The Smart Card Forum will hold a day-long symposium on the technology and its growth possibilities as part of its sixth annual meeting Sept. 9-10 in San Francisco.

The meeting is to open with a keynote speech by Hatim Tyabji, the recently retired chief executive officer of Verifone Inc. Also on the program is an address by Pulitzer Prize-winner Patrick Dillon on the nature of technology change and adaptation.

A panel discussion co-sponsored by the Global Chipcard Alliance will signal the opening of a dialogue between the two multi-industry education groups.

The second day will be devoted to a symposium of selected industry leaders hoping to "break new ground about the possibilities and applications of smart cards," the forum said.

Information is available on the World Wide Web at smartcardforum.org.

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