Smart Card Alliance to Host NFC and Mobile Payments Workshop at the International CTIA WIRELESS 2009

Smart Card Alliance to Host NFC and Mobile Payments Workshop at the International CTIA WIRELESS 2009

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ, March 17, 2009 – The Smart Card Alliance will present a thorough workshop on NFC-enabled mobile payments and applications at International CTIA WIRELESS 2009, Friday April 3rd from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Room N262 (North Hall, Level 2).

“With interest growing rapidly for consumer use of NFC-enabled mobile devices for payments and exchanging data, this workshop will answer any and all questions regarding the technology, from fundamentals to applications to implementation,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance, who will moderate the workshop.

Attendees will take away a thorough understanding of: the technology and security mechanisms behind NFC mobile devices, contactless payments, and mobile identity applications; the service provider ecosystem for managing and provisioning personal mobile data and deploying NFC-enabled applications; and the market potential for retail payments, transit payments, and access control through a mobile device.

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Workshop topics and speakers

Fundamentals of NFC
How the technoogy works, including the relevant standards, features, and functionality of NFC-enabled handsets and software.
Speaker: Didier Serra, INSIDE Contactless

Understanding the Mobile/NFC Ecosystem
Who the key industry stakeholders are in the NFC mobile payments market infrastructure–from the SIM provider, handset, NFC reader, mobile wallet, and trusted third party applications management and personalization perspectives.
Speaker: Joe Mendoza, Gemalto

Applications for Proximity NFC Mobile Payments in Retail
How NFC-enabled mobile payments work and how mobile wallets and NFC-enabled proximity payments are emerging as a new consumer payments wave for the future.
Speaker: Mohammad Khan, ViVOtech

Applications for Proximity NFC Mobile Payments in Transit
How the transit industry is using NFC for payment, including the challenges and opportunities for managing transaction speed and complex transit fare models and lessons learned from transit pilots.
Speaker: Pawel Chrobok, Giesecke & Devrient

Applications for NFC Mobile Identification and Access Control
How digital identification applications stored on NFC mobile devices can replace smart ID badges and other identification credentials, including managing biometrics and secure issuance of identification data.
Speaker: Jeff Fonseca, NXP Semiconductors

Implementation Approaches for NFC Mobile Payments and Applications
What the business models, revenue opportunities and market drivers are for implementing the NFC mobile payments and applications.
Speaker: Chris Garvie, Collis

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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