Securing connected
and mobile services

SIMalliance Announces New Chairman for 2017-18

19 September 2017 – The Board of SIMalliance has elected Remy Cricco (OT-Morpho) to serve as the organisation’s Chairman.

In his role, he will work alongside fellow Board members representing Gemalto, G+D Mobile Security, ST Incard and VALID, to further SIMalliance’s aim: to advocate the protection of sensitive connected and mobile services to drive the deployment and remote management of such services across multiple industries and use cases, including the Internet of Things (IoT).

Remy, who became a SIMalliance Board member in 2016, succeeds Hervé Pierre as Chairman, who has recently retired from the SIMalliance Board.  Hervé, who also represented Gemalto on the SIMalliance Board, held the position since 2014. As such, SIMalliance welcomes Philippe Masson, Vice President, Business Development and Industry Relations, as the new Gemalto Board member.

Commenting on his appointment, Remy said: “This is a very exciting time for our industry. Many new growth opportunities are emerging within the UICC, eUICC and embedded secure element (eSE) markets, thanks to the increasing need for security in a world that is ever more connected.”

Remy explains: “The IoT landscape is evolving rapidly and this will accelerate further with the advent of 5G and NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT).  The security and logistical challenges resulting from this dynamic ecosystem can be addressed by the secure element industry, whether through a UICC, eUICC or eSE. Indeed, the established and certifiable UICC/eUICC ecosystem, together with its remote management capabilities and underlying secure process landscape is already benefiting various IoT and M2M use cases, such as connected cars, wearables and utilities.

I look forward to working with my SIMalliance Board colleagues and wider membership over the coming year to facilitate and accelerate the delivery of secure connected services globally. A key priority will be to continue to define and assess differing security requirements within 5G and advocate that use case appropriate security is built into 5G standards from the very outset. We will also explore emerging integrated secure element solutions, which could potentially bring value to the ecosystem.”

The SIMalliance Board wishes Remy Cricco great success in his new role, and would also like to offer sincere thanks to Hervé Pierre for his effective leadership of SIMalliance during his tenure as Chair.


About SIMalliance (Security, Identity, Mobility)

SIMalliance is the global, non-profit industry association which advocates the protection of sensitive connected and mobile services to drive their creation, deployment and remote management across multiple industries and use cases, including IoT.

The organisation promotes the essential role of a tamper resistant secure hardware component in delivering secure applications and services across all devices that can access wireless networks. SIMalliance facilitates and accelerates delivery of secure connected services globally, by:

  • anticipating market needs and developing associated, enabling specifications;
  • collaborating with industry stakeholders to  ensure that new use cases and business models can be simply and securely supported;
  • clarifying and recommending existing technical standards relevant to the implementation of strong device security;
  • promoting the availability of its members’ standardised, global security infrastructure, together with an established process landscape, which offers an instant solution to many challenges associated with bringing mobile services to market and managing them remotely.    

SIMalliance members represent approximately 90% of the global SIM card market.

SIMalliance members are Card Centric Solutions, Eastcompeace, Gemalto, G+D Mobile Security, Incard, Kona I, OT-Morpho, VALID, Watchdata and Wuhan Tianyu.   SIMalliance Strategic Partners are Comprion, Linxens, Movenda and Simulity.

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