The World Congress on Information Technology announced at the National Press Club Monday that it has selected 3-G International, Inc. (3GI) to provide a multiple applications smart card system for the prestigious World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) biennial conference, June 21-24 in Fairfax County, Va. As part of the arrangement, 3GI has become an official Gold Sponsor of the Event.
“3GI is honored to have the opportunity to deliver our smart card technology for an international event of this caliber. The speakers and attendees will be a who’s who in information technology and for many of them, the World Congress will be their first hands-on exposure to multiple application smart card technology,” commented 3GI CEO Thomas L. Gregg at the National Press Club.
The World Congress on Information Technology and 3GI are working jointly to determine the full functionality of the card system. Initial applications will include authentication and access to internet accounts set up by the Congress, an interface with WCIT information kiosks, and conference access and registration support. Other potential applications include stored value payments, emergency medical identification, and electronic ticketing to promotional events.
Giesecke and Devrient America, a world leader in smart card manufacturing, is partnering with 3GI to sponsor the event and deliver the card system. G&D will provide IC Cards with its STARCOS operating system.
“3GI has a special interest in this Year’s event since it will take place in Virginia and we are one of the fastest growing technology companies in the State. We look forward to showcasing smart cards and the capabilities of our company to the global technology leaders who will be attending,” said Mr. Gregg. 3GI was recently designated the fifth fastest growing technology company in Virginia in the Deloitte and Touche “Fast Fifty” competition. 3GI placed 36th in the nation in the “Fast 500.”
The World Congress on Information Technology is a biennial event, dating back to 1978. Past hosts include Bilbao, Spain in 1996 and Yokohama, Japan in 1994. This prestigious event has been awarded to Taiwan in the year 2000 and Australia in the year 2002. The Information Technology Association of America will host the event in partnership with the World Information Technology Alliance. It will be held at George Mason University in Fairfax County, Va.
3-G International, Inc. (3GI) is the largest U.S.-based smart card systems integrator and smart card software development company. 3GI has offices in Springfield and Williamsburg, Va., Honolulu, Shenzhen, PRC, and London. 3GI has provided software and integration services for numerous other conferences including the 1997 Presidential Inauguration, the 1997 CardTech/SecureTech Conference, and the 1997 Smart Card Forum Annual Meeting. 3GI provides smart card software and comprehensive smart card integration services to government and industry.Details