SCA conference to focus on issuers, users of smart cards

The Smart Card Alliance 2010 Annual Conference, which is scheduled to take place next month in Scottsdale, Ariz., will be focused on the issuers and users of smart cards, according to a statement issued by the alliance.

The alliance has lined up 36 speakers over a number of various sessions to address this year’s theme of "Smart Cards in Action."

"No single chip technology, business application, or market implementation truly defines how smart cards are seen in 2010 and beyond. Chip technology and implementation choices for applications like payments, mobile commerce, identity management and security vary greatly," said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. "At this year’s annual conference, the alliance is bringing together issuers and users from the various markets that use smart cards, so attendees can learn how these different markets use common chip features and functionality to address their differing transaction needs."

Among some of the highlights of this year’s conference include; targeted content - focused on core secure digital transactions across payments, mobile, and security markets; informal breakout sessions – smart card implementers discuss the challenges they overcame and how they succeeded; expanded exhibits – leading companies showcase the latest smart card-related identity management solutions; and, a gala dinner and awards banquet – join together for the 2010 OSCA Awards and SCA Achievement Awards dinner and entertainment.

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