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Programs will be led by experienced trainers from GlobalPlatform member organizations who have been carefully selected after demonstrating a detailed understanding of GlobalPlatform technology and its real-world application. Please see below details on GlobalPlatform's certified trainers:

Gil Bernabeu, GlobalPlatform Technical Director

Mr. Bernabeu is the Technical Advisor for the Standardization and Technology Department at Gemalto. In this role, he supports Gemalto's marketing and product groups in the field of multiple application infrastructure. Mr. Bernabeu was elected as GlobalPlatform's Technical Director in 2005. His main role is to drive forward the development of GlobalPlatform's smart card specifications and related technical initiatives. Mr. Bernabeu also acts as GlobalPlatform's central technical liaison point, coordinating the efforts of the organization's three technical committees - Card, Device and Systems - and the GlobalPlatform Task Forces. Mr. Bernabeu is an official GlobalPlatform trainer.


Jean-Philippe Amiel

Mr. Amiel is the Director of Nextendis and a Senior Consultant with both technology and domain expertise. He provides consultancy for a number of large companies in their deployment strategy for mobile services. Since 2005, Mr. Amiel has been monitoring the evolution of GlobalPlatform technology, bringing his expertise to large mobile network operator groups and public transport operators through the coordination of the Ulysse initiative, which is aimed at specifying the usage of transport ticketing on NFC phones.

Nextendis is a Consultant Member of GlobalPlatform and actively contributes to the work of the association's Mobile Task Force.


Mathieu Amiel

Mr. Amiel is an Associate Consultant of Monetech with on the field expertise. He is an expert consultant in smart card technology and is working on NFC deployments based on GlobalPlatform.

He contributed to the first NFC payment pilot in Europe and in the pre commercial launch of transport services in the French city of Nice. He is now contributing to larger NFC deployments with telecom operators leading projects including GlobalPlatform cards and OTA management.

Monetech is a Consultant Member of GlobalPlatform and actively contributes to the activities of the Mobile Task Force.



Henry Castellan

Mr. Castellan is the Associate Director and Co-founder of Monetech. He is a senior expert consultant in smart card technology related to the transport, banking and retail markets. Mr. Castellan has recently led major NFC projects in France, Europe and Japan and is involved in the first French NFC commercial pilot, Nice Ville du NFC Mobile. Mr. Castellan is a former technical trainer and has conducted training sessions on USIM cards, over-the-air (OTA) provisioning and GlobalPlatform's Card Specifications.

Monetech is a Consultant Member of GlobalPlatform and actively contributes to the activities of the Mobile Task Force.



Hank Chavers

Mr. Chavers joined GlobalPlatform as Technical Program Manager in 2014. He will play a key strategic role in supporting the technical committees, Advisory Council and task forces, providing assistance with meetings and development of white papers/requirements, and furthering the association’s business development efforts in the United States. Additionally, Mr. Chavers will support GlobalPlatform’s Technical and Executive Directors, as well as aiding the development of the association’s specifications. He will play an active role in improving industry knowledge of these specifications as a GlobalPlatform certified trainer.

Mr. Chavers has over 20 years of experience in the development, deployment and convergence of internet and mobile services. In his previous roles as a near field communication (NFC) specialist, he has overseen the production of proof-of-concept demonstrations for NFC enabling wireless technologies, provided technical management for the first ever implementation featuring two types of payment cards loaded in one secure element, crafted the market entry strategy for a Fortune 50 telecommunications firm to launch a new NFC service platform and led the NFC Forum Developer Workgroup and NFC Global Competition. Mr. Chavers is also the co-author of ‘NFC Reference Guide for Air Travel,’ an IATA and NFC-Forum joint publication and served as Technical Editor for the book ‘Professional NFC Application Development for Android’.




Patrice Le Philippe

Mr. Le Philippe is a Senior Consultant with Nextendis. He has a strong background in the implementation of GlobalPlatform standards. Mr. Le Philippe has been involved in advanced smart card projects for more than ten years, and for the last five years has focussed on near filed communication (NFC) projects.

Over the last three years, Mr. Le Philippe has led the rollout of European SIM based NFC projects in complex environments. These projects have involved many parties including mobile network operators, service providers, SIM vendors, application providers and trusted service managers (TSM). Thanks to this experience, Mr. Le Philippe has real, hands on expertise in the main standards of the domain, including GlobalPlatform Card Specifications and TSM messaging.

Nextendis is a Consultant Member of GlobalPlatform and actively contributes to the work of the association's Mobile Task Force.



Xiaodong Guo

Xiaodong Guo is a Consultant at UL Transaction Security. He has extensive experience in the near field communication (NFC) and trusted service manager (TSM) markets and more specifically has been engaged in the implementation of GlobalPlatform standards.

Over the last two years, Mr. Guo has been involved in multiple NFC projects in complex environments, where he has been actively working with mobile network operators, payment schemes, service providers, secure element issuers and device manufactures. Mr. Guo has hands on experience in test tool development in relation to GlobalPlatform Card Specifications and GlobalPlatform Messaging.

UL Transaction Security is a Full Member of GlobalPlatform and actively contributes to the work of the association's Card Compliance Working Group and Mobile Task Force.



Bart van Hoek

Bart van Hoek is a mobile payments expert and works as a principal consultant for UL’s Transaction Security Division. Bart has worked on many large mobile payments/TSM/NFC initiatives such as Euro5 and Sixpack in The Netherlands. Bart has been involved with Smart Card Alliance as the stream lead in the Mobile & NFC work stream, where he has organized the inventory of all mobile NFC standards.

Bart has also been involved with Softcard, previously known as Isis, prior to Softcard being acquired by Google. Softcard was one of the biggest NFC initiatives in the world and Bart was responsible for the product development. He performed the roles of functional analyst and systems integrator. Bart has hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge on TSMs, Secure Elements, GlobalPlatform, mobile payments and HCE.

Bart is currently working on several projects with financial institutions and handset manufacturers, to introduce mobile payment related services.


"...extremely helpful...I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good foundation in the GlobalPlatform Card Specification."

Past delegate, Proxama Limited

"The trainer was outstanding; extremely knowledgeable and kept attention well. He did a good job reducing complex and technically challenging concepts for a less informed audience."

Past delegate, Exponent


If you would like further information regarding the GlobalPlatform Card Technology Training Program, please contact the secretariat.