Boston to host inaugural Near Field Communication Week June 12-15

Three premiere near field communication (NFC) events will focus on awareness and adoption of technology to enhance customer experience

June 4, 2013,  Dallas, Texas — For Immediate Release — OTA Ventures’ NFC Bootcamp™ training program and the AccelerateNFC™ incubator , today announced NFC Week in Boston.  This inaugural program, comprised of three distinct events, launches June 12-15.

In partnership with the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s NFC Community Circle, the NFC Bootcamp will be held June 12-13 on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus.  This two-day event is designed to educate business leaders on how they can harness NFC technology to drive brand awareness, enhance customer experience, and facilitate adoption of solutions available through NFC-enabled devices.  Speakers for this event include:

  • Daniel Bailin, HID Global
  • Matthew Kammerait, Quad Graphics
  • Mikhail Damiani,  Blue Bite
  • Tony Sabetti, NFC Expert and Consultant
  • Jim Ellis, AB Note North America
  • David Shalaby, Tap Track
  • Robert Sabella, CEO of NFC Bootcamp and co-founder of the AccelerateNFC incubator program.

On June 13, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is hosting the 4th Annual Auto-ID & Sensing Solutions Expo which will showcase today’s outstanding products, companies and thought leaders in RFID, NFC and other “contactless” technologies.  Attendees will get to hear from and network with companies like SMARTRAC, Identive-Group, Cellotape, Verizon Wireless, HID Global, and the team from NFC Bootcamp and AccelerateNFC.

Then on June 14-15, AccelerateNFC and hack/reduce are hosting the Near Field Communication Hackathon, where developers will compete for cash and prizes creating NFC-enabled mobile apps and solutions focusing on enhancing social interactions, gaming, and building bridges between real-world objects and mobile devices. This free event is presented by the following sponsors: Blackberry, HID Global, TapTrack, Blue Bite, NFC Circle Boston, NFC Bootcamp, SMARTRAC, AB Note North America, Kinvey and NFC Jobs, with more being announced daily.

According to Robert Sabella, “We are seeing so much growth and interest in NFC technology in the marketplace —with solutions moving beyond mobile wallet capabilities. There are so many potential uses to solve common challenges in consumers’ everyday lives and activities.  We are excited to be a driving force in this, the inaugural NFC week in Boston.  Partnering with thought leaders in the near field communication ecosystem, these three unique and distinct events are poised to drive awareness of the capabilities of NFC and adoption of solutions including mobile marketing, mobile wallet, loyalty programs, social media and digital out-of-home experiences and so much more.”

“With the ever-growing availability of NFC-enabled devices — whether smartphones, tablets or other devices like wristbands, customers are demanding simplified, customized and personalized experiences while they are on the go. There is no better place to come and understand the impact this technology is going to have on the way companies do business than at NFC Week,” Sabella added.

For more information on upcoming NFC Bootcamps or to register for the Boston event, visit

For more information on the 4th Annual Auto-ID & Sensing Solutions Expo hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, visit

For developers interested in participating in the Near Field Communication Hackathon, visit to register.

SOURCE: OTA Ventures


About NFC Bootcamp ( – Based in Dallas, Texas, NFC Bootcamp is part of the OTA Ventures affiliate companies. The NFC Bootcamp™ training series is the first internationally standardized training program of its kind and brings together the most knowledgeable and respected leaders in the NFC industry to share their expertise and insights.  It also features the NFC Showcase™ which highlights real-world, hands-on demos of NFC technology at work from the key companies in the NFC Ecosystem.   Cities that have hosted an NFC Bootcamp include London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Boston, Toronto, Atlanta and Johannesburg with more cities being added soon. For more information and to register for any of the NFC Bootcamps please go to: and if on Twitter use #nfcbootcamp.

About AccelerateNFC ( — Created by OTA Ventures ( and based in Dallas, Texas, AccelerateNFC™ is a mentor driven, mentor funded idea incubator/success accelerator for high potential companies.   Accelerate NFC focuses on near field communication (NFC) companies, matching the highest caliber talent, resources and funding with those companies who are ready to take their ideas and products to the next level.

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