Day 2: Chairman address (Smart Labels Europe 2005)

Mr David Weatherby, Sr Executive
GS1 / EPCglobal, United Kingdom


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Speaker CV

David Weatherby
EPCglobal European Adoption Programme Manager
David is leading the EPCglobal European Adoption Programme, a grouping of major companies including Ahold, Carrefour, Gillette, Kraft, METRO Group, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and REWE who's objective is to extract maximum business benefit from the use of EPCglobal technology as quickly and simply as possible.
David has worked at GS1 UK in a variety of technical and marketing roles involving supply chain technology and standards including bar codes, EDI, XML and e-procurement. David has more than 25 years of experience in managing the development, support and marketing of information and communications-based products and services to both the financial and corporate markets. Before joining GS1 UK, David was e-commerce practice manager at SAIC prior to which he spent over ten years in a variety of positions within Reuters.

Company Profile

GS1 UK is the unrivalled UK authority on cross sector supply chain standards. Over the past 27 years we have established an unrivalled reputation in the UK as the authority on the global GS1 Standards for supply chain management. GS1 Standards include the following four key supply chain technologies:
  • Bar coding
  • Electronic business messaging
  • Radio frequency identification
  • Data synchronisation
We also participate in the global development and management of GS1 Standards, representing our members' needs and ensuring these standards are accessible and affordable to the widest range of UK companies, from the very largest to the very smallest.
The GS1 System is a common language of electronic identification and communication that can be used by any organisation regardless of size, industry or location. We provide access to these standards over 17,500 members, offering services that enable them to manage their key business processes more effectively.
The use of these standards drives cost out of the supply chain, improving productivity and efficiency.

Upcoming Event

Smart Labels USA 2006
Westin Copley, Boston, MA
March 28-29, 2006
The fifth event in this series - in previous years over 400 people and 45 exhibitors have attended.