NFC Bootcamp is coming to New York, September 18-19.


SPONSORED BY: Mobile Monday New York

NFC Bootcamp is a two-day training program on who to leverage Near Field Communication to drive brand awareness and enhance customer experience.

Get beyond the rumors and the hype and find out how near field communication really works.

NFC, HCE, iBeacons, EMV, contactless, frictionless … what’s it all about? Come to NFC Bootcamp New York and find out!

NFC Bootcamp covers the latest technology, innovations and trends affecting both businesses and consumers, host card emulation (HCE), iBeacons, Bluetooth low energy (BLE), and more.

With more NFC-enabled smartphones and tables in the hands of consumers, now is the time to leverage the power of NFC to reach your target audiences, create brand awareness and enhance the customer experience. Learn how to navigate the NFC Ecosystem effectively to implement solutions your customers are demanding. Explore the world of NFC - the capabilities, uses, best practices, infrastructures and platforms - to build cutting-edge marketing solutions. Learn from some of the world’s leading NFC experts, who bring hands-on expertise in rolling out NFC-enabled programs.

Register now:

Early bird registration is open through August 15. Register now and save 20% off the price of the event. Use PROMO CODE MoMoNYC and save an additional 20% off the price of the event.

Join Robert Sabella from NFC Bootcamp, along with Mikhail Damiani of Blue Bite and other thought leaders, for this exciting event. Get advice from leading experts in near field communications. More speakers are joining regularly. Venue details to be announced soon.

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NFC Bootcamp’s unique program fosters interaction between business and technology leaders to craft the right mobile technology strategy to engage customers.

The curriculum is 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.


  • NFC Technology overview and how it is being used in real-world scenarios today
  • Key players in the NFC ecosystem
  • The complexities around managing mobile wallets
  • HCE, Secure Elements and the Cloud
  • Non-payment NFC: the world beyond contactless payments
  • NFC and Social Networking
  • iBeacons and NFC: Friends or Foes
  • Best practices and use cases from the experts in the industry
  • How to build your own NFC-enabled campaign

You will leave the bootcamp with a complete NFC kit that includes tags, reader writer hardware (USB) and tag editor software so you can immediately put your knowledge to work creating NFC campaigns.

Seats are available don’t miss your chance to attend.

Early bird registration is open through August 15. Register now and save 20% off the price of the event. Use PROMO CODE MoMoNYC and save an additional 20% off the price of the event. Register now:

Want to come as a group?  Contact for special group rates.

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AUG 18th: Mobile Innovators: A Fireside Chat Series #6


Come join us for Mobile Monday in New York on Aug 18th and take part in our fireside chat series with Mobile Innovators.

Monday,  August 18, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

RSVP at Eventbrite for the August event.

The event will be held at:

Convene Conference Center 101 Park Ave.
101 Park Ave
New York, NY 10178 

Come learn, share and network with us and your industry peers. We’ll have great conversation, practical insight, and energizing, actionable content—all we need is you.

Speakers for August 18th:

Christopher Tse
Senior Director
McGraw-Hill Education

Chris is a technologist by trade, a designer in practice,  and an entrepreneur at heart. He is a champion of  applying Open Web technologies, such as HTML5, CSS3,  and JavaScript, to create mobile experiences that allow  interactions to move smoothly between devices, users, and brands. Chris is also an innovative thought-leader in scalable systems design, and has given talks on how to apply NoSQL techniques along with functional programming paradigms to build the next-generation cloud back-ends.

He is currently a Senior Director at McGraw-Hill Education, working on applying JavaScript tools to solve problems in the enterprise, building HTML5 interactive components using cards, and architecting smart analytics systems with NoSQL. He is also the curator of CardStack, a catalog of design patterns and open source tools for card development.

Previously, he led the development of social media and dynamic publishing applications at BusinessWeek Digital. Before joining the New York media industry, he co-founded three other technology startups: a database consulting shop, a messaging software company, and a network security research firm.

Chris holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and is still very much addicted to New York City. You can follow him on Twitter @christse.

Mike Koleno
Director of Solution Delivery
Solstice Mobile

Mike graduated from North Central College in 2002 with a BS degree in Computer Science. He started his career working for InstallShield Software on the Software Development Help Desk where he worked closely with Windows developers around the world, helping them build custom desktop installation packages for their software. 

Mike later went on to work at JPMorgan Chase for over 8 years in various application development and architecture roles across the bank’s Treasury & Security Services, Card and Corporate Technology lines of business. 

Mike joined Solstice Mobile in April of 2013 and has helped contribute to the mobile success stories of Solstice partners such as Redbox, Rockwell Automation, USG, PSCU and more. His current role as a Director of Solution Delivery at Solstice allows him to work closely with both existing as well as prospective clients. When he isn’t thinking about technology, Mike is spending as much time as he can with his wife and their two wonderful children.

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APRIL 28th: Mobile Monday NY Event: Enhance your App - Premium Audio | Facial Recognition | Rich Video | +Battery (Developer-focused Presentation & Workshop)

Join Mobile Monday NY and Qualcomm on April 28th in New York for a discussion on the future of app entertainment and discover tools that take advantage of powerful multimedia processing and minimize drain on battery. 

Enhance your app with advanced tools that provide – Premium audio, rich video and new features such as facial processing and facial recognition.

RSVP at Eventbrite.

