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GlobalPlatform Star Awards
Each year, GlobalPlatform recognizes truly exemplary Member participants
its annual Star Awards program. GlobalPlatform Stars are awarded to those
who have made a significant contribution to the organization by achieving
of the Technical Committee or Task Force they represent. These individuals
forth enthusiasm and dedication in driving GlobalPlatform's work efforts
forward over the
Through the Star Awards program, individuals are recognized in a specific
of achievement, such as:
- Collaboration & Teamwork
- Innovative Thinking
- Making It Happen
- Going the extra mile
Star Award recipients are announced and presented during GlobalPlatform's
All Member Meeting, held in Paris each November.
Congratulations to the 2016 GlobalPlatform Stars:
Previous GlobalPlatform Stars:
Card Committee Nominee: Laurence Bringer, Gemalto – “Going the
Ms. Bringer took it upon herself to write most of the Managing Entity
included an additional step in the resolution of comments from the Member
efforts to preserve the specification integrity were outstanding, and allowed
group to concentrate on the technical topics during the meetings. She worked
late in the
evenings and weekends over a long period of time to have the slides and the
specification ready in time for public review.
Card Committee Nominee: Gary Hemmings, MasterCard –
Mr. Hemmings has been an active contributor to the Card Security Working
always engaging in discussions in the most positive and constructive manner.
several years, he has provided his expertise on security in the banking
market, which has
been invaluable to the working group and its efforts.
Device Committee Nominee: Michel Beziat, Gemalto – “Making It
Mr. Beziat exhibited firm persistence in the face of the seemingly endless
pushing the TEE-equivalent of the GlobalPlatform Card Specification into its
His ability to manage this massive document, which has been ongoing since
2012, has been critical to achieving its imminent release.
Device Committee Nominee: Mike Parsel, Sprint – “Going the Extra
Mr. Parsel has always brought a critical real world “consumer” view to the
Specification Working Group. He has been a continued supporter of the working
activities and his contributions have made both today’s and the future’s TEE
product for all.
Security Task Force Nominee: Don Felton, Trustonic –
Mr. Felton shared his significant GlobalPlatform TEE expertise with the
Root of Trust
Sub-Task Force. His hard work made it possible to build the TEE section of
the Root of
Trust Definitions and Requirements with a high level of quality. His
helped to align the various points of view and to reach a homogeneous level
of detail in
Security Task Force Nominee: Stanley Potter, U.S. Department of
“Collaboration & Teamwork” category
Mr. Potter was a key contributor to the Root of Trust Definitions and
his significant expertise of market views and his understanding of the Root
of Trust as
defined by other organizations. With his consensus and synthesis skills, he
requirements with unambiguous wording that was still broad enough to match
types of secure implementations.
Identity Task Force & Mobile Task Force Nominee: Alexander
Giesecke & Devrient – “Going the Extra Mile” category
Mr. Summerer has been a leader and key contributor with respect to two
papers, taking it upon himself to not only drive forward both efforts, but to
provide content. The first white paper, which was just recently published,
value of FIDO authentication standards implemented based on GlobalPlatform
technologies in different use cases. The second white paper initiative
Decentralized Secure Element Management. His exceptional efforts not only
leadership and subject matter expertise, but also collaboration with other
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