Cartes North America: Gemalto Addresses the Question "How Will Payment in the U.S. Evolve After 2015?"

AUSTIN, Texas, May 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, discusses the next phase in chip card ubiquity in the U.S. and payment trends post 2015 at CARTES in Washington, DC. A few months shy of the U.S. liability shift deadline, Karrie MacDonald, vice president of business development for payments at Gemalto, will deliver a presentation on the topic "An EMV Case Study: How will banking evolve after Oct 2015?" The session will cover an analysis of the successful chip migration in Canada from the bank's viewpoint while incorporating the contactless and mobile strategy and the benefits to cardholders.

As one of the latest countries to migrate to chip technology, the U.S. has the opportunity to leverage the knowledge gained from other deployments and the global pattern following the arrival of EMV. Karrie will share Gemalto's perspective through previous migrations and the operational and strategic acumen acquired. Leveraging Canada as a case study, Karrie will share insights on what really needs to be considered when integrating EMV and the hurdles, opportunities and successes that face U.S. issuers over the next few years.

Specific Date, Time and Location

  • The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. EDT

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and more than 14,000 employees operating out of 99 offices and 34 research and software development centers, located in 46 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto enables companies and administrations to offer trusted and convenient digital services to these individuals. We secure in particular mobile services, the financial transactions, the internet and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the internet-of-things, and transport ticketing systems. Our unique technology portfolio from cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects to high-volume high-availability authentication, encryption and rights management platforms and world class service delivery teams are valued by our blue-chip customers in more than 180 countries around the world.

Gemalto helps people to trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world.

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