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Wyld nominated for international award

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – David C. Wyld, Maurin Professor of Management at Southeastern Louisiana University, is one of five professionals worldwide nominated for the “ID Community Award” for his work on radio frequency identification (RFID).

     Wyld is the only American nominated for the prize; other nominees represent Switzerland, Bangladesh, and Germany. Nominated for the prize by Randy Settoon, dean of the Southeastern College of Business, Wyld directs strategic e-commerce/e-government initiatives in the College of Business.

     The award, assigned to the individual “who has most generously dedicated time and effort for the sake of supporting the activities of the ID Community,” will be presented at the seventh ID World International Congress to be held in Milan in November. The conference is considered the most comprehensive showcase on the evolving world of RFID, biometrics and other technologies.

     Voting is open to all by visiting the ID People Awards website Voting must be completed by October 28.

     RFID is an automatic identification method used to retrieve data through radio waves using devices called RFID tags or transponders. The system is widely used in supply chain management to track and manage inventory. Wyld’s work has examined RFID’s prospects across many industries, ranging from supply chain management and retail applications and pharmaceuticals to more exotic applications such as casino gaming and authenticating sports memorabilia.

     “Dr. Wyld is one of the world’s leading thinkers on RFID. His articles on automatic identification have appeared internationally in both academic and trade publications,” Settoon said. “He is a consultant to businesses and speaks at conferences and meetings across the country on the present and future impacts of RFID on many facets of business and society.  He is highly deserving of this award.”

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