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Improving the Quality and Accuracy of Your Data

By Rick Miller: Business Development Director, Valid 11/10/2020 This two-part blog series addresses the similarities between cleaning your dirty laundry and instituting a master data quality strategy.  Sorting and Preparing Colors, Whites, Polyester, Cotton, just like your laundry it is important to sort and prepare your data assets prior to undertaking a master data quality initiative. My experience shows Read more

10/11/2020
blog
data
data accuracy
data management
data quality
data quality services
valid

Fresh faces and old friends, B2B marketing trends resemble B2C

New normal, new trends? Not exactly.  At the start of each year, predictions are made as to the next ‘big’ thing that companies will prioritize. For the last few years, the same buzzwords and technologies seem to remain on top of marketers’ minds and priority lists — “personalization” and “artificial intelligence”. And these do not appear to be going Read more

06/07/2020
artificial intelligence
B2B
B2C
branding
data
marketing trends
valid

2020-07-07T14:54:28+01:0006/07/2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Beginner’s Guide to College Campus Access Security and Management

Trying to decide which type of access control credential your campus should adopt? Here’s a primer on mag stripe, proximity and smart cards, NFC, BLE and biometrics. By: Jeffrey E. Barnhart With sprawling acres of land, colleges and universities need to ensure that students, faculty and staff have safe access to campus resources. Academic institutions historically relied on face-to-face Read more

08/06/2020
access card
access control
access management
biometrics
campus security
college
valid

Using Data to Adapt Strategies During Economic Uncertainty

COVID-19 is making an unprecedented impact on the global economy.  In these times of economic uncertainty, companies – big & small – are seeing immediate changes to customer behaviors as sales from historically consistent customer segments have become unreliable and unpredictable. ‘Stay-at-Home” orders in place across the globe have accelerated shifts in the way people work, shop, consume media Read more

17/04/2020
covid-19
customer behavior
customer data
data
data strategy
valid

2020-04-17T19:51:32+01:0017/04/2020|Tags: , , , , , |

The Impact of 5G on IoT

By: Surinder Dhar - Director of Business Development of Mobile Solutions at Valid As the buzz of the 5G network rollout by Mobile Networks Operators (MNOs) around the world is getting louder and louder, the industry is warming up to the new IoT use cases. 5G cellular technology, introduced with Release 15, has enabled a variety of services and Read more

19/03/2020
5G
MNOs
Mobile
Mobile Networks Operators
Time-Sensitive Networking
Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication
valid

5G and eSim as key elements of IoT development

By Alejandro Pulido, Standardization Expert at Valid A few months ago, several telecom companies began launching 5G connectivity pilots for their customers. The promises of this new generation of mobile networks include greater protection of user privacy, lower latency to allow VoIP applications, and speeds never before seen for streaming content playback. Users will take advantage of these short-term Read more

27/12/2019
5G
eSIM
IoT
valid

2020-02-14T15:25:15+00:0027/12/2019|Tags: , , , |

New Legal Changes for a New Decade

By: Chris Mermigas, Senior Corporate Counsel/DPO at Valid 2020 brings a new decade, new laws, new industry regulations and deadlines for compliance across the globe. Below are the Top 10 Legal Updates for 2020 in the United States: Increased Electric Vehicle Fee. Certain states like Hawaii, Kansas, Alabama, Ohio and Illinois have raised the fee for having electrical vehicles Read more

29/01/2020
5G
California Consumer Protection Act
CCPA
EMV
Real ID
valid

2020-02-14T21:40:57+00:0029/01/2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Valid USA Accepts IDHS Division of Rehabilitation Services Employer of the Year Award

On October 1st, 2020, the Illinois Department of Human Resources (IDHS) - Division of Rehabilitation Services awarded Valid USA with their Employer of the Year Award. Valid USA was chosen to receive this award amongst a field of six other employers based on the following selection criteria: Best relationship/engagement with IDHS staff Number of IDHS customers (program participants) interviewed/hired Read more

05/11/2020
award
diversity & inclusion
Employer of the Year Award
IDHS
Illinois Department of Human Resources
Valid USA

Valid Assists Vermont DMV in Launching Online License Renewals to Minimize the Need for In-Person Appointments

Valid Assists Vermont DMV in Launching Online License Renewals to Minimize the Need for In-Person Appointments Upgraded technology gives Vermont citizens the ability to renew licenses from home with ease LISLE, Ill., May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Valid, the leading provider of technology solutions for mobile, identity, data and payments, supports The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in implementing its new Read more

22/05/2020
department of motor vehicles
DMV
Driver's License
online renewal
valid
Vermont

Valid Partners With 1oT to Disrupt IoT Connectivity with a new eSIM Solution

Valid and 1oT release a new eSIM solution that allows customers to swap between mobile carriers without switching their physical SIM Valid, the innovative eSIM solution provider and 1oT, the virtual connectivity provider for global IoT device makers, announce a partnership introducing a full end-to-end eSIM solution for the IoT space. The combination of Valid's eSIM technology and subscription Read more

