Gemplus today announced a series of quarterly Smart Card Solutions Seminars for strategic business decision-makers. The seminars will cover the information necessary to develop a strong business case for building a smart card solution. The first session will take place in Redwood Shores, California, June 10-11, 1998.
The purpose of the seminars is to provide attendees with the information necessary to build and implement a complete smart card solution in a reasonable period of time, based on their business objectives. The seminars have been designed for business and information technology (IT) management.
Each seminar will be given over a two-day period, and will be comprised of a technology section that provides information on such topics as standards, available microprocessor chips, and methods of securing data; and a business section that looks at such issues such as partnering opportunities, marketing, and consumer issues.
“Smart card technologies and solutions have been in the forefront of the news lately. We believe U.S. companies are ready to make a quantum leap in their use of smart cards — but companies need information in order to make educated decisions,” said Donna Jeker, vice president of strategic marketing and alliances for North and Latin America. “As the leader in the smart card industry, Gemplus feels that no other educational program can come close to offering the strategic expertise we will provide in these seminars.”
Each Gemplus seminar will cover:
– Technology issues;
– Consumer issues;
– Marketing opportunities;
– Customer service needs;
– Financial considerations;
– Legal issues;
– Deployment issues;
– Personalization process; and
– Criteria for success
The inaugural Smart Card Solutions Seminar is scheduled for June 11-12, 1998, at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City, CA. The cost for the two-day seminar is $2,100 per person. For registration information, and information on the dates and locations of other seminars, call 1 (800) 446-1024 or visit the Gemplus web site at () and click on the Smart Card Solutions Seminar area.
Gemplus(R) () is the world’s leading provider of conventional and smart card-based solutions. Gemplus sells magnetic stripe cards, memory and microprocessor-based smart cards, smart contactless cards, electronic tags and smart objects. The company designs and markets software, development tools and readers. Gemplus also provides consulting, training and personalization services to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive and flexible card-based solutions to its developers, distributors, partners, and customers.
With sales of over US$585 million in 1997, Gemplus employs more than 4,100 people, in ten manufacturing facilities, five R&D centers and 41 sales and marketing offices located in 27 countries around the world. Founded in 1988, Gemplus has successfully implemented portable and secure smart card-based solutions to simplify applications such as public and wireless communications, financial transactions, loyalty, transportation, education, healthcare, identity, access control, pay TV, electronic commerce, Internet security, and information technology worldwide.Details