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Entrust Datacard to Speak at the Opening Summit at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015




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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—(Nov. 10, 2015)—Entrust Datacard today announced that Todd Wilkinson, president and CEO of Entrust Datacard, will help kick-off CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS on Nov. 17-19, 2015 in Paris, France. In its 30th year, this global event is the world’s leading trade show for secure and trusted solutions in payment, identification and mobility.

During the Opening Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 17, Wilkinson will share the stage with global industry experts to discuss how Entrust Datacard provides innovative solutions for trusted identities and secure transactions, as well as give insights on the future of the industry.

“The identity ecosystem is constantly growing, changing and evolving,” said Wilkinson. “At Entrust Datacard, our goal is to make everyone’s lives more secure and more convenient – whether it’s making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. We are happy to be participating at CARTES again this year and am looking forward to address the attendees at the Opening Summit about the evolution of identity and how to build security and trust in today’s changing threat landscape.”

In addition to Wilkinson speaking at the Opening Summit, Entrust Datacard will also be exhibiting its technologies on stand #3F004, and will have three additional track sessions that include:

  • Wed., Nov. 18 at 11:40 a.m. — The Leading Edge of Border Security. David Belchick, vice president vertical marketing, government solutions, for Entrust Datacard will speak to the rising expectations of global citizens, the changing landscape for eGovernment services, and the transition to digital identification technology. Belchick will discuss the power of combining both secure physical and digital technologies to create trust in eGov programs.
  • Wed., Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m. — Is Your Online Banking Experience Delighting (or Disappointing) Consumers? Mike Byrnes, senior product marketing manager, Entrust Datacard will discuss rising concerns by consumers regarding identity theft and the need to safeguard their identities and money in online banking. The session will cover the latest authentication tools and share real-world examples in which financial institutions have leveraged a combination of these tools to improve customer service and security.
  • Thur., Nov. 19 at 2:40 p.m. — Identity as a Critical Next Step in Security. Evan O’Regan, director product marketing, authentication, for Entrust Datacard, will present a session on how the world is in the midst of real changes that will fundamentally transform the way organizations handle authentication in consumer, enterprise and citizen applications; and outline how identity-based security is needed to offer more security, simplicity and a new and better user experience.

To learn more about Entrust Datacard solutions for trusted identities and secure transactions, 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