Digitization creates and uses data. Within the context of this social, economic and technical development, data have become a product in their own right. Specific infrastructure components and jointly formulated rules are needed to realize the potential of secure data sharing and to turn the business scenarios of the data economy into reality.

The International Data Spaces Association invited to its 2ndedition of the IDSA Summit at the Telekom Campus Bonn from June 25-26. The event was all about secure data exchange, data ecosystems and data sovereignty.

Our Senior Technology Advisor Dr. Ulrich Keil opened the stage with a keynote on the second day, presenting how connectivity creates new opportunities to develop and improve mobility services along the lifecycle of a vehicle. In further sessions attendees discussed about data ethics, blockchain, legal aspects and, again with CARUSO on stage, data marketplaces.

Who else was on the agenda? In addition to internationally known technology companies and institutions like Atos, Deutsche Telekom, European Commission, IBM and thyssenkrupp, different start-ups showed their research projects, hub or concrete application use cases scenarios on stage or at booths in the large exhibition area.

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With the establishment of the International Data Spaces Association, business and industry take an active part in designing the architecture of the IDS.

More than 90 companies and institutions of various industries and sizes from 18 countries including several Fortune 500 companies, global acting medium-sized companies, software and system houses are members of the association including Allianz, Audi, Bayer, Bosch, DB Schenker, Fraunhofer, Huawei, IBM, Rewe Group, SAP, Schaeffler, Siemens and Volkswagen.. The IDSA aims to guarantee data sovereignty by an open, vendor-independent architecture for a peer-to-peer network which provides usage control of data from all domains.

What does politicians think about IDSA? German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a clear statement: “The IDS initiative is very important, so that companies are willing to make their data available in such a way that completely new applications emerge from it.”