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29 October 2013



Card industry gathers for CARTES 2013 World Card Summit

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One of the highlights of CARTES 2013 will be the World Card Summit, the prestigious opening conference on the first morning of the show, which promises to set the tone for the whole three days.

Key players in the security industry will come together to share their views on what the state of play is at present – and put forward ideas of the technologies and solutions we will all be looking at in the future. Big questions, lots to debate: will the US will keep its EMV Promise? How are things going to look ‘beyond chip cards’? Can we still believe in NFC? Oyvind Rastad, Chairman of Eurosmart, will present data on market trends and forecasts, while First Data CEO Frank Bisignano will make the keynote speech.

This will be followed by a wide-ranging discussion with several experts bringing together the various threads of the summit, chaired by Alex Green, Senior Research Director at IHS. The high-powered panel is made up of: Olivier Piou, CEO of Gemalto, Steve Owen, SVP of Identification Sales at NXP Semiconductors, Philippe d’Andrea, EVP e-Documents Division at Morpho, Stephan Hofschen, CEO for the Chip Card Division of Infineon Technologies, Michael Kuemmerle, Member of the Management Board, Group Executive Mobile Security at Giesecke & Devrient, and Didier Lamouche, CEO of Oberthur Technologies.

Numerous topics will be under discussion, including the opportunities and threats for the secure digital industry in today’s fast-changing environment. The increasing impact of biometrics and the question of Cloud security and mobility will also be up for debate, in what promises to be a lively and informative session that is not to be missed

•    The World Card Summit is held on Tuesday 19 November from 10am-12.30pm, Room 401 (Amphitheatre Jean Theves) CARTES 2013 badge holders will enjoy free access to the event


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