Mission & Goals

The NFC Forum aims to bring the convenience of near-field technology to life. We empower organizations to deliver secure, tap-based interactions with an intuitive, reliable experience to users around the globe. Our member-led activities include the development of specifications and test cases, a certification program, and special interest groups that identify and evangelize contactless technology in an ever growing number of industries.

To realize this mission, the goals of the NFC Forum are to:

Develop and publicly publish a rolling three-year use case, liaison, technical, and certification release roadmap.

Educate enterprises, service providers, and developers on how to deploy NFC technology to deliver impactful solutions and grow their businesses.

Emphasize the feature of “user intent” through programs, messaging, marketing, and the rollout of a visual identifier to inform users where to tap for action.

Enable NFC technology to deliver a consistently positive user experience in all NFC product form factors.

Continue to promote the compliance program, develop specifications, test mechanisms, and tools that ensure consistent, secure, and interoperable use cases worldwide.

Deliver increased member value for membership growth and revenue.

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Officers and Committee Chairs

While the end work products of the NFC Forum come from a network of dedicated volunteers from our member community, the key leadership of the Forum comes from the Board of Directors along with the Chairs of the Technical and Compliance Committees.

Preeti Ohri Khemani

Infineon Technologies


Chair

Michael Stark, Ph.D.

NXP Semiconductors


Vice Chair

Frank Dawidowsky

Sony


Secretary

Yo Tabayashi

Sony


Treasurer

Teuvo Järvelä

Huawei Technologies


Technical Committee Chair

Arnaud Schreiner

NXP Semiconductors


Compliance Committee Chair

Mike McCamon

NFC Forum


Executive Director

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Board of Directors

Alisher Alikhodjaev

Google

Amir Khoshniyati

Indentiv

Andrew Davidson

Qualcomm

Daniel Orsatti

STMicroelectronics

Dawei Zhang

Apple Inc.

Jerome Legros

NXP Semiconductors

Maurizio Skerlj

Infineon Technologies

Yo Tabayashi

Sony

Xiaofeng Zhang

Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd.


Working Group, and Task Force Leadership

Andreas Woerle

Infineon

Analog and Digital Working Group Co-Chair & TC EMVCo Alignment Task Force Chair

Arnaud Schreiner

NXP Semiconductors

Wireless Charging Testing Task Force Chair

Bruno Carpreau

Mastercard

Retail & Payment Working Group Chair

David Worthington

Visa

Mobility, Identity, & Transport Working Group Chair

Erwan Le Fer

Fime

Testing Working Group Chair

Jean-Rémi Ruiz

STMicroelectronics

RF Testing Task Force Chair

Josef Preishuber-Pflügl

CISC Semiconductor

Wireless Charging Task Force

Klaus Roehrle

Sony

Devices and Applications Working Group Chair

Marc Lajon

NXP Semiconductors

Requirements & Policy Working Group Chair

Mohammed Ratni

Sony

Analog and Digital Working Group Co-Chair

Rainer Lutz

NXP Semiconductors

Automotive Working Group Chair

Stefan Genser

Identiv Inc. 

Healthcare Task Force Chair

Takahide Kadoyama

Fime

Japan Task Force Chair

Zanghee Cho

NXP Semiconductors

Internet of Things Working Group Chair


Staff

Bob Olson

Press & Analyst Relations

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Elizabeth Day

Membership Coordinator

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Mary Kingsley

Marketing Director

Patti Morin

Liaison Relationships, Events and Conferences

Sten Wendel

Certification Program and Plugfest Inquiries

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About the NFC Forum

Since 2004 the NFC Forum has championed contactless technologies and solutions for a wide range of industries. As a member-led organization, 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.

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