NFC Forum VISIONFC Event Announces Speakers And Agenda

  • Date: May 24, 2016
  • Keynote:  Industry Analyst Frank Gillett; 15 Speakers Scheduled Over Two Days

    WAKEFIELD, Mass. – May 24, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the industry luminaries and thought leaders scheduled to present at VISIONFC, taking place June 15 to 17, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. VISIONFC is a series of sessions during the NFC Forum Member Meeting focused on the future direction of Near Field Communication technology (NFC).

    Forrester’s Frank E. Gillett, vice president and principal analyst is the featured VISIONFC keynote speaker. His presentation will focus on the opportunities and challenges for NFC in sectors such as the Internet-of-Things (IoT), mobile payment and retail.

    In a series of lightning talks, presentations and panel discussions over two days, another 14 speakers will discuss and debate the future of NFC in payments, IoT, wearables, healthcare, gesture-tracking and NFC services. A VISIONFC technology outlook report is planned based on the event and speaker presentations.

    ″The speakers at VISIONFC represent diverse sectors of the NFC ecosystem and a wide range of NFC use cases,″ said Paula Hunter, executive director, NFC Forum. ″Their presentations demonstrate not only their own innovative technical expertise but also the overall versatility and value of NFC technology in addressing many business challenges.″

    Charting NFC’s Future Direction
    VISIONFC participants will share their vision of NFC innovation for the next decade and network with industry luminaries from the world’s leading mobile device, semiconductor, payment, consumer electronics manufacturers, and solution providers.

    About Near Field Communication Technology
    NFC technology makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. A standards-based connectivity technology, NFC harmonizes today’s diverse contactless technologies, enabling current and future solutions in areas such as access control, consumer electronics, health care, information collection and exchange, loyalty and coupons, payments, and transport. NFC technology is supported by the world’s leading communication device manufacturers, semiconductor producers, network operators, IT and services companies, and financial services organizations. NFC is compatible with hundreds of millions of contactless cards and readers already deployed worldwide.

    About the NFC Forum
    The NFC Forum (www.nfc-forum.org) was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. The Forum’s mission is to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology. The Forum’s global member companies are currently developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery, and device capability. The NFC Forum’s Sponsor members, which hold seats on the Board of Directors, include leading players in key industries around the world. The Sponsor members are: Apple Inc., Broadcom Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd., Google, Inc., Intel, MasterCard Worldwide, Nokia, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony Corporation, STMicroelectronics, and Visa Inc.