Les Trophées SESAMES 2017

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Cette année, TRUSTECH organisera les Trophées SESAMES :

Organisé à l’occasion de TRUSTECH, les trophées SESAMES sont un concours, à la fois vitrine de l’innovation et tremplin médiatique.

Des catégories au nombre de 6:

  • eGovernment (ID, health, welfare)
  • eTransactions (banking, payment, virtual money)
  • Manufacturing and Tests
  • IoT (Networks of wireless sensors, smart objects, constrained data and energy management)
  • Cybersecurity (Data safeguarding, resilience of infrastructures, resistance to cyberattacks)
  • Retail (online and in-store)

Découvrez les jurys de l'édition 2017 :


Cybersecurity (Data safeguarding, resilience of infrastructures, resistance to cyberattacks)


Michela Menting, Digital Security Research Director - ABI Research


Michela Menting, Research Director at ABI Research, delivers analyses and forecasts focusing on digital security. Through this service, she studies the latest solutions in cybersecurity technologies, critical infrastructure protection, risk management and strategies, and opportunities for growth. She then delivers end-to-end security research, from the silicon to cyber-based applications, closely analyzing technology trends and industry-specific implementations.

Before joining ABI Research, Michela worked as a telcos and IT analyst for visiongain, where she researched topics such as cloud computing, LTE devices, 3G/4G networks, mobile messaging, mobile applications, mobile security, MEMS, MVNOs, and FTTX, among others. Her experience includes working as a cybersecurity policy analyst for the United Nation’s International Telecommunication Union in Geneva, Switzerland.

Michela obtained both an LLB in English and French Law and an LLM in Information Technology, Media and E-commerce from the University of Essex. While doing her LLB, she spent an academic year at the University of Paris X (Nanterre), where she obtained a Licence de Droit. 


Al Pascual, SVP, Research Director - Head of Fraud & Security - Javelin Strategy & Research


Al Pascual brings his industry experience and passion for fighting financial crime to bear – having served in roles with HSBC, Goldman Sachs, and FIS – when conducting in-depth research and advising clients on issues that directly affect the security of financial transactions. His thoughts on a variety of fraud and security issues have been covered by media outlets such as Fox News, Reuters, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Wired.

Dieter Vandenbroeck, Senior Information Security Consultant - Ernst & Young


Dieter has a strong background in computer science, and started to develop a strong interest in IT security during his education. Building further on this interest and experience gained as an IT security consultant, he's career moved from assisting local clients in the financial sector with the discovery of vulnerabilities in their infrastructure to the management and follow-up of various information security risks that international clients in the EMEIA region face.


eGovernment (ID, health, welfare)                        

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director - GlobalPlatform


Mr. Gillick is responsible for driving awareness and accelerating adoption of the GlobalPlatform Specifications within worldwide markets. Mr. Gillick coordinates and manages the organization's strategic planning and oversees all marketing and business development initiatives within key vertical market sectors. He works closely with GlobalPlatform's Marketing Director, Technical Director, all three of the organization's technical committees - Card, Device and Systems - and the GlobalPlatform Task Forces. Mr. Gillick is directly responsible to the Board of Directors and the GlobalPlatform membership.

Prior to his appointment to a full-time role within GlobalPlatform, Mr. Gillick held various marketing and business development positions at a range of multi-national technology (or technology-based) corporations.

Mr. Gillick has served as GlobalPlatform's full-time Executive Director since 2006. Prior to this appointment, he was actively involved in the organization as GlobalPlatform's Marketing Center Chair and has also served the Smart Card Alliance on the Board of Directors, with a two-year term as Chairman of the Board.

Jon Shamah, Chairman - EEMA - European Association for E-Identity & Security


Jon Shamah is a graduate of Southampton University, specialising in Aeronautics & Astronautics.

Jon is a digital Identity & Trust Subject Matter Expert, specialising in maximising the technology and operational value chain of very large scale eID schemes and national eID programmes.

In 2017 Jon was listed in the One World Top 100 Leaders in Identity.

Jon is currently the Chair of EEMA.

He is a frequent public speaker on issues surrounding identity and Trust and facilitated the ministerial eID workshop in Poznan, Poland which directly led to the eIDAS, Trust Services regulations.

Jon was a long-term consultant on eID issues to the Nordic Banking and Payments Consortium, NETS, and contributes to European Programs such as SSEDIC, STORK2.0, ATTPS, FutureID, FutureTrust and LIGHTest, as well as leading organisations such as ENISA.

He advises a number of governments on eID Strategy and policy.

Jon is former co-chairman of ITU-T, SG17, Joint Coordination for Identity and is a member of the Advisory Board of TDL ("Trust In Digital Life“).


