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Task Force Leaders

Vicky Guo – Chair of the China Task Force
China Academy of Information and Communication Technology (CAICT)

Ms. Guo has 11 years of experience in mobile security and her work at CAICT focuses on research within TEE architecture and technology. Her main responsibilities include managing and drafting standards for the mobile terminal TEE and bring your own device (BYOD) for the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA). She also represents CAICT within GlobalPlatform.

In 2015, Ms. Guo played a key role in CAICT becoming a GlobalPlatform qualified laboratory. She has also organized multiple TEE technology workshops and relevant discussions around the topic.

Ms. Guo was elected as Chair of the China Task Force in 2016.

Victor An – Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task Force

Mr. An is Co-Founder and Marketing Director at DPLS Labs. He has extensive security evaluation experience and has worked as a Project Manager for companies including Apple, Samsung and China Eastern Airlines. Mr. An was also Project Manager for GlobalPlatform’s TEE Security Evaluation Project.

Mr. An was elected as Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task Force in 2016.

Xinmiao Chang – Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task Force

Ms. Chang joined Huawei in 2008 and serves as a Senior Engineer in the Standardization and Innovation Department. She is responsible for leading mobile payment and related security platform projects.

Ms. Chang was elected to serve as Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task Force in 2016.

Michael Lu - Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task Force

Mr. Lu is Business Development Director at Trustonic, the leading provider of TEE solutions. He is responsible for the Greater China Region for Trustonic and previously Chaired the Premium Content Task Force at GlobalPlatform. He has over 15 years of experience in the media and technology industries. Before joining Trustonic, he worked at ARM Ltd. where he was responsible for product marketing of ARM's security architecture platform and products based on ARM TrustZone technologies. His previous roles include a position with Freesat, a BBC/ITV satellite broadcasting platform in the UK, where he was responsible for UK digital TV standards and certification regime for UK retail TV and STB products. He is Vice Chair of the China Task Force.

Mr. Lu is Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task Force.

Fang Qiang – Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task Force

Mr. Qiang currently works within the Standardization and Research team at Alibaba. He has over five years’ experience in the field of information security, and has participated on behalf of Alibaba in the development of domestic and international industry standards in collaboration with organizations such as ITU, GlobalPlatform and CCSA.

Mr. Qiang is particularly interested in standardization and security research, and is dedicated to promoting the standardization of operating system technology.

Mr. Qiang was elected as Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task Force in 2016.

Nils Gerhardt - Consumer IoT Task Force Chair
Giesecke & Devrient

Mr. Gerhardt joined Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) in 2004 and currently serves as Group Vice President with a global product responsibility for financial institutions. Within this role, Mr. Gerhardt oversees product and project management, including product marketing and certification. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Gerhardt held the position of Vice President for Product and Project Management at Giesecke & Devrient Canada across the government, financial, telecommunication and transit sectors.

Mr. Gerhardt was elected Chair of the Consumer IoT Task Force and also serves on the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors.

Sebastian Hans - Industrial IoT Task Force Chair

Mr. Hans currently serves as Senior Standardization Manager at Oracle, previously Sun Microsystems Inc., where he is responsible for all smart card standardization activities with a strong focus on SIM and UICC technology. While at Sun Microsystems Inc, Mr. Hans has also headed up business development within the telecommunications market and has driven advanced pilot projects for the deployment of Java Card in the banking, insurance and mobile communication markets. Mr. Hans represents Sun Microsystems Inc. in ETSI SCP, 3GPP, OMA and is the Vice Chair of ETSI SCP TEC.

Mr. Hans also serves on the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors.

Eikazu Niwano - Japan Task Force Chair
NTT Corporation

Mr. Niwano currently serves as a Producer in the R&D Planning Department of NTT Corporation. He is responsible for managing e- government and smart card projects across NTT group companies.

Since joining NTT, Mr. Niwano has undertaken research on distributed system architecture including smart cards at NTT laboratories. He was also the general manager of the Europe Office of the Information Sharing Laboratory Group, where he was involved in a number of European / international standardization activities.

He is additionally a NICSS (Next Generation IC Card System Study group) Fellow, sits on the Board of Directors and is the former Chair of the GlobalPlatform-NICSS Collaboration Expert Group, and serves as Chair of the SCP10 Task Force.

Mr. Niwano has served on the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors since 2005 and is the current Chair of the GlobalPlatform Japan Task Force.

Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze - Senior R&D Architect

Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze currently serves as Security System Architect 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 was elected to serve as the Security Task Force Chair in 2015. He also currently serves as Chair of the Multi SE Working Group in GlobalPlatform’s Card Committee and Chair of the Root of Trust Sub-Task Force with the Security Task Force.

Jean-Daniel Aussel – Security Task Force Co-Chair

Dr. Aussel is Head of Standardization at Gemalto. He is responsible for driving standardization across all application domains related to smartcards and digital security solutions within the Strategy & Innovation department.

Dr. Aussel has over 30 years of experience in the management of innovation and global teams and has led the development of several embedded and server security products for Bull CP8, Schlumberger Smart Cards & Terminals, Axalto and Gemalto.

Dr. Aussel was elected to serve as Co-Vice-Chair of the Security Task Force in 2015.

Xavier Vilarrubla – Security Task Force Co-Chair

Sub-Task Force Leaders

Paul Stovold - Public Transportation Sub-Task Force Chair
ITSO Limited

Mr. Stovold currently serves as Governance Manager at ITSO Limited, where he is responsible for leading compliance through the implementation of policies and procedures across the ITSO membership. Prior to this, Mr. Stovold served as Head of IT at financial services company, Cashflows where he was responsible for systems operations, software development, technical support & programme management.

Mr. Stovold was elected to serve as Chair of the Transportation Sub- Task Force in 2015.

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