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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+00:00 28/09/2018|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+00:00 14/09/2018|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 to Sponsor IoT Tech Expo

28-29 Nov. 2018 Valid is a sponsor of the upcoming IoT Tech Expo event taking place on November 28-29 in Santa Clara, California.  Our Mobile Solutions and Software & Services teams from across the globe will be in attendance to demonstrate the latest innovations in our IoT solutions, including a demonstration of some of Read more

11/10/2018
connected supply chain
intelligent city
Internet of Things
IoT
IoT Tech Expo
Mobile Solutions
smart building & facilities management
smart grid data management
Software & Services
valid

Valid to Sponsor Money20/20 USA

21-24 October 2018 Valid is a sponsor of the upcoming Money20/20 event taking place on October 21-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Valid’s Payments Solutions teams from across the globe will be in attendance to demonstrate the latest innovations in payment solutions technology including mobile banking, secure card production, EMV, personalization services, secure card Read more

05/09/2018
EMV
mobile banking
Money20/20
Payment Solutions
secure card packaging
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+00:00 24/08/2018|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

2018-08-21T15:14:32+00:00 21/08/2018|Tags: , , , , , |

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+00:00 15/08/2018|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

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+00:00 19/07/2018|Tags: , , , , |

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

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
eSIM
eSIM technology
eUICC
GlobalPlatform
GSMA
IoT
M2M
SIMalliance
valid

2018-06-19T16:41:13+00:00 08/06/2018|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
valid

2018-06-19T19:43:58+00:00 18/05/2018|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
valid

2018-06-19T19:42:51+00:00 24/04/2018|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
certification seal
track & trace
valid
water bottle seal
water in brazil
water seal tracking

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
Being Efficient
Care of People
Customer Centric
The Game
valid

2018-06-19T19:46:20+00:00 21/05/2018|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
Move Update Standard
USPS
USPS Move Update
valid

2018-06-19T19:48:34+00:00 17/04/2018|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
GDPR
GDPR Compliance
General Data Protection Regulation

2018-06-19T19:49:48+00:00 09/04/2018|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
blockchain
identity ecosystem
identity solutions
valid

2018-06-19T19:51:16+00:00 23/05/2018|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
card program
identity solutions
municipal services
municipal services card program
valid

Valid Sponsors the AAMVA International Conference

21-23 August 2018 During this event we will be offering demonstrations of WebLink ID, our web-based identity system software that turns any authorized PC with Internet or Intranet access into a feature-rich photo ID card processing workstation. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization developing model programs in Read more

30/08/2018
AAMVA
AAMVA Conference
AAMVA International Conference
AIC
Driver's License

Valid Sponsors the AAMVA Region IV Conference

9-12 July 2018 During this event we will be offering demonstrations of WebLink ID, our web-based identity system software that turns any authorized PC with Internet or Intranet access into a feature-rich photo ID card processing workstation. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization developing model programs in Read more

30/08/2018
AAMVA
AAMVA Conference
Driver's License
Region 4
Region IV

2018-08-30T22:24:05+00:00 30/08/2018|Tags: , , , , |

Valid Sponsors the AAMVA Region II Conference

18-21 June 2018 During this event we will be offering demonstrations of WebLink ID, our web-based identity system software that turns any authorized PC with Internet or Intranet access into a feature-rich photo ID card processing workstation. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization developing model programs in Read more

30/08/2018
AAMVA
AAMVA Conference
Driver's License
Region 1

2018-08-30T20:30:54+00:00 30/08/2018|Tags: , , , |

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+00:00 01/08/2018|Tags: , , , , , |