Datacard Group to Speak at the ICMA 2014 Card Manufacturing & Personalization Expo

Presentation will focus on how governments are leveraging investments to streamline the benefits distribution process, improve service, and reduce fraud

MINNETONKA, Minn.--()--Datacard Group today announced that Tim Klabunde, director of product and solutions marketing for Datacard Group, will be speaking at the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) 2014 Expo taking place on April 6th-9th, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

As the industry’s only global card manufacturing and personalization event, the 2014 ICMA EXPO will feature a variety of presentations that will address industry trends, challenges and opportunities as well as innovative new technologies in the market that enable secure electronic transactions.

The session that Klabunde will be giving is titled “Electronic Benefits Cards – Best Practices and Future Trends,” which is scheduled on April 7 at 11:45 a.m. This presentation will walk through how the evolving demographics in developed countries and the increasing economic wealth of emerging countries is changing distribution of government benefits worldwide. Governments are now leveraging investments in more robust citizen identification services, payment technology, and partnerships with the financial sector to streamline the benefits distribution process, improve service, and reduce fraud.

“With the population growth, international migration and the aging global population, governments and private organizations are challenged with cost-effectively offering social benefits to citizens,” said Klabunde. “By offering electronic benefits cards, governments can reduce fraud and identity theft, streamline the enrollment and approval process as well as speed up the benefits delivery to citizens.”

Klabunde has extensive international experience in product marketing and development. While at Datacard Group, he has led initiatives in the company’s financial and government vertical markets, and has most recently been focused on public sector identity and security programs.

Every day, Datacard® solutions personalize and deliver more than 10 million cards, 5 million smart cards, and issue hundreds of thousands of passports worldwide. The company offers a Secure Issuance Anywhere™ platform, which offers the broadest portfolio of solutions that include best-in-class personalization, identity management software, supplies and service that have been implemented in more than 400 government programs in over 100 countries.

For more information about the event, please visit http://www.icma.com/meetings/annual-expo.htm for complete event details.

About Datacard Group

Datacard Group offers technologies for securing identities and safeguarding transactions in physical and digital environments. The company’s innovative portfolio now includes Entrust® authentication software platforms, bringing important new capabilities to tens of thousands of government agencies, financial institutions and other enterprises in more than 150 countries. Together, Datacard Group and Entrust issue more than 10 million secure identities every day, manage billions of secure transactions annually and issue a majority of the world’s financial cards. For more information, visit www.datacard.com or www.entrust.com. Follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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Datacard Group
Kristin Eckmann, +1 303-754-2047
kristin_eckmann@datacard.com

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Contacts

Datacard Group
Kristin Eckmann, +1 303-754-2047
kristin_eckmann@datacard.com