15/11/2019
1oT
eSIM
IoT Device
SIM
SIM cards
valid

2019-11-15T22:22:17+00:0015/11/2019|Tags: , , , , , |

VALID CEO MAKES THE LIST OF BRAZIL’S BEST CEOs

The following list was prepared by Forbes, in partnership with the C-Level/CEO Program at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-SP). Publicly traded companies were filtered using the VEC Value Creation methodology, looking at financials for 2010-2017, then 2018 financials were evaluated to check for consistency in the final year. Companies whose CEOs started in 2018 or 2019 were excluded, to ensure Read more

11/07/2019
Affonso
Best
CEO
Forbes
valid

2019-07-11T14:20:11+01:0011/07/2019|Tags: , , , , |

Establishing a Culture of Security in an Organization

Published in Silicon Republic on October 18, 2019 See published article here. __ Martin Kurpiel is the senior vice-president of Valid, a global technology provider that offers a robust portfolio of payment, mobile, data and identity solutions. Here, he discusses the importance of engendering a culture of security in an organisation in order to successfully safeguard data. Tell me Read more

29/10/2019
data
Data Protection
data security
organizational security
valid

2019-10-29T19:34:09+00:0029/10/2019|Tags: , , , , |

Why Bans on Facial Recognition Could Stifle Tech Innovation

By: Kevin Freiburger, Director of Identity Programs at Valid The idea of facial recognition applications in the public sector was once a seemingly impossible task. Early facial analysis software algorithms didn’t produce accurate or reliable results, systems were disproportionately inaccurate across certain genders and races, and the infrastructure required to power the system required a significant IT effort to Read more

08/10/2019
facial recognition
valid

2019-10-08T19:49:12+01:0008/10/2019|Tags: , |

The Secure Side of Innovation

By: Surinder Dhar - Director of Mobile Solutions, Business Development Innovation is the cornerstone of any enterprise that aspires to be a market leader or to maintain their leadership position. Although security is top of mind for most enterprises, it is still not part of their innovation cycle. This is evident in the survey by Bromium (The CISOs Dilemma: Read more

30/09/2019
Architectural Risk Analysis
innovation
product development
security
security by design
Security Training
session fixation attack
threat modeling
valid

Titanium, ESDs and No Annual Fee: How Apple Card’s Limited Rollout Was a Smart Manufacturing Move

By: Suresh Kumar - Director of Payment Technology & Product Management Apple has entered new territory with its first-ever credit card — and the tech giant’s not taking any risks. Before making it available to the masses in August, Apple rolled out the heavy titanium card to only a limited number of targeted users. And from a manufacturing standpoint, Read more

17/09/2019
Apple Card
consumer experience
credit card
titanium card
valid

2019-09-17T15:17:52+01:0017/09/2019|Tags: , , , , |

Data Attic – discover gold in your data

By: Vikram Shanbhag – Vice President of Data Solutions Picture this moment – It’s around the Thanksgiving holiday, you have taken time off and decide to rummage through your old stuff stored away in the attic.  You come across pictures, old diaries, post-it notes and other scraps of paper – some of them decades old, simply put aside for Read more

09/09/2019
CDP
Customer Data Platform
dark data
data
data attic
valid

2019-09-09T16:54:04+01:0009/09/2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Facial recognition can protect our kids: here’s how to convince parents

By: Kevin Freiberger, Director of Identity Programs at Valid The New York State Education Department blocked facial recognition software testing in schools merely weeks before it was set to begin. This comes despite reassurances from the Lockport City School District that it would only enter the information of significant threats (like suspended or expelled students and sex offenders) into Read more

06/09/2019
biometrics
education
facial recognition
valid

2019-09-06T17:04:46+01:0006/09/2019|Tags: , , , |

IoT is Rewriting Digital Transformation

By: Surinder Dhar - Director of Mobile Solutions, Business Development IoT and Digital Transformation are two initiatives taking the world by storm and are rapidly taking us towards a more digital future. While we have been heading in this direction since the late 1990s, when they were termed M2M and Computerization respectively, we have now passed the inflation point Read more

29/08/2019
Digital Transformation
IoT
valid

2019-08-29T14:58:39+01:0029/08/2019|Tags: , , |

IoT is Driving Advancements in Agriculture

By: Surinder Dhar, Director of Mobile Solutions - Business Development The impressive gains in global food production during so-called "Green Revolution” have subsided over the time and are too small to keep pace with population growth. The world population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050. The challenges of extreme weather conditions, rising climate change, and environmental impact resulting from Read more

13/08/2019
agricultural drones
agriculture
agritech
IoT
livestock management
precision farming
smart greenhouses
valid

Post-secondary institutions and the challenge of taking academic records from paper to digital

By Jairo Lima - Commercial Supervisor & Alexandre Okamoto – Digital Manager It’s now the law. Brazilian Decree no. 9,235 and Ordinance 315 require post-secondary institutions to implement a “design for a digital academic archive, using a method that ensures the integrity and authenticity of all information contained in the original documents.” This is a resolution that impacts the market Read more

01/08/2019
education
valid

2019-08-01T21:26:04+01:0001/08/2019|Tags: , |

Is the public sector ready for mobile IDs?

