HOOK, Chris
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Christopher D. Hook is truly one of the pioneers in development and application of RFID systems. Chris has over 25 years experience in the creation, development and application of RFID products and systems. He was responsible for the pioneering RFID work conducted by Eureka Systems in England (at that time a subsidiary of Sensormatic Corporation), applying RFID in diverse market segments such as animals, security and manufacturing. Chris is credited as being inventor of the first RFID system to achieve simultaneous identification of tags - many tags being identified by one reader effectively at the same time, considerably extending the utility of RFID systems. Chris has worked for both large and small, entrepreneurial firms, often spearheading initiatives to bring disruptive, innovative AIDC technologies to market, always with a keen eye on business process transformation enabled through the application of advanced AIDC systems. Chris significantly assisted in the creation of the RFID Research Center at the University of Arkansas, which is now recognized globally as a center of eminence and excellence. Representing Deloitte Consulting, he held a seat on the Center's Advisory Board. During his varied career, Chris has filed numerous patents on RFID technologies and systems, wireless LANs and real-time location systems. Chris is widely published; Google "Chris Hook RFID" or visit his LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2170186 for a snapshot of his work.