Ken Abbott

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Ken Abbott. Head of Web Communications. Blogs about all facets of Gemalto, especially evolving digital security trends. Enjoys motorcycling along the back roads of Provence, France.


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The office of the past, present and future – Part IX – Blurring the boundaries


Posted on 11th Feb 2014 by in Corporate

As we leave 2013 behind us and firmly embrace 2014, many of us are making New Year’s resolutions that we may or may not keep. How many of you have resolved to get fitter, go jogging or kick a ball about in the yard more frequently? How many of you have told yourselves you’ll learn […]

Google’s Inactive Account Manager handles Data after Death


Posted on 15th Jul 2013 by in Corporate

Last year I discussed the problem of what happens to our digital assets after our lives come to an end. If you haven’t read the post you can find it here. There are already, well documented online services that offer users the chance to live on through their social media threads. Kate Freeman of Mashable, […]

The Gemalto Contactless Challenge has begun!


Posted on 19th Nov 2012 by in Telecom

Today marks the first day of the Gemalto Contactless Challenge. Ewan MacLeod and Jon Choo, two of the most respected mobile technology bloggers in the industry today, are already making their way around London this week to complete a series of challenges. What will we learn about NFC infrastructure in the 2012 Olympic city? This […]

Is Bruce Willis trying to take a byte out of Apple?


Posted on 7th Sep 2012 by in Corporate

In his iconic role as cop John McClane, star of the Die Hard series, Bruce Willis became renowned for foiling the antics of some of Hollywood’s most notorious bad guys. But, according to recent reports, Bruce has now set his sights on an altogether different opponent. A number of news organisations across the globe have […]

What’s more important than social media or cloud computing? Mobile security.


Posted on 27th Apr 2012 by in Corporate

According to a private survey of B2B companies by SAP, social media and cloud computing rank as important tech trends to watch, but the most important is (drum roll): mobile. What? But there’s no massive paradigm shift, or the chance to spawn hundreds of new startups! No, it seems that we are just simply on […]

Digital life after death


Posted on 21st Feb 2012 by in Corporate

Most of us have more than one life. If this sounds strange, I’m referring of course to the digital life that more and more of us subscribe to every day. But when our time comes to an end, the question of what happens to our digital assets is an increasingly important question. Personally, I have my Twitter, […]

Crédit Agricole customers offered easier payment and added security


Posted on 1st Feb 2012 by in Corporate

You might already have seen from the news over the last 24 hours that one of France’s leading banks (and one of the largest in Europe), Crédit Agricole, has recently been rolling out contactless EMV banking cards to its customers in France, secured by optimized EMV risk management features from Gemalto. This is an industry first, […]

Bringing Contactless EMV payment to Student ID Cards


Posted on 8th Dec 2011 by in Corporate

Santander Universities Global Division develops innovative new technlogies, including university smart cards. Vicente Prior de Castro describes the multiple uses for these ID cards, including the latest innovation, EMV contactless payment.

Clever communication for Smart Cities


Posted on 17th Nov 2011 by in M2m

World population is predicted to hit 9 billion by the year 2050, and those next 2 billion people will be urban dwellers. Managing the cities of tomorrow will require doing a better job at providing housing, transportation and energy, and doing so in a sustainable way.

Video: Visa’s TIP program will accelerate EMV in the US


Posted on 13th Oct 2011 by in Corporate

Video interview with Jack Jania, SVP Secure Transactions in North America, discussing the push and pull factors which now guarantee EMV adoption in the US.