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1 © SmartCard Networking Forum Smart News Round Up Mick Davies, Strategic Consultant, London Connects

2 © SmartCard Networking Forum Have I got SMART news for you

3 © SmartCard Networking Forum Q: Who is the odd one out? David Miliband John Prescott Phil Woolas Charles Clarke

4 © SmartCard Networking Forum A: Charles Clarke …Home Secretary. All the others have responsibility for Local Government at ODPM John Prescott – The Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State David Miliband - Minister of Communities and Local Government Phil Woolas - Minister for Local Government

5 © SmartCard Networking Forum Q: What are the missing words from our Guest Publication? … adoption of smart cards as standard for stored payments (e.g. replacing swipe cards) (E9)

6 © SmartCard Networking Forum A: Electronic Payments This is taken from Priority area 6: Payments For Good councils, G12 requires smart card interfaces for council library, sports and leisure services G12 was later clarified to read "Interim hybrid solutions that combine legacy magnetic swipe card or bar code based systems with smart card readers are an acceptable outcome by March 2006, although councils will need to demonstrate a long-term strategy to adopt smartcards as the corporate standard."

7 © SmartCard Networking Forum Q: Which transport card plans to enable non-ticketing purchases?

8 © SmartCard Networking Forum A: Transport for Londons Oyster Oyster is currently designated a closed scheme by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) Seeking either to become an e-money issuer or work with a partner Mayor Livingstone tells Londoners: Oyster users will be able to pay for their car parking or for a pint of milk in the local shop with their Oyster card, instead of using cash

9 © SmartCard Networking Forum Q: Where is the EUs new Centre of Excellence for Smart Cards based?

10 © SmartCard Networking Forum A: Sheffield Full title: The European Centre of Excellence for Smart Card Development and eInclusion Opened by Ian Watmore in May 2005 Managed through Sheffield City Council e-Government ICT Unit Temporary web site:

11 © SmartCard Networking Forum Q: Who handed out Scottish certificates in smart card development in April? Sid Bulloch Tom McCabe MSP Mel Gibson Alex Salmond MP

12 © SmartCard Networking Forum A: Tom McCabe MSP Given to officials from 11 councils involved in Scottish Citizen Account Smart Card Consortium Ahead of roll-out of cards to 1million elderly and disabled people

13 © SmartCard Networking Forum Q: Whats the new East of England Smart Card Forum called? Smart Articles Smart Asides Smart Angles Smart Alecs

14 © SmartCard Networking Forum A: Smart Angles covers the East of England Regional Assembly area dedicated to disseminating best practice in smart card schemes, using National Project outcomes. contact Geoff Doggett, Mid Suffolk District Council

15 © SmartCard Networking Forum Q: How much is the National ID Card Scheme going to cost?

16 © SmartCard Networking Forum A: ? Home Office says £5.8 bn London School of Economics £18 bn. Biometric readers: –£250-£750 (Home Office) –£3,000 - £4,000 (LSE)

17 © SmartCard Networking Forum Q: Who said: Tony Blair Dominic Peachey Charles Monheim This could be used to pay for parking tickets, rail tickets, cans of drink, cigarettes or anything else normally sold through a vending machine. This could be used to pay for parking tickets, rail tickets, cans of drink, cigarettes or anything else normally sold through a vending machine.

18 © SmartCard Networking Forum A: Dominic Peachey - FSA This was quoted as an example of something that did not necessarily create e-money in a News Item on the SCNF website The FSA will shortly be re-issuing its guidance in line with the EU guidelines. Keep an eye out for it or you can contact Dominic directly for advice at

19 © SmartCard Networking Forum Q What are their contactless cards called?

20 © SmartCard Networking Forum A: MasterCard: PayPass Visa: Wave Amex: ExpressPay (will soon be rolled out to all Blue Amex Cards in the USA)

21 © SmartCard Networking Forum Q: So what are Citibank doing?

22 © SmartCard Networking Forum A: Trial of several thousand users who have a mobile phone that communicates with a contactless reader at checkout counters (near field communication)


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