Alex Howard has been working in the smart card industry for close to 10 years. His experience is in development, consulting and support of projects including stored value, PKI, PC access, building access, hardware integration, time and attendance, among a host of other applications. He is well versed in the US Federal Government CAC and PIV programs and has developed several custom applications which utilize these platforms. His contactless smart card experience has centered around NXP Mifare and DESFire and HID’s iClass, and is now growing with the expanding NFC technologies. Tx Systems, as a distributor for several of the world’s prominent contactless reader manufacturers, has provided Mr. Howard a position at the forefront of the growing smart card industry.