Posts from US

Trend alert: events are going cashless with payment wristbands


Posted on 24th Jun 2015 by in Financial Services

Contactless payments are surging in popularity, and a new wearable is joining the lineup: the wristband. Major events across the globe have started using contactless wristbands to make transactions easier, faster, and more fun for attendees and merchants alike. These wristbands are designed with embedded contactless technology that can securely link to a user’s payment card information. The user […]

Moving Medicare cards into the 21st century


Posted on 16th Jun 2015 by in Corporate

I recently spoke on a panel at the Smart Card Alliance’s 14th Annual Government Conference on an issue I frequently discuss—moving Medicare into the 21st century with electronically readable cards. The issue is highly topical in Washington, D.C. because of two recent developments: the signing by President Obama of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act […]

Security for Connected Cars is this year’s hot topic at TU-Automotive Detroit Show


Posted on 8th Jun 2015 by in IoT

With TU-Automotive Detroit just wrapping up, connected cars and smart cities are hot topics in our industry. Last week’s show gathered more than 3,000 attendees, 200 exhibitors and 150 speakers all focusing on the incredible benefits and potential hurdles presented by the next wave of connected cars. Technology in cars now provides opportunities for reduced […]

Driving Trust in Smart Cars and Cities


Posted on 27th May 2015 by in IoT

We live in a fast-paced, digital world and people everywhere are seeking ways to optimize their time and simplify their lives. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and modern connected car technology are providing some exciting possibilities to do just that. The average American spends more than 100 minutes in the car per […]

A complete payment security package: EMV, tokenization, encryption


Posted on 21st May 2015 by in Financial Services

There is no question that technology advancements in mobile payments and wearables are having an impact on the payments industry. Consumers are turning to smartphones and wearables, like festival wristbands and smartwatches, to manage their money in a quicker, more efficient way.  Easy, “tap & go” contactless payments are also on the rise. Just last […]

Meet the women shaping the internet-of-things


Posted on 13th May 2015 by in IoT

“The only failure in life is boredom.” This motto from Laetitia Jay, my colleague and VP of M2M Solutions and Services at Gemalto, has served her well in her 20+ year career and it also helped land her on Connected World Magazine’s 2015 list of WoM2M. Part of an impressive group of women charging their […]

The 2015 IoT/M2M Innovation World Cup is under way!


Posted on 30th Apr 2015 by in IoT

The IoT innovator community heralded the start of the 4th IoT/M2M Innovation World Cup this week. In this post, we explain why you should enter soon, before it’s too late!

The best of SXSW 2015: Make any car a connected car


Posted on 20th Mar 2015 by in IoT

The buzz about Connected Car technology is higher than ever these days as innovative solutions transform not just our cars and driving experience, but our modern day connected lifestyles as well. Connected cars are driving a world of advanced capabilities to expand the horizons of the Internet of Things (IoT). For instance, intelligent road signs […]

Mobile World Congress 2015 – It’s a wrap! Part 1


Posted on 17th Mar 2015 by in Mobile

We saw innovations in networks, devices and the software that powers our connected planet at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Here are five highlights from the show that caught our eye.

Instant issuance helps banks reconnect with customers in the wake of retailer breaches


Posted on 10th Mar 2015 by in Financial Services

2014 was the year of the data breach as we saw more breaches than ever before: 63,000 retail-related security incidents across 95 countries last year alone. While breaches are big news for retailers, they’re also big news for consumers and banks because of the credit and debit cards that need to be re-issued. A poll by the […]