Monday, 4 October 2010

SCNF Reward, Incentive & Loyalty Event - 19 Jan 2011

If you had registered for this event, you should have been contacted directly.

We are re-schedule the SCNF event to Jan 2011 when we expect the uncertainty over the funding of public services will be reduced and the potential links to the Big Society agenda will be clearer. We have an excellent line up of speakers and want to ensure we have a useful debate on the use of smart card technology in health, environment and community incentive schemes. We will also make some of the case studies available on line before the event.

We will still be holding an informal meeting at 10am for those already committed to visiting London. If you plan to join us, please can you reply to and we will send you revised arrangements.

We expect to publicise the new date in the next few weeks.


Kevin Farquharson & Steve Beecroft
Co-Chairs SCNFt: +44 (0) 1483 772241 e:

RFID Europe

A number of members trekked up to Cambridge for the annual RFID Europe event. While the event has a strong technical angle, it is the place to find out about market trends and how organisations are using innovative technology. I would like to thank IDTechEx for welcoming SCNF and members to the event.

During the conference sessions, there was focus on RFID technology in retail, a presentation by contactless payment provider sQuid Card, some interesting case studies in the use of NFC (contactless enabled mobile phones), Multi-function Wayfinding from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Cubic on transportation smart ticketing and use of RFID in Cambridge central library.

The use of RFID continues to grow across the world in every sector from transport and goods to healthcare and animal tagging. The cost of devices continue to fall in real terms as well as getting smaller and lighter. This makes RFID and related smart card technology a major enabler of process improvement, increasing customer satisfaction and reducing costs.

We are considering running a Public Sector stream again next year, so members can see the bigger picture of the effective use of identification technology. We will try and obtain some presentations from this year to publish on the website.

We would welcome your thoughts on ideas and topics to cover

Kevin Farquharson
Co-Chair SCNF