TPS Committee

The Trusted Platform Services (TPS) Committee is chaired by Jeremy O’Donoghue from Qualcomm. Full and participating GlobalPlatform members are eligible to contribute to this group.

The TPS Committee creates open specifications that:

  • Provide mechanisms enabling access to platform services offered by standardized secure components (such as the SE and TEE), both from within a device and from platforms external to it.
  • Assure the trustworthiness of a secure component within a device enabling a secure service, thanks to an attestable Chain of Trust (from the Root of Trust (RoT)) to the application or the cloud).

The aim is to make it easier for service providers and application developers in different market sectors to link together the strong security technology offered by secure components in their products. This will be achieved through GlobalPlatform’s Device Trust Architecture (DTA). 


The committee works to:

  • Develop and maintain the existing GlobalPlatform Specifications by defining high-level platform services.
  • Collaborate with existing technologies already available in the marketplace.
  • Define new specifications for devices hosting secure applications relying on a chain of trust anchored on RoT and secure boot.
  • Develop and maintain a GlobalPlatform Certification Program related to the specifications it manages, to facilitate and assure interoperability within the marketplace.

Current Priorities

  • Develop RoT services and supporting APIs, including Certificate Store, Secure Storage, Authorization Service, Service Discovery and Device Enrollment and Update.
  • Develop APIs for attestation of device state and services.
  • Develop Keystore API Specification.
  • Develop Secure Component BLE Connector Specification.
  • Support the development of high-quality open source implementations of TPS Specifications.
  • Develop interoperable configurations for specific internet of things (IoT) use cases.
Related Content

On Device NFC Service Management Specification

GlobalPlatform Managing Entity Specification completes a ‘stack’ of complementary software standards from ETSI and the NFC Forum that ensures multiple mobile contactless services successfully coexist within a device and will operate as intended, regardless of the hosting environment selected by the service provider.

Read the white paper

SE Remote Application Management

This document defines a single administration protocol to perform remote management of applications residing on any type of SE in a device. By using this protocol, service providers can develop flexible remote administration platforms that could be easily extended to manage the same application in any SE.

Download the specification

SE Access Control

The Secure Element Access Control Specification is used in addition to existing protection mechanisms (such as permissions or security OS policy limiting access to sensitive APIs). It is designed to prevent unauthorized access to resources in the SE and typically to prevent denial of services attacks (e.g. PIN blocking, selection of non multi-selectable applets).

Download the specification

Jeremy O’Donoghue

TPS Committee Chair


Mr. O’Donoghue currently serves as Director, Engineering at Qualcomm, working within the Secure Systems Group. He is responsible for architecture and development of software focused around secure platforms and NFC. In previous roles at Qualcomm, he was the lead security architect and software lead for an NFC CLF development, and has worked extensively on telephony aspects of both Android and Windows-based mobile systems. Mr. O’Donoghue was also an early participant in developing the GSMA NFC Handset Requirements and Testbook.

Mr. O’Donoghue joined the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors in 2016.

Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze

Low Level Services Working Group Chair


Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze currently serves as Senior R&D Engineer at STMicroelectronics. Within this role he has software architecture responsibilities for the NFC ecosystem and secure elements.

He joined STMicroelectronics in 2003 and since 1999 Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze has been active in several smart card projects for banking, transport and near field communication.

Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze joined the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors in 2017 and was appointed as GlobalPlatform Secretary / Treasurer in 2021.

Sampo Sovio

Functional APIs Working Group Chair


Mr. Sovio has been elected as Chair of the Functional APIs Working Group.

He has several years’ industry experience in cryptographic algorithms, PKI, usable security and security protocols. He has extensive knowledge of working with GlobalPlatform Specifications and was involved in the TEE Internal Core API from an early stage. He has vast experience in using TEE and TEE based services in real-world environments.

Suresh Marisetty

TPS Committee Vice Chair


Mr. Marisetty has been elected Vice Chair of the TSP Committee.

He has extensive experience driving end-to-end system on chip security solutions from concept to product delivery. In his current role at ARM, Mr. Marisetty focuses on the emerging market segments of automotive, IoT, and embedded.  Prior to this he worked at Intel where he led large silicon solution engineering projects.

Mr. Marisetty holds 25 patents, several publications, and is a co-author of the book ‘Beyond BIOS – Developing with UEFI’ and has authored many architecture specifications over the years.

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