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GlobalPlatform Announces Trusted Service Manager Seminar in Atlanta

GlobalPlatform Announces Trusted Service Manager Seminar in Atlanta Seminar offers direction to NFC stakeholders when deploying secure mobile NFC services

17 February 2014 – GlobalPlatform, has announced it is hosting its second trusted service manager (TSM) seminar in Atlanta, USA. The one-day event, which is being held on Tuesday, 1 April 2014, will share best practice guidance on how the marketplace can deliver global consistency and clear communication, when managing near field communication (NFC) secure applications in an international roaming environment.

The free to attend seminar, titled ‘GlobalPlatform Presents the TSM Ecosystem of Today and Tomorrow’, will be of interest to TSMs, mobile network operators (MNOs), banks, transit authorities and technology and service providers who are engaged in the deployment of secure mobile services. Delegates will receive an introduction to the GlobalPlatform Specifications that are relevant to actors in the NFC mobile space, including an overview of the association’s messaging specifications that define the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in the NFC ecosystem.

The session will also explore real world use cases with a focus on best practice and lessons learned. Details regarding the role of GlobalPlatform and how its specifications can be implemented will also be shared.

“The mobile NFC ecosystem incorporates multi-actors with many backend systems being operated by different entities with different business processes,” comments Kevin Gillick, Executive Director at GlobalPlatform. “As new players enter the secure mobile services landscape, such as TSMs, and new partnerships are formed to deliver innovative products, it is vital that there is clarity across the infrastructure; creating an end-to-end trusted solution. Our membership has good representation from all stakeholders across the NFC ecosystem and related sectors; therefore we are well positioned to develop best practice that reflects the technical requirements of the marketplace.”

During the seminar, agenda time will also be dedicated to introducing participants to GlobalPlatform’s End-to-End Frameworks. The document streamlines the service management process by outlining how GlobalPlatform Specifications can be used to implement a comprehensive end-to-end configuration relevant to each market sector such as payment, transport and healthcare. The first release of the framework focuses on contactless payments in response to industry demand for an accessible deployment framework that eases complexity and promotes standardization of this ecosystem. The guidelines aim to reduce implementation costs and speed up deployment of a trusted and compliant mobile service ecosystem.

“The end-to-end payment framework acts as an entry point to GlobalPlatform for new players,” continues Kevin. “GlobalPlatform Specifications already address what is required on the secure element, trusted execution environment and mobile messaging to deploy secure mobile services. Creating an end-to-end framework which defines how each element of a mobile payments deployment connects with each other and to the backend office is the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle; its brings the whole solution together.”

The seminar is being sponsored by GlobalPlatform members AT&T, FIME, Galitt, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient and UL Transaction Security. Places are limited. To register your interest in attending the seminar, visit To view the full agenda and further details of the session, visit

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Notes to editors:

About GlobalPlatform
GlobalPlatform is a cross industry, not-for-profit association which identifies, develops and publishes specifications which facilitate the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology.  Its proven technical specifications are regarded as the international industry standard for building a trusted end-to-end solution which serves multiple actors and supports several business models.

The freely available specifications provide the foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships.  The technology has been adopted globally across finance, mobile/telecom, government, healthcare, retail and transit sectors.   GlobalPlatform also supports an open compliance program ecosystem to ensure the long-term interoperability of secure chip technology.

As a member-driven association with cross-market representation from all world continents, GlobalPlatform membership is open to any organization operating within this landscape.  Its 120+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces.

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