The Smart Card Forum said it has a new principal member in Home Corp., a developer of high-capacity information systems for cable television networks and a recent merger partner with the Internet search engine company Excite Inc.
Louis Gasparini, a former Wells Fargo Bank executive and Home's vice president of information technology, has joined the Smart Card Forum's executive committee as assistant treasurer.
Smart Card Forum president Donna Farmer said she is "pleased to see the trend of Internet-focused organizations such as Home participating actively."
She said the Redwood City, Calif., company "brings to the forum much insight and expertise on the rapid growth of the Internet and on-line service industry. The need for high-speed Internet connections will be increasingly important as smart card technology becomes more widely accepted."