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GlobalSign IoT Security Experts to Participate in Industrial Internet Consortium’s World IoT Day Virtual Summit

05 April 2018

BOSTON, MA – April 5, 2018 – GMO GlobalSign (, a global Certificate Authority and leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced two of the company’s IoT security experts will participate in the Industrial Internet Consortium’s (IIC) World IoT Day virtual summit. The online event will take place on Monday, April 9. GlobalSign’s session will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET.

GlobalSign’s Director of Product Management for the IoT, Nisarg Desai, and Willow Noonan, Head of Research and Development for the IoT, will co-present the session “Blockchain for the Internet of Things.” As connected devices become ubiquitous, Desai and Noonan will discuss how a need arises for those devices to move and interact seamlessly among different domains in a trusted manner. Blockchains may provide foundations for systems that require coordination where trust and authority are not centralized. This presentation will also provide an overview of Blockchain technology and suggest potential applications in the field of distributed, connected devices in industrial environments.

The summit attendees will learn how a Blockchain can be used to address counterfeiting of devices and components by keeping a verifiable record of custody and ownership.

Event logistics:

  • Event name: World IoT Day Virtual Summit
  • Session: “The Blockchain for the Internet of Things”
  • Date: Monday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Speakers:  Nisarg Desai, director of product management, IoT, GlobalSign; and Willow Noonan, director research and development, and intellectual property development, IoT, GlobalSign
  • Where: Attendees may register for GlobalSign’s session by clicking here

About GMO GlobalSign

GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based service providers and IoT innovators around the world to conduct secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale PKI and identity solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

About GMO Cloud KK

GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information, visit

About GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit

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