Is The Public Sector Ready For Mobile IDs? BY KEVIN FREIBURGER June 27, 2019 Mobile identification is no longer just a digital replica of a traditional drivers’ license or state ID. Today, digital identity management has evolved to take full advantage of security features offered by smart mobile devices. But is the public sector ready to accommodate? Traditional plastic-card Read more

08/07/2019
mobile ids
valid

2019-07-08T16:07:52+01:0008/07/2019|Tags: , |

Valid brings digital transformation to the horticulture industry

Agribusiness, which accounts for 21% of Brazil’s GDP, is advancing toward digital transformation at breakneck speed. In this sector, productivity is already experiencing a positive impact from the use of logistical support solutions that offer greater flexibility and security for tasks, both on and off the farm. One of the new items is the ibandeja (“bandeja” being Portuguese for “tray”), Read more

27/06/2019
agriculture
RFID
valid

2019-06-27T14:30:36+01:0027/06/2019|Tags: , , |

Valid Helps Government of Guam, Department of Revenue and Taxation, Achieve Real ID Compliance Certification from Department of Homeland Security

Lisle, IL - Feb. 25, 2019 - Valid, the leading provider of technology solutions for mobile, identity, data and payments, announced its client, The Government of Guam, Department of Revenue and Taxation (DRT), received formal approval of Real ID Compliance from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Valid has been a partner with Guam through the process of upgrades, Read more

25/02/2019
Department of Homeland Security
DMV
Driver's Licence
Guam
ID cards
Real ID
valid

What the Win-Win Partnership Between Apple and Goldman Sachs Means for Payments

Written By Alberto Hernandez - Chief Operating Officer at Valid Apple is ready to get even closer to your wallet, and it has a recognizable partner to help win a permanent spot. Joining forces with a finance giant like Goldman Sachs is part of Apple’s latest effort to revolutionize an established industry — but the partnership is mutually beneficial. Read more

05/06/2019
apple
goldmansachs
payments
valid

2019-06-05T15:42:54+01:0005/06/2019|Tags: , , , |

Community banks are losing the payment tech battle

By Alberto Hernandez - Chief Operating Officer at Valid Community banks are enjoying some of the most fertile economic conditions for growth. A combination of low interest rates, a roaring economy and loosened regulations in recent years have come together to create optimal conditions for all banking institutions to thrive. Yet despite this opportunity, community banks are slipping compared Read more

04/06/2019
communitybanks
payments
technology
valid

2019-06-04T20:34:20+01:0004/06/2019|Tags: , , , |

How 5G could neutralize Net Neutrality

Just over a year ago, the US Congress repealed the FCC's Net Neutrality ruling - a ruling that made it illegal for mobile and internet providers to charge more for access to certain sites or platform. While Congress is gearing up for another fight, this time to reinstate Net Neutrality, one expert says it may no longer be needed. Read more

31/05/2019
Net neutrality
valid

2019-05-31T16:01:04+01:0031/05/2019|Tags: , |

Technology: Solving Yesterday’s Problems

Technology:  Solving Yesterday’s Problems From wildfires, earthquakes, industrial and underground accidents, to reckless drivers, shoplifting, and pickpockets. By: Franco Zaro, Director of Business Development & Sales Support 5G is around the corner and LTE already took place long time ago; but what does it mean for a farmer, miner, storeowner, or someone using public transportation?     Cellphones during 2G and Read more

28/05/2019
5G
valid

2019-05-28T20:36:39+01:0028/05/2019|Tags: , |

How Insurance is Changing in the Age of Data

Using location data provides many opportunities for insurers. Customers are becoming more receptive to the idea of sharing their data in order to benefit from financial products and services. What does this mean for insurance companies? Almost six in ten consumers are open to sharing location data and lifestyle information in exchange for decreased pricing in financial products and Read more

24/04/2019
customer data
hyper-location
location data
valid

2019-04-24T20:48:13+01:0024/04/2019|Tags: , , , |

Biometric Identification in Healthcare Doesn’t Replace Data Security Best Practices

By: Michael Fox – Chief Commercial Officer, Identity Solutions  While no system is foolproof, biometrics are vastly more accurate and secure ways to identify patients because they measure a physical trait (something you are) rather than a piece of knowledge (something you know e.g., passwords, ssn, PIN). Cases of mistaken identity can have devastating consequences in healthcare. A newborn Read more

18/04/2019
biometrics
data
data security
Healthcare
valid

2019-04-18T20:12:58+01:0018/04/2019|Tags: , , , , |

Idealliance Certifies Valid as G7® Experts

Valid is dedicated to the professional development of our employees in the USA and abroad. Through continued education, we ensure the commitment to our clients worldwide by reducing costs, speeding product to the marketplace, maintaining our client’s brand image, exceeding print production requirements, and delivering consistency and quality. G7® certification is the most recognized international specification for color management. Read more

16/04/2019
color management
EFI Connect
G7
G7 Certification
Idealliance
print production
valid

5 Ways to Avoid Sabotaging Your Digital Marketing

By Brenda McGowan – Client Development Director, Data Solutions I recently attended a large, B2B conference and was delighted to find several educational tracks that focused on various facets of marketing. As digital marketing continues to escalate, I wanted to find some useful takeaways our clients may find helpful, or at least serve as a reminders while navigating the Read more

27/03/2019
digital marketing
end-to-end data
lead generation
marketing
marketing channels
marketing goals
valid

