NFC has been around as "next big thing" to come for a while...at least 10 years.
It was proposed for Bluetooth device pairing (Simple Secure Pairing) but never be popular.
WiFi alliance also considered NFC for WPS (WiFi Protected Setup), but it was dropped in favor of much cheaper push button (PBC) and PIN code method.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.