Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Micha­el ten Hom­pel exp­lai­ning "Open and Federal Plat­forms in Logistics" to Ger­man chan­cellor, Dr. Ange­la Mer­kel.
Pic­tu­re Credits: Lutz Kam­pert

Digi­tal Sum­mit in Dort­mund

Two pro­mi­nent exhi­bits are based on the IDS stan­dard as a key ele­ment to ensu­re data sov­er­eig­n­ty

Digi­tiz­a­ti­on is advan­cing – it com­ple­ments pro­ducts and pro­ces­ses with digi­tal solu­ti­ons, revo­lu­tio­ni­zes busi­ness models and chan­ges struc­tures. The digi­tiz­a­ti­on pro­cess is incon­ceiva­ble without the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces (IDS) stan­dard. Digi­tiz­a­ti­on requi­res data and data exchan­ge. The IDS stan­dard gua­ran­tees sov­er­eig­n­ty over data and gua­ran­tees data exchan­ge accord­ing to bin­ding rules.

At the Digi­tal Sum­mit in Dort­mund, hos­ted by the Ger­man Federal Minis­try for Eco­no­mics and Ener­gy, two demo­stra­tors based on the IDS stan­dard for secu­re and sov­er­eign data trans­fer are shown. Both are pro­mi­n­ent­ly pre­sen­ted to Ger­man Chan­cellor Ange­la Mer­kel.

The demons­tra­tor “Digi­tal Life Jour­ney” makes data sov­er­eig­n­ty a tan­gi­ble expe­ri­ence for every citi­zen. An app gives users back con­trol over their own data: They deci­de for them­sel­ves which per­so­nal data they want to pass on to which com­pa­ny and how they want to par­ti­ci­pa­te in busi­ness models based on their data. “Digi­tal Life Jour­ney” is based spe­ci­fi­cal­ly on the IDS stan­dard for data sov­er­eig­n­ty. It brings the idea of data sov­er­eig­n­ty into the per­so­nal sphe­re of an indi­vi­du­al who, in his various roles (e.g. as citi­zen, employee or traf­fic par­ti­ci­pant), moves in various data spaces and has a high inte­rest in mana­ging his data con­ficent­ly and sov­er­eig­n­ly.

The exhi­bit “Open and Federal Plat­forms in Logistics” demons­tra­tes how AI-based tech­no­lo­gy is shaping future value chains: intel­li­gent con­tai­ners and pal­lets which exchan­ge data via secu­re plat­forms and auto­no­mous­ly navi­ga­te to the reci­pi­ent; swarms of auto­no­mous vehi­cles which inde­pendent­ly move through fac­to­ries. The exhi­bit thus demons­tra­tes how a logistics plat­form eco­no­my can be estab­lis­hed in Ger­ma­ny and how its posi­ti­on as the world's logistics mar­ket lea­der can be defen­ded and expan­ded. The basis for this chal­len­ge are open and strong con­sor­tia from indus­try and sci­ence, sus­tainab­le tech­no­lo­gies and busi­ness models – and an estab­lis­hed stan­dard for data secu­ri­ty and data sov­er­eig­n­ty, the IDS stan­dard

IDSA mem­bers invol­ved in the demons­tra­tors

“Digi­tal Life Jour­ney” is rea­li­zed by the IDSA mem­ber insti­tu­ti­ons Fraun­ho­fer ISST, Deut­sche Tele­kom and Orbi­ter, the IDSA part­ner orga­niz­a­ti­on Insti­tu­te for Digi­tal Trans­for­ma­ti­on in Health­ca­re and also by Ver­i­mi.

“Open and Federal Plat­forms in Logistics” is pre­sen­ted by the IDSA mem­ber Fraun­ho­fer IML, the Platt­form Indus­trie 4.0 and the sta­te North Rhi­ne-West­pha­lia in co-ope­ra­ti­on with Com­merz­bank, Epal, Rhen­us and the IDSA mem­ber com­pa­ny Deut­sche Tele­kom.

IDS initia­ti­ve aims at data sov­er­eig­n­ty for com­pa­nies and citi­zens

The IDS Asso­cia­ti­on is sup­por­ted by more than 100 mem­ber insti­tu­ti­ons from sci­ence and eco­no­my, from 20 coun­tries all over the world.

It pro­vi­des a refe­rence archi­tec­tu­re for data sov­er­eig­n­ty and soft­ware com­pon­ents as an imple­men­ta­ti­on pro­po­sal.
An important soft­ware com­po­nent is the IDS Con­nec­tor, which acts both as a gate­way for data exchan­ge and as a secu­re exe­cu­ti­on envi­ron­ment for data ana­ly­sis.

The IDS Asso­cia­ti­on is open and non-pro­fit. It sets stan­dards for the secu­re and trust­worthy use of data in the plat­form eco­no­my.

Mar­ket par­ti­ci­pants – soft­ware com­pa­nies, tech­no­lo­gy pro­vi­ders, etc. – take up the stan­dards and deve­lop inno­va­ti­ve busi­ness models based on them.

We have publis­hed two addi­tio­nal docu­ments on the occa­si­on of the Digi­tal Sum­mit. For the docu­ments: Click here