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WISekey invited by the Global Clinton Initiative to join the 2011 event in NY in September: WISeKey and its partner foundation, the International Organization For Security and Electronic Transactions, have donated over $20 million in cash and in kind contributions to raise the global awareness of the importance of digital identity technologies and standards by the deployment of WISeIDs.

The new projects to be announced this year by OISTE and WISekey will revolve around microfinance and the nascent mobile phone payment industry in developing countries. WISekey is working with the CGI since 2007 and teaming with partners which  already include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the GSMA Development Fund, Equity Bank, MPower Ventures, which enables money transfers through prepaid debit cards, and Tostan, a mobile banking services provider in rural West Africa. Wizzit Bank from South Africa and Western Union are also on board.

Carlos Moreira has been ranked by the business magazine Bilan among the 300 most influential personalities in Switzerland (all industries being considered) for his expertise and involvement in the field of Technology, Media, Telecoms and corporate transactions.

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New York, April 19, 2011 – Simon Hobbs spoke with WISeKey CEO Carlos Moreira yesterday about protecting personal data. Discussing “the right to disappear,” Simon Hobbs asked founder Moreira about WISeKey’s encryption technology which offers governments, companies, and individuals services that protect data, communication, and authenticate identities.

WISeKey offers WISeID Personal Data Protector, an iPhone app that stores bank and credit card details, rewards points and frequent flyer programs. WISeID protects your Personal Identifiable Information (PII)—the data which contains unique identity and contact details traceable to one person—storing it securely and theft-proof, using WISeKey’s military-grade encryption.

WISeKey believes the individual should control their own PII. Mr. Moreira discussed the fundamentals of WISeKey’s technology that can support the right to disappear. Soon, with your PII stored safely in WISeID, a smart card, or mobile device, you will be able to choose which details you want to distribute, where, to whom, and they can be deleted when you decide. You remain the owner of your information.
Carlos Moreira is an expert in IT security, having worked in the field for 25 years. WISeKey secured the e-voting project in Geneva, Switzerland, guaranteeing that votes could not be intercepted or modified, offering easier access to Switzerland’s Direct Democracy. Mr. Hobbs revealed that WISeKey is planning an IPO in Switzerland in 2012 and in the U.S. in 2013.

About WISeKey: WISeKey is a leading, worldwide security and authentication firm, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with a number of regional subsidiaries. Privately-owned, WISeKey’s mission is to transform the Internet into a reliable and fair tool for conducting secure, electronic transactions.

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Geneva, 23 September, 2010: WISeKey and eight CGI members, including the GSMA Development Fund, a grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Western Union, MPower Ventures and Women’s World Banking, committed in 2008 to bring Mobile Banking to millions of people. As a result, WISeKey is offering a platform to enable anyone with a mobile phone to carry out transactions, even if they don’t have a bank account.

“It is estimated that only 1 billion people out of the world’s nearly five billion mobile device users have bank accounts, but people need a way of sending money to peers,” said Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey. “In addition to the ‘unbanked’, there are the ‘underbanked’—those who have inaccessible bank accounts, as branches and ATMs are rare in many emerging economies.”

WISePay, based on WISeKey technology, allows financial institutions, mobile operators, e-commerce and catalog retailers to provide customers with universally trusted services through the most common and secure channels.

WISePay can either be deployed quickly by organizations through software-as-a-service & launched to smaller communities cost-effectively, then scaled, or the full platform can be installed on customer premises.

Interested institutions that wish to deploy WISePay can contact WISeKey at

WISePay works in combination with WISeID, which provides a Digital ID on your iPhone and iTouch, downloadable from:

Download WISeID and register in order to receive the next release of WISeID, and also receive WISePay Virtual Money: access person-to-person money transfer, bank account transfer, loan reimbursement, bill payment, mobile credit top-up, and media purchases, among other features.

Available for iPhone, Blackberry, Samsung, Ericsson, Nokia and any J2ME capable phone.

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Olivia Ward
+41 (0)22 594 3000

New York City, N.Y., 21st September, 2010 – WISeKey, a leading IT security company and Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) member, and Microsoft, announced at the CGI Annual 2010 meeting in New York that they had successfully worked with the Government of Biscay to launch a next-generation citizen services platform (CSP), making secure electronic government services truly citizen-centric.

When citizens log on to the Biscay portal, they no longer have to go through a vast variety of links, pages and web sites: the Biscay Citizen Services Platform is customized across governmental departments, meeting the specific needs of the citizen and protecting their privacy at every step.

This cutting-edge approach takes multiple and complex citizen identity management systems, government services and e-government portals and packages them in an accessible and functional manner, allowing citizens to independently use the facilities, services and tools that governments such as Biscay provide for their citizens.

“In Biscay, we look forward to a future where the benefits of the WISeKey and Microsoft CSP technology become increasingly accessible to all citizens, allowing them to securely interact with and make use of government services,” said Jose Luis Bilbao, President of Biscay.

“The Biscay Citizen Services Platform clearly demonstrates our commitment to using secure electronic identities to globally empower citizens. We have seen both citizens and governments benefit from this technology, and we work tirelessly in both developed and developing markets to ensure that our technologies empower citizens and other stakeholders in innovative and meaningful ways,” stated Carlos Moreira, Chairman and CEO of WISeKey.

Niels Soelberg, Vice-President Public Sector EMEA Microsoft said, “We are very happy with our cooperation with WISeKey and the Biscay government on this new CSP, allowing the citizens to interact securely and efficiently with their government and giving them the tools to transform society in the process.”

WISeKey maintains its ongoing commitment to make this technology a reality for countries across the world, in local, regional and national governments, by working with organizations such as the Clinton Global Initiative, the World Economic Forum Global Growth Companies community, the Association of International Mobility and the OISTE Foundation.

