Amazon Day 1 Building
2121 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
18 – 20 July 2017

Who we are

RAIN RFID is a wireless technology that connects billions of everyday items to the internet, enabling businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate, and engage each item.

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What we do

RAIN promotes awareness, education, and initiatives to accelerate UHF RFID growth and adoption in business and consumer applications worldwide. RAIN delivers consistent, focused messaging about the benefits of UHF RFID to end users and consumers alike.

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Our Mission

To enable businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate and engage items in our everyday world.

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18 - 20 July, 2017
Day 1
18 Jul 2017
Day 2
19 Jul 2017
Day 3
20 Jul 2017


Welcome to the meetings and an update on the logistics for the day including a brief summary of the workgroup status.
Steve Halliday

Morning Workgroup Meetings

Developers Workgroup: Retail Workgroup: IoT Workgroup

Afternoon Workgroup Meetings

Industrial Manufacturing Workgroup: Healthcare Workgroup: Smart Products and Packaging Workgroup: Technical Workgroup

Fun Run

On Wednesday morning (19 July) we welcome everyone to participate in a “Fun Run”. The emphasis here will be FUN. There are no prizes for fastest person, the idea is...
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State of the Alliance

Steve Halliday

Marketing Report

Kerry Krause

AIM Update

Chuck Evanhoe

Silver Sponsor – Aware Innovations – Achieving ROI using RAIN

CHUCK EVANHOE, CEO, Aware Innovations – How the US Patent and Trademark Office achieved real ROI using RAIN to track IT assets. The use case, implementation and integrator are keys to...
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Chuck Evanhoe

Silver Sponsor – Logopak – RAIN in Manufacturing and Logistics

LARS THURING, Strategic Development Manager, Logopak
Lars Thuring

Bronze Sponsor – NXP, leading the IoT with security and connectivity solutions

Suresh Palliparambil, Senior Director, Sales and Marketing – Americas, Security and Connectivity BU, NXP
Suresh Palliparambil

Bronze Sponsor – Oat Systems – RFID Solutions From Source to Shopper

Carl Rysdon, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Oat Systems: Oat Systems is a division of checkpoint systems inc, acquired recently by CCL industries.  We are an End to End RFID...
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Carl Rysdon

Corporate Presentation – Introducing Strato Innovations

Enu Waktola, Founder & CEO, Strato Innovations
Enu Waktola

Welcome to China’s Silicon Valley – October 2017

Invengo is thrilled to invite you to Shenzhen (China) for the 2017 RAIN RFID Asia Face-to-Face meetings. And while proudly hosting the RAIN RFID event, bringing together world’s finest RAIN...
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Val Peters

The Keys to Finding and Keeping Talent in 2017

How to cut through the distractions to find and keep talent, and how to win your next dream job
Kris Watson

The Utilization of Thermal Transfer Technology for Printing UHF Antenna

Digital printing is the most profitable sector of the traditional printing markets, even though it has displaced only a small amount of analog (screen, offset & flexography) business.  The business...
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Dene Taylor

An introduction to the ISO/IEC 20248 data structure (DigSig) in the RAIN context

ISO/IEC 20248 provides a method to describe verifiable data structures interoperable between barcodes and RAIN.  The talk discusses, on a business level, what ISO/IEC 20248 offers.  It includes high level...
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Bertus Pretorius


Dinner at the Space Needle   Hosted by Impinj We will all meet at the Space Needle for a reception and dinner starting at 6:00pm. We will be in a...
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Let it RAIN!

Steve Halliday, president of the RAIN Alliance will update everyone on the work of the Alliance.
Steve Halliday

Tomorrow’s IoT Forecast: RAIN – Platinum Sponsor

CHRIS DIORIO, CEO, Impinj: The RAIN Alliance’s vision of a future where everyday things are part of a connected world presents both challenges and opportunities for the IoT. In this talk...
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Chris Diorio

Platinum Sponsor – Amazon

David Glick, Vice President, Amazon Tickets Product and Technology

RAIN Industrial Logistics Applications

JOE HOERL, Director, North America, Confidex:  Industrial manufacturers of all industries face challenges in bringing their products from the assembly line through distribution and to their business customer.  RAIN RFID is...
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Joe Hoerl

Blockchain + RFID = Total Lifecycle Product Management

LAUREN S. ROMAN, Managing Director, TransparentPlanet: 2017 is panning out to become ‘The Year of Blockchain’. Largely unheard of until 2016, The authors of The Blockchain Revolution call blockchains ‘incorruptible digital...
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Lauren S. Roman

The Forecast is RAIN and the Outlook is very Sunny!

Kerry Krause, Head of Marketing and Strategy for RAIN will present a  quick look at the market research for RFID products and thoughts about the future for RAIN RFID.
Kerry Krause

Item-Level RFID Tracking in Healthcare: The Value to Patients, Providers, and Products

BETH KAYLOR, Director, Clinical Innovation, DeRoyal: With the increased need for resource visibility and regulatory compliance, item-level tracking has become a necessity. This session will highlight the multiple advantages now obtainable...
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Beth Kaylor

RFID Shows Its Versatility Even in Smaller, Rural Hospitals

Shelton Monger, CIO, Wayne Healthcare, describes how Wayne HealthCare, despite being a rural health care system, has successfully implemented a number of RFID initiatives.  He explains how Wayne’s investments, which...
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Shelton E. Monger

IOT in Healthcare

DAVE WRIGHT, Director of IOT, Kaiser Permanente

RAIN + Visual Interfaces & the Black Box Problem: Outcome Centric Solutions for Healthcare

PAUL ATKINSON, President / Chromera RAIN RFID together with displays and visible verification technologies can drive new outcomes in healthcare.  Described in this session will be an exemplary solution that solves...
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Paul Atkinson

Increasing Medication Safety and Efficiency in the Operating Room with RAIN RFID

EMILY J. TSCHUMPER, Pharm. D., MS, Operations Manager-Inpatient Pharmacy, North Mississippi Medical Center and PAULA DYCAICO, Director of Product Management, Intelliguard RFID Solutions: North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) has launched the revolutionary new...
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Paula Dycaico
Emily J. Tschumper

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