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2019: Reflections and a Look to the Future

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director, GlobalPlatform

This has been a milestone year for GlobalPlatform. In advance of celebrating our 20th anniversary at the Fall Meetings in Madrid in November, I wanted to share a short update on our activities and successes so far in 2019.

GlobalPlatform technology continues to play a central role in bringing trust to IoT, as the need for security across all device types continues to grow. As part of our ongoing commitment to securing the connected device ecosystem, we announced an important framework called Device Trust Architecture (DTA).

We are now actively promoting DTA to the device manufacturing community as a tool to support a standards-based approach to device security. A new eBook and animation are now available to explain the value of the framework; please feel free share them with your customers, clients and prospects.

In addition, we will soon announce an exciting new initiative, the mission and vision of which will draw on the expertise of GlobalPlatform members for the development and deployment of a holistic approach to IoT security and certification. More information about this initiative will be available in September, following the Board of Directors’ annual strategy meeting, and it will be formally launched during GlobalPlatform’s All Member Meeting this Fall in Madrid.

We have expanded our technical workshop calendar, with new events in Tokyo and Seoul and an additional date in Shenzhen, and were pleased to see from the results of this summer’s membership survey that members strongly support the Board of Directors’ decision to do so.

The survey also confirmed that the requirements being brought into the organization are well-reflected in the specifications we bring to the market - an important achievement for a member-driven organization such as ours.

GlobalPlatform’s members are our greatest asset. Our legacy of successful technical specification development is due to two decades of energetic and effective industry collaboration. Members drive the organization’s output through participation in technical committees, working groups and strategic task forces, then work together to foster its adoption in the marketplace. This collaboration has firmly established GlobalPlatform SE and TEE specifications as de facto standards in the marketplace. We look forward to continuing this tradition of leadership as we advance our efforts into the IoT ecosystem, and want to thank all our members and industry partners for their contributions.

I hope to see many of you in Madrid in November for the Fall All Member Meeting!

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