The Java Card Forum (JCF) has elected Jean-Daniel Aussel as new president of the organisation, as well as head of the business committee. He was elected for both posts by the members, to replace the outgoing Volker Gerstenberger. JCF says Jean-Daniel is head of Standardization at Thales Digital Identity and Security in Paris, France, reporting directly to the chief technology officer, and in this position is very much aware of the constant technological and strategical changes and challenges for the industry, and their opportunity and impact on Java Card technology.He has more than 20 years' experience in the smart card and digital security industry and has served as the Thales (and previously Gemalto) representative on the JCF Business Committee since 2016. "I will build on my previous involvement within the JCF, by ensuring that the Java Card platform is a major and sustainable technology, supporting the forum members' traditional markets, as well as emerging and future markets," said Jean-Daniel.