ACT Canada Workshop The Technology of EMV: Options and Obligations  Outlines What U.S. Stakeholders Need to Know for the Next 12 months

ATLANTA, GA, October 10, 2012 – ICC Solutions Limited, the payment industry source for EMV contact and contactless test tools announced that CEO Dave Maisey will speak at the annual Merchant Advisory Group Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, October 16-18, 2012.  He will join executives from Chieftain Consulting, Ingenico, MasterCard, STJ Retail and Visa on a special EMV workshop moderated by ACT Canada.  Workshop executives will detail what the U.S. industry needs to know over the next 12 months to ensure a seamless transition to EMV – the new chip based debit and credit card standard, which is set to replace the less secure magnetic stripe system in the United States.


What: ACT Canada MAG EMV Workshop: The Technology of EMV

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1-5 pm

Where: Merchant Advisory Conference, RITZ Carlton, Phoenix, AZ

ACT Canada President Catherine Johnson will moderate the workshop.  Speakers include:

  • Joanne Borsella, Consultant, Chieftain Consulting
  • Steve Braceland, President & CEO, STJ Retail
  • Richard Giannini, VP of Product Development, Ingenico Canada, Ltd
  • Dave Maisey, Chief Executive Officer, ICC Solutions Ltd
  • Oliver Manahan, Vice President, Emerging Payments, US/Canada Chip Lead, MasterCard Worldwide
  • Shirley Matthew, Head of Product Platforms, Visa Canada

Speakers will outline the technology differences between the current magnetic stripe world and the more secure EMV world. They will offer fresh perspective on the EMV roadmaps and an opportunity to understand what U.S. EMV stakeholders need to focus on during the next twelve months. Since test and certification plays a key role in the migration, the workshop will detail critical test and certification requirements.

“Merchants and acquirers are on the front lines of the U.S. EMV migration,” noted Dave Maisey, Chief Executive Officer, ICC Solutions Limited.  “The requirements for EMV are considerably different and more complex than the magnetic stripe environment. It is important we understand these technological differences, and the planning and resources required to guarantee a seamless transition to EMV.  Credit to MAG and ACT Canada for recognizing these challenges and for organizing this unique workshop.”

 About ICC Solutions Limited

ICC Solutions is the payment industry’s source for EMV chip based contact and contactless test tools and certification services to the global payments industry. Based in Cheshire, England, ICC Solutions maintains offices in Atlanta, Dubai, Singapore and Toronto with partner support offices in New York and California. ICC Solutions offers a broad range of industry recognized test tools, fully approved for certification, and type approvals covering the functional and application level testing of contact and contactless cards and devices (POS and ATM). It also provides industry leading customized Acquirer – Merchant Certification packages. ICC Solutions was recently awarded two prestigious Queen’s Awards for International Trade and Innovation, the United Kingdom’s top industry award.