Executive Director Honored for NFC Forum’s Growth, Innovations and Achievements

Work Across Retail, Payment, Transport, IoT Industries

WAKEFIELD, Mass., March 29, 2018The NFC Forum announced today that its Executive Director, Paula Hunter, won The Women in IT Awards in the Business Leader of the Year Award category. The Women in IT Awards is a leading technology award program, debuting in North America for the first time this year. It showcases the achievements and innovation of women in the technology industry and promotes diversity. Judges selected Hunter after examining the growth of the NFC Forum, the innovation it has brought to the market, and specific achievements and initiatives that she has accomplished during her time as executive director.

“I am grateful to have been honored with this award. The other finalists were equally deserving and accomplished,” said Hunter. “Thank you to the members of the NFC Forum for all of the hard work they have continually put forth to make us the world’s leading standards and advocacy association for NFC technology.”

The event, organized by Information Age in partnership with Amazon Web Services, hosted over 500 leading women in the technology space and featured a keynote from Google’s COO, Diane Bryant. Out of a total of over 400 nominations, 16 winners were chosen on March 22, 2018 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

About the NFC Forum

The NFC Forum (www.https://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. Only member companies can participate in the Forum’s certification program of NFC devices, readers and tags. 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., Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd., Google, Inc., Infineon, Intel, Mastercard Worldwide, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony Corporation, STMicroelectronics, and Visa Inc.