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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mr. Gerhardt was elected Chair of the Consumer IoT Task Force and
also serves on the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors.
Philip Hoyer - Identity Task Force Chair
Mr. Hoyer is a subject matter expert on security, identity, national
ID, NFC, payment and access control that speaks at major conferences
and has been involved in identity and standardization bodies such as
GlobalPlatform, OASIS, OATH and IETF for over 15 years.
He is Director of Strategic Innovation at HID Global. His main
responsibilities are driving strategic innovation projects,
specifically in mobility security solutions, and the management and
creation of strategic alliances and business unit strategy.
Mr. Hoyer has over 20 years’ experience architecting, building and
delivering IT solutions, much of which was gained working as a
solutions architect for a large consultancy.
Mr. Hoyer is Chair of the GlobalPlatform Identity Task Force and
Chair of the Secure Component BLE Connector Working Group.
Alexander Summerer – Vice-Chair of the Identity
Mr. Summerer has been working for Giesecke & Devrient since 2008. As
System Architect he was responsible for the implementation and
integration of mobile ID and PKI solutions.
Currently he is working as a technology consultant. In this role, he
drives technology developments for strong authentication solutions and
identity application for mobile platforms. Moreover, Mr. Summerer is an
active contributor in different standardization organizations and is
especially engaged in the standardization of APIs and protocols for
Secure Element based mobile applications in the REE and TEE. He is
currently Chair of the Access Control Working Group and Vice-Chair of
the Identity Task Force in GlobalPlatform.
Sebastian Hans - 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 serves as GlobalPlatform Board Director and Chair of the
Industrial Internet-of-Things Task Force.
Eikazu Niwano - Japan Task Force Chair
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.
Pascal van Gimst - Premium Content Task Force Co-
Rusti Baker - Premium Content Task Force Co-Chair
Ms. Baker is Director, New Business Partnerships at ARM, Inc. She
evaluates and develops new business opportunities for ARM with a focus
on improving end user experience on mobile, wearable and consumer
electronic devices through next generation security platforms and
authentication and identity services. She leads ARM’s engagement with
the studio and content ecosystem, including ARM’s contributions to the
Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA). Ms. Baker was elected to
serve as the Chair of the Premium Content Task Force in 2014.
Pablo Argon - Premium Content Task Force Vice-
Mr. Argon currently serves as Senior Director, Technical Strategy
IPTV, in the Ericsson Media BU. Within this role, he is in charge of
the security architecture for next generation IPTV & hybrid services.
Mr. Argon has been working in media and security for content
distribution since 2006. He has extensive experience in content
protection, digital rights management (DRM), video standards and
streaming protocols and has been involved with, and contributed to,
many industry standards bodies such as GSMA, Open Mobile Alliance, the
Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem and the Blu-Ray Association.
Before joining Ericsson, he worked at Microsoft for seven years as
Manager Lead for the PlayReady DRM deployment team. He holds a PhD in
Computer Science from Ecole Centrale, France.
Mr. Argon was elected to serve as Co-Vice-Chair of the Premium Content
Task Force Chair in 2015.
Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze - Security Task Force Co-
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
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 &
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
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.