Nominations Open For Smart Card Alliance 2009 OSCA Awards

The Smart Card Alliance recently announced nominations are open for the 2009 Outstanding Smart Card Achievement awards that honor companies and individuals who have significantly impacted and influenced the market for smart cards in North America.

The 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 in New Orleans. Complete details and nomination forms can be found at

All nominations must be received by March 20.

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.

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