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GlobalPlatform Appoints Strategic Director to Advise on Mobile Strategy

5 January 2011 — The GlobalPlatform Board of Directors has appointed a Strategic Director from the GlobalPlatform membership to represent handset manufacturers in Board decisions and provide expert industry advice on the organization's mobile strategy through 2011 and beyond.

Janne Uusilehto, Director/Head of Product Security for Nokia, which is a Full Member of GlobalPlatform, takes up the voluntary consultative position with immediate effect.  Drawing from his expertise and inside knowledge of the mobile industry, he will make recommendations to the GlobalPlatform Board on how the GlobalPlatform Specifications could evolve to ensure alignment with the specific and emerging requirements of the mobile sector.

Janne will assist GlobalPlatform in its liaison activities with other mobile industry consortia, ensuring mutual awareness and cooperation towards open standards and an interoperable technical infrastructure for mobile services.

Commenting on his role, Janne says: "GlobalPlatform plays an instrumental part in the development of a standardized mobile services infrastructure. With such a high level of activity across mobile initiatives within GlobalPlatform's committees and working groups, it is an exciting time to be appointed as a Strategic Director and participate in discussions with the elected Board. I look forward to leveraging my experience and knowledge to best serve the needs of the mobile industry through this level of participation."

In his new role, Janne will work alongside the GlobalPlatform Mobile Task Force.  This group provides input to the technical committees to ensure GlobalPlatform's technology supports industry convergence with the mobile telecoms sector.

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds:  "Mobile services standardization continues to be a key priority for GlobalPlatform; currently over two thirds of our members  are actively engaged in the Mobile Task Force.  The Board has a responsibility to the membership to ensure that GlobalPlatform's mobile strategy in the near and long term reflects and addresses their business development requirements.  Janne will play a vital role in helping the Board to validate its strategy.  His extensive experience and unique perGlobalPlatform Strategic Directors may be appointed from time to time from individual member organizations at the discretion of the Board of Directors.  Their role is to provide the Board with additional advice or expertise on a particular strategic issue or market. Strategic Directors hold no voting rights.

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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 60+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces.

Janne Uusilehto Biography
In his role as Director / Head of Product Security at Nokia, Janne Uusilehto is responsible for Nokia's product security development across the globe. His team oversees all initiatives related to product security including industry collaboration, education and awareness initiatives and process improvement tasks.  Janne is a member of several Nokia internal security related management boards, Nokia's main representative to Trusted Computing Group (TCG), Chairman of the TCG Mobile Working Group, Chairman of the DIGITALEUROPE Mobile Security Group and Nokia's main representative to, and Board Member of SAFECode and ICASI forums.  Janne began working with Nokia in 1998.  Prior to this, he held various security related positions in several Finnish banks, including Global Cash Management Specialist at Nordea (ex Merita-Nordbanken). In this latter position, Janne was a member of the team which initiated internet sales portals in Finland in the mid 1990s.

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