Smart card industry leaders from a wide-range of companies will convene in Lake Tahoe October 3-6 to develop insight into the issues facing key marketing and management executives in the next millennium. The workshop is sponsored by the Smart Card Industry Association (SCIA) and is designed to help its members develop the skills necessary to succeed in the emerging marketplace.
“We will be bringing together top executives to gain a perspective on the significant trends influencing our industry, and to provide members with the tools and resources necessary to navigate these trends,” said SCIA Chairman Charles Cagliostro. “Our goal is to provide a strategic retreat for our members to prepare for the 21st Century.”
On the first day, the Franklin Covey Institute will present an all-day interactive workshop entitled, “Four Roles of Leadership — How Highly Effective Leaders Navigate Change, Deliver Results and Create the Future.” Franklin Covey is a 4,500 member international firm whose mission is to inspire change by igniting the power of proven principles. The firm’s co- founder Stephen Covey has authored Living the 7 Habits and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
On the second day, the SCIA workshop will include presentations by Microsoft entitled “The Future of the Internet and Smart Cards,” and The Chasm Group entitled, “A Proposed U.S. Smart Card Market Development Model.” The Chasm Group provides market strategy services for high-tech companies and was founded by Geoffrey Moore who is the author of Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, and the Gorilla Game. Additional presentations by IBM and Bank of America will discuss key industry topics such as intellectual property law, capitalizing companies through venture capital and IPOs, and pervasive computing.
The workshop will provide excellent networking opportunities and activities including a dinner cruise on the Tahoe Gal, dinner at Sunsets On The Lake, golf outings, hiking, horse back riding, and boating.
The Lake Tahoe Hyatt Regency Resort and Casino will provide four-star accommodations for the SCIA member executive workshop. For more information about the SCIA workshop, contact Lynn Russo at 800-848-7242 or 609-799-5654.
The Smart Card Industry Association is a global trade association representing the needs of manufacturers, integrators, resellers, and issuers, which strives to stimulate the adoption, use, understanding and innovation of smart card technology. The SCIA website address is .Details