The Smart Card Forum Adds Twelve Organizations to Growing Member Roster
Continued Growth in Largest Smart Card Industry Group Demonstrates Increasing Success and Acceptance of the Technology
New York, NY, October 26, 2000–The Smart Card Forum (SCF), a multi-industry organization working to accelerate the widespread acceptance and application of smart card technology, today announced that twelve members have recently joined the growing ranks of the organization. The 12 new members include:
- CyberSafe Entrust Technologies
- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
- Hitachi America Ltd.
- Proton World
- Providian Financial
- Symbol Technologies
- Thinkpulse Inc.
- TOWITOKO AG/Zone Development
“These new members have joined the Forum at a very exciting time,” said Smart Card Forum President & CEO Donna Farmer. “The demand for smart cards in North America is growing exponentially, creating an increased need for companies to be able to work within the community to share information and to support education. All of the organizations that make up the Forum are delighted to have these 12 new companies join the team and look forward to working closely with everyone in promoting the widespread acceptance of chip card technology.”
The Forum’s Quarterly Conference will take place Nov. 27–30 at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, Massachusetts. The focus of this event is centered on smart card technology in the healthcare industry. The program will include presentations given by representatives of world-class health organizations. The presenters will describe their current environment and business case drivers with respect to the use of information security systems. The event will start off with the Educational Institute on Nov. 27 & 28. This class is taught by world leading industry experts that address technology, product, business, legal and public policy issues associated with the application of smart cards. The pre-conference events continue on Tuesday, Nov. 28 with a special Smart Cards in Healthcare Tutorial. Also on Nov. 28, the very popular PKI 101 Tutorial will be offered. This class is taught by Charles Walton of Securify and provides attendees with in-depth analysis of the business and technology issues relevant to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology including digital signature and certificate-based commerce certificates. The week will end with the Conference on Nov. 29–30 and will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions designed to familiarize participants with the issues regarding information management in healthcare environments, as well as an emphasis on issues related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
About the Smart Card Forum
The Smart Card Forum is a non-profit, multi-industry organization of nearly 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. The Smart Card Forum is the leading organization for education and awareness of topical issues associated with the use and adoption of smart card systems. For more information about The Smart Card Forum, log on to the organization’s Web site at