Digitization has infiltrated Panama and around the world. Currently, interacting with an object or digital system is an every day thing. Thinking about this reality, the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT), the City of Knowledge Foundation (FCdS) and the Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA) Foundation, join forces to create the first Center for Digital Excellence in Panama.
To foster the technology’s growth and successful smart card-related careers in the region, the Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA), located at the City of Knowledge, has signed a five-year agreement with Florida State University (FSU) Panama, also at City of Knowledge, for the development of an industry “Integrated Circuit Card (ICC) Center of Excellence.”
The Associate Director of Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA), company affiliated to the City of Knowledge International Technopark, gave in recent days a basic lecture about the Fundamentals of Smart Cards Technology, at the main offices of the City of Knowledge Foundation.
Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA) gathered in Panama leader representatives of the microprocessor industry. Oscar Smith, Sales Director for Latin America at STMicroelectronics; Pablo Juan, Sales Director for Payments and Transport at Giesecke & Devrient; and Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director of EMV Migration Forum and Smart Card Alliance, participated in this visit.
Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA), based in the City of Knowledge, is honored with the cover of the first edition of 2013 of the magazine PaymentMedia.
In recent days the recognized financial institution American Express Company, joined the Board of Directors of Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA), an affiliate of the City of Knowledge International Technopark.
On Thursday, May 3, 2012, the signing of the affiliation agreement between the City of Knowledge Foundation (FCDS) and Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA) took place, thus becoming new users of the International Technopark of Panama.