Succession in the Management Board at Giesecke & Devrient decided
Ralf Wintergerst (53) will succeed Dr. Walter Schlebusch (67) on November 1, 2016
Munich, July 21, 2016 – With effect from November 1, 2016, Ralf Wintergerst will be Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) of Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), as unanimously decided by the Supervisory Board in a meeting today. Wintergerst succeeds Dr. Walter Schlebusch, who will leave the company on November 1, 2016 for reasons of age, and moves over to the Advisory Board of G&D. With Ralf Wintergerst as the new CEO the company is focusing on continuity in order to maintain its current successful course.
Giesecke & Devrient commercially delivers AirOn Version 4 for eSIM Management
Munich/Shanghai, June 29th, 2016 – With the highest share of commercial implementations and partnerships worldwide, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been leading the global market for eSIM management from the beginning. With its AirOn version 4, G&D is commercially operating the next generation system that supports the GSMA M2M specifications as well as the new standard for Remote SIM Provisioning for consumer devices. At the MWC Shanghai, G&D will showcase the latest live eSIM management service.
“Banknotes Are a Part of Modern Life”
Munich, May 23, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) will showcase the company’s entire portfolio from its Banknote business unit at the Banknote Conference in Washington from May 23 to 26, 2016, with a special focus on new banknote security and Industry 4.0 solutions.
Giesecke & Devrient’s CloudPay Solution Integrates Visa Token Service for Issuer Wallets
Munich, April 19, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) announced today the integration of its Convego CloudPay solution with Visa Token Service (VTS). G&D’s Convego CloudPay solution provides provisioning and life-cycle management services for payment applications on HCE (Host Card Emulation) enabled mobile devices. The relationship with Visa allows G&D to request and provide payment tokens from VTS to Visa issuers’ HCE mobile wallets.
Back on the Path to Success: Giesecke & Devrient Breaks Through the 2-Billion Euro Revenue Mark for the First Time
Munich, April 12, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) was back on the road to success in fiscal 2015, surpassing the two-billion euro sales mark for the first time in the company’s history. Overall, the G&D Group achieved strong growth of 9.7 percent last year, far exceeding its own expectations. All three business units – Banknote, Mobile Security, and Government Solutions – contributed to this growth. Not including the 2014 provision for restructuring costs, the EBIT operating result increased by around 40 million euros to almost 102 million euros. G&D has overcome the decline in earnings it experienced in previous years.
Giesecke & Devrient Showcases Digital Banking Portfolio at Money20/20 Europe
Munich, April 1, 2016 – At the Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) will showcase its Digital Banking Services including Convego Hub and CloudPay, its consumer-centric services such as instant issuance, its mobile application platform Convego AppWorld, and its digital identity services.
Giesecke & Devrient and Telefonica Digital Jointly Present SIM Based Interface for eSIM Management
Munich, March 3, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient and Telefónica present a joint technology solution, integrating the functionalities of the LPA (Local Profile Assistant) into the secure environment of the SIM card. The solution is based on the existing Smart Card Web Server (SCWS) specification issued by the SIMAlliance.
eSIM technology by Giesecke & Devrient supports Vodafone’s implementation of eSIM specification
Munich, March 2, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has delivered the embedded SIM (eSIM) management solution for Vodafone Group’s first implementation of the industry-agreed Remote SIM Provisioning specification.
Giesecke & Devrient and Telefónica to offer eSIM Management for Consumer Devices
Munich and Barcelona, February 23, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) teamed up with Telefónica at the 2016 Mobile World Congress, which took place from February 22 to 25 in Barcelona, to introduce a solution for eSIM management in the consumer sector. A demonstration at the stand showed a Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch being integrated into an existing mobile communications contract using a smartphone. The user connects the smartwatch with his mobile via the Bluetooth interface, then scans a QR code. The additional device is then added to the existing data contract and immediately networked. The eSIM management solution is based on AirOn from G&D and enables the embedded SIM (eSIM) integrated in the smartwatch to be configured 'over the air'. Telefónica, building on AirOn from G&D, will launch the first commercial pilot project in April, offering the solution in several o2 shops. The offer will then include additional devices.
Giesecke & Devrient Leading Provider for End-to-End Solutions for Smart Wearables
Munich, February 23, 2016 – Having delivered the payment technology for smart wristbands, such as the Chinese smart band ‘JiePay’, or smart watches, such as the ‘Swatch Bellamy’, and the connectivity for the ‘Samsung Gear S2’, G&D has established itself as one of the leading players in the market for smart wearables.