Gemplus Plays Major Role in Smart Card Forum's 8th Annual Meeting With Gemplus Chairman and Founder Marc Lassus Providing Keynote.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 26, 2000
Gemplus' Gilles Lisimaque Re-elected To Smart Card Forum Board Seat
Gemplus, the world's number one provider of smart card-based solutions, today announced its aggressive role in the Smart Card Forum's 8th Annual Meeting being held at the Fairmont Hotel atop Nob Hill Noun 1. Nob Hill - a fashionable neighborhood in San Francisco
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An opening address, as at a political convention, that outlines the issues to be considered. Also called keynote speech.
Noun 1. delivered by Chairman and Founder, Marc Lassus.
"The Forum is honored to have Marc Lassus deliver a keynote presentation at our Annual Meeting," noted Donna Farmer, President & CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of the Smart Card Forum. Ms. Farmer continues, "Gemplus has contributed a great deal to the industry and is a valued member of the Smart Card Forum. Mr. Lassus' expertise in the area will benefit the conference immensely."
Participation Announcements & Highlights
Gemplus Chairman and Founder to Provide Keynote Address
On Wednesday, September 27, Gemplus Chairman and Founder Marc Lassus will address the conference at approximately 1:30pm. Among the topics Mr. Lassus plans to discuss are the mobile eCommerce business trends that shape the way people will perform financial transactions in the future and the security smart cards will introduce to this process.
Gemplus' Gilles Lisimaque Re-elected to Smart Card Forum Board of Directors
Gilles Lisimaque wins a seat on the SCF SCF Service Canadien des Forêts (Canadian Forest Service)
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SCF Scientific Committee on Food (European Commission)
SCF Service Canadien de la Faune Board of Directors for his fourth straight year. Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Gemplus, Mr. Lisimaque also dedicates his time to Smart Card Industry Association (SCIA SCIA Smart Card Industry Association
SCIA South Central Industrial Association
SCIA Semiconductor Industry Association
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SCIA St. ), of which he currently serves as Vice Chairman. "I am thrilled to be involved in the smart card industry during such an exciting time," said Mr. Lisimaque when asked about his re-election to the Board. "The recent digital revolution, now exploding with Internet and wireless applications, allows smart cards the opportunity to open up a new world of innovative solutions, providing more security and convenience for users," Mr. Lisimaque continued.
Other Gemplus participation
Additionally, Gemplus will sponsor the following key Forum activities:
-- 8th Annual Welcome Reception, September 26, 2000 at 6pm -- Day One Conference Breakfast, September 27, 2000 at 7am -- Official Press Room for the Annual Conference, September 27 and 28, 2000
Gemplus Executives Part of Panel Discussions, Deliver Session Talks
Throughout the conference, key Gemplus executives will be participating in panel forums and leading high-level discussions regarding the key issues and concerns that face the smart card and mobile eCommerce industries today. An overview of Gemplus' participation includes:
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on a panel discussing Mobile eCommerce Technology. Journalist
Jeffrey Kutler will moderate this panel Wednesday, September
27, 2000 at 10:15am. Mr. Legaspi will also be presenting his
"Architectures and Integration" Workgroup's findings at the
Mobile eCommerce Tutorial held on Tuesday, September 26, 2000
-- Gilles Lisimaque, Co-founder and Senior Vice President,
delivers his reoccurring presentation "Smart Card Technology
and Standards," which has been part of the Educational
Institute for over five years, on Monday, September 25, 2000
Gemplus (www.gemplus.com) is the world's number one provider of smart card based solutions for security, wireless and e-business applications. Offering consulting services Noun 1. consulting service - service provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor or CPA etc.)
service - work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services" , design, software, hardware, personalization Custom tailoring information to the individual. On the Web, personalization means returning a page that has been customized for the user, taking into consideration that person's habits and preferences. and full implementation, Gemplus works with its customers around the world to deliver comprehensive, integrated and tailor-made smart card based systems.
The Group's customers use Gemplus memory and microprocessor smart cards, smart contactless cards, electronic tags electronic tag electronic n → elektronische Fußfessel f , smart objects and magnetic stripe cards A magnetic stripe card is a type of card capable of storing data by modifying the magnetism of tiny iron-based magnetic particles on a band of magnetic material on the card. to simplify and secure a wide range of applications. From Web based Coming from a Web server. See Web application. and mobile commerce to financial transactions, loyalty, transportation, education healthcare, identity, pay TV and physical and logical access control, Gemplus provides intelligent end-to-end solutions that bring security, convenience and ease-of-use to millions of people worldwide.
Founded in 1988, Gemplus had sales of over 767 millions of Euro ($US 817 millions) in 1999, and employs 6,300 people in 17 manufacturing facilities, 7 R&D centers and 44 sales and marketing offices located in more than 37 countries.
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