WIMA Announces Second NFC Applications, Market Solutions, Hardware and Use Cases Conference in U.S.
WIMA Announces Second NFC Applications, Market Solutions, Hardware and Use Cases Conference in U.S. Industry Leaders to Provide Perspectives on NFC Market Explosion During Three-Day San Francisco Event 2012 WIMA NFC USA Conference Business Wire MONACO -- October 23, 2012 WIMA, the leading global conference and exhibition exclusively dedicated to Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced that the 2012 WIMA NFC USA Conference will be held Nov. 27-29, 2012 in San Francisco. NFC industry leaders and influencers will come together with start-up companies, developers, solution providers, hardware manufacturers, merchants, carriers, transport operators and brands for networking and partnering to drive forward business and innovation within the NFC ecosystem. NXP Semiconductors is the Official Event Sponsor for this year’s conference, the second to be held in the United States. Keynotes and presentations will be presented by experts from leading companies including: * Jeff Miles, Vice President Mobile Transactions Worldwide, NXP Semiconductors, Official Sponsor * Corey Wilson, Business Development Director, NFC, SMARTRAC, Platinum Sponsor * Marc S. Greenbaum, Innovation and Incubation, New Business Ventures, Marketing, Verizon Wireless, Gold Sponsor * Koichi Tagawa, Chairman NFC Forum, General Manager, Sony Corporation * Jeff Fonseca, Director Business Development and Sales, NXP Semiconductors, Official Sponsor * Glenn Needham, Director, Near Field Solutions, Silver Sponsor * Didier Serra, General Manager Americas, INSIDE Secure, Lunch Sponsor * Jesse Money, Principal, Constratus, NFC Sponsor * Michael Connolly, Product Unit Manager, Mobile Services, Microsoft Corporation * Frank Maduri, Senior Director, Mobile Wallet and Payments, Research in Motion Other participating organizations include: Aditux, Alchemic Solutions, Advanced Card Systems, BayPay Forum, Bouygues Telecom, BrilliantService USA, Casino Supermarkets, CelloTape, Enavigo, Endeavor Partners, Forever 21, French Association for Mobile Contactless, Good Technology, IEEE SCV, HID Global, Identive Group, Infineon Technologies North America, ITN International, Japan Airlines, LA Metro, LifeSynk, LoveisTouch, Metropolitan Transport Commission, Miller Coors, New NrFid Concept, Nokia, Proximiant, Scandinavian Airlines, Sequent, Sony Electronics, SistelNetworks, TapWise, thinaire, Think&Go NFC, WhileOnTheMove and others. The conference sessions will highlight real life business use cases and opportunities for verticals not only in payment, but also location based marketing, loyalty, retail, transport, gaming, social, event management, wellness and healthcare, access control, identification, tracking, and security, and will include end user testimonials from both the U.S. and around the world offering a clear view on the state of the NFC market today. Following this theme, SMARTRAC, CelloTape and thinaire are inviting attendees to take part in a unique NFC Experience Tour providing a real-life experience in the city of San Francisco, which literally bridges digital and physical worlds. Specialized trainings for developers will be offered through an Android NFC Developer Workshop, plus the Nokia Lumia NFC Developer Workshop will teach the basics of building apps using the latest Windows Phone 8 platform. The WIMA NFC USA 2012 Contest is featuring a new free track to encourage the development of innovative, emerging applications sponsored by Verizon Wireless, with a deadline for entries on October 26^th. Finalists will join the entrants of the Best Sponsor NFC Solution Track for the “Pitch” session in front of an international judging panel, attendees and the media. The Exhibition Area is featuring over 40 companies who will showcase innovative NFC applications, ready for market solutions and hardware from across the ecosystem, spanning a variety of industries. Event attendees will be able to loan NFC phones to try innovative NFC solutions at various locations around the event. All sessions are being held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010. Event registration is available at www.wima.mc/2012usa About WIMA WIMA is the global conference and exhibition enabling business and innovation exclusively for the NFC ecosystem. WIMA brings together industry leaders, start-up companies, application developers, service providers, standards & research bodies from across the NFC industry spanning diverse vertical market sectors for networking and partnering with events in both the U.S. and Monaco. Contact: WIMA NFC USA Press Perrine Brinkhuis, +377 93 10 40 12 firstname.lastname@example.org or Attendee Registration Nadège Guerin, +377 93 10 40 71 email@example.com