Winners of “Outstanding Smart Card Achievement” awards

The Smart Card Alliance announced the 2008 award winners for “Outstanding Smart Card Achievement” (OSCA) in the North American and Latin American smart card industry during its annual conference, taking place at the CTST 2008 The Americas Conference and Exhibition. 

The 2008 Outstanding Smart Card Achievement Award Winners
Individual Leadership Award: Gilles Lisimaque, partner, Identification Technology Partners, Inc., for his 20 year record of accomplishment and leadership in the industry; he holds multiple patents on smart card security and smart card operating system design, and has held high-level seats with and actively contributed to the Smart Card Alliance and numerous other security forums and standards organizations

Outstanding Issuing Organization: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for its role in personalizing and issuing the federal government’s Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards for more than 65 federal agencies and departments; the PIV is a common, governmentwide smart card credential for both physical access control and information security that is being issued to all federal government employees and subcontractors

Outstanding Supplier Organization: Oberthur Technologies, a leading provider of smart cards and related services worldwide that has demonstrated leadership in several sectors of the North American smart card market, particularly contactless payment cards and U.S. federal government’s PIV card program 

Smart Card Achievement in Latin America: TIM Brazil, a mobile GSM company that internally uses digital certificates and fingerprint match-on-card technology for strong authentication

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