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.
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
Michael Stark, Ph.D.
Technical Committee Chair
Compliance Committee Chair
Board of Directors
Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd.
Committee, Working Group, and Task Force Leadership
Healthcare Task Force Chair
Analog Working Group Co-Chair
Retail & Payment Working Group Chair
Reference Applications Framework Working Group Chair
Mobility, Identity, & Transport Working Group Chair
Erwan Le Fer
Testing Working Group Chair
NFC Devices Technical Working Group Chair
Michael Stark, Ph.D.
Digital Working Group Chair, Requirements & Policy Working Group Chair
Analog Working Group Chair
Automotive Working Group Chair
Internet of Things Working Group Chair
Press & Analyst Relations
Liaison Relationships, Events and Conferences
Certification Program and Plugfest Inquiries
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.