As data scientists, we have run into this problem quite often: insufficient amounts of good data. Pooling data from different sources could be a solution. In a recent interview with t3n Federal Minister Altmaier even advocated data pools for all of Europe (May 29, 2019). Until recently, it was complicated to pool data with others. One key concern has been data governance and the ability to manage it effectively. The International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) has responded to this challenge and created a blueprint for a data governance architecture that allows for data pools and data sandwiches across enterprise boundaries without compromising the management of data governance. IDSA defines data governance “as a natural person’s or corporate entity’s capability of being entirely self-determined with regard to its data” (IDSA Reference Architecture Mode 3.0, page 9). IDSA is an association of industry participants, created to promote data governance architecture solutions based on research conducted by German Fraunhofer Institute with funding from the German government (Fraunhofer initiative for secure data space launched, 2015). Today, members include automakers like Volkswagen, suppliers like Bosch, and traditional information and communications technology specialists like IBM and Deutsche Telekom.
In “From IoT to Internet of Production (IoP)” data scientists with the Telekom Data Intelligence Hub report on first, real world data pooling explorations:
How to improve quality when ‘everything’s been done already’? It is a story about a “Hidden Champion,” a medium-sized industrial company and European market leader, that invited a group of new hires at Deutsche Telekom to experiment with new Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and platform services, such as the Telekom Cloud of Things (CoT): Link
What started as play and on the side turned into a real-world laboratory with real business improvements and bottom line results. Find out what you could do: Link
Text by: Prof. Dr. Chris Schlueter Langdon, Deutsche Telekom
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