Comexposium named the finalists for the first American SESAMES Awards. Based on the 19 year heritage of the SESAMES Awards held each year at the CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS Exposition in France, recognize technology innovation for smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions and contactless technology developed for the U.S. market. The finalists include Emerging Payments, Oberthur Technologies for Omni-channel Wallet, ROAM for RP750x, Sequoia Retails Systems, Inc. for the QuadPoint Compact Register, Card Manufacturing, Oberthur Technologies for Lasink, SKIMPROT Ltd. for SkimProt, SmartDisplayer Technology Co., Ltd. for iCARD4, Identification, Brigham Scully Public Relations for Zwipe Biometric Card, DigitalPersona, Inc. for DigitalPersona Altus and GOTrust Technology Inc. for SDencrypter Lite.
The keynote speakers at CARTES America 2014 will share their deep industry experience and vision for online, mobile and contactless payment, and digital security and authentication solutions at the upcoming conference and exhibition, May 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev. The five keynote presenters are Patrick Gauthier, head of emerging payments at PayPal; Ben Milne, CEO and founder of Dwolla; Dominique Piotet, CEO of Rebellion Lab; Steven Singer, CEO of ABnote; and Patty Walters, senior vice president of merchant products at Vantiv. The three-day conference is organized into a series of session tracks, with a roster of more than 80 speakers and more than 50 educational programs and presentations, addressing the key issues and market opportunities across the mobile payment, identification and biometrics, mobile security, near field communications (NFC) and Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) deployment markets. CARTES America 2014 attendees can choose from a one or three day full conference pass or a one or three day event pass.
Vicente Fox, President of Mexico, John Philip Coghlan, President and CEO, VISA USA are among the speakers to keynote the upcoming “2007 Prepaid Card Expo” in Las Vegas. The 2007 Prepaid Card Expo is sponsored by a number of industry leading companies. Gold Sponsors include: Galileo Processing, Green Dot Corporation, Meta Payment Systems, and Visa. Silver and Track Sponsors include: American Express, Carlson Marketing, Discover Network, Experian, IDT Financial Services, and MasterCard. Prepaid Media provides a host of business-to-business media and information services to numerous emerging industries.
Yesterday’s announcement of the ‘Yahoo! VISA’ drew fire from another competitor who recently launched an Internet card product. San Francisco-based Internet Access Financial Corporation says the new ‘Yahoo!/First USA’ card is a “mass marketed product” that lacks a “100% Internet focus”. IAFC says its ‘NextCard VISA’ product is superior because it offers online approvals, customized pricing, balance transfer rates as low as 2.9% and full online customer service. The company’s top executive said yesterday he believes Yahoo! made a strategic error by locking into an exclusive relationship with First USA and will eventually “regret that decision”.