FORTUNE Magazine's David Kirkpatrick to Lead General Session Panel at EPCglobal US Conference 2004

EPCglobal US Conference 2004
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.--()--Aug. 23, 2004--

  Held September 28-30, Conference Delivers, Complete Multi-Industry Perspective on RFID and EPC Technology  



David Kirkpatrick, senior editor of FORTUNE Magazine and technology industry luminary, will moderate a general session panel entitled, Industry Perspectives and Commitments, at the EPCglobal US Conference 2004, September 28-30 in Baltimore, Maryland. The panel is comprised of industry, government and business experts from around the world currently implementing electronic product code (EPC) technology in their supply chains.

Mr. Kirkpatrick, noted as one of the most influential journalists in technology by a leading technology trade publication, and a panel of experts will engage in lively discussion about EPC technology deployments, including technical challenges, return-on-investment, and other relevant themes.

"The supply chain is one of the fastest changing areas in business today and it's exciting to seek to understand the technologies and the ways companies use them that are impacting this change," said Kirkpatrick. "A good panel discussion can really expose the complexities and opportunities in a new technology like EPC and RFID. I am looking forward to an interesting conversation with a superb group of panelists to learn more about this rapidly emerging technology."

"We are thrilled to have such a well-known and respected technology journalist such as David Kirkpatrick facilitate this important discussion about the implementations of EPC technology," said Mike Meranda, president, EPCglobal US. "This panel, and many others, will look at how EPC technology and the EPCglobal Network are at the heart of a new information system that is changing the way commerce works in multiple industries around the world."

The EPCglobal US Conference 2004 is designed to be a definitive source for information regarding EPC, the EPCglobal Network and emerging global standards. The conference will feature training, educational sessions and networking opportunities with more than 1,000 professionals; representing hundreds of companies from around the world. For more information, or to register for the conference, visit www.epcglobalus.org.

David Kirkpatrick is a senior editor at FORTUNE and specializes in the computer and technology industries, as well as in the impact of technology and the Internet on business and society.

Kirkpatrick joined FORTUNE in 1983 and in 1991 began covering the computer beat. Marketing Computers regularly ranks him among the top five most influential technology journalists in the country. Kirkpatrick is a regular commentator on CNNfn and has also appeared frequently as a technology industry expert on CNN and PBS.

About EPCglobal

EPCglobal, Inc., a joint venture between EAN International and the Uniform Code Council (UCC), is a not-for-profit organization entrusted to drive the global, multi-industry adoption and implementation of the EPCglobal Network(TM). EPCglobal leverages the nearly thirty year heritage of EAN International and the UCC in successfully partnering with industry. The neutral, consensus-based, standards organization aims to make organizations more effective by enabling true visibility of information about items in the supply chain by developing and managing standards for the EPCglobal Network. For more information on EPCglobal visit www.EPCglobalinc.org or www.EPCglobalUS.org.

EPCglobal US is an affiliate of EPCglobal serving subscribers in the United States to help foster the adoption of the EPCglobal Network and related technology.

Contacts

EPCglobal, Inc.
Jack Grasso, 609-620-4555
jgrasso@uc-council.org
or
Fleishman-Hillard
Darren Wallis, 314-982-0278
wallisd@fleishman.com

Contacts

EPCglobal, Inc.
Jack Grasso, 609-620-4555
jgrasso@uc-council.org
or
Fleishman-Hillard
Darren Wallis, 314-982-0278
wallisd@fleishman.com