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SESAMES Awards and the Start-up Challenge: announcement of the finalists

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In 2015, more than ever before, Innovation is at the heart of CARTES SECURE CONNEXION event. The 33 SESAMES Awards finalists and the 5 Startup Challenge finalists can prouve it. These two highly awaited events reward the best innovations in the fields of secure payment solutions, identification and mobility.

The SESAMES Awards will be presented on 17 November during the ceremony, which will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Jean Thèves Amphitheatre (hall 4 entrance) during the CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS.

On 18 November from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the 5 Startup finalists will make their presentations in front of the panel of judges as well as the public. The winner will be announced when the judges have reached their final decision.

33 SESAMES Awards finalists

A highly acclaimed award in the industry, for twenty years the SESAMES Awards have been an occasion to recompense the best innovations in the fields of secure payment solutions, identification and mobility. A veritable promotional springboard, the SESAMES Awards give the winners visibility and legitimacy guaranteeing the success of their projects.

The 2015 edition of the SESAMES Awards is marked by a large participation and the addition of two new competition categories: the “Best Joint Initiative”, which honours joint projects designed by several companies having the same economic and social objectives; and the “Best Connected Objects Applications”, which recognises the massive growth of connected objects.

Out of the 15 different competing countries, all types of companies are represented i.e. from Startups to SMEs as well as major global companies.

11 Awards will be given during the ceremony, which will be held at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS on 17 November at 6:00 p.m. in the Jean Thèves Amphitheatre (hall 4 entrance). The projects are selected on the basis of 3 fundamental criteria: the innovative character of the submitted product/service, its suitability in terms of the market and the strength of its sales arguments.

Exceptionally this year, a GOLDEN SESAMES award will be presented to honour the 20th anniversary of the competition. This award will honour the innovation that most impressed the judges this year.

The winners of each category will have the opportunity to present their innovation during the “Innovation Breaks” on the “INNOVATION TV” on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November on the TV stage set up in CARTES SECURE CONNEXION (hall 3).

Presentation of the 33 finalists

 

BEST IDENTIFICATION APPLICATION

Emperor Technology     Mobile Identity Verifier     Mobile Identity Verifier is a portable device developed for the identity verification which integrates cutting-edge fingerprint recognition, contact/contactless reading, barcode scanning, MRZ reading, and communication functions. It can be used in the police, border control, custom and election organization sectors for easy identity check and verification.     Booth

3E088

NISS Group     Nano-ID     Our solution is a combination of intrinsic authentication, digital identification and a traceability network that provides a genuine solution to document security and authentication. NANO-ID™ enables to create an unforgeable & unique encrypted digital-ID code which is optically authenticated by our readers.    

Booth

4J105

Verifone     Biometric capable payment terminals     The National Identity Project is a Nigerian government sponsored security project where MasterCard supplies the cards and Verifone provides terminals incorporating biometric readers that check fingerprints and captures cardholder biometric data. Verifone’s software encrypts the data and transmits it to the Nigerian Identity Management Commission’s host for secure identification.    

Booth

4L004

BEST IT SECURITY SOLUTION

Avea     SIM-On Secure Authentication Service    

SIM-On Secure Authentication Service is a SIM Card and Mobile Device Management based authentication mechanism which provides easy and secure access to applications installed on mobile devices.

   

 

Infineon Technologies     OPTIGA (TM) Trust E - enabling the IoT     As embedded systems are increasingly gaining attention of attackers, the OPTIGA™ Trust E is a turnkey security solution for industrial automation systems, smart homes, and consumer devices. The high-end security controller comes with full system integration support for easy and cost effective deployment of high end security for your assets.    

Booth

3E004

Morpho     Mobile eTrusted Identity Services (Mobile eTIS)     Convenience: Service Providers can now provide their customers with a convenient, mobile and secure way to enroll and authenticate using something they have and something they are. Easy and safe, face recognition delivers a frictionless user experience to authenticate and have access to high value services, in a mobile ecosystem.     Booth

4K110

Oberthur Technologies     Automatic Authentication of the picture personalization     First target of forgers is the picture. Everybody can print or engrave ID pictures extremely similar to official ones. This innovation detects if the picture has been personalized with the official way or has been forged. A scan or a snapshot from a smart phone is sufficient to conclude.    

Booth

4J110

BEST TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION

Cardtek     EMV Transit Management     The solution is an cloud application for open payment acceptance of transit agencies. The solution provides to use PayPass and payWave offline capable cards and devices on an existing transit environment with only a software update in the new variable fare calculation method.      
Oberthur Technologies     cityGo Ticket CIPURSE L     cityGo Ticket CIPURSE™ L is the first contactless ticket based on CIPURSE L available on the market which is certified by the OSPT Alliance. cityGo Ticket CIPURSE™ L is the perfect product for Urban Transport Operator or Urban Transport Authority willing to offer a smart ticket for a single journey or a 10-journey ticket with some transactions records based on a high level of security product.    

