NFC Forum Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The NFC Forum’s Special Interest Group (SIG) initiative is intended to foster broad adoption of NFC technology by sharing expertise across key vertical market sectors. The member-driven SIG Committee and its Working Groups will create opportunities across Forum membership to accelerate the delivery of exciting new NFC solutions for businesses and consumers.

Working Groups enable members to take an active role in fostering the adoption of NFC technology among stakeholders within targeted industry sectors. Initial objectives for activities undertaken by each individual SIG include:

  • Encouraging broad adoption of NFC deployment by defining and promoting NFC solution use cases
  • Gathering new business and technology requirements to drive future new and modified technical work
  • Establishing collaborative relationships with liaison organizations to further joint efforts
  • Creating educational tools and guidelines for each industry (e.g., white papers, demos, best practices, how-to guides, etc.)



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Group Chair: Matthew Bright, Thin Film Electronics ASA
Vice Chair: Open
Activities focus on working with stakeholders in the areas of consumer goods packaging, distribution, and point-of-sale environments.


Co-Chair: Joerg Schmidt, Infineon
Co-Chair: Cord Bartels, BSI
Secretary: Jean-Luc Guisset, Sony

Activities focus on working with stakeholders across the airline industry, mass transit systems (bus, train, and subway), and taxi and limousine sectors.

Contact Transport Chairs for more information.



Group Chair: Frank Tekampe, NXP
Secretary: Open

Activities focus on working with stakeholders in the retail banking and finance, payments, point-of-sale technology, and merchant sectors.

Contact Payment Chair for more information.


Group Chair: Vusthla Sunil Reddy, Apple
Vice Chair: Erich Reisenhofer, NXP

Activities focus on encouraging broad adoption of NFC technology by working with key players in the IoT industry.

Contact IoT Chair for more information.


Co-Chair: Jack Lee, Samsung
Co-Chair: Mick Conley, UL

Activities focus on working with stakeholders across the automotive industry to encourage broad adoption of NFC technology.

Contact Transport Chairs for more information..


Chair: Daisuke TAKAI, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
Vice-Chair: Kenji Oguma, NEC 

Activities focus on working with stakeholders to promote NFC to this regional market and overcome the challenges of migration from its legacy infrastructure.

Contact Chairs for more information.