Company Named a 2016 Digital Edge Award Winner for Developing
Technology that Drives Measurable Business Results
RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Discover was named a Digital Edge 25 award winner for the development of
the Freeze It(SM) technology, a feature that allows customers
to instantly freeze their credit cards if misplaced or stolen. The
seamless technology allows Discover customers to freeze or unfreeze
their accounts via the mobile app, online browser or by talking with
customer service, providing them an easy-to-use experience while helping
to prevent fraud.
The Digital Edge 25 awards, presented by the AGENDA16
conference and produced by IDG
Enterprise, recognizes 25 organizations that put digital innovation
at the center of their business and continually strive to be on the
“edge” of digital disruption.
“Discover is always creating new and innovative features that help our
customers easily access and take control of their accounts, so we’re
honored that the Digital Edge awards has recognized Freeze It,” said
Rich McGhee, senior vice president of application development for
Discover. “We consider Freeze It a success not only because it gives
customers more peace of mind if a card goes missing, but also because of
the digital technology and agile methods used to bring this security
feature to market.”
Rich McGhee and Laks Vasudevan, vice president of products and
innovation at Discover, will speak about Discover’s award-winning
project alongside other Digital Edge honorees at the AGENDA16
Conference taking place March 21-23, 2016.
“The Digital Edge awards were extremely competitive this year given the
volume of innovative entries with measurable business impact,” said Anne
McCrory, vice president of marketing and content strategy for the IDG
Enterprise events team. “In both the B2B and B2C space, organizations
are doing incredible things with data, mobile, cloud and sensors and
showing great progress in scaling their digital efforts.”
Entries were judged by a premier panel of IT and business executives on
a number of criteria, including complexity and innovation. Only those
organizations with highly significant projects, impressive business
results and superior collaboration among stakeholders made the list.
About Digital Edge 25 Award
The Digital Edge 25 Award recognizes a select group of digital achievers
whose organizations have made great strides toward being a
digital-centric business. These organizations have leveraged digital
technologies such as mobile, analytics, cloud and sensors to achieve
highly significant transformation or innovation for their business—a
“digital edge” in their market. Selected by a panel of business and
technology executives, winning applications are driving greater customer
engagement and better business outcomes, including revenue or profit
growth. The awards are produced by IDG Enterprise, an International Data
Group (IDG) company, which brings together the leading editorial brands
CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World to serve
the information needs of technology and security-focused audiences.
Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment
services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S.
financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become
one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues
the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private
student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings
accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking
business. It operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant
and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit
networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with
acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more
information, visit www.discover.com/company.
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Source: Discover Financial Services