Join us to gain clarity about this next wave of distributed computing and to get first hand insights about the latest developments in auto-ID and sensing solutions.
Join us on the top floor of the MIT Media Lab for a supercharged event featuring two distinguished panels plus an expected 60 tabletop technology exhibits. Gain clarity about the often wacky world of wireless and identification technologies that are experiencing much broader traction in the marketplace.

Click here to check out this year's great panel!

Who should attend? Our 5th Annual Expo (part of Boston IoT Week) will attract a diverse crowd — people interested in the business benefits of Auto-ID, implementers, developers, investors, research analysts, end users, consultants, educators, integrators, students, hardware and software providers – plus many others.

Attention Exhibitors: Best exhibit space will be assigned first-come-first-serve; so don’t wait, reserve a prime spot today!

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Place: MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St. Cambridge

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Last Year's Expo Held 6/13/13

Podcast: Panel 1: Taming the Chaos of People, Things and Places 6/13/13 (51:10)
Podcast: Panel 2: Low-Cost Pervasive Sensing Using Passive RFID Tags 6/13/13 (40:16)

Why an Auto-­ID Expo?

You’ve seen the benefits . . . saving time on tedious tasks . . . automatic highway toll payments, access control parking and secured areas, tap ‘n go payments for buses and trains, unlocking your car . . . Disney Florida will soon issue RFID enabled bracelets (MagicBands) for payment to expedite access and for other apps. Businesses benefit from RFID on railcars, on item-­level apparel, to track ocean containers, for tool tracking, on manufacturing lines, for access control, to track IT assets and much more.

How best to exploit this newfound ‘visibility’ data?

Seeing is believing! Our annual Expo of small and large companies aims to provide clarity about new technologies and solutions. There’s lots of new capabilities with the associated jargon out there – the ‘Cloud’, Big Data, Social, Mobile, NFC, RFID, Analytics and much more. What’s real and how do the pieces fit together? The EXPO allows you to get a first hand view, with exhibitors from over fifty companies, plus two panels of technology and industry experts.
Podcast: Michael Liard, VP for Auto-ID at VDC Research discusses the impact of RFID on the apparel and footwear industry. The interview was in advance of a May 14th panel he moderated at MIT. (12:30)

Take Our Survey!

The audio ID and wireless sensing solution space is notorious for marketing, legal, compliance and other issues that get in the way of fast adoption of technology that otherwise could be hard at work solving real problems. Let us know what your three biggest adoption challenges are so we can post the results here and present them at this year's Expo.

We are giving away a special prize to the three companies we think provide the most insightful and intriguing adoption challenges: a free podcast and article on the main MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge website!

About the RFID Circle

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The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge offers six industry specific groups that dig deep into current technologies and business innovations – Community Circles. The Auto ID & Sensing Solutions Circle provides an environment for education, networking and collaboration for the RFID community. Come hear from players who are driving the latest developments in RFID.

About the NFC Circle

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The RFID Circle of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge has formed an NFC Cluster Circle to support entrepreneurial activities with Near Field Communications (NFC) in the Boston area. The Circle encourages companies, nonprofits and individuals across the mobile ecosystem to promote the adoption, development and commercial success of NFC.

About the Forum

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The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is a innovation-focused, volunteer driven community whose mission is to help entrepreneurs achieve marketplace success. We offer mentoring sessions, large theater-style events, weekly classes, seminars, business plan clinics, office hours, intimate panel discussions, fireside chats and just plain networking.