"The genesis of the Public Policy Committee came in large part due to the realization that the work being done by AIM North America's AIT Alliance was transcending technology," said Don Ertel, Chairman of AIM North America. "Since its inception, the AIT Alliance has been a champion for businesses that regularly interact with government agencies to advance the understanding and use of automatic identification technologies, enabling better data security in the government that ultimately saves taxpayer dollars. With a wider scope, the Public Policy Committee will be poised to foster and facilitate the integration of data collection technologies used by government agencies and end users alike as we see the expansion in areas such as the Internet of Things."
The Public Policy Committee will continue to work with contacts previously established at both the federal and state levels, including the U.S Food & Drug Administration (FDA), both the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, the Congressional IoT Caucus, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Defense. Due to these efforts, several recent legislative bills contain inclusions introduced and promoted by AIM North America members.
"In today's modern digital age we are driven not only by how to efficiently collect and secure data, but also how to best use that data," added Chuck Evanhoe, Chairman of AIM, Inc. and a Public Policy Committee member. "With a emphasis on education and outreach within government circles, we have the potential to positively impact the value of automatic identification technologies for many years to come."
Individuals and organizations interested in joining the efforts of the AIM NA Public Policy Committee are invited to participate in the Committee's next virtual meeting, scheduled for Friday, February 24th. For more information or to register, contact Mary Lou Bosco at AIM by email or call AIM Headquarters at +1.724.742.4473.
Each year, AIM North America honors individuals and organizations that not only promote the automatic identification and data capture industry, but demonstrate significant contributions to enhanced and new technologies in business and the government sector.
Nominations for the AIM NA 2017 Awards are being sought to recognize outstanding achievement in three specific categories; Professional of the Year, Organization of the Year, and Automatic Identification Technology. Open to both AIM NA members and non-members alike, the 2017 recipients, chosen by AIM NA's Board of Directors, will be honored at a special presentation during May 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The deadline for 2017 award nominations is February 24, 2017. Only online submissions are accepted and online nomination forms can be accessed Submit you nomination today!
All awards will be presented during a special ceremony set to take place at the Partnership Breakfast, held during May 2017 at RFID Journal LIVE! in Phoenix, Arizona.
AIM North America, the trusted industry association for the automatic identification industry, providing unbiased information, educational resources and standards to providers and users of these technologies for nearly twenty years, announced the launch of a new brand identity for the association and its affiliates around the world.
AIM NA's new brand features a logo comprised of bold new colors meant to highlight the diversity of the technologies and organizations that AIM represents globally. The brand identity was created with the input of automatic identification and data capture executives from both U.S. and international markets who spent more than a year involved in a strategic initiative to foster new opportunities as well as enhance recognition, adoption and implementation of innovation within the industry.
In addition to a new logo, AIM NA will introduce a new tagline -- Advancing Identification Matters -- as part of the launch.
"AIM NA is indebted to both the leaders who make up the Board and the talented individuals who dedicated many hours of their time to achieve this outcome," said AIM NA Chief Operating Officer Mary Lou Bosco. "We are all excited to launch this new branding effort, especially because it symbolizes the importance of our industry focus and connects every member within the AIM NA community."