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Welcome to The SmartCard Networking Forum July 19th 2004

Welcome to The SmartCard Networking Forum July 19th 2004

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Welcome to The SmartCard Networking Forum July 19th 2004

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  1. Welcome to The SmartCard Networking ForumJuly 19th 2004

  2. Report from the Core Group Conn Crawford, Chair July 19th 2004 • Smartcard networking forum

  3. Who are we? • Launched in May 2001 by Founder Bracknell Forest Borough Council and Sponsor LDA • The Forum is an independent organisation and is not a platform for sales or political lobbying

  4. Our Mission? To be an active Member Forum which shares information, experiences and ideas in a structured and focused environment Managed by the Public Sector for the Public Sector

  5. How we are structured? • The Forum has two main categories of membership: • Full membership (public sector) • Sponsor membership • The Forum is managed by an elected Core Group • The activities of the Forum are bound by a legally approved Constitution agreed by Members

  6. Progress to Date • Much higher profile nationally • Currently have 430+ members • Held meetings at the Barbican, Milton Keynes, Doncaster and Maidenhead • Fully operational website with 25,000 ‘hits’ per month • Smartcard networking forum

  7. Progress to Date • Involved in Information Dissemination work package for the National Smartcard Project • Many members of Forum heavily involved in other Work Packages • Smartcard networking forum

  8. Progress to Date • A positive bank balance • Funding at end of year stood at £28,956 • A growing list of sponsors • Smartcard networking forum

  9. Prospects • Co-operative relationships with • Industry • Smartgov Forum • LASSEO • EGU Smartcard Strategy Group • NP ‘Smartcard Steering Gp’ • A watching brief for next 12 months? • User focus, consultation,feedback, advocacy • Smartcard networking forum

  10. Special thanks to • Our Host Sponsor • Bracknell Forest Borough Council for continued support and commitment

  11. Plus……… …and to our Sponsors

  12. What Now? • Nominations / Elections to the Core Group • Please use the Bulletin Board for information exchange • Let us know how to improve the service • Give us updates about your situation, case studies etc • Smartcard networking forum

  13. And Finally……. • Many thanksfor continuing support from all our Sponsors • And on a personal note to the Core Group, John Bark and Colin Stenning…..

  14. For more information: Speak to John Bark, SCNF Co-ordinatoremail coordinator@scnf.org.uk or Visit our website www.smartcardforum.gov.uk