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Consumer IoT Task Force (formerly Mobile Task Force)

The purpose of GlobalPlatform's Consumer Internet of Things Task Force (C-IoT TF) is to identify, define and evaluate the business and technical requirements necessary to meet the needs of existing and emerging secure services required by consumer oriented products in an increasingly connected world. The Consumer Internet of Things Task Force benefits from the engagement of 279 professionals from 72 member companies.


The scope of activities includes working with the Technical Committees and collaborating through the liaison process with external industry groups and organizations as a way to understand and gather the necessary business requirements.

The deliverables consist of high level requirements, guidelines and white papers that provide the necessary support to the Technical Committees where any required solutions and specifications are developed. The Consumer Internet of Things Task Force also promotes the use of GlobalPlatform technology and specifications within relevant markets and other standardization organizations.

Focusing on key priority topics such as:

  • Smartphones and tablets
  • Wearables
  • Gaming
  • Smart automobile external information exchange (infotainment, etc.)
  • Products in smart homes

As part of its activity, the Consumer Internet of Things Task Force collaborates with a number of partners including Car Connectivity Consortium, EMVCo, ETSI, GSMA, Mobey Forum, Open Mobile Alliance, SIMalliance, the SD Association and NFC Forum.

There are two sub-task forces within this group: Transportation Sub-Task Force and Wearables Sub-Task Force.

2017 Priorities
  • Establish and document the security requirements for wearables and transition those requirements to the relevant Technical Committee for evaluation.
  • Complete work on white paper for App Store based SE distribution and work on Amendment I, A and F (SEMS / DSEM) via committees
  • Define workshop topics and speakers for internal and external meetings
  • PSD 2 and digital identities

2017 Achievements to Date


Nils Gerhardt – Consumer Internet of Things Task Force Chair
Giesecke & Devrient

Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze

Mr. Gerhardt joined Giesecke & Devrient 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 serves as a GlobalPlatform Board of Director and Chair of the Mobile Task Force.

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

Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze

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 & program management.

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

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  • GlobalPlatform Members: Members wishing to contribute to this activity can visit the member only website
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