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GlobalPlatform to Host Mobile Seminar at Cards Payments and Identification 2011

13 April 2011- GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, will be delivering a full day seminar at Cards Payments and Identification on Tuesday, 3 May 2011, at the Frei Caneca Conference Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The session, entitled: 'How to Effectively Leverage Standards to Implement Mobile Contactless Services' is open to all delegates attending this year's event and explains how GlobalPlatform's royalty-free technology is building the foundation of an open and interoperable contactless ecosystem.

Following an introduction to GlobalPlatform, the session will use case studies from real world implementations to demonstrate the elements of GlobalPlatform's framework that are currently in place and being deployed in various regions of the world today including Latin and South America. Case studies will be delivered by GlobalPlatform members, Collis, Gemalto, MasterCard, Morpho, Oberthur Technologies, PayPal, Valid and ViVOtech. The session will also address how a mobile contactless ecosystem can be deployed to support the various models of different stakeholders – such as mobile network operators, financial institutions and transit providers - in a flexible, secure and standardized framework. The seminar will introduce and explain the GlobalPlatform Specifications and outline the practical, technical and business benefits for stakeholders including operators, handset manufacturers, application developers and the end-user / consumer.

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, who will be leading the seminar, comments: "Cards Payments and Identification 2011 provides the perfect platform for GlobalPlatform to raise industry awareness of its role in providing an international industry standard for the implementation of contactless mobile services. The session will demonstrate how, as mobile services emerge and develop in Latin America, it can look at industry best practices that have been established on a proven and tested GlobalPlatform framework to develop its own mobile services ecosystem. The seminar will also offer GlobalPlatform an opportunity to gain knowledge of current regional trends and projects, and receive feedback on industry requirements from the delegates attending."

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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.

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