Let‘s build data spaces!

IDSA Summit 2021
June 22 & 23

Learn how to build data spaces, join forces with experts from across domains, industries and countries! Throughout a packed program, our IDSA Summit on June 22 & 23 will showcase biggest assets and achievements – the rule book, the IDS certification, our open-source strategy, the adoption accelerator – and convincing success stories of our members as well as how strongly we are anchored in European and global activities towards data spaces.
Below you’ll find the current version of our agenda, which will be updated regularly.

IDSA Summit Program Committee

These experts are planning your trip to the data spaces:

Volker Berkhout

Fraunhofer IEE

Ute Burkhardt


Thomas Usländer

Fraunhofer IOSB

Sergio Gusmeroli


Ulrich Ahle


Reinhold Achatz

Mike de Roode


Luis Usatorre


John Blankendaal


Matthijs Punter


Frans van Ette

Nederlandse AI Coalitie

Chris Langdon

Deutsche Telekom

Anne-Sophie Taillandier


Marcus von Bergen


Karsten Schweichhart

Deutsche Telekom

Eugenio Perea


Sven Löffler

Deutsche Telekom

Tuomo Tuikka


Meike van’t Hoen


Andreas Teuscher



Get together

See who else is at the IDSA Summit | Get in contact with others

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Teaming up for Data Spaces in Europe

Today’s lack of a harmonised approach is still hampering data spaces to thrive, it is time for convergence to support the deployment of strong EU values based ecosystems for souvereign data sharing. Leading European initiatives and organisations announce their collaboration.

Lars Nagel

Ana Garcia Robles

Francesco Bonfiglio

Natalie Bertels

Gianfranco Cecconi

Esther Huyer

Antti Poikola

Toumo Tuikka

Jean-François Cases

Mariane ter Veen

Douwe Lycklama

Herman Pals

Jaana Sinipuro

Ulrich Ahle

Edward Curry

Boris Otto


Opening of the IDSA Summit | IDSA Strategy to Make Data Spaces Happen | Data Sharing Ecosystems

Lars Nagel

Boris Otto


Ministers from European governments with video messages sharing their views on IDS | A Technical Viewpoint on Europe’s Data Strategy | GAIA-X – A Federated Data Infrastructure as the Cradle of a Vibrant European Ecosystem | Catena-X – Network for Cross-Company Data Exchange in the Automotive Industry | Datenraum Mobilität | Reflection on Data Ecosystems

Anja Karliczek

Sophie Proust

Francesco Bonfiglio

Oliver Ganser

Hagen Heubach

Maximilian Ahrens

Lars Nagel

How Data Spaces can be Built: The Future of Manufacturing is Made in Data Spaces

Manufacturing is the backbone of the European economy. The IDS-Industrial Community (IDS-I) provides networked manufacturing and production environments that meet the need for a highly flexible and tailored data sharing strategy in the context of GAIA-X. We’ll present selected use cases and bring together the technologies and concepts of the Platform Industrie 4.0 and the IDSA | Metal Domain Data Space | NTT’s Smart Data Platform

Luis Usatorre

Andreas Teuscher

Koki Mitani

Ethical and Trustworthy Data Governance: the Crucial Role of Rule Books

Data spaces need more than a technical standard to be fully operating and ensure trust. This is why Rule Books and data-ethics guidelines are highly necessary. This session is the chance to know more about the IDSA’s and SITRA’s Rule Books, as well as to have insights on concrete examples on how rule books and ethical guidelines are implemented in the private and public healthcare sector.

Sarah Becker

Juhani Luoma-Kyyny

Marko Turpeinen

Cátia Sousa Pinto

Sebastian Steinbuss

Giulia Giussani

How Data Spaces can be Built: Evolving Data Spaces in the European Energy Sector

As the whole energy sector is in transition to renewable and decentral energy generation several Data Spaces in pioneering projects are currently evolving across Europe. Researchers and industry will present success use cases, benefits and the current state-of-play in projects. EDF, ENGIE, Engineering, Fraunhofer, Innopay and Tecnalia will be on stage.

Volker Berkhout

Massimo Bertoncini

Martine Gouriet

Jose I. Hormaeche

Erik Maqueda

Philippe Calvez

Pieter Schuurmans

Keynotes & panel discusssion: Cloud Providers and GAIA-X Accelerate Business Through Data Spaces

Cloud providers offer the infrastructure for data spaces. How do they accelerate the development of data spaces based on European values? How do they enable new business? Listen to GAIA-X founding members talking about their collaboration and objectives.

Anne-Sophie Taillandier

Olivier Senot

David Chassan

Yann Lechelle

Alban Schmutz

Live Music

After a full day of packed sessions, animated conversations and lively discussions we have a treat for you. We have the band Safe by Sound perform live music for us. Kai and Felix play music that is somewhere between rock, pop, hip hop and alternative. They use sample loops in the most amazing way to surely entertain their audience.

