"We see 2011 as the year where the payments industry seriously examines EMV payments and preparations for mobile payments pick up speed. At the same time, federal, state and local governments will launch new citizen ID programs for the Internet and expand the use of current secure ID programs," said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. "Our annual conference is the ideal time for all of the stakeholders in these markets to come together to learn about the role that smart card technology plays in all of these applications, and look seriously at the next steps to make all of these projects a success."
The remainder of the conference program will be divided into two tracks -- Payments, and ID and Security -- that will cover the requirements and technology approaches for secure payment and identity applications. Topics include:
Secure EMV payments and impact on fraud
U.S. roadmap options and readiness for EMV
Mobile and NFC-enabled access and payments implementations
Federal, state and local identity management initiatives
Programs to secure identity in cyberspace
Healthcare identity management
Each track will feature individual presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions about how issuers and end users utilize the security and data management capabilities of smart card technology to enable secure transactions -- over the Internet, in retail stores, in transit centers, on mobile devices, and in government and commercial enterprises.