Latin America: The Materialization of 5G Over the Next Decade

By: Leonel Cuevas - Solution Sales LATAM The GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Latin America was held in Buenos Aires at the start of December, and Valid took part along with other companies and players from the industry. Through different presentations and panels, the industry's primary challenges looking to the future were addressed, and the 5G network was one of Read more

06/03/2019
5G
GSMA
GSMA Mobile 360 Series
valid

2019-03-06T20:10:20+00:0006/03/2019|Tags: , , , |

The Blockchain of Everything

By: Franco Zaro - Director of Business Development and Sales Support As a good Chilean, I’m a huge fan of football (soccer in American) and I remember the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it was the year of the Selfie. During Russia’s World Cup in 2018, it was the year of streaming which allowed us to be connected in Read more

18/02/2019
agriculture
blockchain
cryptocurrency
finance
Internet of Things
IoT
mining
transportation
valid

Key Takeaways from Homeland Security Week (USA)

By: David Lytle, Client Development Director – Data Solutions & Rick Harbour, CEO of VSGI David Lytle, Client Development Director – Data Solutions and Rick Harbour, CEO of VSGI attended Homeland Security Week on October 22-24, 2018 in Washington D.C., USA which brought together top homeland security leaders from government, industry and academia to discuss current challenges and future Read more

19/12/2018
artificial intelligence
business data
Data Enrichment
data quality
demographic data
email data
file preprocessing services
government data
homeland security week
Machine Learning
master data management
valid

Application of RFID, a Case Study

By: Rafael Franco - Tracking Solutions Engineer RFID technology has been described in previous articles; this time, the intention is to provide a case study on the applicability of this technology. There is a wide range of uses for RFID and while it can be found in all different applications, its most common use is for remotely identifying and accounting Read more

11/12/2018
barcode
inventory management
IoT
retail tracking
RFID
RFID tags
tracking
valid

2018-12-11T20:00:29+00:0011/12/2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

CA Prop 65 Tricks and Traps

By: Emilija Rasinskaite and Chris Mermigas - USA Legal Team New changes to California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, more commonly referred to as “Proposition 65” or “Prop 65,” has had a ripple effect from retail sellers all the way back to manufacturers and component suppliers such as Valid. Valid, like other manufacturers and suppliers, Read more

30/11/2018
CA Prop 65
Prop 65
Proposition 65
valid

2018-12-04T09:46:26+00:0030/11/2018|Tags: , , , |

Phishing: Constant Vigilance

By: Chris Mermigas, Senior Corporate Counsel, USA Region  Valid’s different business offerings focus on the secure side of innovation whether it be protecting the identity on a credit card or driver’s license or protecting our clients’ confidential information. In this digital age, a thief is no longer dropping in from the ventilation system to steal files from computers. The thief Read more

21/11/2018
cyber security
cyber-criminal
email
Phishing
phishing emails
valid

2018-11-21T16:22:32+00:0021/11/2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Interoperability and the Digital Payment Ecosystem

By: Franco Zaro, Solutions Manager On October 20-24, Valid sponsored and participated in Money20/20 USA in Las Vegas, NV; one of the most prominent global events related to mobile financial solutions. We were impressed to see the rapid growth of this dynamic industry which was reflected in this multidisciplinary event. Every day we have begun to see more and Read more

15/11/2018
digital payment
interoperability
MBaaS
mobile banking
Money20/20
peer-to-peer transactions
valid
Valid Secure Services Hub
virtual credit card
VSSH

The Business Environment and Risk Scenario

By: Luiz Cláudio Borges - Supervisor, Management Systems & Risks and IT Governance The word “risk” has its origins in Old Italian - it derives from the word “risicare,” which means “to dare.” Since the dawn of time, humanity has been forced to learn that being daring is the best way to overcome obstacles. Little by little, taking risks in Read more

06/11/2018
analysis model
business environment
management system standards
risk intelligence
risk scenario
valid

The Importance of Internal Customer Service

By: Tracey Campagna - Customer Service Representative, USA Region If an employee can think of their colleagues as internal customers, the work they do and the attitude with which they do it, would change dramatically. Everyone works for the customer, but a large number of employees don’t ever communicate directly with them. Production employees, maintenance, IT, team leaders and many Read more

28/09/2018
internal customer service
organizational culture
valid

2018-09-28T16:40:32+01:0028/09/2018|Tags: , , |

User Experience: at the Heart of Digital Banking

By: Leonel Cuevas - Solution Sales, LATAM Region The financial industry, as with many others, is being transformed by technology. To keep up with this transformation, banks are being forced to change their business model and the way they relate to their clients. Since it is currently possible to open and close an account with just a few clicks, Read more

26/09/2018
digital banking
digital payments
modularity
multiple channels
security
user experience
valid
Valid Secure Services Hub
VSSH

Sustainable and Secure Production

By: Willians Jander de Souza, Project Analyst With an increasingly competitive market, what sets a company apart is the experience their solution provides, and the quality of their products. But many companies are cautious about innovating their products. The production of plastic cards has evolved along with the demands of the payment methods market, and Valid offers a broad portfolio Read more

19/09/2018
recycled plastic cards
Recycled PVC
secure cards
sustainable card production
valid

Technological Innovation

By: Leonardo de Oliveira da Silva - DBA I To do new things, to develop something out of the ordinary, to change customs and practices, means to innovate. And when we decide to face situations from a different perspective, specifically in terms of the globalized world, to address a certain problem, we are talking about technological innovation. There are Read more

14/09/2018
globalization
innovation
technological innovation
valid

2018-09-14T16:38:08+01:0014/09/2018|Tags: , , , |

So…Is it RFID or Tracking?