Booth

4J110

Silverleap Technology     Transport ticking using Host Card Emulation in Malaysia    

Worlds first mobile ticketing application that makes ANY NFC Android phone into a public transport ticket using HCE (Host Card Emulation) and (TEE) Trusted Execution Environment. Just download the app, register payment info (credit card, direct bank debit) and purchase tickets for bus between Singapore and Malaysia, get on bus, swipe phone and GO!

   

Booth

4G038

BEST BANKING AND PAYMENT APPLICATION

Giesecke & Devrient     Convego® CloudPay     Convego® CloudPay is a fast, secure and commercial-grade Host Card Emulation (HCE) based mobile payment end-to-end solution supporting all major payment schemes - MasterCard, Visa and AMEX - and also regional or local payment schemes.      
Famoco     Cryptomiles     FAMOCO and Ledger developed a solution called Cryptomiles. The solution is an off-the-shelf kit to digitalize a physical token with minimal friction and third party integration, allowing for simple interoperability scenarios by leveraging on the Bitcoin Blockchain. Among other applications, it is intended for becoming a generic currency for loyalty cards, therefore raising radically the liquidity of reward points.    

Booth

4J048

Spire Payments     Spire Payments/Wirecard/Bijlipay and Indian Overseas bank mPOS initiative     Spire Payments’ a market leader in mPOS has played a key role in providing chip and PIN mPOS devices for the first ever deployment of its type in the Chennai area of India. Aimed at the micro merchant sector which had previously never accepted card payments, merchants are seeing revenue increases of 15% while benefiting from lower operating costs.    

Booth

4H019

Verifone     Payment as a Service from Verifone     Verifone Payment-as-a-Service combines hardware, software, gateways and support services into a single, integrated solution delivered through a secure commerce architecture that bypasses POS software and is PCI-certified and pre-certified with major acquirers. This bundled approach provides merchants a cost-predictable subscription model.    

Booth

4L004

BEST MOBILE SECURITY SOLUTION

Oberthur Technologies     OT Flying mPOS powered by Mobeewave     Solution to convert a mobile handset into a powerful, secure, open and contactless mobile POS for merchants. The offer leverages on PEARL by OT embedded Secure Element and Mobeewave’s contactless payment acceptance technology in order to turn smart devices into secure payment terminals.    

Booth

4J110

Spire Payments     inSPire mPOS API     The solution is an cloud application for open payment acceptance of transit agencies. The solution provides to use PayPass and payWave offline capable cards and devices on an existing transit environment with only a software update in the new variable fare calculation method.    

Booth

4H019

Verifone     Verifone e355     The Verifone e355 converts all types of smartphones/tablets into a secure device that accepts all forms of payment. The e355 future-proofs merchants' mPOS investments, as it can support merchants' smartphone/tablet upgrades and OS changes, and it includes all necessary functionality to enable commerce inside or outside the store.    

Booth

4L004

Worldline     Worldline Trusted Authentication with FIDO compliance     With ‘FIDO (Fast ID Online) compliant’ Worldline Trusted Authentication, we are combining the ease of deployment of Worldline Trusted Authentication with the interoperability of the FIDO standard, opening new business opportunities for strong authentication.      

BEST RETAIL SOLUTION

Oberthur Technologies     RED CARPET     RED CARPET is an innovative card technology : this normal EMV payment card also contains a UHF chip and antenna that enables cardholder detection in a 2 or 3 meters range. As a result, VIP customers can be detected, and attended, as they enter a branch/shop. Within a shop, they can be "geolocated" and be sent customized coupons.    

Booth

4J110

Plebicom     Platform SalePerformance     The platform that permits to retailers or small business to build campaigns for acquisition of new customers or for loyalty campaigns with 100% performance model      
Verifone     Verifone Cloud POS     Verifone Cloud POS is an Android-based cloud point of sale system for tablets and smartphones. Ideal for small/medium sized merchants, it supports all payment methods. It's processor-agnostic and scalable to grow with merchants’ businesses, while enabling them to identify, engage and reward customers through custom digital loyalty/coupon programs.    

Booth

4L004

BEST MANUFACTURING & TESTS PRODUCT

Emperor Technology     3D Multi-color Card     A 3D Multi-color Card printed by resinae liquid inkjet printing technology, on which the photo, text, number and signature are created with 3D embossing effect. It is a cost-effective solution to print vivid color pattern on cards with high resolution. It brings diversity to the traditional smart card manufacturing industry.    

Booth

3E088

FIME     FIME Card Emulator and SAVVI Test Platform     The FIME Card Emulator an integrated Card Emulator and Card Reader (each with contact and contactless interfaces) in a compact and pocket sized unit powered by USB. Used with SAVVI, it makes a portable, automated terminal integration test platform for leading payment systems: American Express, DNA, Discover, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA.    

Booth

3E019

Watchdata     Elfopass BLE     Elfopass-BLE is a dual-interface standard EMV card, integrated with Bluetooth communication chip and battery, and it supports online/offline card transaction, online top-up and OTA after connecting to mobile devices (phone, Pad, laptop supported) via Bluetooth.    

