International RFIDba Business Advisory Board
Dr. Patrick King, Global Electronics Strategist
Dr. King is the current leader for global electronics strategies for Michelin. His activities heavily involve external electronics supplier relations as well as product development program support around the world. Prior to joining Michelin Dr. King was founder of Technologies ROI, LLC consulting within the Supply Chain Industry and before that VP. Engineering for Marconi Infochain an ASP and RFID solutions provider. Dr. King past includes a long history of products and achievements in the general field of AutoID in nine vertical industries. Dr. King has over 30 patents in the fields of Autoidentification, RFID, Imaging, Lasers and Printing and publishes regularly in RFID trade journals. He is a member of Global AIDC 100, AIMGlobal REG and Michelin representative to EPC, contributor RFID for Dummies, the 2006 Percival AIDC GlobalAwardee by AIM Global and recently the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award for 2007 by the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group).
Neil Halpern, MD, FCCP, FACP
Chief, Critical Care Medicine Service; Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Neil A Halpern MD, FCCP, graduated Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1981 and trained in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and Critical Care Medicine (CCM) at Presbyterian University Medical Center, Pittsburgh. Since 1999, he is Chief of CCM and Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY and is Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, NY. Dr. Halpern is a Fellow of the American Colleges of Physicians, Chest Physicians and CCM and is a member of the Editorial board of Critical Care Medicine. He is a prolific author and speaker specializing in cost and use of critical care in America, innovations in ICU design, use of nurse practitioners in critical care, and point of care testing. His 20 bed adult medical-surgical ICU was awarded the national ICU design citation for 2009. He is also an advisory member of several ICU informatics and point of care testing corporations and is president of Critical Care Designs, a New York based ICU design consultation group
Susan Jordan, Technology Integration Manager
Boeing IT Infrastructure
Susan is responsible for introducing computing technology to enable manufacturing business process improvements. She currently manages the enterprise Automated Identification Technologies laboratory used for evaluating the performance and ability to integrate devices and platforms into legacy Boeing systems. Her current focus is to establish global, interoperable standards for radio frequency identification hardware throughout the Boeing enterprise. Susan joined the Boeing Company in July 1974 and has held increasingly responsible positions within information technology and management in both the Shared Services and Commercial Airplanes business units. Her formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems earned at the University of Washington. The Boeing Company is the largest aerospace company in the world and is the United States’ leading exporter. It is NASA’s largest contractor and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners, satellites and military aircraft. The company’s capabilities in aerospace also include rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, rocket engines, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. Boeing has an extensive global reach with customers in 145 countries.
Kenneth Porad, Associate Technical Fellow and Program Manager,
Automated Identification Program
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Ken is responsible for overall technical management for developing the capabilities of radio frequency identification within the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group and is an acknowledged spokesperson and thought leader throughout the aerospace and defense industry. Ken joined the Boeing Company in April 1980 and has held increasingly responsible positions within engineering and management in both the Aircraft & Missile Systems and Commercial Airplanes business units. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree earned at Southern Illinois University and a Master of Science degree earned at the University of Southern California. The Boeing Company is the largest aerospace company in the world and is the United States’ leading exporter. It is NASA’s largest contractor and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners, satellites and military aircraft. The company’s capabilities in aerospace also include rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, rocket engines, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. Boeing has an extensive global reach with customers in 145 countries.
Australian Post Office
Alan Smith has 30 years experience in the Postal Industry, the last 14 of which have been in the Quality of Service area. For the last 10 years he has managed the Network Service Performance area, for Australia Post. In addition to managing the Domestic Quality of Service Measures for Australia Post for the last 5 years I have been the Australia Post representative and member of the Unex Committee with the International Post Corporation (IPC), the IPC undertakes on behalf of 24 countries International Mail Monitoring. His involvement with RFID started in 1998 when Australia Post first considered the practical application of RFID for monitoring its quality of service, in 2005 following the success of the 2004 trials the decision was taken to utilise the use of RFID in the testing of Quality of Service. In 2005 he designed the integration of RFID into External Mail Monitoring Systems and lead the team associated with the supply and installation of the RFID infrastructure, designed the methodology for testing of Quality of Service within Australia Post and was a member of the team in the selection of the vendor to provide the monitoring services.
He is a member of the Australia Post RFID advisory team, this team developed the standards used by Australia Post for the selection and use of RFID technologies with the organisation, has provided assistance to postal administrations in Europe, Asia and North America in the areas of Quality of Service Measurement using RFID. He also has experience in providing solutions using RFID in outside of the postal industry in areas such as defence, asset management and security. Through the innovation and development work undertaken by Alan in conjunction with RFID system suppliers Australia Post is recognised internationally as a leader in the use of RFID in postal systems and they continue to monitor the developments within the RFID industry and to undertake trails of new technologies when possible.