Chairman of the Board
Senior Director Global Standardisation, G+D Mobile Security
In his current role, Claus is responsible for defining and driving strategic standardisation activities within G+D’s business segment Trusted Connected Devices. Prior to this, Claus held various positions in project management, R&D, technology office and product management within G+D since joining the company in 1996.
Claus has a long history in standardization of smart card technologies and was seconded to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) from 2002-2003. In 2009, Claus was appointed Director and Head of Embedded Development for mobile device solutions and software security. He headed the Innovation department within the R&D organization from 2014 onwards and was responsible for carrying out technical feasibility studies and prototyping for new technologies.
Claus has a master’s degree in Computer Sciences from the Collaborative University of Mannheim.
Vice President of Product Line and MVNO IoT, IDEMIA
Benoit is the VP of product line and MVNO IoT at IDEMIA, the leader in augmented Identity. Within this role he leads the advanced SIM (including 5G and PKI) and core SIM product lines, as well as MVNO IoT business lines within the mobile operator business unit.
Benoit began his career with IDEMIA in 1999 as a development engineer managing smart card products (VISA, Mastercard, EMV) and identity applications. He has extensive experience managing R&D projects and delivering secure solutions for payment, identity and embedded SE (eSE, eUICC, IoT) markets.
He holds an Engineering degree computer science from Polytech Grenoble, France (1999).
Head of eSIM, Product Management and Marketing, NXP
Cyril has dedicated his expertise to the establishment of secure embedded technology for mobile devices as an integral part of global infrastructures. Today, he is responsible for eSIM related activities at NXP Semiconductors.
Before joining NXP, Cyril held several roles in product, marketing and partnerships management for secure embedded solutions at IDEMIA, including NFC SIM and embedded Secure Element (eSE) solutions. He also headed the NFC Product Line, and Android Product Line at SAGEM Mobile.
Cyril started his career at SFR, where he was responsible for the SFR’s Hotspot roll out.
He has a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, as well as an engineer degree from EIGSI.
Director of Marketing for Embedded Products at Thales
Stephane leads the worldwide market research, offer definition, channel strategy and communication activities of the Gemalto embedded SIM and embedded Secure Elements for consumer and IoT.
Prior to his current position, Stephane held roles in R&D, product management, strategic programs and acquisition integration manager within Gemalto. He then joined the IoT Business Line to develop the smart manufacturing business.
He holds an engineering degree from the Grande Ecole Supelec Paris.
Central Marketing Director, Incard Division, MMS Group, STMicroelectronics
With a Ph.D in Physics gained from the University of California, Michele Scarlatella has held academic positions at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Palo Alto, High Tech industry for IBM and Silicon Graphics.
In 1988 Michele moved back to Europe and worked first as a Product Designer and then as a Product Marketing Manager in telecom equipment’s & payment terminals with the IPM Group. He started activities in the smart card sector in 1991, developing successful products for point of sales (POS) payphone services, card batch processing, fraud management, secure application module development and key distribution systems, with a worldwide footprint.
He was Founder and Chief Technical Officer of a network security start-up (eMaze Communications) serving several blue-chip companies before joining STMicroelectronics in 2004 in the Incard business unit. In ST, Michele started as a Product & Application Director for smart card products and was soon appointed to the position of Vice-President Marketing of the incard BU . In 2010 he became Central Marketing Director of the Secure Microcontroller Division of STMicroelectronics.
In 2013, he joined as Director of Strategic Planning team of the Microcontrollers, Memories and Security promoting Secure IoT solutions. Since 2017, he is Director at Strategy Technology & Systems Architecture, Microcontrollers, & Digital IC Group of ST. Michele has been an elected Member of the SIMalliance Board since 2009.
He was also a Board Director of the Smart Payment Association, and is a Member of the IEEE Communication Society, Computer Society and ACM/SIGSEC (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group in Security).
R&D Director, Smartcard & Platforms, VALID
Since May 2016, Bertrand has held the position of R&D Director Smartcard & Platforms, VALID.
He started his career in the semiconductor industry with Product Marketing positions at ST and Texas-Instruments. He later joined Gemplus, where he managed Latin American operations for ten years, and Oberthur Technologies. Bertrand then took up a position as CEO at Avilinks, before joining Inside Secure in 2006, and then Dictao, later acquired by IDEMIA.