Smart Card Alliance Now Accepting Speaking Proposals for NFC Solutions Summit 2012

Smart Card Alliance Now Accepting Speaking Proposals for NFC Solutions Summit 2012

Submissions Accepted Now Through January 23rd

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., JANUARY 16, 2012–The Smart Card Alliance is now accepting proposals for speakers and topics for the NFC Solutions Summit 2012. The Summit, held in partnership with the NFC Forum, will be held May 22–24, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California. Speaking proposals can be submitted online to the Smart Card Alliance through January 23rd.

The NFC Solutions Summit will cover the state of the technology, developments in new NFC devices and add-ons, the status of the growing NFC ecosystem, the promise of NFC-enabled payments and other popular applications, NFC implementation, and North American and international experiences with NFC pilots and implementations. The speaker review committee is seeking proposals that are consistent with this theme, and involve the issuance and usage of NFC technology in any of the following categories:

  • Standards and Technology: Smart Phones and Devices, NFC System Architectures, Standards for Trusted Service Manager (TSM), and NFC Forum Specifications

  • Security and Applications Management: Security Architectures for NFC, Bank Card Payments Application Security, Identity Credentials Storage in NFC Devices, NFC Secure Element Architectures, NFC Application Download and Management

  • Implementation and Applications: Financial Service Applications, Identity and Security Applications, Ticketing and Fare Collection Applications, Retail Applications

  • Market Drivers and Business Models: Challenges and Opportunities for Financial Institutions, Non-Financial NFC Services, NFC Business Partnership Opportunities and Challenges, Use Cases for NFC, Reports on Commercial Services and Pilots

“With 2012 looking like the breakout year for NFC in the Americas, we are looking for presenters with real-life applications and perspectives on NFC technologies, systems, and business models,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “Our conferences are known to provide the timeliest educational resources, which is why we encourage front-line implementers and end-users of NFC technology to submit proposals for this event.”

To submit your proposal, please visit the NFC Solutions Call for Papers dedicated website at: /activities-events-2012-nfc-solutions-summit-call-for-papers.

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available. Contact Bill Rutledge at or +1 212-866-2169. To download an exhibit/sponsorship prospectus, visit the “Sponsor Info” tab of the NFC Solutions Summit website.

For more information on NFC technology, visit the Smart Card Alliance NFC Resources page, or the multimedia page to hear first-hand opinions on NFC from experts.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit