SOURCE: The Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance

February 17, 2009 09:26 ET

Nominations Open for Smart Card Alliance 2009 OSCA Awards

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - The Smart Card Alliance will once again honor the companies and individuals who have significantly impacted and influenced the market for smart cards in North America with its prestigious "Outstanding Smart Card Achievement" (OSCA) awards.

The 2009 OSCA awards will be presented during the Smart Card Alliance 2009 Annual Conference held in conjunction with CTST 2009 - The Americas Conference on May 4 - 7, 2009 in New Orleans. Complete details and nomination forms can be found at http://www.smartcardalliance.org/pages/activities-osca-awards. All nominations must be received by March 20, 2009.

Nominations are open in three award categories -- two for organizations and one for an individual.

--  Outstanding Issuing Organization Award.  For an organization that is
    issuing smart card technology to its internal clients or external customers
    for their use in North America.
    
--  Outstanding Technology Organization Award.  For an organization with
    offices in North America that designs, develops or manufactures smart card
    technology; or that integrates, designs or implements systems in which
    smart card technology as an important part of an overall solution; or that
    provides services that support smart card usage in North America.
    
--  Outstanding Individual Leadership Award.  For an individual who stands
    out for his or her individual contributions to the smart card industry in
    North America based on a professional record of leadership, vision, support
    and commitment to the smart card industry in North America.
    

A judging panel consisting of North American smart card industry suppliers, end-users and individuals from the analyst and media communities will review all qualified OSCA applications. They will select three finalists in each category based on the nominee's merits and qualifications as outlined in the applications and determine the award for 2009.

Visit the Smart Card Alliance Web site to see the 2008 OSCA Award winners.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.

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