joined Philips Electronics Singapore in 2002, performing board-level designs for LCD and plasma televisions. He was development project leader for a project that was successful in bringing to the market a range of LCD and plasma televisions. He is currently the Assistant R&D Manager in Rohde & Schwarz Singapore, managing and leading project teams in new developments. Wai Hoong also has a M.Eng. (By Research) from NUS and MBA from the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Mr Maniar is an academic staff from the School of Engineering at Republic Polytechnic. He holds a Masters of Science ( Biomedical Engineering) Degree from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. His research interests include RFID and e-pedigree in healthcare sector, biosensors, biomedical instrumentation, and telemedicine applications. 




RFID Technology Trends in Asia Pacific by Ms Parul Oswal, Frost and Sullivan


Shared Security Format Cooperation by Mr Junji Ogawa, Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd


Tea break & Networking


RFID Testing by Mr Sun Wai Hoong, Rohde & Schwarz


Secured Drug Supply Chain using e-Pedigre Standards for Pharmaceutical Industry by Mr Urvi Maniar, Republic Polytechnic





Who Should Attend
Technical directors, head of enterprise architecture/system development, project architects, research scientists, RFID system integrators, RFID technology resellers / distributors, senior consultants and academic staff.

Target Sectors: Retail/CPG (consumer packaged goods), pharmaceutical, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, supply chain, distribution, aerospace/aviation, defense, tourism/hospitality, government/public service. 

On-line Registration 
Registration for this workshop is free of charge. Seats are confirmed on a first-come, first served basis. 

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