• Though most commonly known for use in retail operations, radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology has also made a big breakthrough into pharmaceutical circles— and more recently, with medical devices. In 2016, there was more than 8 billion ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags sold worldwide, with only 60 percent going towards retail. RFID Tags represent the largest market segment accounting for a majority share in total revenue as of the year 2015. RFID Readers is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing product market over the analysis period. Transportation represents the largest end-end market, while Consumer Products & Retail represent markets with the strongest growth potential. Identifying objects or people with RFID technology helps simplify several operational functions. Having established itself as a highly efficient technology serving supply chain & inventory management, asset tracking, and logistics functions in a range of end-use areas, RFID technology will continue to find new opportunities over the next few years, given the tremendous value proposition offered to users. RFID has already gained strong foothold in application areas such as transportation/automobile, security & access control, animal tracking and farming, and logistics. In the coming years, the technology is forecast to break the confines of its mainstream markets and expand into non-traditional markets such as retail/consumer goods, medical & healthcare, manufacturing, leisure & sports, airlines & airports, etc. Baggage handling, contactless ticketing, asset management, contactless payments, electronic identification documents are some of the use case scenarios for RFID in the airlines and airports sector. We here at CIOReview India have brought together the top 20 Most Promising RFID Technology Solution Providers 2017. Being closely scrutinized by a distinct panel of judges including CEOs, CIOs, CXO, analysts and CIOReview editorial board, we believe these technology vendors can help elevate every sector players’ process and simplify their business management and drive accurate data driven growth.