The Smart Card Alliance opened nominations for its “Outstanding Smart Card Achievement” (OSCA) awards. The 2010 OSCA awards will be presented during the Smart Card Alliance 2010 Annual Conference, May 17-20 at the Camelback Marriott Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.
All specific criteria for each award, as well as eligibility requirements and nomination forms, can be found on the Smart Card Alliance OSCA award Web site. All nominations must be received by April 26, 2010.
Nominations are open in four award categories – three for organizations and one for an individual:
- Outstanding Issuing Organization Award. This award will be presented to an organization that is issuing smart card technology to its internal clients or external customers for their use in North America.
- Outstanding Innovation in Payments Technology Award. This award will go to an innovative new, or existing payments-related product or service using smart card technology for use in a payments application. Outstanding Innovation in Security Technology Award. This award will go to an innovative new, or existing security-related product or service using smart card technology for use in an identification, authentication, or access security application.
- Outstanding Individual Leadership Award. This award will be presented to 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.
The 2010 OSCA winners will be announced at the Smart Card Alliance Gala Awards Dinner on May 18 at the Camelback Marriott Hotel in Scottsdale. The 2009 OSCA Award winners are on the Smart Card Alliance Web site at www.smartcardalliance.org.