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WISeKey Selected by the World Economic Forum as a Global Growth Company   Geneva, 13th September 2010 – WISeKey, the leading eSecurity and Digital Trust company, has been nominated by the World Economic Forum as a Global Growth Company. The World Economic Forum’s Global Growth Companies (GGC), founded in 2007, nominates leading enterprises from around the world that have the potential to become tomorrow’s industry leaders and a driving force of economic and social change. The GGC Community has admitted, as of June 2010, 250 companies from over 50 countries and from all sectors. These rapidly growing emergent multinationals are supported by the GGC as they navigate new geographies, markets, cultures and regulatory systems to become a major driving force in social and economic development.

The GGCs, Technology Pioneers and Young Global Leaders are the three pillars that form the Forum’s Community of New Champions.

Companies selected as Global Growth Companies must demonstrate an annual growth rate exceeding industry and regional average by 15%, a minimum turnover between US$ 100 million and US$ 5 billion depending on the industry, a demonstrated growth potential, the capacity and intent to build a global business and exemplary executive leadership.

WISeKey is the global leader on Digital Identification and Trusted Secure Electronic Transactions over the Internet. WISeKey’s disruptive technology and business model excel at knowing the digital identification and transaction market, staying close to customers, and using this technology to contribute to the Web and communications over the long term by improving every kind of trusted data exchange.

“We are honored that the World Economic Forum has again nominated WISeKey as a Global Growth Company this year. This nomination is the recognition that WISeKey is making a profound contribution to securing the Net and to allowing hundreds of million of users equipped with WISeKey technologies to perform highly secure electronic transactions over the Internet” said Carlos Moreira, founder and CEO of WISeKey. “This recognition is also proof that Geneva, Switzerland is emerging as one of the hottest places in the world to start and develop a tech company.”

Mr. Pierre-François Unger, Minister of the Department of Economy and Health added that, “Geneva is in itself a sort of natural incubator that allows innovation that stems from our specialized schools to be brought to the forefront in the creation of new technologically advanced companies.”

WISeKey was also part of the founding members of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Global Growth Companies, formed in 2007 to engage dynamic high-growth companies with the potential to be tomorrow’s industry leaders and to become a driving force of economic and social change. The Global Growth Companies will be meeting at the “Summer Davos” in Asia’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010 Tianjin, People’s Republic of China 13-15 September.

Tianjin, China, 13th September 2010 – Hublot, a leading Swiss watch manufacturer and WISeKey, a 2010 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Growth Company, announced the successful deployment of their unique breakthrough anti-counterfeiting solution, demonstrating the highly proactive collaboration amongst Global Growth Companies to develop concrete solutions to important issues facing society.
Since 2010, all Hublot watches have been protected by WISeAuthentic®, an authenticity-certification system using WISeKey technology. Operational in over 400 Hublot boutiques over all continents and praised by the reseller network and Hublot’s management, the risk of counterfeiting is greatly reduced and sales are monitored in real time, allowing quantifiable direct marketing activities and control of the gray market.
“The technology consists of creating an electronic guarantee certificate with an algorithm, which contains the watch identity code and enables privileged access to a reserved space on the Hublot website. Hublot sales outlets and clients are able to use the SmartCard to check instantly online if the watch is genuine. This combination provides a fail-safe solution, impossible to replicate, at a fraction of the amount lost in sales due to counterfeits. ” said Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot’s CEO.
“This is a major issue debated between WEF Global Growth Companies here in Tianjin, as counterfeiting represents five to seven percent of all world trade and is increasing daily,” said Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s CEO. “With luxury brand industries estimated at one trillion dollars (US), these companies need a reliable solution that will prove authenticity. We are pleased that WISeKey technology is now used in the fight against counterfeiting.”
WISeAuthentic is available for luxury, pharmaceutical, auction, aeronautic and gemology products.

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RIO – Um país com mais de 200 milhões de habitantes/consumidores; que registrou em 2008 um superávit comercial  na casa dos US$ 23 bilhões (em torno de 30 bilhões de euros); que pode vir a se tornar no futuro um emirado do  petróleo; e que será palco de dois megaeventos mundiais: a Copa do Mundo de 2014 e as Olimpíadas de 2016.

Carlos to give a keynote address on Privacy, Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace and Cyber Terrorism at the 13th session of the Human Rights Council (22 March 2010 at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva).

Digital Identification for all is a Human Right of the 21 century. WISekey’s Digital Identification technology provides digital identification solutions specifically designed to fulfill today’s demanding requirements for non-reputable identification for all citizens of the world. Through combining biometric applications with WISeKey’s digital certification technologies, the most accurate, scalable and easy-to-use provide secure authentication for ID.

WISekey Global Clinton Initiative Commitment Status Report – In the past year, the company donated $1.5 million in cash and in-kind support to programs on migrant mobility issues in Geneva and Malaga, Spain. Since 2005, WISeKey and its partner foundation, the International Organization For Security and Electronic Transactions, have donated over $20 million in cash and in kind contributions to raise the global awareness of the importance of digital identity encryption technologies and standards

The new projects will revolve around microfinance and the nascent mobile phone industry in developing countries. Partners organizations already include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the GSMA Development Fund, Equity Bank, MPower Ventures, which enables money transfers through prepaid debit cards, and Tostan, a mobile banking services provider in rural West Africa. Wizzit Bank from South Africa and Western Union are also on board. The project targets 13 countries and over 20 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. The company expects the number of partners to grow. Due to this commitment over 10 million people are alraedy using Mobile Digital IDs from WISekey.

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