Richard Sebastian - Analyst Profile
Frost & Sullivan
SummaryRichard Sebastian is a Research Analyst with the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Electronics & Security Division. He focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies and market behavior on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) across the region. Since joining Frost & Sullivan in 2007, Richard has had the privilege to work with the RFID community both at a regional and global level in which he has led and authored a number of strategic research studies on RFID as the lead analyst. He recently led a consulting project for MCMC to analyze the macro-economic impact of RFID to the Malaysian economy, and findings from this are to be used to frame the National RFID Roadmap for the 10th Malaysia Plan. Some of his key findings from other studies have been presented through webinars, and Richard has also spoken in events such as the World RFID Asia Conference, Motorola RFID Ecosystem Summit, GS1 Supply Chain Conference , myBroadband Conference and the MCMC-SIRIM RFID Roadmap Planning Workshop. In addition to this, his work has also appeared and cited in industry journals and websites such as Industry Wizards, RFID Journal, Procurement Asia, AS Magazine, and Ground Handling; to name a few. Besides his primary focus as an analyst to cover the RFID ecosystem, Richard has also worked on a couple of independent market research (IMR) projects for company listing exercises together with the Business Financial Services team during his tenure in Frost & Sullivan. Richard has completed his Six Sigma Green Belt course and undertaken several Six Sigma projects in areas of product innovation, cost savings and quality control through his stint working in the Engineering division of a leading global electronics manufacturer. He has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Masters of Science in Management of Information Technology. Richard completed his postgraduate dissertation in the area of RFID. Most recently in July 2009, Richard was given recognition for his work and presented with the Frost & Sullivan President’s Club Award.
- Areas of expertise
- MARKET RESEARCH
- COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE
Recent items from Richard SebastianThis video shows some rarely seen shown footage of manufacturing of RFID hardware which will be of interest to those keen to know a bit more in detail on the step by step process of RFID manufacturing. Credits to RFID Wizzards and Chung Nam Electronics....
12 Jan 2010 Blog postThe recently concluded National RFID Workshop which was held in Shah Alam, Selangor from the 2nd to the 3rd of December 2009 was considered a success as it managed to bring together a diverse group of people in a single platform. A total of 37 speakers and approximately 220 delegates comprising of technologist, potential end user groups... 10 Jan 2010 Blog post