Valuable Smart Card Industry Information from Past Conferences Now Available to Public at Smart Card Alliance Online Store

Valuable Smart Card Industry Information from Past Conferences Now Available to Public at Smart Card Alliance Online Store

Princeton Junction, NJ, February 13, 2004–The Smart Card Alliance, the premier educational and collaborative forum for government and industry, is making available for the first time to non-members its archive of conference proceedings from the past two years. These proceedings bring the Alliance’s strong educational content to media, industry analysts, educators and engineers investigating smart card technologies and markets.

Content-rich presentations from end users, analysts and technology suppliers in every vertical market active today in implementing smart card programs are now available from the Smart Card Alliance online web store at

Five conference proceedings from 2002 and 2003 are available in Adobe PDF format on CD-ROM to non-members, at $295 each. Smart Card Alliance members can access all proceedings via the member-only website at no charge.

Proceedings include:

  • Smart Cards in Motion: 2003 Annual Meeting focused on mobility and how vertical markets such as banking, retail, transit, government, pay TV, and wireless are rapidly adopting smart cards based on new chip technologies that are hitting the market. Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Sun Microsystems, Gartner, Cingular Wireless and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are among the companies represented with presentations. (October 2003)

  • Smart Cards in Government 2003 presented the business policies and technologies being deployed for physical and network security in the U.S. federal government. Presentations from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Passport Office, General Services Administration, and the Transportation Security Administration’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program, among many others, cover their experiences and visions for the role of smart cards in government in the future (July 2003)

  • Identity: Technology and Policy Issues of Trust: 2003 Mid-Winter Meeting brought together presenters to explore the ways identities are created, recognized, delivered, and protected based on different uses. Also, speakers discussed the ways we protect our identities and the risks to our privacy if we do not protect them. Speakers from ISTPA, IBM, RSA Security, Identrus and ActivCard, along with experts from the U.S. government, financial industry, health care industry and computer terminal manufacturers, shared their insights and discussed the policies and technologies surrounding identity. (February 2003)

  • Catalysts for Convergence: 2002 Annual Meeting addressed the drivers that facilitate change in how businesses address their needs for identification, authentication and managing risk in their markets. Among other industry trends discussed, the application of policy decisions and adoption of standards were explored as catalysts to change in the financial services, retail delivery and government segments. Speakers from MIT Media Labs, Tower Group, MasterCard, Visa USA, JCB, Axalto, a Schlumberger company, and the Transportation Security Administration were on hand to share their knowledge. (October 2002)

  • Smart Cards in Government 2002 featured experts in identification technologies who spoke on smart card standards, physical access, network authentication, biometrics, contact and contactless applications, card issuance, privacy, and more. Presenters from leading organizations including IBM, Northrop Grumman, Philips Semiconductor, Datakey, SCM Microsystems, Gemplus, Axalto, a Schlumberger company, Datacard Group, and NIST shared their knowledge of cutting edge developments in the secure identification industry. The keynote speaker, Paul Kurtz, Senior Director for National Security, Office of Cyberspace Security (member of the National Security Counsel) addressed the “pulse” of the government in addressing the demands for new technology and policy decisions pertaining to national security. (June 2002)

Soon to be available online at the web store are presentations from the Smart Card Alliance 3rd Annual “Smart Cards in Government Conference” being held on March 9th and 10th, 2004 at the Hilton Crystal City National Airport Hotel in Arlington, VA. Speakers from the Department of Defense, Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Passport Office headline the agenda.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to accelerate the acceptance of smart card technology. Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. For more information please visit