This year’s Conference Best Presentation Award was dedicated in honour of the late Tom Watkins from Emory in the USA. The winner of this year’s award, as voted by the attendees, was Ms. Claire Crowley from University College Cork in Ireland.
Claire’s presentation entitled "The UCC Campus Card - from Plastic to Smart "focused on how the UCC ID card has developed enormously over the years. It has been transformed from a laminated piece of paper with a photograph and basic student details, used simply to verify student status, to its current incarnation as a smartcard, with embedded Mifare technology with many applications and services.
Claire is an IT Analyst/Project Manager in the Enterprise Applications group, part of IT Services in University College Cork, Ireland, where she has worked for the last 13 years. The Enterprise Applications Group provides and maintains IT systems to support the business and management information needs of the University. Claire has wide experience ranging from system support to the managing of large scale university-wide projects. For the last 5 years, one of her areas of responsibility has been the development and support of ID card-based systems and services, including the UCC Smartcard.
ECCA extends its congratulations to Claire on an excellent, practical and very informative presentation of a campus card system.