April 3-4, 2013 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (LOCAL TIME)
Hosted by RFID Canada, NFC Bootcamp is heading to Toronto. Join the NFC Bootcamp staff and international experts in near field communication who will share their insights on the NFC ecosystem and players, mobile wallet, beyond payments and social networking, as well as technical aspects needed to create your own NFC campaign.
Designed for CEOs, CMOs, VPs, Directors and Managers of Marketing, Branding, Loyalty Programs, Payment and Credit Programs, Business Strategy, Customer Relations, Social Media Strategists, Public Relations, Online Community Managers, Business Development, Agency Account Managers and Entrepreneurs as well as Technical and technical minded people who are responsible for designing, building and supporting NFC applications, both hardware and software, from the platform to the mobile device.
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Tarek Luka - Speaker
Tarek Luka, an electronics and communication engineer by education, has been working in the IT field in various functions for the past 23 years. For the past 17 years he has worked exclusively in the payments field. Tarek currently heads the Payments business unit for Oberthur Technologies in Canada. Previously, he helped shape and bring to market Salt Technology’s mobile NFC wallet. Other previous work includes work with IBM, E-funds Canada and Oasis Technology Ltd., where he ran their client services division for the EMEA region. He is a working manager with the ability to quickly define the value proposition and strategic/tactical objectives, and drive a team to focus on execution. Tarek brings extensive knowledge in Payments, Mobile/NFC, Credit/Debit Cards, Retail Banking issues and current trends in the industry. He managed the Chip & Pin acceptance for tier 1 merchants at Global Payments and was first to introduce a Canadian merchant with all three card brands (Visa, MasterCard and Interac) to the Kitchener Waterloo trial. He also managed and delivered over 40 domestic and international IT projects with an estimated value of $100M US. You can follow him on Twitter @PaymentsAtoZ.
David Shalaby - Speaker
David is the Founder and President of TapTrack, an NFC marketing firm. In addition to leading all R&D efforts David also contributes to the sales, marketing and strategic operations of TapTrack. Prior to founding TapTrack David worked in the aerospace and robotics industry for five years, as well as doing business development for Princess Margaret Hospital in 2010. David holds an MBA from The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a BASc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Bob Moroz - Speaker
Bob Moroz is founder and president of RFID Canada. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the RFID, Bar Coding and automatic identification data capture industry. He has introduced Bar Coding technology in its early stage to numerous industries such as retail, distribution, manufacturing and government to name a few sectors. He has been involved in the design, development and implementation of numerous systems from large retail, to distribution, manufacturing, transportation, banking and the service industry.
In 1987, Mr. Moroz started the first systems integrator in Canada specializing strictly in Bar Coding technology. In 1995, Mr. Moroz started RFID Canada. He has also implemented over 300 RFID systems and has been instrumental in growing the RFID business.
Bob Moroz holds a degree in computer science, and is a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee that reviews all ISO standards pertaining to Automatic Identification, Bar Coding and RFID and is the Chair of the ITAC (Information Technology Association of Canada) RFID Forum.
Jim Ellis - Speaker
Jim Ellis is the SVP, North America for ABnote North America. ABnote is the leading North American supplier of secure printed products, documents, and related services, including RFID enabled products and NFC Wallet. Jim's career has spanned various roles in technology solutions for financial services, including HID Global, FreedomPay, Wincor Nixdorf, Axiohm Transaction Solutions, and AMT Datasouth as well as Wang MicroSystems.
Tony Vassiliev - Speaker
Tony's career started and evolved in the Vancouver advertising scene. Young & Rubicam, MacLaren McCann, Sun Media, and Glacier Group are some of the cornerstones of his professional experience. He has managed advertising campaigns and new business initiatives for numerous Fortune 500 companies. Because of his love for technology and appreciation for community he dedicated himself full heartedly to helping brands build authentic relationships with their customers. This led to the launch of Gauge Mobile in 2010.
Mikhail Damiani - Speaker
Mikhail Damiani is the CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Bite. Mikhail directs all aspects of Blue Bite’s business and operations and has spearheaded the Company’s NFC efforts with its mTAG® Platform. He is also responsible for the Company’s strategic partnerships, sales, and client management. Prior to Blue Bite, he was an investment banking analyst at GCA Savvian, where he worked on multiple transactions totaling over $1Bn. Mikhail received his B.S. degree in Finance and Management from The Stern School of Business at New York University.
Robert P. Sabella - Speaker
Robert P. Sabella has 20+ years of legal and entrepreneurial experience and is considered one of the most innovative leaders in developing and bringing new technologies to market. He is the founder of the NFC Bootcamp™ training series and has recently co-founded the AccelerateNFC incubator program, dedicated to fostering start-ups in bringing NFC technology to the market. He is co-author of RFID+™ and a prolific writer and speaker on NFC and RFID.