The Smart Card Forum, a multi-industry organization working to accelerate the widespread acceptance of smart card technology, announced yesterday that it will hold its latest course designed to introduce business leaders to the basics of smart card technology and business applications in conjunction with its 6th Annual Meeting next month at San Francisco. The theme of this year’s event is: Accelerating the Marketplace: Competition, Collaboration and Consumer Confidence.
The Smart Card Forum Educational Institute is set for September 8th. It is designed for newcomers to the smart card industry, who will come away from the course with the ability to:
* describe the basics of smart card technology
* explain the business case for smart cards
* understand current consumer and merchant demand and issues related to smart card applications
* describe characteristics of today’s marketplace that illustrate the importance of smart card use
* recognize and discuss issues surrounding security, fraud and privacy
Experts who are currently working in the industry will lead the course.
This will be the first day of the annual meeting, on which the Forum will share top-line results of its comprehensive research study on consumer perceptions of smart cards and their use. Also on tap, former VeriFone CEO Hatim Tyabji will deliver a keynote speech, offering his unique insight and analysis as a smart card industry insider. Not to mention 30-year Hewlett Packard veteran Charles H. House, who will provide his award-winning perspective on technological innovation within a business environment.
September 10th (SmartNet ’98)
This one-day symposium on smart card use in the cyberworld aims to open new doors to the possibilities and considerations for smart card networks. It will examine the adoption of smart cards over the Internet and offer case studies representing varying industry perspectives.
WHERE: Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
WHEN: September 9-10th 1998
MEDIA INFO: Megan McDonnell: 203-325-8772, No. 14;
The Smart Card Forum (http://www.smartcardforum.org) is a multi-industry organization of 200 members working to accelerate the widespread acceptance of multiple application smart card technology by bringing together, in an open forum, leading users and technologists from both the public and private sectors.Details