By: Ricardo Malizia - Manager of Tracking Solutions Ready? Let’s go! RFID means Radio Frequency IDentification, which is an automatic method for remotely accessing data through electromagnetic waves. These waves generate an electrical current when captured by an antenna, which then directs this current to a chip, which is energized, enabling it to communicate data recorded in its memory. Read more

11/09/2018
Data Matrix
IoT
QR code
Radio Frequency Identification
RFID
RFID Tag
Smart Tag
tracking
valid

Valid Sponsors 2018 AAMVA International Conference

On August 21-23, representatives from Valid’s Identity Solutions team, Data Solutions team, and executive management, attended the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) International Conference. Valid’s cross functional representation at the event demonstrates our commitment to offering comprehensive Identity Solutions to the motor vehicle community including front & back office configurable workflows, biometric software, central issuance, mobile driver’s Read more

05/09/2018
AAMVA
AAMVA International Conference
AIC
data solutions
identity solutions
motor vehicles
valid

VSPS GLOBAL PERSONALIZATION SOLUTION – PRESENCE IN NEW MARKETS

Since 2013, Valid has chosen to invest in technology, developing our own Smart Card personalization system capable of writing and testing all of our cards produced in factories. This personalization platform, called VSPS (Valid Smart Perso Solution), has grown over the years, gaining new functionalities and components to meet demands and new market specifications that constantly arise in the Read more

24/08/2018
Dual-Interface
EMV
Smart Card
valid
Valid Smart Perso Solution
VSPS

2018-08-24T16:15:43+01:0024/08/2018|Tags: , , , , , |

GDPR Compliance Part 2: The Data Protection Revolution Continues to Spread

By: Chris Mermigas – Senior Corporate Counsel, USA Region The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) began enforcement on May 25, 2018, and has caused waves throughout the globe. Establishing rights and protections for the personal data of citizens of the EU, the GDPR applies to anyone who handles or possesses personal data of EU citizens or otherwise monitors Read more

21/08/2018
California Consumer Protection Act
CCPA
data
Data Protection
GDPR
valid

How to Improve a Good Thing…Key Takeaways from an Industry-Leading Chief Marketing Officer

By Brenda McGowan, Client Development Director – Data Solutions, USA Region Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a regional American Marketing Association event. While in attendance, I found myself quickly jotting down notes, thinking these are “too good not to share”! One of the featured speakers, a leading Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and industry veteran of a Read more

15/08/2018
Chief Marketing Officer
CMO
data
engagement
metrics
valid

2018-08-15T22:34:42+01:0015/08/2018|Tags: , , , , , |

IoT – A New Concept

By: Rogério Loureiro, Manager - Digital The term “IoT” is all the rage in the world of IT. I’ve seen many posts and articles in various media covering the fact that, like many other trends, the IoT is becoming more and more common in our daily lives. The first use of the term “IoT” has been attributed to MIT researcher Read more

07/08/2018
big data
cloud computing
Internet of Things
IoT
M2M
Programmable Logic Controllers
valid

Valid has been Accredited by GSMA for Subscription Management

Accredited by GSMA for Subscription Management Valid has been named an accredited supplier for the GSMA Association for Subscription Management (SAS-SM), for the data center located in the Madrid manufacturing plant. This SAS-SM certification is requested as the necessary security grade by the Mobile Network Operators worldwide, willing to delegate their subscription management services to a third-party Read more

25/07/2018
GSMA
Subscription Management
valid

2018-07-25T23:25:44+01:0025/07/2018|Tags: , , |

Geo-Fencing Vs Geo-Framing…There is a new kid in town!

By:  Brenda McGowan - Data Solutions, USA Region Geo-Fencing vs. Geo-Framing As digital display advertising is continuing to gain momentum with marketers as a more “cost effective” means to reach customers and prospects than traditional methods, it’s good know the differences in approach and how new technologies may improve your Ad Spend! Not all “GEO” technologies are the Read more

23/07/2018
geo-fencing
geo-framing
valid

2018-07-24T15:38:54+01:0023/07/2018|Tags: , , |

Single SIM Card Functionality: 3 Ways You Can Face the Most Common Mobility IoT Challenges

By:  Franco Zaro, Nicolas Quiroga, Rolando Hernandez - Mobile Solutions, USA Region The exponential growth of IoT (Internet of Things) is closely related to how technology has addressed many unanswered questions regarding security, reliability and user-friendly solutions. Along with these three “must have” elements, IoT technology evolves with mobility, transforming it into the arrowhead of the Digital Revolution. A Read more

19/07/2018
eUICC
IoT
M2M
Multi-IMSI
valid

2018-07-19T23:00:48+01:0019/07/2018|Tags: , , , , |

Valid and ConnectedYou join forces to deliver seamless global connectivity to the internet of things industry

