PASADENA, Calif., December 1, 2011 – EMV Academy, America’s EMV and mobile NFC migration experts, today announced an addition to its EMV training schedule in 2012.  EMV Academy has added  “The Fundamentals – a three day EMV workshop designed to prepare both acquirers and issuers for the migration and implementation of the new EMV chip and pin technology in the United States.  The workshop will take place in the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel, 1 Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108 from February 21 to February 23, 2012.  Attendees can register at

The Fundamentals takes an in depth looks at EMV, contactless and Mobile NFC technologies. Designed for acquires and issuers, this technical course has been designed for IT professionals, developers, operations managers and manufacturing payment systems staff.

EMV Academy was founded by a group of seasoned banking and payment industry veterans in 2011. It offers American acquirers and issuers a seamless migration path to the more secure and flexible EMV chip and pin technology currently adopted by 19 of the world’s G20.  EMV Academy’s team of experienced industry technologists and instructors has conducted more than 100 EMV workshops and implementations throughout the world’s banking and payment ecosystem.

About EMV Academy:

EMV Academy provides EMV, Mobile NFC and Contactless workshops, consultancy and migration services.  In addition, the EMV Academy and its highly skilled team of technologies and instructors offer a wide range of business development, marketing and channel development programs that elevate the profile of its member companies, partners and their products throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America.

For more information or to join EMV Academy visit or call Gregg Smith 408-348-2416 or Stewart Chalmers 818-681-3588.