ACS has 20 years of technology leadership. It has been contributing to tighter security, more coherent standards and better delivery of smart card-based solutions by supporting various industry associations.

The PC/SC Workgroup was formed to address limitations in existing standards, from a personal computer/smart card application perspective.

Specifically, existing standards complicate the integration of smart card devices, and do not adequately address interoperability between products from multiple vendors.

The NFC Forum is a non-profit industry association whose membership draws from all parts of the NFC ecosystem. Working within the framework of the NFC Forum, member organizations share development, application, and marketing expertise to develop the best possible solutions for advancing the use of Near Field Communication, enhancing the lives of consumers worldwide and advancing members’ business objectives.

GlobalPlatform is a cross industry, non-profit association which identifies, develops and publishes specifications that promote the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple applications on secure chip technology. Its proven technical specifications, which focus on the secure element (SE), trusted execution environment (TEE) and system messaging, provide the tools that are regarded as the international industry standard for building a trusted end-to-end solution which serves multiple actors and supports several business models.

The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association with a focused mission: reduce the world’s reliance on passwords. To accomplish this, the FIDO Alliance promotes the development of, use of, and compliance with standards for authentication and device attestation.

Shenzhen Internet of Things Industry Association

The Shenzhen Internet of Things Industry Association (SZIOT) is a non-profit organization that collaborates with over 20,000 IoT enterprises and boasts nearly 500 members in China. As a highly active IoT community organization, It aims to foster a “warm, authoritative, and influential IoT industrial ecological community”. Its mission is to facilitate the rapid development of the IoT industry in Shenzhen by cultivating a comprehensive IoT industrial ecosystem and enhancing the overall strength and market competitiveness of the industry.

Secure Technology Alliance is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the meaningful contributions it’s made to the secure identity and payment industries over the years. With a rich history as one of the longest tenured associations in the technology industry, the Alliance was a pioneer in the early efforts to educate the technology community on the merits of smart card technology! While facilitating the adoption of smart cards across multiple industry segments, combating fraud, and educating and facilitating the digitization of secure identity transactions, the Alliance has had a significant impact on the everyday lives of consumers across the globe.

ACT Canada is a non-profit association, federally-incorporated in 1989. As an educator, enabler, influencer and advocate for members, ACT Canada is the internationally-recognized authority, trusted knowledge resource and catalyst for change in payments and secure identity. We build bridges and break down barriers to support our members in their quest for competitive advantage in the payments, authentication and identity management space. We are the go-to resource for issuers, acquirers, merchants, regulators, brands, networks, governments, technology providers, integrators, industry associations, security specialists, gateways, processors, integrators, loyalty companies, transit systems, secure identity solution providers and many other stakeholders.

The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) is a non-profit, independent association for organisations in the smart card industry in the Asia Pacific region. APSCA is the only professional association for smart cards covering the Asia Pacific and has over 60 members in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

The Association delivers information, consultancy, guidance and networking to corporations and government organisations, including smart card scheme operators and suppliers, providing an unparalleled opportunity to solve problems, facilitate smart card initiatives and generate increased business development.

Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA), established in 2001, is a non-profit trade association registered in Hong Kong to provide a platform for the wireless-related business to work together to facilitate the industry development and growth.