Winners of the ID People Americas Awards 2011 announced

Leaders and visionaries cross continents to celebrate ID community winners from the Americas at prestigious ceremony in Rio de Janeiro

(PresseBox) ( Rio de Janeiro, )
The winners of this year's ID People Americas Awards were revealed on June 22 during ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro 2011, the inaugural Americas summit organized by Wise Media. At the ceremony, hosted by Sophie B. de la Giroday, President of Wise Media, the awards were presented as the ID WORLD community's recognition of the important contribution made by the thought leaders, innovators and pioneering adopters that drive the development of auto ID and wireless technology in the Americas region. The awards are assigned to outstanding members of the Americas ID Revolution Community who have distinguished themselves in key ICT-driven innovative projects in the areas of citizen ID, transportation security and asset tracking.

The awards were presented following nomination and voting by the members of the ID People Awards Committee, who have supported the initiative with enthusiasm in the run up to the event. The categories and winners are:

Citizen ID Forum Award: Assigned to the person who has distinguished himself in the area of government driven ID schemes and new approaches to citizen-centric identification. Winner: Luiz Alberto Rodrigues, President, Eicon Controles Inteligentes, for his work to provide a transparent e-government process for Brazil's public sector by creating 'digital cities' in the areas of health, education, taxation and law enforcement.

Transportation Security Forum Award: Assigned to a recognized leader in the transportation sector, who has brought security and efficiency to hubs and networks to improve performance in airports, railroad stations or seaports, as well as infrastructures of critical interest in the context of secure modern urban development. Winner: Maj. Leandro Pavani Agostini, Chief of Military Police, Sao Paolo, for the deployment by Brazil's military police of a new technology ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, for facial-recognition glasses to scan and compare four hundred faces per second using 46,000 biometric points for comparison.

Asset Tracking Forum Award: Assigned to the person who has established new growth areas for the adoption of auto ID technology in supply chain management, logistics and critical asset control. Winner: Tal Gilat, CEO, InkSure Technologies, for the introduction of innovative new barcodes that have authentication and track and trace capabilities to help monitor IDs and documents attached to cars and a product that authenticates fuel.

Nominations are now being taken for the ID People Awards 2011, which will be announced and presented during the celebratory tenth anniversary edition of ID WORLD International Congress, being held in Milan, Italy on November 3 - 4, 2011.

For full information, go to: www.id-people.com and www.idworldonline.com

About ID People Americas Awards

The ID People Americas Awards 2011 are the prestigious recognition of the important contribution made by the thought leaders, innovators and pioneering adopters that drive the development of auto ID and wireless technology in the Americas region. The Awards are assigned to outstanding members of the Americas ID Revolution Community who have distinguished themselves in the areas of citizen ID, transportation security and asset tracking.
For further information visit: www.id-people.com

About ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro

ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro 2011 - the annual Americas Summit on security and mobility, took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 21 - 22. Centered in Brazil, ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro attracted high level governmental representation from across Latin America and beyond, with senior government, end-users and leading players convening to share their insight and experiences with industry leaders from the world of security, mobility and traceability. Full information www.idworldriodejaneiro.com. Discussions will continue at the 10th ID WORLD International Congress in Milan, Italy on November 2-4 (www.idworldonline.com).
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