Steve Tallant

Steve Tallant
Steve Tallant is the Director of Product Management and Marketing. He is a software product management and marketing expert, with more than 25 years of experience exclusively in the software industry. He has worked in a myriad of vertical industry domains and software solutions including J2EE middleware, information lifecycle management and finance solutions. Steve joined Systech after over ten years in IBM’s Software Group. While at IBM, Steve was recognized twice with a President’s Volunteer Service Award for his dedicated service to several charitable organizations. He was selected to President’s Club at Princeton Softech (later acquired by IBM) for his contributions to the organization. While at HP, he was selected to speak at HP Software Universe, an invitation-only colleague-to-colleague excellence summit. Steve holds both undergraduate and master’s degrees from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. He is also a frequent guest lecturer and panelist for the Information Technology department of the Villanova School of Business.
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2020-05-12 | Protecting Healthcare Workers from Counterfeit PPE

 

Crime has no moral code. If you have a high-demand product, people will likely counterfeit it. Itcomes as no surprise that during this time of pandemic, counterfeiters are targeting everythingfrom hand sanitizer to COVID-19 test kits. I recently blogged about this situation here.

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2020-03-17 | Coronavirus Tests – A Counterfeiter’s Dream

I have written and spoken about global counterfeiting issues many times. Pretty much in every single one, I’ve said something like “if you have a successful product, it will be counterfeited.” Illicit counterfeit rings have infiltrated pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, cosmetics, fragrances, automobile parts, aircraft parts, clothing, footwear, wine, spirits and more. The riches and rewards from producing and distributing counterfeit products in most cases far outweigh the penalties of...

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2019-12-11 | Protect Yourself From Fakes – Consumer Shopping Tips

I recently participated in a national campaign to warn consumers about the prevalence of counterfeit products—they are virtually everywhere. And more importantly, to let people know that there isn’t one failsafe method at this time to guarantee the authenticity of the products you purchase.

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2019-11-25 | Systech e-Fingerprint®, Barcode Authentication FAQs

On November 12, Systech hosted the webinar Connected Packaging for Pharma—from Brand Protection to Consumer Insight.

During the webinar, our robust audience participated in peer benchmark polls and asked a number of questions.  

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2019-11-04 | 2019 GS1 Barcode Assessment Study Results – Pharma Packaging Compliance

It is one thing to mandate the printing of serialized barcodes on pharmaceutical packaging, and quite another to properly print these barcodes on said packaging to meet compliance.

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2019-05-13 | Serialization and Beyond: A Post-Webinar Wrap-Up – Part Two

This the second and last part of the Serialization and Beyond webinar wrap-up. You can find the first part here.

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2019-04-25 | State of Emergency: Health and Beauty Counterfeiting and Diversion

There used to be a time when one could discern a fake cosmetic product from an authentic one by just examining the package. Certain external characteristics—or flaws—like a misspelled word or a flimsy material would give it away. Now, printing and imaging technology has evolved and become so inexpensive that counterfeiters can easily obtain it to create packaging that fools even the savviest consumer. Third-party sellers online like Amazon, Jet.com and other smaller e-retailers have made it...

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2019-04-11 | Serialization and Beyond: A Post-Webinar Wrap Up – Part One

Systech has been conducting educational webinars on important market issues for many years now. Much of this has centered on getting our customers the information they need to meet major pharmaceutical serialization requirement mandates in the United States (DSCSA) and the European Union (FMD). Now, with these mandates “live”, customers are looking at value beyond compliance in their serialization environments and investments.

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2018-06-18 | EU Counterfeiting: Alive and Kicking Still

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just released a comprehensive report on counterfeiting and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement in the European Union.

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2018-04-06 | Serialization and Line Validation – the Impacts

One of the often-forgotten facets of a pharmaceutical serialization project is the requirement to revalidate the packaging line and process during implementation.  If companies need to purchase and implement new equipment to accommodate serialization, revalidation is expected.  But, like many companies, if retrofitting of existing equipment takes place, validation may not be thought of early enough in the project.  In either case, you may end up in a rush to write and execute several...

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