This year, APSCA event on Powered and Next-Generation Cards 2018 will focus on the fastest moving product category for next-generation cards:
Biometric EMV Contactless Payment Cards
The conference will combine thought leadership, innovation and best practices from end-users and solutions providers. One of the speakers at APSCA conference will be Linxens' Thomas Decker, Vice President, Business Line Finance, Secure ID & Transaction. Thomas will present and share two topics:
17 July at 14:10: "Success Factors for Biometric Cards"
An overview of the status of the biometric card manufacturing business and what will need to happen for biometric cards to escape from their current niche and become mainstream products. The presentation will use case studies of some of the biometric card solutions that have been developed by the industry so far and explore both technical as well as commercial challenges that need to be addressed.
17 July at 16:20: "Discussion: Developing the Industry and Market of Biometric Card Ecosystem"
In this session stakeholders in the biometric card ecosystem explore how best to drive this new market and accelerate the growth of the business. Suggested subject areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Market education - benefits – all payment card issuers need to understand the value of biometric cards and their potential for customer acquisition, customer retention and delivering greater security for card payments. How can stakeholders effectively communicate the value proposition and benefits of biometric cards to issuers and the market?
- Market education - implementation and rollout – banks, retail payment companies and payment service providers need to understand the issues involved in rolling out biometric card products as these may be quite different from standard EMV bank payment cards. For example, how will biometric registration of customers be supported?
- Supply chain issues - issuers will need to be confident in a supply chain for biometric card solutions that can support multi-sourcing of reliable and durable products, and that has capacity for growth to meet market demand. Issuers are also likely to be interested in supporting personalization and biometric registration systems that are easy to integrate with existing issuing and IT systems.
- Developing industry best practices - stakeholders in the biometric cards business will always compete on product and service but the industry will need to explore how to cooperate to create a mature biometric card ecosystem that supports customers while facilitating the growth of this new market for next-generation cards. This might include standards compliance and certification of biometric card products.
The objective is to develop best practices for issuers and suppliers to work together in strategically driving this new market. Industry participants will need to cooperate while competing. Issuers and payment schemes will need to voice their requirements and recommendations to improve the delivery of biometric card solutions into the market.
To register for the APSCA conference on Powered and Next-Generation Cards 2018, please go to this link: http://bit.ly/2zJVNvB
We look forward to seeing you there!