(RFID World Canada) The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is presenting an event on “The Digital Wallet and other Innovations in NFC and RFID”. NFC (near-field communication), a subset of RFID, is one of the most active spaces in application development. Two expert panels will showcase and discuss a variety of NFC / RFID innovations.
The opening speaker will be Bob Moroz, Chair of the ITAC RFID & Sensor Network Forum and President of RFID Canada, followed by the two expert panels. The ITAC RFID and Sensor Network Forum provides the members with a forum to discuss privacy, security, safety, environment, technology and business aspects of RFID and sensor network development and implementation.
Panel One: Reaching for the Digital Wallet
There’s clearly a revolution underway in the world of payments. Our cash, small change and credit cards all on their way to being elbowed out of our pockets by smart devices. But who will we turn to as our trusted intermediary in our commercial transactions? ITAC has assembled a group of speakers to discuss the future of electronic payments. Darrell MacMullin, Managing Director at Paypal Canada; Derek Colfer, Mobile Payments at VISA Canada and David Robinson, Vice-President of Emerging Business at Rogers Communications will lead a conversation that will be of keen interest to those in banking, telelcommunications, applications development and electronic commerce. Soniya Monga, Account Executive – Marketing Solutions at LinkedIn will moderate this panel.
Panel Two: Innovations in NFC and RFID
What’s going on in our wallets is of interest to all of us on a personal basis, but what about all the other applications of NFC and RFID applications that are hitting the market and look to alter Canadian business? A second panel which will include Ric Asselstine, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Terepac; Weiming Shen, Institute for Research in Construction at NRC and Richard Philippe, Founder and CEO at Logi-D Inc. will introduce several of these applications and explore their implications, which could touch virtually all links in virtually all value chains. Naeem Lakhani, Chief Operating Officer at BNOTIONS will moderate this panel.
The date of the event is Thursday, March 22, 2012.
8:00 am to 8:30 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am to 8:45 am – Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 am to 9:45 am – Panel One: Reaching for the Digital Wallet
9:45 am to 10:15 am – Networking Break
10:15 am to 11:15 am – Panel Two: Innovations in NFC and RFID
11:15 am – Closing Remarks
Location: The Novotel Toronto Centre, Champagne West Room;
45 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5ZE 1W2
Cost: $125.00 – ITAC Members | $175.00 – Non-Members