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
- Smart automobile external information exchange
- 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.
- 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
- Define workshop topics and speakers for internal and
- PSD 2 and digital identities
2017 Achievements to Date
Nils Gerhardt – Consumer Internet of Things Task Force
Giesecke & Devrient
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
Mr. Gerhardt serves as a GlobalPlatform Board of Director and Chair of
the Mobile Task Force.
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 & program management.
Mr. Stovold was elected to serve as Chair of the Transportation Sub-
Task Force in 2015.
- GlobalPlatform Members: Members wishing to
contribute to this activity can visit the member only website
to join this task force.
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