If you are not in the mood for loud music but prefer to relax and enjoy more conversation, just put on your haedphones and chat with your peers whilce you can still hear Safe by Sound quietly in the background.


Organizing Data Spaces in the Upcoming Decade – IDSA, BDVA, myData, SITRA | Celebration Collaborations & Competence Centers

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Douwe Lycklama

André Nemat

Ulrich Ahle

Gerard van der Hoeven

Alexandra Garatzogianni

Kosmas Alexopoulos

Alberto Berreteaga

Thorsten Hülsmann

Lars Nagel

How Certification enables Trust in Data Spaces | Part I

How to prepare for certification | Certification body | Testbeds from Fraunhofer, nicos, SICK & SQS

How Data Spaces can be Built: The Netherlands AI Coalition – Towards a Federation of AI Data Spaces

Large-scale AI deployment requires an adequate infrastructure for sharing data, both between and across sectors. As data is considered a valuable and potentially sensitive asset organizations require control and sovereignty on who may use their data, for what purposes and under what conditions. Based on an assessment of data sharing alternatives, NL AIC is currently developing an IDS-based federated data space approach for AI. In this session we describe the approach taken by the NL AIC initiative, provide a demonstration of the potential of IDS for distributed federated learning and address the main challenges to tackle.

How Certification enables Trust in Data Spaces | Part II

IDS_ready & IDS_certified | Examples from Deutsche Telekom, Fraunhofer, German Edge Cloud

Start-Ups Create Future Solutions for Data Spaces

The topic of establishing a level playing field for data sharing is getting a growing attention in Europe. But what is the contribution of start-ups? Which challenges do they anticipate?

Open Source Helps Data Spaces Sprout Everywhere

An overview of IDS Open Source components and portfolio of building blocks. In this session, we will present the preliminary work of the IDSA Open Source Task Force and existing reference implementations.

How Data Spaces can be Built: Unlock the true value of data in automotive and mobility industries

Automotive and the mobility of people and freight are considered the backbone of the global economy. With examples from automotive, railway but also from supply chain as a high impact success factor, we are going to show how interoperable and extensible data ecosystems can unlock the true value of data in these traditional industries.

Lunch break

Enjoy lunch, check your email inbox, visit our exhibition

Accelerating the Data Spaces Adoption Curve

The IDSA want to accelerate adoption, and help speed organizations of all sizes along the path to embrace IDS so they can enter into the future of the data economy as soon as possible. In this session we are going to discuss the methodology and assets our adoption community uses for supporting uses cases of all maturity levels to move towards data sovereignty.

Next Generation Usage Control as Key Enabler for the Data Economy

The concept of Usage Control will be evaluated by legal and technical perspectives. How usage control technologies enhance and facilitate data economy will be discussed, where a demonstration of Legal Testbed will also be part of this session.

How IDS Implementation Partners Help Elevate Use Case to Data Spaces

The community of experts supporting the shaping of uses cases is an integral part of IDS adoption. This session will present the different types of impelementation partners and the business and technical support they can provide in the journey of creating IDS-based data sharing use cases.

How Data Spaces can be Built: Make Cross-Industry Data Spaces Happen

On the basis of two use cases from the industry and the smart city sectors VTT, Vastuu and Fastems illustrate how IDS technology could make the convergence towards cross-industry data spaces possible. After the presentations we would like to further explore the benefits of cross-sectoral data spaces together with the audience.

How Data Spaces can be Built: Next Mobility & Next Smart City

Digitization has a high potential to optimize mobility which is to a large extent happening in cities and regions. During this session it will be explained how Smart Mobility and Smart City will be realized based on GAIA-X followed by two use cases from Hamburg and Kiel.

Chris Langdon

Ulrich Ahle

Benjamin Ditel

Johannes Eckert

Presentations & panel discussion: Mobility Cases & Mobility Data Space

Mobility is one of the 9 core domains in the European data strategy. The mobility data space project is creating the basis for a successful data economy in that area by bringing together large stakeholders of the mobility domain and building the required IT infrastructure. Join this session to learn more about the success factors of this project!

Reinhold Achatz

Karl-Heinz Streibich

Tim Wiegels

Chris Langdon

IDS as Catalyst in Projects, Projects as Catalysts for Data Spaces

Research projects IDS is involved in | Most remarkable data space projects considered from 3 perspectives: achievements, technology, scaling up potential | Highlighting synergies

Max Lemke

Sergio Gusmeroli

Chiara Napione

Martin Serrano

Benjamin Heitmann

Juanjo Hierro

Data Spaces in 2022, 2023, 2024…

Let’s meet again | Farewell message

Lars Nagel