The Java Card Forum (JCF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Jean-Daniel Aussel as the new President of the organisation, as well as head of the Business Committee. He was elected for both posts by the members, to replace the outgoing Volker Gerstenberger.

Jean-Daniel is Head of Standardization at Thales Digital Identity and Security in Paris, France, reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer and in this position is very much aware of the constant technological and strategical changes and challenges for the industry, and their opportunity and impact on Java Card technology.

He has over twenty years’ experience in the smart card and digital security industry and has served as the Thales (and previously Gemalto) representative on the JCF Business Committee since 2016.

Speaking following his appointment, Jean-Daniel restated the values established by his predecessor over the past four years and pledged to continue: “I will build on my previous involvement within the JCF, by ensuring that the Java Card platform is a major and sustainable technology, supporting the forum members’ traditional markets, as well as emerging and future markets.”

Christian Kirchstaetter, head of the Technical Committee commented: “The Java Card Forum welcomes Jean-Daniel in his new role. We are eager, together with the Business Committee under Jean-Daniel’s guidance, to engage in the next steps of Java Card evolution.”

 Source: Java Card Forum

About the Author Steve Atkins

As well as the head of the Krowne Communications GmbH, Steve Atkins is also the Program Director for the Silicon Trust and editor of the program's VAULT magazine – covering secure ICs, cyber security, contactless, NFC, mobile, blockchain and cloud-based technologies. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

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