Smart Card Alliance Announces New Board Leadership for 2004

Tuesday 14 October 2003 16:03 CET | News

The Smart Card Alliance has announced a new chairman, new board of directors members and its seven-member 2004 executive board.

Kevin Gillick was elected chairman of the Alliance. As head of corporate marketing for the Datacard Group, Kevin is responsible for worldwide marketing activities associated with the companys broad range of identity solutions, card personalization and card life cycle management systems. Kevin has represented Datacard at Alliance meetings and events since its inception, and has served on the board of directors since 1999. The executive committee includes Gillick and these board members: - Vice chairman, Bryan Ichikawa, solutions architect, Unisys, a newly elected board member - Treasurer, Bob Wilberger, director of smart card initiatives, Northrop Grumman - Secretary, Linda Brown, manager, business development, Infineon Technologies - Assistant treasurer, Keith Saunders, vice president, business development, MasterCard International, a newly elected board member - Assistant secretary, Alex Giakoumis, director of corporate business development, smart card and secure microcontroller ICs, Atmel Corporation - Technology vice chair, Gilles Lisimaque, senior vice president and co-founder, Gemplus, who was also re-elected to the board The four other members newly elected or re-elected to the18 member board include: - Paul Beverly, president, Americas, Axalto - Kirk Brafford, director of government solutions, ActivCard, observing director representing the interests of general members - Ellen Endicott, vice president, smart card business development, Bank of America - Michael Weekes, principal, IBM Global Smart Card Solutions Other returning board members are: - Thierry Burgess, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Oberthur Card Systems - Alison Colquhoun, vice president of smart card business development, First Data Resources - Greg Garback, executive officer, department of finance and program development, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), observing director - Bill Holcombe, director, e-business technologies, General Services Administration (GSA), observing director - Diana Knox, senior vice president of emerging channels, Visa USA - Robert Merkert, Sr., director strategic accounts, PC Security Division, SCM Microsystems, Inc. - Chuck Wilson, Hitachi USA The Boards priorities for 2004 include: addressing how smart cards resolve growing public security and privacy concerns; continued cross-industry discussions on common business applications and technology standards, and internal industry discussions on issues that influence the accelerated adoption of smart cards in the United States. The executive committee election was held during the Alliances 11th Annual Conference, where smart card industry leaders gathered to discuss Smart Cards in Motion. The focus of the conference is one of the principal drivers of the expanding use of smart card technology - mobility. The three-day agenda is rich with users who will advise attendees on the experiences of recent smart card implementations in banking, quick service restaurants and retailing, mass transit and corporate enterprises. Smart card-based systems verify, authenticate, and protect a cardholders identity and personal information and are used worldwide for secure identification, payment, transit and mobile telecommunications applications by major financial institutions, retailers, government and healthcare organizations and enterprises.

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