Steve Tallant

Steve Tallant
Steve is a software product management and marketing expert, with more than 25 years of experience exclusively in the software industry. Currently Director of Market Development for Systech, he’s worked in a myriad of vertical industries with enabling technologies including anti-counterfeiting, supply chain and product lifecycle management. As a thought leader, Steve has written several white papers and is a frequent contributor of content to global publications across pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods industries. His specialty areas include supply chain transparency, traceability, product authentication and brand protection.
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2021-11-12 | Brand protection in the face of counterfeit and diversion challenges

When you start a company, your goal is to create a popular and profitable product. You are decidedly not thinking about the fact that your product will get counterfeited and sent to the gray market when it does get popular. And trust me, that will happen.When I met with the American skincare brandOZNaturals® they were riding the wave of rapid growth and impressive success. The company was launched in 2013 by CEO Angela Irish with the goal of creating a range of clean, efficacious, and...

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2020-12-15 | COVID Vaccine Counterfeiting Will Be Explosive

Liquid Gold. That's how Interpol has described organized crime's view of vaccine demand. The more in demand a product is, the more it will be counterfeited. We can count on an absolute tidal wave of COVID vaccine and treatment counterfeiting to flood the markets now that the vaccine is available.

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2020-11-12 | Crowdsource Your Counterfeit Detection for More Connected Customers

Crowdsourcing your counterfeit detection gives you an army of real-time field inspectors. The underlying tech is also your key to more connected customers.

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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 getting...

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2019-12-11 | Protect Yourself From Fake Products – 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-Centric 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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