Smart Card Alliance Presents 2009 Outstanding Smart Card Achievement Awards

Smart Card Alliance Presents 2009 Outstanding Smart Card Achievement Awards

CTST 2009, New Orleans, May 5, 2009 – The Smart Card Alliance today announced the 2009 award winners for “Outstanding Smart Card Achievement” (OSCA) in the North American smart card industry. The awards were announced during the Alliance Annual Conference, taking place this week in conjunction with CTST 2009 The Americas Conference and Exhibition at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

“With smart card implementations in full swing across so many markets such as government, financial payments, transit, healthcare and enterprise, we were tasked with choosing winners from our most diverse group of OSCA candidates ever,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “These winners were chosen for their tremendous commitment, vision and leadership in bringing smart card technology to the forefront of all of these markets.”

The 2009 Outstanding Smart Card Achievement Award Winners

Outstanding Issuing Organization: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Mount Sinai Medical Center is recognized for taking a leadership position in building awareness of the benefits of using smart card technology in healthcare. Mount Sinai Medical Center currently provides its patients with a secure and portable personal health record that is stored on a smart card. Further, Mount Sinai Medical Center has taken the initiative to start the HealthSmart Network, allowing other New York metropolitan area healthcare facilities to participate in the Personal Health Card program.

In addition to identification and insurance information, the Personal Health Card can store medical information including a list of health problems identified by their healthcare providers, as well as known allergies, immunizations, current medications, lab results and healthcare encounters.

Outstanding Technology Organization: HID Global

HID Global earned the award through its partnership with Dell on the Dell® LatitudeTM E-Family Laptops, which include embedded contactless smart card readers that read/write to HID iCLASS® cards and other ISO/industry standard contactless smart cards. This integration of the first multi-technology contactless smart card reader into select Latitude E-Family laptops allows end-users to benefit from the enhanced security of multi-factor authentication and the convenience of using one card for logical and physical access control.

Individual Leadership Award: Patrick W. Hearn, vice president of government and identification markets, North and Central America, Oberthur Technologies

Hearn is recognized for his leadership in creating the first NIST-certified dual interface Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card, as well as in heading up Oberthur’s smart card implementations. Implementations include the Department of Defense Common Access Card, the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential, the General Services Administration USAccess Program (supporting 73 civilian agencies), the CLEAR Registered Traveler Program, the Guatemala National Identification Program, as well as dozens of other smart card programs within the United States and globally.

Other finalists in the Outstanding Issuer category who received awards are Chase and Wells Fargo, while finalists in the Outstanding Technology Organization category that also received awards are Giesecke & Devrient and Microsoft Corporation. Individual Leadership category finalists that also received awards are Charles Walton, the executive vice president of INSIDE Contactless, and Barry Mosteller, the director of technical marketing at Oberthur Technologies.

A panel representing practitioners, technology providers and media, all with extensive smart card technology experience and industry visibility, selected the award winners. This year’s panel was: Willy Dommen, Booz Allen Hamilton; Brian Russell, Giesecke & Devrient; John McKeon, IBM; Zack Martin, Avisian; Thomas Calvert, Intel; and Michael Sulak, United States Department of State.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application 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. and Latin America.

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