Booth

3C047

BEST CONNECTED OBJECTS APPLICATIONS

IKI     SSLNAC Virtual Network Access Controller / IP POS Concentrator     SSLNAC is the specialized virtual appliance for secure delivery of Internet and Mobile TLS/SSL payment transactions. It is a pure Next Generation Virtual Network Access Controller built from scratch utilizing up-to-date open technology to enable smooth and efficient payment services on a Cloud infrastructure.      
Infineon Technologies     OPTIGA(TM) Trust E - enabling the IoT     As embedded systems are increasingly gaining attention of attackers, the OPTIGA™ Trust E is a turnkey security solution for industrial automation systems, smart homes, and consumer devices. The high-end security controller comes with full system integration support for easy and cost effective deployment of high end security for your assets.    

Booth

3E004

Oberthur Technologies     EMV Cybersecurity by OT     By making EMV payment cards capable of detecting & reporting anomalies in an EMV transaction flow, OT go beyond traditional security approach of protecting issuers & cardholders assets against security attacks. OT apply principles of cybersecurity turning EMV cards into smart sensors contributing to financial institutions security continuum    

Booth

4J110

BEST JOINT INITIATIVE

Famoco & Ledger     Cryptomiles     FAMOCO and Ledger developed solution called Cryptomiles. The solution is an off-the-shelf kit to digitalize a physical token with minimal friction and third party integration, allowing for simple interoperability scenarios by leveraging on the Bitcoin Blockchain. Among other applications, it is intended for becoming a generic currency for loyalty cards, therefore raising radically the liquidity of reward points.    

Booth

4J048

QiCard & International Smart Card     QiCard Biometric-payment card for distribution of aid to refugees     A joint initiative between International Smart Card and the Ministry of Migrant for the distribution of aid to internally displaced refugees in Iraq, using biometric identity-based smart cards.      

Discovery

Famoco     OtherCoin    

FAMOCO and Cayenne Graphics developed a breakthrough offline payment solution inspired from the Bitcoin technology. The solution is based on the generation, storing and transmission of Bitcoin private keys. Among other applications, this solution will prevail as the most convenient and secure payment system for communities acting in a unity of time and place such as clubs, festivals, resorts, etc.

   

Booth

4J048

NISS Group     NANO-ID     Our solution is a combination of intrinsic authentication, digital identification and a traceability network that provides a genuine solution to document security and authentication. NANO-ID™ enables to create an unforgeable & unique encrypted digital-ID code which is optically authenticated by our readers.    

Booth

4J105

Spire Payments     Spire Payments’ innovative SDK (software development kit) inSPire     Spire Payments’ SDK (inSPire) provides a powerful, secure and flexible platform for developing chip & PIN/contactless POS solutions. This has been demonstrated by a small team developing, certifying and initiating deployment of Spire Payments’ POS devices (countertop IP/dial, PIN Pad and mobile GPRS), for a leading Romanian bank in just 10 weeks.    

Booth

4H019

           

5 Startup Challenge finalists

Created in 2014 by CARTES SECURE CONNEXION in partnership with Fabernovel, the aim of the Startup Challenge is to reward the most innovative solutions submitted by Startups. A real springboard, the Startup Challenge enables young entrepreneurs to gain visibility, secure funding and gain privileged access to their target market.

The Startup Challenge 2015, sponsored by Galitt, is focusing on the security of new means of payment.

The STARTUP CHALLENGE is a member of French Tech

French Tech recognises all the stakeholders in the French Startup eco-system. It is also an innovative public policy embodied by the French Tech Initiative, which supports and promotes the growth of Startups.

On the occasion of this awaited second edition, five finalists will have the opportunity to pitch in front of the panel of expert judges, which includes:

 
  • Rémi Gitzinger, Head of Consulting - Galitt
  • Olivier Tilloy, Deputy Managing Director – S-Money
  • Antoine Dumurgier, Managing Director of Strategy and Development - Edenred
 

The winning Startup will receive €10,000 (including 5,000 Euros’ worth of consulting from GALITT). The winner will be also be allocated a 6m2 Booth in the CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2016 trade event in Paris and will be interviewed on INNOVATION TV.

Presentation of the 5 finalists

                         

Startup

   

Creation date

   

Innovation description

   

Country

   

Founder

Lydia

    2011    

Mobile payment with a fraud detection algorithm

    France    

Cyril Chiche

Tiller Systems

    2014     New smart cash register that can automate tasks and analyse transactions     France    

Dimitri Farber

My life it

    2009     SMS payments without the need for an Internet connection making payments possible even in places where the network signal is poor     Australia    

David Strybosch

Ledger

   

2015

(January)

    Bitcoin wallet ensuring secure and simple access          

Eric Larchevêque

Izicap

    2013     A bank card loyalty scheme without the need for additional infrastructure     France    

Miguel Mateus

Contact information

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS
Stéphanie Champion, 01 42 30 81 00
s.champion@rpca.fr
or
Cathy Bubbe, 01 42 30 81 00
c.bubbe@rpca.fr
or
Clotilde De Angelis, 01 42 30 81 00
c.deangelis@rpca.fr

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