Federal Minister Anja Karliczek: "IDS is the engine of the European data airbus"
Fostering a competitive economy
Fostering a competitive economy “We intend to create the de-facto market standard
for sovereign data exchange worldwide”, as Dr. Reinhold Achatz, CTO of thyssenkrupp
and Chairman of the IDSA Board, summarized the vision of the initiative. As a key element of
a secure data sharing infrastructure, IDS contribute to the competitiveness of the economy
by creating secure and trusted data ecosystems taking common European values into consideration. In times of digital networking and the use of smart services, these values are essential for companies that want to develop new, data-driven business models in order to staycompetitive on the market.
Representatives from business and politics
at the “IDS High Level Stakeholder Event”
Representatives from business and politics at the “IDS High Level Stakeholder Event”
Establishing data security and data sovereignty across international data marketplaces,
and developing international standards – the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA)
pursues these objectives by promoting IDS as a key architecture for innovative data sharing
applications leveraging artificial intelligence. During the “IDS High Level Stakeholder Event”
in Berlin in February, this initiative, its latest achievements, and its plans for the future introduced
to experts and decision-makers from federal ministries, large corporations, SMEs, associations,
and research organizations.
IDS: Key element of AI
Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, emphasized in her speech that
International Data Spaces are an important component of a European data infrastructure
and are the driving force behind the European “data airbus” as planned by Federal Minister
for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Peter Altmaier. This assessment is shared by Dr.
Alexander Tettenborn, head of the Development of Digital Technologies department at
BMWi: “Artificial intelligence – that is data at turbo speed: short latency times, growing responsibility
for autonomous systems, and many stakeholders. This is crying out for the integration
of IDS as a key element.”
For our comprehensive review:
High Level Stakeholder Event Review
The full-length speech by Federal Minister Anja Karliczek:
For citations, stakeholder statements, and agenda for the High Level Stakeholder Events:
For questions regarding IDSA membership, get in contact with Dr. Ralf-Peter Simon: