Dave Ewald is Datacard Group’s Financial Instant Issuance Solution Sales Manager for the Middle East and Africa region. In this role, working through regional Datacard Sales Managers and Datacard Distributors, Dave assists banks with development of Financial Instant Issuance (FII) programs. These programs typically result in the deployment of end-to-end solutions to help financial card issuers increase customer service, while at the same time, increasing their profitability. Additionally, Dave is involved with business development and distributor development for FII within the region. His experience in payments and chip technologies dates back to 1996. Dave joined Datacard in 2010 when Datacard acquired Dynamic Card Solutions (DCS), the company behind the development of CardWizard. CardWizard is the world’s leading solution for Financial Instant Issuance, used by over 700 financial card issuers worldwide. Dave had been with DCS for 13 years and was part of the original team involved in the formation of the DCS International business division in 2007. At DCS, Dave was involved in all aspects of the business: technical, support, sales, channel development, and marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.