Max Snijder, CEO - European Biometrics Group


Max Snijder is one of the leading independent biometrics experts in Europe. It is his mission to support stakeholders from the biometrics community with the proper and beneficial understanding and implementation of biometric technology, with a focus on supporting decision makers from governments as well as industries at a strategic level. His expertise includes strategic aspects of biometric deployments (like costs/benefits, risk analysis and business cases), as well as issues on functional and operational requirements, use cases, processes and procedures. During his 15 years+ experience he has built up in depth knowledge regarding several key application areas, such as border control, national security, public administrations, e-passports, airport security, electronic services and transactions, e-banking, access control and mobile security. Max Snijder has extensive experience in managing and participating to European Commission funded projects, as well as giving courses, seminars, lectures and workshops. He is frequently invited to provide presentations at major international conferences and to chair conference sessions and panel discussions. He is member of the Sesames Award Jury (Cartes, Paris) and member of various program and advisory committees of international events. As a researcher Max Snijder has performed studies for the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), the Rathenau Institute, the European Commission Joint Research Center and the European Parliament. He was invited to provide lectures for students of the University of Groningen, University of Amsterdam and the University of Leiden. He lectured at the Center of Excellence–Defence Against Terrorism (CoE-DAT) of the NATO and gives numerous workshops for senior and executive management in the domains of aviation, border control, public administrations and identity fraud. Max Snijder is co-founder and Secretary the European Association for Biometrics.


eTransactions (Banking, payment & FinTechs )    

Pierre Crego, Vice President - EESTEL - European Experts in E-Transactions Systems

Pierre CREGO

Pierre Crégo is EESTEL Co-founder VP EESTEL and Mercury Technologies GM.

Pierre is an expert of Banking payment, NFC technologies, IOT secured architecture, e and m-Commerce applications.  Payment services provider approvals and architecture.

Pierre is acting in various areas: France, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Skills and expertises: Consulting, contracting authority support, Security Audit PCI DSS, Mpos applications and developments and Trusted services TSM/TSP (tokenization)

Activity areas:  Banking, Telcos, Mass retailer Commerce and distribution, mass transit

David Parker, CEO and Founder - Polymath Consulting


David is the founder and CEO of Polymath Consulting who work on projects and advise organisations across the Cards & Payments industry. 

Polymath Consulting and David are particularly well known for their work on E-money & Emerging Payments.

He has worked across the complete value chain helping banks with their overall E-Money/Prepaid and Emerging Payments strategy right through to market entry analysis; as well as working with telcos, processors and  programme managers on segment analysis, certification and membership applications.  

Other areas of support have included outsource partner review, RFP and partner selection right through to proposition development.

For brands he has assisted in product proposition development as well as managing RFP processes/reviewing existing contract relationships for both open and closed loop schemes.    

Geographically his client assignments have covered Russia, South Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia.  

Pierre CHASSIGNEUX, Executive Vice President, Projects & Risks Management Division – Groupement des Cartes Bancaires


EVP Project & Risk Management Division and previously Chief Risk and Audit Officer at Groupement des Cartes Bancaires, one of the largest Card Payment Scheme in Europe. He holds degrees in Information Systems Security and National Defense studdies. He started his career as an engineer in the French Defense Ministry and after in the French Information Systems Security Agency. He then joined Gemplus as the manager of e-signature Department and then joined Cartes Bancaires

IoT (Networks of wireless sensors, smart objects, constrained data and energy management)

John Devlin, Principal Analyst and Founder - P.A.ID Strategies


John is the founder and lead of P.A.ID Strategies. Here he focuses on innovation and disruption across Payments, Authentication, Identity, Security and Connectivity, across mobile, financial, retail, government and industrial vertical sectors.  Utilizing over fifteen years of commercial and analyst experience, he takes a broad view of how different technologies fit together across multiple segments, understanding and explaining determining factors in market adoption and technology development. John works with companies to identify their requirements and determine how these can best be addressed, providing information to answer questions and resolve tactical issues. He provides a considered approach to help companies understand their environments and tackle the business issues relating to their strategic goals, to move forward with new products, markets and technologies.


Ian Smith, IoT Security Director - GSMA


Ian is a technologist working for the GSM Association which represents the interests of over 800 mobile operators worldwide, and produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Ian is currently leading the GSMA’s IoT Security project which has recently published a comprehensive set of IoT Security Guidelines. Prior to this Ian led the delivery of the GSMA IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines and the GSMA Embedded SIM Specifications. Before joining the GSMA, Ian has held senior technical positions within network operators including Hutchison and Orange where he oversaw the design and development of the first commercial 3G handsets and SIM cards. Ian holds a B.Eng. with joint honours in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from Aston University, UK.


