Moving beyond the mandates: Turning costs into benefits and value

Mr Chris Hook, Wireless Technologies Leader
Deloitte Consulting, United States


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Presentation Summary

  • Evaluating the landscape ahead, now that the first wave of deployments has commenced?
  • Looking at how early adopters, in the areas of finished goods passive tagging, business operations active tagging, and next generation payment systems and identity management, are seeking business value from the introduction of RFID systems into their operations
  • Assessing your operations with a view to achieving an ROI in a compliance-centric environment
  • Seeking new business value through changes in operating procedures, enabled by the introduction of RFID systems

Speaker CV

Chris Hook has more than 20 years of experience in the creation, development and application of RFID products and systems. He has been credited with being the inventor of the first RFID system to achieve simultaneous identification of tags - many tags being identified by one reader at the same time. Chris joined Deloitte Consulting LLP in September 2004 and is currently the co-leader of Deloitte's Wireless Technologies practice. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was responsible for RFID market development at Zebra Technologies. Chris has also filed several patents on RFID technologies and systems, wireless LANs and real-time location systems and was recently appointed to the AIDC100. He holds a seat on the Advisory Board of the RFID Research Center at the University of Arkansas.

Company Profile

Deloitte, one of the nation's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through nearly 30,000 people in more than 80 U.S. cities. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, the firm is dedicated to helping its clients and its people excel. "Deloitte" refers to the associated partnerships of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP (Deloitte & Touche LLP and Deloitte Consulting LLP) and subsidiaries. Deloitte is the U.S. member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. For more information, please visit Deloitte's Web site at