BearingPoint Awards Gemalto for its Innovation Efficiency

BearingPoint Awards Gemalto for its Innovation Efficiency

Amsterdam, Dec 21, 2011–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced it has won the prestigious BearingPoint innovation management award (“Agile Innovation Award”) for its think tank initiative “BIG” (Business Innovation Garage). BIG provides Gemalto’s 10,000 employees company-wide with a structured process to submit and manage any innovative ideas they have. Ideas covering wide-ranging fields of application–from communication, payment, transport, Internet access, and machine-to-machine application–are systematically challenged, audited, developed and eventually selectively turned into incubation cells.

BearingPoint is an independent consulting company which core business is Business Consulting. With operations in 15 countries, it provides the combined expertise of its consultants both in the management and the technology domains. The “Innovation Management Trophies” are organized by BearingPoint, by the editorial board of L’Expansion(1), the research firm Harris Interactive and the Ecole des Ponts (the prestigious French school of engineering). The jury ranked Gemalto first amongst a number of nominated global industry leaders.

The award specifically recognized eGo, a revolutionary new technology that uses intra-body communication properties to convey digital credentials onto devices such as a person’s car, phone or door-lock. It is exemplary of how Gemalto fosters innovation and structures individuals’ dreams into development of incubation cells.

“We recognize Gemalto’s ability to deliver and test prototypes very quickly, and set clear milestones for either developing the project or discarding the idea,” commented Isabelle Denervaud, Associate Director Innovation and R&D, BearingPoint. “The BIG process is remarkable in that it ensures the same level of employee buy-in, for both “go” and “no-go” decisions.”

“The cultural diversity of our highly talented workforce worldwide is empowered by the BIG process to express ideas and new business opportunities that will potentially become our commercial successes of tomorrow,” added Tan Teck-Lee, Gemalto’s Chief Innovation & Technology Officer. “BIG is an efficient innovation process, tailored to identify the best projects and develop them in a start-up mode. Gemalto is honored to be distinguished by BearingPoint, who shares the same ambition of always delivering best value to their clients.”

(1) L’expansion is a French monthly trade & financial publication aiming to inform readers on trends and figures of French industry as well as carrier and management consulting, through deep study & analysis.
Readership: decision-makers in the industry–high Salaries. 345,000 readers (source AudiPresse Premium 2011).

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and over 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.

Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the Company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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