In today’s CardFlash News Que: MASTERCARD (Pune); PENFED (Schenck); HEARTLAND (speech); and NXT-ID (Wocket).
MASTERCARD – The MasterCard Girls4Tech program will return to India the week of 31 August, bringing the program to Pune in the State of Maharashtra. The hands-on, inquiry-based program connects the foundations of the MasterCard business to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) principles and shows students that it takes all kinds of interests and skills to pursue a STEM career. On 1 September, MasterCard will host 25 girls from the Army Public School and 25 girls from the Sardar Dastur Nosherwar Girls High School in their Pune office.
PENFED – The PenFed Foundation Board of Directors announced it unanimously voted to name James Schenck, CEO of PenFed Credit Union, to lead the Foundation as its President.
HEARTLAND – Robert Carr, CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, to Share How General-Purpose Platforms are Key for Mobile Payment Developers to Break Through Competitive Logjam. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 from 11:35 to 11:55 a.m. (CDT) at 2015 Mobile Payments Conference in Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.
NXT-ID – NXT-ID, a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market and creator of the Wocket smart wallet, announces that it has released the first version of its My Wocket® app to enable software updates. This app supports iOS and Android and, in the near future, Windows and OSX. My Wocket enables remote software updates to NXT-ID’s Wocket and Wocket Card devices.