2nd IDSA Winterdays: 200 participants, 28 sessions, 1 standard

Almost 200 participants have turned our 2nd IDSA Winterdays in Paris into a success: Together we have interweaved the innovative, data-driven business models of companies with the IDS concept for data sovereignty and secure data ecosystems.

One core insight shared by all participants: IDS is already happening and we have already passed the threshold to market adoption! This became obvious by the presentations of concrete implementations, applicable concepts and market-ready products.



Lively atmo­s­phe­re at Atos

Intro­duc­to­ry words from Ursu­la Mor­gen­stern, CEO Atos Ger­ma­ny

Intro­duc­to­ry words from Pierre Bitard, ANRT

Intro­duc­to­ry words by Fran­cis Jutand, IMT (In French, sub­tit­les will fol­low soon)

Lars Nagel, CEO, IDSA on how to make data sharing hap­pen

Prof. Boris Otto on data sharing and data sover­eig­n­ty 

To watch more exciting and insightful videos, have a look at our 2nd IDSA Winterdays Paris 2019 playlist on YouTube.



On the second day of our Winterdays the main topic was "Empowering Adoption". More than 100 participated in this interactive session. They brought themselves in and forged plans on how the IDS concept could be applied and disseminated.

Two main steps are now very clear: First, we have to show the business value of trusted and sovereign data sharing. Secondly, it’s about lowering the barriers, using trustworthy data ecosystems, and making companies aware, that technological solutions for this are meanwhile existing.

Look how interactive the “Empowering Adoption” really was:


Read some inspi­ring state­ments made by pre­sen­ters:

“All the data is stored in clouds today. The right approach is basi­cal­ly that we have to con­trol the access to the clouds. IDS is exac­t­ly the right tool to con­trol this access. If you are able to con­trol the access, you are able to con­trol ever­ything.”
Dr. Rein­hold Achatz, Thys­sen­krupp

“The French natio­nal stra­te­gy for AI and IDSA as well as GAIA‑X will inter­wea­ve with each other in many ways […] in such as the four action lines like for examp­le open data or data sharing.“
Romain Bonen­fant, Direc­tion Géné­ra­le des Entre­pri­se

“The European GAIA‑X cloud pro­ject and IDS con­cepts com­ple­ment each other to ensu­re data sover­eig­n­ty. […] GAIA‑X will bene­fit from what is alrea­dy achie­ved by IDS, such as the iden­ti­ty manage­ment or espe­ci­al­ly the refe­rence archi­tec­tu­re.“
Erich Stöckl-Pukall, Ger­man Minis­try for Eco­no­mic Affairs and Ener­gy

“The European Com­mis­si­on stron­gly sup­ports the activi­ties of the IDSA initia­ti­ve. In par­ti­cu­lar, we wel­co­me data sharing as core objec­tive of the busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty, but we con­si­der trust and pri­va­cy as cen­tral ele­ments of data sharing. We have the pos­si­bi­li­ty to make this an important advan­ta­ge in glo­bal com­pe­ti­ti­on. It is a very posi­ti­ve sign, that world­wi­de other coun­tries are joi­ning our initia­ti­ve.”
Vol­ker Genetz­ky, European Com­mis­si­on

“European citi­zens have the right to deter­mi­ne what is hap­pe­ning, when pro­vi­ding their data to com­pa­nies. That com­pa­nies make use of it, crea­te data models and make AI upon it, is of value for us, but it’s also of big value for all of us to main­tain con­trol over our data. IDSA is a very important cor­ner­stone for this.”
Ursu­la Mor­gen­stern, Atos Ger­ma­ny

“We are pro­mo­ting IDSA, sin­ce they deve­lop the stan­dard for data sover­eig­n­ty, and this is a key aspect of the world’s pro­gress on sharing data.”
Fran­cis Jutand, Insti­tut Mines-Télé­com

“Dis­cus­sions like the ones IDSA pro­mo­tes in Euro­pe are necessa­ry and pave the way for other coun­tries. Being invol­ved in the­se is both a pri­vi­le­ge and an oppor­tu­ni­ty to bring dif­fe­rent per­spec­tives to the table which will enrich the results for ever­yo­ne.”
Dani­lo Ange­lo, Insti­tu­to de Pes­qui­sas Eldo­ra­do, Bra­zil

“IDSA's objec­tive is to give a solu­ti­on frame­work for data sover­eig­n­ty which is also very important in Japan. The­re are two bar­ri­ers for the cur­rent Japa­ne­se data sharing eco­no­my: Data hand­ling issu­es for per­so­nal data; Dif­fi­cul­ties to pro­vi­de trust and com­for­ta­ble ways to sta­ke­hol­ders among cross indus­tri­al sec­tors to sha­re their data. The­se issu­es can could be sol­ved by the IDSA frame­work.”
Isamu Yama­da, Data Tra­ding Alli­an­ce, Japan