Cartes Secure Connexions

SIMalliance Workshop


Join SIMalliance’s exclusive CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA pre-conference workshop
Evaluating NFC Deployment Strategies
Monday, May 4, 2015 (afternoon only)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The free-to-attend workshop, which will be delivered by industry association SIMalliance, will bring together industry experts to discuss key security, usability and testing considerations of NFC deployments and the approaches offered by host card emulation (HCE), secure element (SE) and hybrid deployment models. Delegates will learn the importance of determining the best NFC deployment strategy based on the unique security and other requirements of individual NFC service use cases. There will also be the opportunity for delegates to hear from leading NFC experts about what is happening, and what still needs to happen, to allow service providers to gain easier access to their customer base through NFC-enabled SIMS issued by mobile network operators (MNOs).  
Who should attend?
The workshop will be relevant to representatives of banks, retailers, transit operators and other service providers considering NFC as a service delivery channel and for MNOs keen to explore the issue of increasing subscriber access to NFC service providers.
A limited number of passes are available
Only 60 places are available at this exclusive workshop, with limited passes for delegates in three categories: service providers (banks, transit operators, retailers etc), MNOs and technology vendors. Places will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested parties are encouraged to register early.
To register your interest in attending the workshop, select the SIMalliance Workshop on Step 2 of attendee registration for CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA.
Agenda: "Evaluating NFC Deployment Strategies"

1:30pm Registration Opens
2:00pm Opening Address: "Evaluating NFC Deployment Strategies"

Hervé Pierre, Chairman of the Board, SIMalliance

The future NFC landscape will consist of HCE and SE-based deployments, together with multiple, as yet undefined, hybrid deployment models, which enable a graduated security approach. This SIMalliance presentation will explain why a ‘one size fits all’ approach does not apply to the NFC ecosystem and investigates the advantages and limitations of the SE and HCE deployment models for different use cases.

2:25pm "HCE - How Secure is it?"

Steve Pannifer, Head of Delivery, Consult Hyperion

HCE potentially allows issuing banks to launch mobile NFC payments over-the-top without needing to collaborate with mobile operators or OEMs to gain access to the SIM or Secure Element. To do this the issuing bank needs to find ways to adequately secure the payment application now residing in the insecure mobile OS. This presentation will outline the emerging security technologies that could be used for HCE and consider how far they go in addressing the security requirements of mobile NFC payments.

2:50pm "Simplifying Your NFC Implementation: Insight into GlobalPlatform’s End-to-End Framework"

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director, GlobalPlatform

In an effort to ease the deployment of secure NFC services, reduce implementation time and cost, and bring clarity to the market, GlobalPlatform has developed an ‘End-to-End Simplified Service Management Framework v1.0’ document for the contactless payments market. Here, GlobalPlatform offers an introduction to its end-to-end framework for contactless payment and an overview of the benefits this will bring to the market.
3:15pm Break
3:25pm "Panel Session: The Importance of Testing and Certification in NFC Deployments"


  • Hajo Sandschneider, Director of Marketing and Product Management, COMPRION
  • Christian Raccuglia, NFC Testing Product Manager, FIME
  • Julien Bernet, Security Consultant, Trusted Labs
  • Peter Helderman, Principal Consultant, UL

This session will feature representatives from leading testing and certification companies within the NFC landscape.

The session will investigate the important role of testing and certification within NFC deployments and will ask questions such as:

  • What role will testing and certification bodies play as the SE / HCE ecosystem continues to evolve?
  • What are the key differences in testing / certification processes for SE and HCE based NFC services and what are the key factors for service providers to consider?  
  • Why is testing and certification important to the secure NFC mobile services industry?
4:10pm "The Canadian (and Secure Element) Success Story

Martha Hall Findlay, Chief Legal Officer, EnStream

Martha summarises how Canada has become a world leader in mobile payments, and the factors that have been key to this success in the Canadian market. She will describe how all of Canada’s large MNOs together with five of Canada’s ‘big six’ financial institutions (and several smaller ones) can now offer their customers secure SE-based NFC mobile payment capability through all three of Canada's major MNO's (and smaller regional ones): and how: together with significant merchant deployment of contactless payment terminals, this means that most Canadians (except, for the time being, those waiting for iPhone capability) can now consider using their smartphones to pay for their groceries, a book, a beer, wine, or their morning coffee from their regular credit card account.

4:35pm Audience Q&A
4:45pm Closing Remarks

Hervé Pierre, Chairman of the Board, SIMalliance

5:00pm Cocktail Reception and Networking

For further information on the workshop and to register your interest, please contact

About SIMalliance (Security, Identity, Mobility)
SIMalliance is the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services. The organisation promotes the essential role of the secure element (SE) in delivering secure mobile applications and services across all devices that can access wireless networks. By identifying and addressing SE-related technical issues, and both clarifying and recommending existing technical standards relevant to SE implementation, the SIMalliance aims to promote an open SE ecosystem to facilitate and accelerate delivery of secure mobile applications globally.
SIMalliance members represent 86% of the global SIM card market. As such, the SIMalliance’s membership is responsible for delivering the most widely distributed secure application delivery platform in the world (UICC/SIM/USIM).
SIMalliance members are Eastcompeace, Fundamenture, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Incard, Kona I, Morpho, Oasis Smart SIM, Oberthur Technologies, VALID, Watchdata, Wuhan Tianyu and XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd.
SIMalliance Strategic Partners are Comprion, Linxens and Movenda.

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