UL guides companies through the complex world of electronic transactions. Our extensive involvement in secure payments, compliance standards and technology helps customers navigate EMV migration pitfalls in the U.S. and enables them to achieve full compliance and global interoperability. In mobile payments, we are working with the industry to lead them to optimized mCommerce implementations. In transit ticketing, UL provides counsel for a future-proof e-ticketing solution, including cloud-based ticketing and convergence toward mobile technologies. These are just a few examples to demonstrate how we are shaping this rapidly transforming field.

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The following scientists, researchers and engineers are actively working on New Science at UL:

Dirk Jan van den Heuvel, Ph.D.
Managing Director

Dirk Jan van den Heuvel founded the Collis Company in 1997, with the objective of securing transactions. Acquired by UL in 2012, Collis was consolidated with RFI Smart and Witham Laboratories to form UL’s Transaction Security division. Through Dirk Jan’s leadership, UL’s global team assists customers across the payment, mobility, government and transport sectors in implementing secure transaction technologies through consulting, training and test services as well as test tools. Dirk Jan initially focused on the areas of payments and EMV, but also became an expert in the transit, mobile and data security markets. Dirk Jan holds a doctorate in Physics from Leiden University.


Maarten Bron
Director of Innovations

Maarten Bron is a leading authority in the field of smart card technology, especially in verticals where smart cards are used for payments (EMV, NFC, HCE, contactless payments, e-ticketing, etc.). Over the past 10 years, Maarten has trained and inspired approximately 1,000 banking professionals and decision makers at conferences and trade shows worldwide with his insights on EMV and NFC. As well as making significant contributions to EMV migration globally, Maarten is a trusted advisor to senior executives at the world’s leading financial institutions.


Maarten is currently leading the new North American operations of UL Transaction Security in the San Francisco Bay Area office. As Director of Innovations, Maarten focuses on turning industry trends and innovative developments into tangible business benefits for customers. He works closely with relevant industry forums, including GlobalPlatform, EMV Migration Forum, the Merchant Advisory Group and Smart Card Alliance.


Andrew Jamieson
Security Laboratories Manager

Andrew Jamieson has over 20 years’ experience working with payment systems and emerging technologies. He has worked on many aspects of cryptographic and embedded systems security and authored payments- and security-based patents, which have been granted worldwide. In his role within UL’s Transaction Security division, Andrew is responsible for point-of-interaction testing and manages the payment device security evaluations performed by UL globally. He also performs PCI DSS audits and PCI PTS evaluations, and consults with clients on payment systems security and compliance. An accredited QSA and P2PE QSA, Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (with Honors) and a master’s in Applied Science (majoring in Information Security).


Thom Janssen
Managing Consultant

Thom Janssen is Managing Consultant at UL’s Transaction Security division, focusing on mobile payments, HCE, NFC and related technologies. Prior to joining UL, Thom worked as a Business Consultant in mobile networks for eight years at TNO. In this role, he led Mobile Network Operators across a wide variety of projects, such as technology strategy, next-generation network trials and network quality measurement and improvement. Thom holds a master’s degree in Astronomy from Utrecht University.


Rogier Boogaard, Ph.D.
Principal Consultant

Rogier Boogaard is a Principal Consultant in the Transit Practice at UL’s Transaction Security division, where he provides consultation to transport authorities on technical specifications necessary to implement a range of projects. Rogier has hands-on international experience covering both the business and technical aspects of transit ticketing. Rogier holds a doctorate in Physics from Delft University of Technology. 


Henrique Di Lorenzo Pires, Ph.D.
Manager, Advisory Services Latin America & Caribbean

Henrique Di Lorenzo Pires is a Principal Consultant at UL’s Transaction Security division and is responsible for the Latin America and Caribbean region. With more than five years’ experience in technological innovations, Henrique has been a consultant in the retail banking industry, providing customers with the expertise to facilitate the implementation of state-of-the-art electronic payment solutions. Henrique has hands-on international experience in both the business and technical aspects of transaction security. Henrique holds a doctorate in Atomic/Molecular Physics from Leiden University.


Swen van Klaarbergen
Mobile Payments Consultant

Swen van Klaarbergen is a Mobile Payments Consultant in the Mobile & Payment Practice of UL’s Transaction Security division. Swen is a researcher in the field of system innovations, with expertise in both the technical and business aspects of mobile innovations. As a consultant, he focuses on the implementation of mobile payment systems. Swen has a master’s degree in Integrated Product Design from Delft University of Technology, with a specialization in Product Service Systems.


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