ConnectedYou (CY), the global IoT service orchestrator and Valid, the innovative eSIM solutions provider today announced their partnership to deliver seamless Connectivity Enablement Service to Device Makers and IoT Solution Providers. This partnership delivers a seamless cellular connectivity service based on eSIM technology, making connectivity and subscription management easier for enterprises offering connected services all over the world for Read more

13/08/2018
ConnectedYou
eSIM technology
eUICC
IoT
LTE Connectivity
MNOs
Subscription Management
valid

Facial Biometrics: The New Face of Secure Identification

Facial biometrics are a giant leap ahead of fingerprinting biometrics. First developed in the 1960s, the technology has become more accessible to the mass market, for both law enforcement and private consumers. Studies show facial biometrics will be the future of secure identification. Even though it is still an emerging technology, the industry is set to hit $7.76 billion Read more

10/07/2018
biometric data
facial biometrics
facial recognition
liveliness detection
valid

Disaster Recovery Best Practices for Credential Issuance

By: Chuck Wilson, Content Proposal Manager - Identity Solutions, USA Region Most, if not all, Driver’s License/ID card contracts include provisions for Disaster Recovery (DR) by specifying backup production facilities to ensure a timely response to demand in the face of interruptions at the primary production facilities. Experience has shown most secondary DR facilities that are only operated in the Read more

28/06/2018
credential issuance
disaster recovery
disaster recovery best practices
DR Best Practices
valid

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: How Valid Creates a Results-Oriented Organizational Culture

By Anne Markle - Vice President of Manufacturing, USA Region From new solutions to new global locations, Valid is continuously adapting and evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients and the world around us. With our continued growth and success, our leadership team has grown and changed as well. In an ever-evolving technological climate, it is more Read more

21/06/2018
5 dysfunctions of a team
accountability
commitment
leadership
results
trust
valid

The Top 5 Best Practices For A Municipal Services Card Program

By Chuck Wilson, Content Proposal Manager - Identity Solutions, USA Region While the debate about necessity and validity of municipal identity credentials is becoming a polarizing political issue, there is an unmet civil need for access to services offered by local municipalities. Regardless with which side of the political divide one may associate, there is no denying that a non- Read more

08/05/2018
best practices
ID cards
identification
Municipal Identification Card
municipal services
municipal services card program
valid

Márcio Nunes is appointed as a new member of the ICP-Brasil steering committee

Márcio Nunes, CEO of Valid Digital Certification, a company that is part of the Valid Group and totally dedicated to Digital Certification, was named as the new Alternate for the steering committee for ICP-Brasil - the Brazilian public key infrastructure (ICP-Brasil), which is tied to the President’s Chief of Staff’s Office. Read the full article (only available in Portuguese). Read more

13/06/2018

2018-06-28T08:38:00+01:0013/06/2018|

Valid brings a “library bus” to communities in need

The social project called “Livros nas Praças” [translation: “Books in Squares”], sponsored by Valid in the city of Rio de Janeiro, was a success right out of the blocks. In April alone, 1,500 people visited the “library on wheels.” The project consists of a bus adapted to be a traveling library, with a collection of around 2,000 books, to be Read more

23/05/2018
books
communities
education
Río de Janeiro
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2018-05-23T20:33:27+01:0023/05/2018|Tags: , , , , |

Valid invests in technology for the financial market

Mobile banking transactions are growing, and Valid is investing in technology for the financial market. The number of banking transactions performed in Brazil using mobile devices has surpassed the number made by computer. This statistic, published last week in a study by the Fundação Getulio Vargas, also reveals that Brazil now has more smartphones than inhabitants, with 220 million active Read more

14/05/2018
Banco Davivienda
Colômbia
DaviPlata
financial market
Mobile
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2018-05-14T15:01:39+01:0014/05/2018|Tags: , , , , , |

“PODE CONTAR!” PROGRAM REACHES MORE THAN 2.09 MILLION VIEWS

In early 2016, Valid Digital Certification, a Valid Group company, created the program Pode Contar! with the aim of offering information to accountants and lawyers, including topics that are both current and relevant to their industry. Now in its second year, Pode Contar! has reached 2.09 million views. According to Márcio Nunes, CEO of Valid Digital Certification, its number of Read more

24/04/2018
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2018-05-14T14:56:11+01:0024/04/2018|Tags: , , , |

eSIM Technology: Creating A Fully Connected World

Connected Living, IoT, and Connected Things are terms that may not sound familiar to the everyday consumer but are already a reality for many. Since 2014, the addition of SIM cards in some high-end cars gave the added value of connectivity. However, this technology that was originally an "extra" feature will become mandatory in a few months. According to Read more

08/06/2018
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IoT
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2018-06-19T16:41:13+01:0008/06/2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Artificial Intelligence at the Helm

They analyze behavior, learn from errors, draw conclusions, and make decisions. I’m talking about machines, more connected than ever, with big data solutions and deep learning algorithms. There’s a revolution afoot in marketing and in business. Smart cars, factories, and houses are currently the most popular markets. But the disruptive capacity of Artificial Intelligence is also moving into other Read more

18/05/2018
AI
artificial intelligence
eUICC
M2M
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2018-06-19T19:43:58+01:0018/05/2018|Tags: , , , , |