Thierry Spanjaard, Principal - Intelling


Thierry Spanjaard is the CEO and Principal at Intelling, a consultancy specializing in market intelligence for the secure transactions industry. He was until recently the Chief Editor of Smart Insights Weekly newsletter, and supervised the publication of Smart Insights Reports market research. Thanks to a career spent in the secure transactions industry, he is now recognized as an expert in the fields of smart cards, payments, convergence and other secure transactions related subjects. 

Before starting Intelling in 2006, Thierry Spanjaard was an independent consultant. He has been responsible for EMEA area development for Way Systems, an American startup in the field of mobile payment. Previously, he spent more than 11 years at Gemplus (now Gemalto), the world leader in smart cards and their applications. He has been in charge of marketing, customer education, competitive intelligence, and finally organized and ran a market intelligence cell at Gemplus. 

Thierry Spanjaard graduated in an International MBA from ISG, Paris, MIM, New York and IMUA Tokyo.

Manufacturing and Tests   

Daniel Bachenheimer, Unique Identity Global Lead - Accenture


Daniel Bachenheimer, an Electrical Engineer by training, is leading Accenture’s Unique Identity Services offering and has been designing and delivering solutions for government entities for over 25 years. For the past fifteen years, Dan has focused on Border and Identity Management solutions and has been involved in large-scale Identity Services systems including US-VISIT and UIDAI, Trusted Traveler Programs, Multimodal Biometric systems integration, RFID implementations, along with Identity, Credential, and Access Management solutions. Dan is involved in INCITS M1 (and ISO SC37) and is an IEEE Certified Biometrics Professional.

Donald E. Malloy, Chairman - OATH - Initiative for Open Authentication


Donald Malloy is the Chairman of OATH, The Initiative for Open Authentication. OATH is an industry alliance that has opened the authentication market from proprietary systems to an open source standard based architecture promoting ubiquitous strong authentication.

Malloy has more than 25 years’ experience in the Security and Payment industry and is currently a technology consultant assisting companies with the development of their security business. Don was responsible for developing the online authentication product line while at NagraID Security (Oberthur) and prior to that he was Business Development and Marketing Manager for Secure Smart Card ICs for both Philips Semiconductors (NXP) and Infineon Technologies.

Don originally comes from Boston where he was educated and has degrees in Organic Chemistry and M.B.A. in Marketing. He resides in southern California and in his spare time he enjoys hiking, kayaking and traveling around this beautiful world.

David Robertson, Publisher - The Nilson Report


David Robertson is Publisher of The Nilson Report, a trade journal whose subscribers are payment card and mobile payment systems executives in 87 countries.  Unlike other trade journals, The Nilson Report does not take paid advertising of any kind, and all articles are written in-house. Mr. Robertson has been following cards and mobile payments for over 30 years.  Research and statistics produced by proprietary surveys conducted by The Nilson Report are used by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, securities analysts, economists, and industry technology and service providers. Those statistics have also been cited in The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, New York Times, Financial Times, Reuters, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg Business Week, The Nikkei, Latin Trade, La Tribune, La Vanguardia, Business & Economy, Jeune Afrique, Handelsblatt, Cinco Dias, Yomiuri Shimbun, Caijing, Finanz und Wirtschaft, International Business Times of India, Vanguard Nigeria, Korea JoongAng, The Edge Markets, and dozens of other publications. 

Retail (Online and in-store) 

Nikki Baird, Managing Partner - Retail Systems Research


Retail Systems Research is an industry market intelligence firm specializing in the impact of technology on the extended retail industry. She focuses on trends impacting the consumer-retailer relationship, along with their supply chain and marketing implications.


Michelle EVANS, Head of Digital Consumer Research - Euromonitor International

Michelle Evans

As the Global Head of Digital Consumer Research at Euromonitor International, Michelle Evans oversees the firm’s digital research to provide actionable insights and in-depth analyses into how technology is fundamentally changing commerce. She writes and speaks about the technological advances that are shaping the way consumers browse and buy goods and services with her specialty spanning mobile payments, digital commerce, e-commerce, m-commerce, digital marketing and social media. Recognized as a thought leader in digital commerce, she was named a Power Women in Fintech by Innotribe in 2015 and a Woman on Top in Tech by Asian Entrepreneur in 2016. She has shared her expertise across industry events, including Money 20/20, Trustech, Mobile Shopping and CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit in the capacity as a speaker, chairperson or juror. Leveraging her master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, she has a reoccurring column in Forbes and is regularly quoted in publications globally.