Discover Wins 2016 Digital Edge Award for Freeze It Technology

Discover Wins 2016 Digital Edge Award for Freeze It Technology

March 16, 2016         Written By Bill Hardekopf

Today, Discover was recognized as a Digital Edge 25 award winner for its Freeze It technology, which allows customers to immediately freeze their credit cards via a mobile app, online browser or by calling customer service if they believe their cards have been misplaced or stolen.

The Digital Edge 25 awards, which are presented by IDG Enterprise’s AGENDA16 conference, recognize the top 25 organizations that use digital innovation and strive to be on the “edge of digital disruption.”

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“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.”

“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 IT and business executives on a number of criteria, such as innovation and complexity.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of March 16, 2016. For up-to-date
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Bill Hardekopf is the CEO of and covers the credit card industry from all perspectives. Bill has been involved with personal finance for over 15 years. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, The Street and The Christian Science Monitor.
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