Kick-Off Laun­ching Coali­ti­on

The pioneers that will revo­lu­tio­ni­ze the way com­pa­nies exchan­ge data and the­re­fo­re com­mu­ni­ca­te

From the inven­ti­on of the tele­pho­ne in the 1870’s until today’s means of com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on: it was a long and hard way paved by many pioneers. Amongst tho­se peop­le were Alex­an­der Gra­ham Bell, Gugliel­mo Mar­co­ni, or Ste­ve Jobs who revo­lu­tio­ni­zed the way our socie­ty com­mu­ni­ca­tes repeated­ly. Ins­tead of accep­t­ing the sta­tus quo, they explo­red and rethought exis­ting stan­dards and ther­eby inven­ted ground-brea­king tech­no­lo­gies and princi­ples that shaped the time in which they lived and set new paths for future inven­ti­ons.

On Fri­day March 6th, 2020 at 10:00 am CET a group of more than 40 peop­le from dif­fe­rent tech­no­lo­gy domains and com­pa­nies, with dif­fe­rent back­grounds came tog­e­ther to joint­ly shape the way com­pa­nies exchan­ge data and com­mu­ni­ca­te with each other. The­se peop­le agreed that they do not want huge data silos and oli­go­po­lists who have their busi­ness model in data tra­ding, to dic­ta­te the way data eco­no­my is shaped.

The refe­rence archi­tec­tu­re model for Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces (IDS) by the IDSA defi­nes the com­mon ground on which the so-cal­led Laun­ching Coali­ti­on will explo­re ways to bring IDS based pro­ducts to the mar­ket. The coali­ti­on was for­med to not only imple­ment IDS based com­pon­ents, like many com­pa­nies alrea­dy did in the past, but to also bring the­se com­pon­ents to mar­ket rea­di­ness until Sep­tem­ber 2020. That means the IDS eco­sys­tem is gai­ning trac­tion now and cer­ti­fied offe­rings of IDS Con­nec­tors and other IDS com­pon­ents will be avail­ab­le for the mar­ket later this year and allow tho­se who do not want or sim­ply are not able to build their own con­nec­tors to step into the game of data sov­er­eign data sharing.

This is our first step on sub­stan­ti­al­ly sca­ling up data sov­er­eig­n­ty by invol­ving and forming our com­mu­ni­ty – the Laun­ching Coali­ti­on.

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Text by: Chris­toph Mer­tens, IDSA