GlobalPlatform Star Awards

The Star Awards program was launched in 2004 as an opportunity for GlobalPlatform to recognize and award individuals who have demonstrated exemplary member participation throughout the year.

The awards celebrate individuals who have made a significant contribution toward GlobalPlatform’s vision of creating a fully collaborative and open ecosystem in which all stakeholders can efficiently deliver innovative digital services, while providing greater security, privacy, simplicity and convenience to users.

These individuals are enthusiastic and dedicated to driving GlobalPlatform’s work efforts, and the objectives of the Technical Committee or Task Force that they represented. Awards are presented for:

  • Collaboration & teamwork
  • Innovative thinking
  • Making it happen
  • Leadership
  • Going the extra mile
Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!

Star Award recipients are announced and presented during GlobalPlatform's Annual All Member Meeting, held each November.

View past winners

TEE Committee

Jeremy O'Donoghue


“Making It Happen”

Mr. O’Donoghue provides constant constructive support on all issues in the TEE space. He always provides useful feedback on open reviews, and has stepped in as editor on a number of current documents, not all of which are of direct interest to his company. He is a superb example of an active participant member.

SE Committee

Masato Kita

FeliCa Networks, Inc

“Collaboration & Teamwork”

Mr. Kita was a significant participant in the Multi-SE Working Group, contributing in the elaboration of the Managing Entity specification. He was involved throughout the entire process, and it took a long time to finalize the specification due to the number of systems involved and multiple technologies that have to work together. He also shared his extensive technical knowledge and helped the group by reviewing the specification to make it more consistent.

SE Committee

Ullrich Martini

Giesecke & Devrient

“Collaboration & Teamwork”

Mr. Martini has extensively contributed to the Card Specification Working Group. Over the last year and a half in particular, he has driven with outstanding engagement the SCP11c initiative. He has also been a resource in educating the group members and developing the relevant specifications.

Consumer IoT Task Force

Jon Rolf

U.S. Department of Defense

“Innovative Thinking ”

Mr. Rolf has been a key contributor to the Wearables Requirements document. Not only has he significantly contributed to the use cases for wearables, but he has consistently provided the group with a new and fresh perspective. His input was particularly valuable as the DoD already runs pilots around wearable authentication.

Security Task Force Nominee

Béatrice Peirani



Ms. Peirani met the challenge to lead the Crypto Sub-Task Force. During this period, the group published a list of all cryptographic algorithms used in all GlobalPlatform SE and TEE specifications. In addition, she examined and summarized the cryptographic recommendations from National Agencies, and sorted all GlobalPlatform cryptographic algorithms into categories mapped to the National Agencies’ recommendations. Even if the subject was sometimes controversial, she led the group to a consensus and conclusion.

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