IDSA Ambassadors

Advocating for data spaces

Our Ambassador program is a gathering point for data space enthusiasts and experts. We are making strides in developing the IDS standard, but there is still work to do. Each of our ambassadors will help us promote the understanding of data spaces, demonstrate their potential, and inspire new participants in a collaborative way, reshaping the data economy for the better.

Ambassadors spread the good
news about data spaces

Embarking on the role of an IDSA Ambassador is no ordinary feat. The selection of IDSA Ambassadors involves a careful process, with nominations reviewed by our Head Office and approved by the Board of Directors.

Our ambassadors have showcased exceptional knowledge and extraordinary effort to drive the topic of data spaces and data sovereignty. Their motivation and enthusiasm for IDSA have truly set them apart.

Should you come across a potential candidate worthy of joining this exciting venture, do share your suggestion with the IDSA Head Office.

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Becoming an IDSA Ambassador is linked to a certain level of commitment.

Key responsibilities

  • Passionately advocate for IDSA’s objectives by highlighting joint efforts, showcasing latest use cases, publications, and events both on and off the stage.
  • Participate in the semi-annual ambassador meeting to ensure strategic alignment and maintain consistent communication with the IDSA head office.
  • Engage with networks to raise awareness about IDS.
  • Contribute to recruitment efforts by enhancing understanding of the benefits associated with joining and embracing IDSA, and actively support the expansion of the network to encompass potential new partners, domains, and markets.

Jim Ahtes

i2CAT Foundation

Kohtaro Asai

Mitsubishi Electric

Dario Avallone

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica

Lars Bäumann

Volkswagen AG

Alberto Berreteaga


Jacopo Cassina


Paola Cossu

FIT Consulting

Masaru Dobashi

NTT Data

José Echezarra


Arian Firouzbakhsh

Arian Firouzbakhsh


Angelo Giuliana


Sergio Gusmeroli

Politecnico di Milano

Kenji Hiramoto

IPA: Information-technology Promotion Agency

Sylvia Ilieva

Gate Institute 

Gonzalo Gil Inchaurza


Markus Ketterl

msg systems AG

Peter Koen


Noboru Koshizuka

University of Tokyo | DSA

Christoph Lange-Bever

Fraunhofer FIT

Begoña Laibarra


Óscar Lázaro

Innovalia Association

Sven Löffler

T- systems International 

Hiroshi Mano

Data Sociatey Alliance

Angelo Marguglio

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica

Nerea Martiartu

Lantik S.A.

Henry Ming

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Koki Mitani


Kazuo Nakashima


Herman Pals


Matthijs Punter


Heinrich Pettenpohl

Fraunhofer ISST

Christian Racca


Eunate Ramírez


Mike de Roode 


Nadia Scandelli


Akira Sakaino

NTT Communications

Michael Schäfer

Mobility Data Space

Liu Shuai


Markus Spiekermann


Günther Tschabuschnig


Tuomo Tuikka


Marko Turpeinen

1001 Lakes Oy

Peter Verkoulen

Centre of Excellence for Data Sharing & Cloud

Elena Zárraga


Any questions? Contact us!

Susanne Immel

Your contact person:
Mario Holesch
Senior Consultant & Innovation Manager

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