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Gilles M. Lisimaque

Mr. Lisimaque is a partner with IDTP, and is recognized as one of the leading US experts on Smart Card technology, smart card specifications and applications, and their integration into operational systems. Mr. Lisimaque is actively engaged in the technical standards community and supports various US government projects as a senior technical advisor and smart card subject matter expert. Prior to joining IDTP, Mr. Lisimaque worked at Gemplus, a company he founded with four other co-founders, and was part of the Business Development Group, responsible for special projects in North America. In this position, he interfaced with various industry groups, as well as, prospects and customers, providing technical and business guidance for the design and application of Gemplus smart cards, hardware and systems, and customized services. Prior to joining the Gemplus team, Mr. Lisimaque was technical marketing director in SGS-Thomson's research and development group. He was the architect of the company's family of smart card components and helped develop the first chip operating system for smart cards. Additionally, he was MIS manager of the SGS-Thomson MOS facility called Eurotechnique, a joint venture between Saint-Gobain and National Semiconductor. There he developed an integration system connecting HP mini-computers, IBM mainframes and DEC semi-conductor test equipment. Mr. Lisimaque holds multiple patents on smart card security and smart card OS design and has high level seats with numerous Smart Card and Security Forums and Associations. Mr. Lisimaque is an honor graduate of the French engineering school, "Arts & Métiers", where he specialized in automation and electronics.