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19 November 2013



Revealed: the SESAMES Awards 2013 winners in full

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Ten companies are celebrating this morning after the winners of the SESAMES Awards were announced at a gala reception in the Automobile Club de Paris (pictured) last night. The purpose of the 11 awards – the Oscars of the secure payments industry – is to recognise and reward the sector’s best innovations every year.

From cloud technology to voice biometry, from advanced e-passports to product which will help protect Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, via a video screen which allows users to exchange information by just placing their NFC phone near it, the winners of 2013 are incredibly varied – but have one thing in common: excellence.

The judges, who are all experts in the industry, arrived at their decision after lengthy deliberation, whittling down the SESAMES list from more than 30 high quality finalists – and over 300 first-round submissions. Think&Go NFC can be forgiven for having the broadest smile this morning – the French firm won two of the coveted trophies: in the Mobility category and the Discovery prize.

And the winners of the awards are:

Infineon Technologies (Germany)

High Speed ePassport with Very High Bitrates and Secure
The solution is an e-passport enabled with Very High Bitrates and specification to store eVisa,entry/exit stamps and biometric data.

CipherCloud (USA)

CipherCloud Platform
CipherCloud delivers an open platform with comprehensive security controls including military grade encryption, tokenization, data loss prevention, malware protection and activity monitoring. It enables organizations to securely adopt cloud applications by eliminating the risks to data privacy, residency, security and regulatory compliance.

Card4B Systems S.A (Portugal)

WildCard Ticketing Kernel Ticketing Kernel is an interoperability modular
middleware, multi terminal and operating-system, which provides business rules to support multi card-schema, embedded into any terminal or online behind a web service for web or mobile apps.

Airtag (USA)

AIRSHOP Order is a multi-channel white label mobile wallet for ordering and payment. Including a selection of feature modules brands can easily customize their offering with loyalty & couponing. AIRSHOP also includes a web interface for managing product availability and reporting tools for tracking consumer purchasing behavior in real time.

Think&Go NFC (France)

NFC shopping
NFC-Shopping allows consumers to use NFC phones to make a complete shopping process from adding items to basket to checking out. Includes couponing, promotions, loyalty points, alerts according to personal preferences.

Oberthur Technologies (France)

My voice is my password

“My voice is my password” is an end-to-end solution which ease and secure the online or mobile customer experience. It includes a voice pattern stored in the SIM and a mobile application in the mobile phone.

SCCP group (France)

Swiff mWallet
Swiff mWallet is a white label solution that provides merchants with advanced CRM and business intelligence tools. It provides enhanced customer experience with geo localization and targeted campaigns.

Secure-IC S.A.S. (France)

Smart-SIC Analyser (TM), the “radar” tool
It is a disruptive test platform that checks the security of a design from its specification to its realization. It has been adopted worldwide, and as an open tool, it is evolving in parallel with the needs from our clients.

Giesecke & Devrient (Germany)

TEE-TSM and Trusted Execution Environment end-to-end Ecosystem    
The TEE and TSM remote management allows on-demand deployment, lifecycle management and execution of TEE secured apps on smart connected devices

Gemalto M2M (Germany)

M2M technology to protect Amazon Rainforest

Cargo Track and Gemalto have teamed up to protect Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest with M2M technology. This solution shows embedded connectivity and intelligence being applied to preserve one of Brazil’s most precious resources.

Think&Go NFC (France)

Dynamic NFC-Screen
The product is a specialized video screen which allows users to exchange information by just placing their NFC phone near the surface of the screen.


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