Talking with… Christoph Mertens

In today’s economy, data plays a central role. It has never been easier to collect, store and process it. That’s why it’s not just a matter of making good use of existing data, for example to optimize processes. Rather, data itself is becoming an economic asset – and handling one’s own data treasure is one of the greatest challenges for companies. This applies in particular to the exchange of data across company boundaries. But what happens when there is no data sovereignty and data security cannot be guaranteed? This is where the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) comes in with a reference architecture model that sets data security and sovereignty.

In the AI Marketplace, we also place great emphasis on the topic of data security and therefore rely on certified standards, which at the same time form the basis for fair cooperation. Find out how this can look in practice in the interview with Christoph Mertens, Head of Adoption at IDSA: www.youtu.be/o-9vvh3gLwA

The International Data Spaces (IDS) is an initiative with the goal of creating a secure, cross-domain data space that enables companies of various industries and all sizes to manage their data assets with confidence. The basis for this is a reference architecture model developed by twelve institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as part of the research project of the same name funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The International Data Spaces Association is driving the activities for the consolidation of the IDS not only in Germany, but also throughout Europe and internationally. Further information can be found here: www.internationaldataspaces.org.

Other interviews can be found here:

Marc Foullois, Fraunhofer IEM
Ulrich Ahle, FIWARE Foundation
Ruslan Bernijazov, Fraunhofer IEM
Dr. Alain Pfouga, prostep ivip e.V.

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