The Indus­tri­al Data Space Asso­cia­ti­on was pre­sent at the very first Fiwa­re Sum­mit. And this event saw the user asso­cia­ti­on retur­ning to the exhi­bi­ti­on and con­gress cent­re in Mala­ga: at the Fiwa­re Tech Sum­mit from 28 to 29 Novem­ber 2017, the Indus­tri­al Data Space Asso­cia­ti­on was the­re for its own sum­mit toge­ther with many of its mem­ber com­pa­nies. The­se inclu­ded PwC, Fraun­ho­fer IZI-BB, Data Ahead GmbH, Atos, inno­va­lia, Poli­tec­ni­co Di Mila­no, i2cat, Fraun­ho­fer IML, tec­na­lia and Fraun­ho­fer IAIS.

The “First Sum­mit of the Indus­tri­al Data Space Asso­cia­ti­on (IDSA) and the Spa­nish Indus­tria Conec­ta­da 4.0 initia­ti­ve” was the result of a joint effort with FIWARE, the Spa­nish IDSA mem­ber, the Spa­nish Government and the Indus­tria Conec­ta­da 4.0 (the Spa­nish Indus­try 4.0 initia­ti­ve). One ent­i­re after­noon was dedi­ca­ted to the inte­gra­ti­on of the initia­ti­ves and on new use cases that could ari­se from clo­se coope­ra­ti­on in a Spa­nish IDSA hub.

Lars Nagel, Mana­ging Direc­tor of the Indus­tri­al Data Space Asso­cia­ti­on (IDSA), intro­du­ced the visi­on of a secu­re and sover­eign data space. After­wards, an app­li­ca­ti­on-ori­en­ted use case from the elec­tro­nics indus­try was pre­sen­ted by the IDSA mem­ber com­pa­ny Data Ahead GmbH. Two flagship pro­jects from the IDSA pre­sen­ted inter­na­tio­nal solu­ti­ons: Boost 4.0, pre­sen­ted by Oscar Laza­ro from Inno­va­lia in Spain, and MIDIH, pre­sen­ted by Ser­gio Guz­me­ro­li from Poli­tec­ni­co Di Mila­no in Ita­ly.

Fur­t­her topics at the sum­mit were “Rele­vant coor­di­na­ti­on initia­ti­ves for Digi­ti­sing Euro­pean Indus­try”, inves­ti­ga­ting the signi­fi­can­ce of IDS from the point of view of Hubert Tar­dieu, CEO Advi­sor at Atos with “Mul­ti-side Mar­kets and Busi­ness Models in the new Digi­tal Indus­try Era“ and the pre­sen­ta­ti­on of the two new use cases at Fiwa­re by Ulrich Ahle that are to be demons­tra­ted as the first open source imple­men­ta­ti­on of the IDS archi­tec­tu­re at the Han­no­ver Mes­se. Pre­sen­ta­ti­ons about the Indus­try 4.0 initia­ti­ve in Spain by rep­re­sen­ta­ti­ves of the Spa­nish Minis­try, Ban­co San­tan­der, Tec­na­lia and Ametic fol­lo­wed, befo­re a panel dis­cus­sion clo­sed the pro­gram­me.

“This joint sum­mit demons­tra­tes how much poten­ti­al and wil­ling­ness the­re is with respect to all Spa­nish sta­ke­hol­ders to imple­ment Indus­tri­al Data Space in the Spa­nish eco­no­my and to pro­vi­de for the fur­t­her dis­se­mi­na­ti­on of the IDS idea through an own eco-sys­tem”, exp­lai­ned Lars Nagel after the suc­cess­ful con­gress appearan­ce in Mala­ga.

On the last day of the Fiwa­re Tech Sum­mit, Ulrich Grau­vo­gel from Dataahead pro­du­ced ano­t­her high­light when he gave a high-pro­fi­le, thought-pro­vo­king pre­sen­ta­ti­on about demo­cra­ti­sing data.