January 20, 2022

IDSA Implementation Partners Ensure Successful Innovation

The adoption of the IDS standard follows a specific path – from gathering knowledge and designing use cases to building components and deploying them in real-life scenarios. To help companies of all sizes on their individual paths, IDSA works together with organizations who serve as implementation partners. They ensure that every company gets the most out of the transition to IDS.
Markos Matsas

IDSA implementation partners provide important technical support. They answer questions like: Where can I find explanations for the various infrastructure components of IDSA? What type of connector will I need for my cases? Where can I find open-source connector implementations? Where are test labs that help me get my use case up and running?

For this complex endeavor, companies need to understand the potential benefits of sovereign data sharing for them and their ecosystems. Identifying opportunities and challenges that data sharing could address is the first step. An implementation partner can help with the shift in the mindset – or in other words: provide general project management support.

Business models for IDSA based use cases

But even having all of these—technical support, project management support, and lead-in— can be insufficient. Some companies may have identified business opportunities in a data sovereign-driven ecosystem. However, they do not have the technical infrastructure to adopt IDS solutions or position themselves in a different role as users of data spaces. To help in these cases, experts on business models for IDS-based data spaces ensure that there are working business models behind the technical components.

In the end, it is the business opportunity for participants, support service providers, and other data space roles defined in the IDS Reference Architecture Model that will get IDS concepts from research projects and pilot to market readiness. Concrete, practical business models are key to that.

IDSA’s implementation partners have profound insight into the new world of data spaces. Their support can be a business model creation workshop. Or it can be creating a conceptual paper and playbooks that explain what a business model in a data space looks like.

All-around support and guidance for potential partners

IDSA wants to accelerate adoption and help organizations of all sizes to embrace IDS so they can enter into the future of the data economy. To accomplish this, the public should ask questions, participate in IDSA, and learn more about IDS.

Therefore, everyone can join the IDSA consultation hour – it is open for members and non-members. Workshops allow potential members to bring their industry challenge and use case draft to get an idea of how it can be matured and what an architecture might look like. Participation enables companies to see for themselves why and how to embrace data

Author: Markos Matsas
Markos Matsas is Senior Project Manager at IDSA

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