A worldwide technology leader and pacesetter, the Kudelski Group has a long tradition of close collaboration with commercial, technical, economical or cultural partners in different areas of its business and corporate activities, gaining insight into key trends and building strong relationships while providing its technologies and expertise.
The Kudelski Group actively supports its customers and the media industry in fighting illegal media distribution that harms content creators. Through its business segment Nagravision, it is a founding member of Latin America-based Alianza contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga, an industry association launched in 2013 that aims to fight pay-TV piracy in Latin America.
Nagravision’s anti-piracy services are designed to remove, disrupt and block pirate offerings from the Internet. Working with industry partners across the media and entertainment sector, including content providers, service operators, law enforcement, investigators and coalitions such as Alianza in Latin America, Nagravision provides unrivalled intelligence to ensure that the perpetrators of piracy are brought to justice.
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Mastercard’s mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible.
Mastercard supports SKIDATA’s e-commerce booking platform for parking. It enables online and mobile payments for its per-pay-use, reservation and subscription use cases. The solution will accelerate digitalization of our customers' operations and optimize utilization of parking facilities.
As technology companies, Mastercard and SKIDATA strive to co-innovate and shape future public access solutions for consumers and enterprise customers.
A major concern for most companies and organizations worldwide, cybersecurity requires collaboration and joint efforts at all levels to bring a strong and coherent answer to cyberthreats. The Kudelski Group plays a significant role in this area, by building strategic partnerships and industry alliances with important actor of this field.
The Group’s cybersecurity unit Kudelski Security is member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), which takes a community approach to fighting cybercrime. Our joint initiatives include collaboration on preventative cybersecurity measures, rapid coordination of incident response activities, encouraging information sharing throughout the community and training on cybersecurity issues.
The Kudelski IoT keySTREAM system was successfully audited and labeled a trustworthy system according to the criteria of Swiss-based Digital Trust Label. The Digital Trust Label is a project of the Swiss Digital Initiative (SDI), an independent, non-profit foundation headquartered in Geneva and set up in 2020. The SDI pursues concrete projects with the aim of safeguarding ethical standards and promoting responsible behavior in the digital world.
The Digital Trust Label works to facilitate user confidence by improving transparency around technology products and services, both those offered directly to the consumer, as well as enabling technologies like keySTREAM that can be used as a tool to enable secure IoT ecosystems for both consumers and businesses across many different industries.
digitalswitzerland is a Swiss-wide, cross-industry initiative that aims to strengthen and anchor Switzerland as a leading global location for digital innovation. Under the umbrella of digitalswitzerland, more than 240 association members and non-political foundation partners work together transversally to achieve this goal.
The Kudelski Group has been a partner of digitalswitzerland since its creation in 2015, jointly holding events during the annual Digital Days, from information talks about digital security to student-oriented workshops presenting the activities of digital security professionals.
Housed at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT) brings together 20 partners, 37 laboratories, civil society, and policy actors to collaborate, share insight, and to gain early access to trust-building technologies, building on state-of-the-art research at EPFL and beyond.
The Kudelski Group is a founding member of the Center for Digital Trust, created in 2018. As a leader in digital security, the Group values the initiatives and collaborations aiming to bring more trust in the digital world and is proud to be part of a solid network of actors sharing this approach.
The Kudelski Group is a founding member of Tech4Trust, an acceleration program that helps the world’s most promising companies in the fields of cybersecurity and digital trust to get their business ready for market through top-notch mentoring, strategic support and training from leading industry partners.
During a 6-month program, Tech4Trust accelerates startups in cybersecurity and the digital trust space and help them secure funding, start pilots and future-proof their operations for faster and long-term growth.
As no one country or constituency alone can solve the issues of science and technology facing the humankind, a collaboration among academia, industry and government is needed. Held each year in Kyoto, Japan, STS forum is a platform to form collaborative networks among global leaders in academia, industry and government in order to build a better world together.
The Kudelski Group is proud to count among the more than 80 members from above 25 countries animating this initiative.
The Apprenticeship program in the US centers on a partnership with Phoenix Coding Academy and Central High School to identify students dedicated to IT, Cybersecurity, and Culinary Arts, the focus of the US Apprenticeship curriculum. The program also relies heavily on partnerships with the US Department of Labor, the Arizona State Office of Apprenticeship, and the Center for the Future of Arizona to ensure the program aligns with US and Arizona Apprenticeship standards.
As Switzerland’s apprenticeship system is often held up as a model in vocational training internationally, the Kudelski Group initiated a Memorandum of Understanding with the US Department of Labor to develop its apprenticeship programs in the US, and to promote Swiss-style apprenticeship to other companies and educational institutions as a viable approach to developing talent, and supporting workforce, economic development, professional growth, and personal prosperity.
The Kudelski Group is proud to be one of the strategic partners of the World Economic Forum as well as an active member of this major international platform. As a technology partner, the Group delivers the best security and technology infrastructure to the World Economic Forum during its Annual Meeting and some of its regional events around the globe. The Group is providing the entire technical infrastructure and support for physical access control (venue, sessions control, premises’ entrances, etc.) as well as the digital access control into the Forum information system.
The Kudelski Group has been one of the strategic partners of the World Economic Forum since 1999. Currently, it is also a member of the “Information Technology” and “Media, Entertainment & Information” Partnerships, discussing projects such as Cyber Resilience initiative, Cyber Security Global Agenda Council, Hyper Connected World, and Norms and Values in Digital Media.
Over the years, the World Economic Forum has become a key platform for the Group, enabling it to gain insight into such issues as well as into key trends, to build strong relationships with key industry leaders in its related fields and to enjoy worldwide marketplace access, especially in new markets.
The Kudelski Group is proud to partner with the Montreux Jazz Festival. Founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become one of the world’s most important cultural events, with 250,000 visitors annually. Since 2022, André Kudelski, the Group CEO, is Chairman of the Montreux Jazz Festival Foundation.
Closely associated with the Festival since its creation, the Group supported it through a wide range of projects, from creating the access system, including the badge and accreditation solutions, through to providing the technology to record concerts and piano competitions since 1991. As technology has progressed, so has the support that the Group has offered. In 2010, for example, NAGRA technology was used to record live performances and interviews with contemporary and indie artists who were part of Experience Montreux, a high-definition 3D documentary of the 44th Festival produced by the Group.
Since 2000, the Group has been hosting corporate receptions, at which the networking, exchange of ideas and creativity that fuel the continual development of one of the most important cultural events in Europe, can take place. The Montreux Jazz Festival is a platform that enables the Kudelski Group to be close to the musicians, at the heart of artistic creation. It also provides an opportunity for the Group to be close to the public by sponsoring one of the most popular events in the region.
Established in 1989, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) actively works to attract and grow quality businesses and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. As the regional economic development organization, GPEC works with 22 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 190 private investors to accomplish its mission and serve as a strategic partner to companies across the world as they expand or relocate.
Having set its second headquarters in Phoenix in 2016, the Kudelski Group is an active partner of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.