Glenn Needham is a highly professional, commercially aware, electronics and software engineer with an in-depth knowledge of Contact & Contactless smartcard technology, RFID and Near Field Communications. Having worked in the smartcard and NFC industries for in excess of 15 years Glenn brings a wealth of detailed technical knowledge and experience to any business or project.
Glenn is an active contributor to global standardisation relating to Contactless and NFC topics working with The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), he is also a member of the UK panel of The International Standards Organisation (ISO) and was formally the chair of the NFC Forum Security Working Group as well as being actively involved in other technical groups within the NFC Forum.
Prior to founding Near Field Solutions, Glenn worked with one of the world’s premier NFC technology companies, Innovision Research and Technology PLC, where he played a major part in the architectural design and development of NFC IP and solutions for the company and its blue-chip clients.
Before this Glenn was Managing Director of a specialist consultancy and development company dedicated to smartcard technology, Belvoir Carte Systeme Ltd, which was subsequently sold. During this time Glenn was instrumental in the design and development of some high profile smartcard applications and systems.