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Entrust Datacard to Participate at the ICAO Symposium and Exhibition on Machine Readable Travel Documents




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MINNEAPOLIS—(Oct. 13, 2015) — Entrust Datacard today announced that the company will exhibit, sponsor and speak at the eleventh annual ICAO Symposium and Exhibition on Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs) Oct. 14 – 16, 2015 at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Entrust Datacard representatives will be located in booths 31 – 33.

At the exhibition, the company will showcase enhancements to the Datacard® PB6500™ passport issuance system, which enables government agencies to optimize passport security, increase efficiency and lower operational costs. Visitors to the Entrust Datacard booths can view in-booth demonstrations of the enhanced system as well as demonstrations of the company’s portfolio of government focused security technologies. Additionally, company experts will speak at the Symposium during two sessions, which include:

  • A solutions-oriented workshop titled “Entrust Datacard Solutions – Connecting Citizens and Governments,” presented by Mike Hathaway, senior product manager, Entrust Datacard. The workshop will focus on technology solutions for issuance and validation that connect governments and their citizens to deliver a world class citizen experience ranging from citizen enrollment, credential issuance and use at borders.
  • A presentation by Mary Olson, senior marketing manager government solutions, Entrust Datacard, titled “Combating Counterfeit Identities: The Power of Pairing Physical and Digital IDs.” The session will discuss industry best practices for leveraging both physical and digital security as the foundation for delivering trusted identities.

“At Entrust Datacard we are committed to solving our customers’ needs with technology solutions allowing governments to offer citizens the convenience of fast, efficient border crossings,” said Mary Olson, senior marketing manager government solutions, Entrust Datacard. “Furthermore, our portfolio of technologies works to provide governments with secure and scalable trusted infrastructure to help fight crime, terrorism and other security threats.”

To learn more about Entrust Datacard solutions for governments, visit

About Entrust Datacard

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit