Gain clarity about this next wave of distributed computing and get first hand insights about the latest developments in auto-ID and sensing solutions.

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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Each spring the top floor of the MIT Media Lab plays host to a diverse crowd of entrepreneurs, implementers, developers, investors, research analysts, end users, consultants, educators, integrators, students, technology providers, plus many others.

It's all part of the Auto-ID & Sensing Solutions Expo, a supercharged event focused on the Internet of Things and the development and adoption of RFID, NFC and related wireless sensing technologies.

As it has for the past four years, the most recent Expo also offered 50+ exhibits, two distinguished panels as well as something entirely new — "Expert Madness" — where Expo goers got to meet one-on-one with experts in areas like marketing, raising money and technology.
Podcast: Panel 1
Podcast: Panel 2

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, 2013 panel he moderated at MIT. (12:30)

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.