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Datacard Group to Present at ACT Canada Cardware 2012 Annual Conference in Ontario, Canada

Presentation will outline the business case for instant issuance and the implementation options available for card issuers

MINNETONKA, Minn.—(June 05, 2012)—Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, today announced that Mike Vaselenak, director, instant issuance in Canada for Datacard Group will be speaking at the Cardware 2012: Payment Insights conference in Ontario, Canada.

The session, titled “A Roadmap for Instant Issuance” will be held at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on Tuesday, June 19th.  Part of the Technology track, the presentation will outline how card issuers can benefit from instantly issuing EMV®-compliant financial cards. The presentation will also provide  real business cases for instant issuance as experienced by other financial issuers. In addition, Vaselenak will discuss industry best practices and the current and upcoming technology options that are available to instant card issuers.

“To stay competitive, retailers and financial institutions need to expand on their card issuance platforms and infrastructure so that they can further  adapt to a faster, more flexible and secure issuance program,” said Vaselenak.  “One of the ways to help achieve this is by implementing an instant issuance program.  This presentation will outline how instant issuance can drive incremental card usage and activation rates, while reducing certain issuer costs and the risks of sending cards and PINs through the mail.”

With over 20 years of experience in the payments industry, Vaselenak currently leads the Canadian instant issuance sales efforts for Datacard Group.  Vaselenak has specialized in business development and product management for payments and transactional systems for many years and is currently co-chair of the Advanced Card Technology (ACT) Canada Prepaid Strategic Leadership Team.

In addition, if interested attendees cannot attend the CardWare 2012 event, Vaselenak will also be hosting a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm (EST) that will discuss the hardware, software, support and operational features and requirements needed to roll out a successful  instant card issuance and PIN management program.  For more information or to register for the one-hour webinar, please click here.

Datacard Group currently has thousands of financial branches and retail locations utilizing its patented Datacard® CardWizard® instant issuance software and associated desktop systems for in-branch card issuance and personalization for both magnetic stripe programs as well as EMV® compliant smart card programs

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