About the Alliance : Councils

Member Councils

The Smart Card Alliance Latin America is member-driven community with industry and technology councils that are focused groups within the overall structure of the Alliance. Councils have been created to foster increased industry collaboration within a specified industry or market segment and produce tangible results, speeding smart card adoption and industry growth. Groups collaborate on specific deliverables, including reports, briefings and educational material. Active Councils currently include:

Executive Committee



Means of Payments Council

The Means of Payments Council has been working on the evolution of payments technology, helping vertical markets migrating to chip technology to converge and create collaborative efforts in the payment process. Areas of focus: EMV Migration, Open Payments, Transportation, City Cards, Social Benefits Cards, Financial Inclusion, wearable devices, and mobile.

Government Identification Council

The Government Identification council has been working with industry leaders, government agencies, and international organizations to develop interoperable multi-application national identity documents. This collaborate efforts focuses on the technology barriers that create challenges for governments to identify foreign citizens, their privileges, and basic human rights.