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More Upcoming RFID/NFC Community Circle Events 

October 25
 NFC: an Emerging Smartphone Standard Accelerating Connected Health OR a Passing Fad?
Part of the Connected Health  Symposium 2012, Oct. 25-26, 2012

October 27-28

October 29
NFC payments - the Mobile Wallet Wars and Warriors

November 5

December 3
NFC in Social Media


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November 5
RFID Circle Event: DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION: The Internet of Things Plus Long-range RFID and Sensors 
6-9pm, MIT Stata Center, Room 32-141, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA






Human beings expend great energies manually collect visibility data. The data on the Internet has been largely created by human beings -- typing, bar code scans, digital photos and more. Initial deployments of RFID solutions have relied heavily upon human intervention. Manual data collection is very time consuming and error prone. Implementing RFID solutions seamlessly across the enterprise is a lot of hard work!


THE SOLUTION - Smaller, Cheaper, Faster, Better!

Long-range, low cost RFID takes the human out of the data collection loop. Today's market for visibility solutions is soaring. The "Internet of Things" is hitting the mainstream. Today sensors, cameras, RFID bar codes and a variety of visibility viewing platforms are commonplace throughout the working world. In 2012 over 4 Billion long-range RFID tags are expected to be produced for retail apparel at the item level. We are experiencing the initial stages of an onslaught of BIG DATA which is automatically generated by an abundance of highly distributed wireless devices.


Long-range RFID to track elements of the physical world couples with ubiquitous connectivity to the Internet to distribute BIG DATA and view information generated by these equally ubiquitous digital identifiers and sensors.

Sprague Ackley, Technologist, Intermec
Christophe Loussert, VP, RFID integration, TAGSYS
Greg Morello, CMO, Port Logistics Group (PLG)
Thomas Reese, Sr. Director, Business Development, Intelleflex Corp.

MODERATOR: Michael Ohanian, retired President of Intermec Technologies
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RFID Circle Members: Free; MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge Members: $10; Non-members: $30 

Not a member? Join the Forum today and come to this event for free if you join the RFID Circle!
October 25-26, 2012

Partners HealthCare's Connected Health Symposium 2012

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge members may register using the following discount codes:

NFC: $595 discount rate for full two-day Symposium

NP-Thursday: $300 registration for Thursday only

NP-Friday: $300 registration for Friday only


Come on  Thursday, October 25 for
NFC: an Emerging Smartphone Standard Accelerating Connected Health OR a Passing Fad?

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October 27-28
TAPPED NFC Hackathon - Food, Awards, Prizes!
Free - for programmers and designers at the Cambridge Innovation Center
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Make your idea into a Near Field Communications reality! How about the chance to connect with some of the most influential people in mobile and NFC? How about the chance to win some major cash? Tap into that!
Monday, October 29  
NFC Circle Event: Mobile Wallet Wars and Warriors
Just about everyone in this space has or plans to release a mobile wallet for one big reason  - control of the consumer. But how many wallets can a consumer have or will they want? How many wallets can or will a merchant want to support? And what do both of these big stakeholders do while this is all being sorted? And what is the role of other key stakeholders like mobile operators, bank issuers and payments networks?

Our panel consists of the most important mobile wallet warriors who are on the front lines of this very exciting commerce battleground where the winner could really "take all."  They'll speak openly about what they are doing, how merchants and consumers are responding, and where they see all of this ending up.


Scott Hudler , Vice President-Global Consumer Engagement, Dunkin' Brands, Inc.


Mung Ki Woo, Head of Mobile, MasterCard


Toni Stinton, Director Strategic accounts, PayPal


John Squire, CMO, CorFire


Prat Vemana, Director, Velocity Lab and Mobile, Staples 



Karen Webster, CEO Market Platform Dynamics and Editor in Chief,   





RFID Circle Members - no charge 
Forum members (not RFID Circle Members) $10 
Non-Members:  $30  


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