The NFC Forum is a non-profit industry association founded in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Its mission is to advance the use of NFC technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC. The Forum's 180+ global members are developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery and capability.
The UK Crowdfunding Association, UKCFA, was formed in 2012 by 12 crowdfunding businesses. Currently there are 24 Members as well as 9 Affiliate Members who are in the process of launching. The UKCFA seeks to promote crowdfunding as a valuable and viable way for UK businesses, projects or ventures to raise funds. The UKCFA seeks to be the voice of all crowdfunding businesses in the UK (donations, rewards, loans and equity) to the public, press and policy-makers. It also publishes a code of best practice that is adopted by UK crowdfunding business to protect those participating in crowdfunding.
The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) is a non-profit business league established to facilitate the interaction, and advance the interests, of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment. The Connected Vehicle Trade Association enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing bidirectional vehicle communications. Membership is open to any corporation, public entities, standards and specification organizations and educational institutions.
The Innovation Leadership Forum (ILF) is a visionary and original Think (and Do) Tank dedicated to helping organisations understand and improve their innovation performance. Created by Dr. Bettina von Stamm in 2004, the Innovation Leadership Forum aims to catalyze the innovative spirit and action in organisations and help their members to understand how to foster an innovation-friendly climate that encourages change and nurtures knowledge.
It does so through a number of different tools, resources and activities, as well as consultative support that is helpful to senior level executives. Through membership in the ILF Networking Group, senior-level executives have the opportunity to share existing and create new knowledge around innovation; engage deeply with and between member companies; benchmark within and across member companies and keep up to date with latest development in innovation.
Mind Commerce is your trusted source for research and strategic analysis focused on digital technologies and the telecommunications industry. Our reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities.
Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team's research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.
Billions of connected devices (devices, phones, computers and sensors) should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project to make this possible. OCF will unlock the massive opportunity in the IoT market, accelerate industry innovation and help developers and companies create solutions that map to a single open specification. OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry.
Tractica is a market intelligence firm that focuses on human interaction with technology. The company's market research and consulting services provide industry participants and stakeholders with in-depth analysis of emerging technology trends, business issues, market drivers, and end-user demand dynamics across multiple application domains including home, mobile, health, automotive, enterprise, and industrial markets. Tractica's global market coverage combines qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to provide a comprehensive view of the emerging market opportunities
The BioPharma Research Council (BRC) is a nonprofit association for scientists, business professionals, IT experts, and entrepreneurs across all the many silos of biomedical research - industry, academia, nonprofit, government, supplier labs, and their teams. Founded in 2009 with the mission to advance medical progress through collaboration and innovation, the BRC focuses on developing educational programming for our audience network of more than 10,000 researchers and professionals worldwide. Many of these BRC programs are developed from ideas presented by associates within our network. Have an idea? Be in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skills Matter helps a community of passionate developers learn and share skills to write better software. We collaborate with the world's leading innovators in software and thousands of passionate developers meeting up at Skills Matter, to produce some 450 intensive workshops, 500 talks & meet ups, 2,000 hours worth of skillscast videos, quarterly Open Source Journal magazines per year.
Join our community to learn and share skills on leading ideas and truly bleeding edge technologies (from HTML5, Android and iPhone to F#, Clojure and Scala, from DDD and CQRS to RDFa and NoSQL and from Lean, Kanban and Agile Leadership to Software Craftsmanship and Agile Testing to BDD)
SIMalliance is the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware-based device security to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services. The organisation promotes the essential role of a dedicated tamper resistant hardware module in delivering secure mobile applications and services across all devices that can access wireless networks. By identifying and addressing related technical issues, and both clarifying and recommending existing technical standards relevant to the implementation of hardware security, the SIMalliance aims to facilitate and accelerate delivery of secure mobile applications globally.
SIMalliance members represent 90% of the global SIM card market. As such, the SIMalliance's membership is responsible for delivering the most widely distributed secure application delivery platform in the world (UICC/SIM/USIM).
SIMalliance members are Card Centric Solutions, Eastcompeace, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Incard, Kona I, Morpho, Oasis Smart SIM, Oberthur Technologies, VALID, Watchdata, Wuhan Tianyu and XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd.
SIMalliance Strategic Partners are Comprion, Linxens and Movenda.
Wi-Fi Alliance® is a global non-profit industry association - our members are the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. The members of our collaboration forum come from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem and share a common vision of connecting everyone and everything, everywhere. Since 2000, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, industry-standard security protections, and the latest technology. Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 30,000 products, delivering the best user experience and encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets. Today, billions of Wi-Fi products carry a significant portion of the world's data traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications.
The OpenFog Consortium was formed to accelerate the deployment of fog computing technologies through the development of an open architecture that identifies core technologies and capabilities such as distributed computing, networking and storage that will support intelligence at the edge of IoT. The OpenFog Consortium was formed by ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft Corp, and Princeton University in November 2015, and has over 40 members in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information visit www.openfogconsortium.org and on Twitter @openfog.