Valid Presents Success Case at the MVNOs World Congress

Valid is in attendance at the MVNOs World Congress 2018 opening the eSIM Connect panel sharing our seamless global LTE connectivity success case in the broadcasting industry. Jose Manuel Castro, Valid's Vice President of Strategic Business Development, and Carel Begeer, Business Developer from Skymond, take to the stage to present the success case that enables broadcasters to focus on Read more

24/04/2018
eSIM
IoT
LTE Connectivity
MVNOs World Congress
Success Case
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2018-06-19T19:42:51+01:0024/04/2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Beyond the Seal: Valid Contributes Towards Improvement of Tracking Process for Water in Brazil

For the Treasury Office, health inspection departments, and authorized water bottling companies, the seal serves as an instrument for tracking the origin of natural mineral water and electrolyte-enhanced water in Brazil. The aim is to fight illegal bottling of mineral water and to guarantee the quality of the product purchased by the consumer. Other significant outcomes of this project Read more

06/06/2018
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track & trace
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Being Customer Centric, Being Efficient, and Taking Care of People is the Name of “The Game” at Valid

By Anne Markle, Vice President of Manufacturing, USA Region What game are you playing? Well, at Valid “The Game” means following our three key pillars every day in everything we do. These three pillars are: Being Customer Centric, Being Efficient and Taking Care of People. So, let’s take a bit of time to explore each of these pillars and Read more

21/05/2018
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Care of People
Customer Centric
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2018-06-19T19:46:20+01:0021/05/2018|Tags: , , , , |

2018 USPS® Move Update Standard Changes: Are You and Your Data Prepared?

By Roger Holmes, Technical Lead - Processing Services, US Region Are you aware of a change to the USPS® method for verifying address quality that will create a big impact on Mail Service Providers and their customers? What is the Move Update Standard? Starting in April 2018, the USPS will send monthly invoices to Mail Service Providers (MSP) who Read more

17/04/2018
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USPS Move Update
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2018-06-19T19:48:34+01:0017/04/2018|Tags: , , , |

GDPR Compliance: Is Your Organization Ready?

By Chris Mermigas, Senior Corporate Counsel, US Region The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will soon be enforced. But how many employees, or executive members of your organization know what the GDPR is and why they should care about it? Is it IT’s problem? Is it Legal’s problem? Is it Sales’ problem? Whose problem is it? With the enforcement date Read more

09/04/2018
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GDPR Compliance
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2018-06-19T19:49:48+01:0009/04/2018|Tags: , , |

Understanding Blockchain Technology within an Evolving Identity Ecosystem

By Chuck Wilson, Content Proposal Manager - Identity Solutions In our globalized economy with people who travel, work and recreate in diverse areas, a widespread, digital identity system has become an internationally shared goal. A number of firms are focused on Blockchain technology as enablers for parties independent of each other to rely on the same, shared, secure, and Read more

23/05/2018
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identity ecosystem
identity solutions
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2018-06-19T19:51:16+01:0023/05/2018|Tags: , , , |

Top 5 Best Practices for a USA Municipal Services Card Program

By Chuck Wilson, Content Proposal Manager - Identity Solutions, USA Region While the debate about necessity and validity of municipal identity credentials is becoming a polarizing political issue, there is an unmet civil need for access to services offered by local municipalities. Regardless with which side of the political divide one may associate, there is no denying that a Read more

07/05/2018
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identity solutions
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municipal services card program
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In partnership with ArtRio, Valid helps underprivileged kids visit the Rio Art Museum

With the support of Valid, 25 children from the Centro de Referência de Assistência Social (Social Assistance Center - CRAS), located in the neighborhood of Caju, Rio de Janeiro, went on an excursion to the Museu de Arte do Rio (Rio Art Museum - MAR). One of the exhibits they saw was called "Dja Guata Porã: Rio de Janeiro Indígena” Read more

19/03/2018
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2018-03-19T14:31:30+00:0019/03/2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Valid Digital Certification is the new basketball sponsor at Sesi Franca

As a social investment policy, Valid Digital Certification, part of the Valid Group, is pleased to announce that it is the new sponsor for basketball at Sesi Franca (a community center in Franca, São Paulo State). The initiative is part of a mission to drive activities that encourage taking part in sports, which is a very strong part of Brazilian Read more

28/02/2018
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2018-02-28T14:51:39+00:0028/02/2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Valid presents innovative digital solutions at the 2018 Mobile World Congress

Valid will be at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018), the largest event in the mobile technology sector, showcasing its solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile banking, and embedded SIM Cards (eUICC). This strategy conveys the company's new visual identity as a global provider of services for the Digital Age and for Connected Life. MWC 2018 will be Read more

27/02/2018
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Valid’s performance on the Brazilian stock exchange was featured in the January 2018 edition of Isto É Dinheiro

Valid’s performance on the Brazilian stock exchange was featured in the January 2018 edition of Isto É Dinheiro, a Brazilian financial magazine. The article evaluates 2017 as net positive for the stock market, especially for small caps, which trade stocks with lower market value. The reason for this boost in the sector (an increase of 49.3%) has to do Read more

22/02/2018
Investor Relations
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2018-02-26T14:01:53+00:0022/02/2018|Tags: , , |

EXAME magazine features Valid stock

Valid was featured on the list of the country’s 15 most profitable stocks, as published on EXAME magazine’s website. The analysis highlights that the return for the company’s stock was 197% between 2011 and October 2015. The ranking also shows that the percent yield was 229% higher than the BOVESPA Index.Investor Relations page>

2018-02-22T09:36:39+00:0013/11/2015|Tags: , , |

Smart Living Solutions Infographic

The world we live in is rapidly changing. Technology will play an increasingly major role across multiple environments to safeguard our most vulnerable population. Valid’s Smart Living solutions provide cross-functional services including access management, tracking systems, and environmental monitoring that protect senior citizens and give their families peace of mind.

