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Near Field Communications: Reality, Challenges and Opportunities

July 19, 2012

The Emerging Wireless & Mobile Software Development SIGs Present…

Near Field Communications is a short range (less than 4cm) technology that enables secure, simple, low bit rate connectivity.  It has been in development and slow deployment for a decade.  Analysts project NFC to have tremendous growth over the next few years. We will review current technology and its deployment challenges in the dominant mobile wallet ecosystem.  With the availability of NFC chipset reference platforms  and their integration in mobile devices, consumer electronics and many vertical markets, there are ecosystems and applications waiting to be innovated upon. In this talk, the technologies, standards, systems, Android implementation and some areas that NFC is being applied to: from content sharing to heath care will be presented. NFC has the potential for changing the way we interact and link our physical world interactions.

Poornima Lalwaney
Director of Engineering, Motorola Mobility

Poornima Lalwaney is a Director of Engineering with Motorola Mobility at San Diego. She joined Motorola in 2006 and has led software engineering organizations and Android product programs in Mobile Devices.  Prior to Motorola, Poornima was with Nokia, San Diego responsible for Nokia’s CDMA software platform in Internet protocols, Middleware and Application areas. Poornima has held both technical leadership and management roles in mobile wireless industry delivering software and products on a variety of platforms to carriers around the globe.

In the 17 years in this industry, Poornima has led several early technology programs in emerging data protocols and applications (including IPv6, MIPv6, IMS) and contributed to the definition of enablers for VoIP, Video and multimedia over IP,  network and session mobility over various access networks( cable, cellular, broadband wireless).

Poornima Lalwaney holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1995) and a Masters degree in Electrical Communications Engineering from The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (1989). Poornima holds 6 U.S patents, has served on technical program committees and chaired sessions at IEEE Conferences.  Poornima chaired the San Diego chapter of the IEEE Communications Society in 2000-2001.


July 19, 2012

5:30PM Registration/Networking/Refreshments
6:00PM Program Begins
7:30PM Program Ends


6450 Sequence Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

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