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The EMV Ecosystem: An Interactive Experience for the Payments Community

Publication Date: February 2013

The U.S. migration to secure chip-based EMV payments requires new activities and collaboration of many participants throughout the payments industry. Who are the players and what parts do they play? The Smart Card Alliance Payments Council answers these questions in a new interactive PowerPoint tool. The interactive PowerPoint presentation identifies every stakeholder involved in the EMV ecosystem, their roles, and their links to other participants.

The tool is an easy-to-use PowerPoint slideshow. Viewers play the show and select one of the buttons on the first page. When they get to the full ecosystem graphic, all ecosystem participants required to issue and accept EMV cards and devices are shown. Viewers simply click on any participant and the presentation goes to the page that describes that participant–their role, examples of their activities, and their relationship to other participants.

About the Resource

The EMV ecosystem project included broad cross-industry Payments Council member participation. Participants involved in the development of this tool included: Accenture; Acumen Building Services; American Express, Apriva; Bank of America; Connexem Consulting; Datacard Group; Discover Financial Services; FIS; Fiserv; Gemalto; Giesecke & Devrient; Heartland Payment Systems; Infineon Technologies; Interac Association; JPMorgan Chase; Dale Laszig; MasterCard Worldwide; Morpho; NACHA; NagraID Security; NXP Semiconductors; Oberthur Technologies; Quadagno & Associates; SHAZAM Network; TSYS; Valid USA; VeriFone; Visa Inc.; Wells Fargo.

About the Smart Card Alliance Payments Council

The Smart Card Alliance Payments Council focuses on facilitating the adoption of chip-enabled payments and payment applications in the U.S. through education programs for consumers, merchants, issuers, acquirers/processors, government regulators, mobile telecommunications providers and payments service providers. The group is bringing together payments industry stakeholders, including payments industry leaders, merchants and suppliers, and is working on projects related to implementing EMV, contactless payments, NFC-enabled payments and applications, mobile payments, and chip-enabled e-commerce. The Council’s primary goal is to inform and educate the market about the value of chip-enabled payments in improving the security of the payments infrastructure and in enhancing the value of payments and payment-related applications for industry stakeholders. Council participation is open to any Smart Card Alliance member who wishes to contribute to the Council projects.