2020-06-03T18:08:03+01:0003/06/2020|Tags: , , |

State of the Data Industry Infographic

In an evolving digital landscape, it is becoming increasingly important for organizations to utilize data in meaningful and actionable ways. Data can be used to not only improve the customer experience, but anticipate future needs and deliver unique messages customized for each recipient. Read on to learn more about the rapidly evolving state of the data industry and where it Read more

10/12/2019
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Security Fraud Infographic

Security fraud has moved from the physical to the digital and, as a result, a new victim of identity theft occurs every 2 seconds. As fraud continues to evolve, so should the level of protection of your data, social media accounts, and payment information. Valid continues to develop advanced solutions to protect you in an increasingly digital world. Read more

14/08/2019
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2019-08-14T19:56:39+01:0014/08/2019|Tags: , , |

2018 Highlights from Valid Data Solutions

Last year, Valid’s Data Solutions provided our clients a 360° view of their customers by unifying disparate data sources that allowed them to deliver exceptional brand experiences. Take a look at a complete view of the impressive 2018 highlights from our Data Solutions Team. To learn more about how Valid can increase your company’s Marketing ROI, visit https://valid.com/what-we-do/data-solutions/. Read more

29/03/2019
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2019-03-29T16:30:39+00:0029/03/2019|Tags: , , , , , |

The Millennial Mobile Banking Revolution

By 2025, Millennials will represent 75% of the workforce. With this influx comes generational trends such as the Millennial Mobile Banking Revolution. Retailers and financial institutions have no choice but to cater their products and services to this increasingly powerful group as Millennial mobile banking usage has increased 62% within the last year alone. Valid offers a Secure Services Read more

03/01/2019
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2017 Highlights from Valid Data Solutions in the USA

In 2017, we saved our clients in the USA $134 Million in marketing dollars by maximizing their strategic omni-channel campaigns. Take a look at the impressive numbers our Data Solutions Group generated last year by partnering with our clients who understand the importance of leveraging our comprehensive and robust Big Data solutions.

2018-08-01T20:32:37+01:0001/08/2018|Tags: , , , , , |

A new reality for payments

Wearables are moving towards the masses. After a few years of being restricted to the early adopters (consumers who like to try out new technologies, and hence who are great allies in the innovation process), the launch of the devices has generated lessons learned for the financial market, which is now investing in their use on a larger scale.

2017-12-13T09:59:59+00:0014/03/2017|Tags: , , , |

CHECKLIST FOR A GOOD IoT STRATEGY

The Internet of Things, which falls under the Machine to Machine (M2M) market, offers innumerable business development opportunities. It’s something similar to what happened with the emergence of the Internet, or maybe even bigger. According to the Gartner research institute, it is estimated that this year, 8.4 billion things will be connected and in use around the world.

2017-12-13T10:40:32+00:0011/04/2017|Tags: , , , , |

BLOCKCHAIN AND ITS POWER TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE WORLD ECONOMY

If you haven’t yet gotten to know Blockchain, you should start. It’s a distributed, open-code database that uses next-generation encryption, and it will facilitate recording and tracking of all online transactions. Data is encrypted, using private keys with a guarantee of a chronologically ordered record, similar to digital certification, but without intermediaries.

2018-04-06T16:12:45+01:0010/07/2017|Tags: , , |

2017

Valid enters the IoT market through investment in R&D and partnerships with other companies.

2017-12-27T17:30:47+00:0028/10/2017|

2015

New acquisitions solidifies Valid’s presence in the USA, Europe, Africa, Asia and Middle East, expanding its presence to five continents.

2017-12-28T09:08:28+00:0028/10/2017|

2013

Valid expands its solutions portfolio in the USA with Secure Identification.

2017-12-28T09:07:06+00:0028/10/2017|

2012

With a global presence in Brazil, Argentina and Spain, Valid starts to consolidate its’ presence in the USA offering Data, Payment and Mobile Solutions.

2018-01-09T12:01:31+00:0028/10/2017|

2010

The company rebrands under the name Valid and becomes a corporation with widely held stock and starts to operate in Europe setting the stage for a new era.

2017-12-28T09:11:06+00:0028/10/2017|

2007

The portfolio of Payment Solutions becomes available in Argentina.

2017-12-28T09:15:37+00:0028/10/2017|

2006

The company launches its Initial Public Offering selling 57% of its capital stock reaching a total of R$480 million.

2017-12-28T09:20:52+00:0028/10/2017|

1993

After three decades, American Banknote acquired Thomas de La Rue which gave way to a large expansion period. The company soon became a benchmark in Brazil for the secure issuance of documents.

2017-12-28T09:26:38+00:0028/10/2017|
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