HID Global's Chief Technology Officer Receives Global Security Contribution Award

Shenzhen, China, November 4, 2011 - HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced its chief technology officer Dr. Selva Selvaratnam has received the Global Security Contribution Award by Global Security Industry Alliance, the organizing committee of China Public Security Expo (CPS Expo), and China Public Security Magazine in recognition of his industry-leading product innovations in the access control market.

“Dr. Selva Selvaratnam has a long career of driving innovation through new products and solutions that anticipate customers’ evolving needs,” said Mr. Yang Jincai, Secretary-General of CPS Expo. “With Dr. Selvaratnam’s technology leadership, HID Global has developed a number of secure identity solutions that provide greater security and convenience that enhance the overall user experience.”

“I am honored to receive the Global Security Contribution Award,” said Dr. Selvaratnam. “As part of our Genuine HID commitment to customer satisfaction excellence, HID Global will continue evaluating our customers’ needs by geographic market to both drive innovation and seek partnerships that move the industry forward with new products, solutions and services.”

Dr. Selva Selvaratnam is a technologist and businessman with 25 years of experience in the secure identity industry. During his tenure at HID Global, he has led a number of industry-leading product and solution innovations, including the company’s latest iCLASSâ SIOä technology-enabled (SE) platform that extends physical access control beyond traditional cards and readers to provide a new level of security and portability by enabling the use of digital credentials on mobile phones and other devices. Dr. Selvaratnam holds a PhD and degree from Cardiff University, UK in embedded systems and sensors.


About CPS Global Security Contribution Award
The CPS Global Security Contribution Award event is co-organized by Global Security Industry Alliance, the organizing committee of CPSE (China Public Security Expo) - the world’s largest security expo, and China Public Security Magazine. The CPS Award Committee has conducted a detailed survey on the following eight categories including technology innovation, environmental protection, corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate influence, corporate brand awareness, individual leadership, market presence and contributions to drive industry development. The independent judging panel which consisted of global industry experts evaluated the applications and 12 candidates are selected for this year’s award.

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators, and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity®, FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.