CLOSED 2015 – Open Standards Forum

The 29th April will see two Forums being held in the London Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel. One based on the topic of Mobile ID and the other on the topic of Open Standards. A variety of organizations and alliances are supporting, endorsing or hosting the Forums. Both Forums will be free of charge, but places are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis.


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Endorsed by OSPT Alliance

The topic of Open Standards is part of most technology debates across the entire value chain of mobile and contactless implementations. Independent of applications such as transportation, payment, loyalty and access, the discussion about standards is getting more and more heated. Initiatives such as FIDO and OSPT are developing open, scalable and interoperable specs to increase the speed of technology adoption without the ties to a proprietary solution and the license fees that go with it. The European Commission, in its Digital Agenda for Europe, identified ICT “lock-in” as a problem. In its legislation, it promotes building open ICT systems by making better use of standards in public procurement in order to improve and prevent the lock-in issue.

9.00 – 9.15 Registration and welcome coffee

Moderator of the Forum: Kevin Farquharson, Managing Director of Smartran/Chair of the Smart Card Networking Forum

9.15 – 9.35 Keynote Session: The rise of Open Standards in secure mobile and contactless implementations

For decades, proprietary systems have been successfully implemented throughout multiple markets and in all regions on the world. In recent years, however, the tech industry is getting organized in various forms, such as associations, alliances and working groups. The motivation behind it: Establishing open standards to make secure technology implementations smoother, cheaper and flexible. Hence the term “Open Standards”. In this session, representatives of such groups will answer questions such as: Why is it relevant now? Who should be involved? What are the key drivers? How much security do you really need?


  • OSPT Alliance: Antoine Vilain, President of the Board

9.35 – 11.00 Session 1 / Moving to mobile and NFC – a smoother, more secure ride with open standards?


  • Samsung Semiconductor: Joerg Suchy, Associate Director Smart Card & NFC Business Development (EMEA)
  • Deutsche Telekom: Michael Dupré, Release Manager for NFC SIM
  • Giesecke & Devrient: Sergi Espi, Product Manager NFC

11.00 – 11.30 Networking coffee break

11.30 – 13.30 Session 2 / Mastering the challenges of contactless & mobile multi-application implementations

The demand for smart, user-friendly and convenient solutions for transport and ticketing  is on the rise. In many cases, a multi-application scenario, such as combining payment and transport functionality, ticks all the boxes. Managing more than one application securely on a contactless card or a mobile implementation is a complex undertaking, though. In this session, industry experts and implementors will give insights on what it takes to get it right.


  • Cubic: Paul Monk, VP of Technology
  • Emoney: Christian Senly, CTO
  • Calypso/Smart Ticketing Alliance: Dr. Ralph Gambetta, General Secretary
  • ATM Barcelona: Carme Fàbregas, CTO
  • Chiltern Railways: Thomas Ableman, Commercial Director

13.30 – 15.00 Networking Lunch

Why not join us for the whole 2 day event, including the Contactless & Mobile Awards Dinner? Check out the Agenda here.

Register for the Forum FREE OF CHARGE.


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