Monday, April 28th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Chartbeat Offices, Union Square at 826 Broadway (at 12th street) on the 6th Floor

  • 6pm - 6:30pm: Networking over Pizza and Beers
  • 6:30pm - 6:45pm: Introduction by Mobile Monday, Words by Chartbeat, Introduce Qualcomm
  • 6:45 - 8:45pm: Learning Session put on by Qualcomm

Workshop Presenters:

Steve Brightfield - Qualcomm

Steve Brightfield manages the digital signal processor (DSP) software products for Qualcomm Technologies and has been instrumental in enabling the Hexagon™ DSP to become available to a wider set of embedded developers in order to enhance multimedia experiences on apps.

Tushar Gupta - Qualcomm

Tushar is a developer ecosystem engineer at Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. He provides support to Qualcomm’s developer community and discusses best practices for developing and optimizing mobile applications at various events and on Qualcomm Developer Network. You can follow Tushar on twitter @takyon.


As the leader in mobile technology innovation, Qualcomm is uniquely positioned to help developers push the boundaries of mobile entertainment. Qualcomm Developer Network offers advanced tools designed to help you create breakthrough apps and experiences with enhanced, multi-dimensional visuals and all-day mobile engagement. We respect the role you play in elevating entertainment experiences for users and our goal is to lend our know-how and technology portfolio to help you tackle your toughest development challenges and give you a powerful synergy between hardware and software. Join the conversation and tap into a valuable collection of insights, expertise, and new business opportunities that will keep you one step ahead in today’s ever-changing mobile ecosystem.


Chartbeat is a real-time analytics service that helps publishers develop a defined loyal audience and monetize their time and attention. We work with editorial teams to align them around the right audience development goals and give them the data they need to adapt when it matters and advertising teams to quantify their audience’s active time and attention rather than just their clicks.

MAR 24th: Mobile Innovators: A Fireside Chat Series #5


Come join us for Mobile Monday in New York on Mar 24th and take part in our fireside chat series with Mobile Innovators.

Monday,  March 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


RSVP at Eventbrite for the March event.

The event will be held at:

730 Third Ave (Convene Meeting Venue)
between 45th and 46th
New York, NY 10017

March panelists:


Scott Boyarsky
Senior Vice President, Technology

Scott Boyarsky is Senior Vice President of Technology for CNBC, part of the NBC Universal  News Group. He is responsible for leading both the Technology team behind CNBC Digital’s  offerings as well as the Market Data Technology team that powers many of CNBC’s on-air and digital products, including, CNBC iOS and Android apps, CNBC Pro - integrated desktop/mobile service, TV Everywhere, digital video and syndication services, as well as identifying new emerging platforms and product opportunities for the network.

Prior to his promotion, Scott served as Vice President of Product Development and User Experience for CNBC Digital. He was responsible for creating innovative and interactive experiences across CNBC Digital’s suite of products and services.

Before joining NBC, Boyarsky oversaw Technology at Turner Broadcasting, where he was responsible for driving technology strategy and product implementation for a diverse portfolio of News, Finance and Sports brands, including CNN, CNNMoney, CNN International, HLN, NCAA, March Madness Live, and Sports Illustrated.

Prior to Turner, Scott served as Director of Technology and Product Development with The Walt Disney Company. He was responsible for technology and product development for an eco-consumer digital property spawned via an acquisition by the emerging business acquisition group. Boyarsky also played a leadership role in developing digital products for ABC News. Prior to joining Disney, Scott served as an Executive Web Producer at Thomson Learning, where he led digital strategy, design, and development efforts.

An early adopter of many emerging Web technologies, Scott is often looked upon for strategic product and technical development of new digital initiatives. With his strong business and technology acumen, he has helped navigate the complex landscape of modern digital technologies to provide guidance to Fortune 500 media, publishing, education, healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations.


Kenny Miller
President & Co-Founder

Kenny is President of, the leader in mobile photo applications for brands.’s platform powers branded photo experiences for the Walking Dead, AMC Networks, Dr. Pepper, New England Patriots, PepsiNext, Discovery Networks and more slated for launch during the 1st quarter of 2014.

Kamio based applications have been downloaded 10 Million times and created over 30 Million photos since launch.

Prior to founding, Kenny led strategic initiatives at Viacom including the creation of 2 digital cable channels for Nickelodeon (Noggin and Teen Nick) as well as 4 years as EVP / Head of Digital Product for MTV Networks.

As Head of Product for MTV Networks, Miller created technologies and processes to strengthen the cable conglomerates worldwide digital businesses. He developed and implemented systems that grew global traffic by more than 10 million monthly uniques by optimizing search, digital video, and integrated social networking.

Miller joined Viacom in 1992 as Executive Producer and Technical Director at Viacom New Media, with responsibility for video game publishing, as well as Viacom’s first interactive cable tests.

At Viacom he led the development of products and brands that contributed 250 million dollars of digital revenue to MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the rest of the Viacom stable. He also built and managed R&D teams that created the first interactive music games for MTV as well as the first user generated content systems for Nickelodeon.

Kenny’s career as an interactive media pioneer extends to Apple where he worked as an designer within their Human Interface Group. While there his research addressed the intersection of media and interactivity with a focus on the user’s creativity.

Miller has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University, and a Master’s from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also served as an adjunct professor.