How can intel­li­gent IoT and Open-Data solu­ti­ons be imple­men­ted in the are­as of smart cities, Indus­try 4.0 and agri­cul­tu­re? For two days from 8th to 9th May 2018, that was the key ques­ti­on of the FIWARE Glo­bal Sum­mit in Por­to. Ans­wers to the­se ques­ti­ons were also pro­vi­ded by the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on with its head­quar­ter in Dort­mund that was rep­re­sen­ted as an exhi­bi­tor and with lec­tures on site.

“The FIWARE Glo­bal Sum­mit is an inter­na­tio­nal mee­ting place for decisi­on-makers, pioneers and inno­va­tors”, exp­lai­ned Lars Nagel, Mana­ging Direc­tor of IDSA. “We could dis­cuss with entre­pre­neurs and poli­ti­cal decisi­on-makers about the role of Indus­tri­al Data Space as a secu­re and pro­mi­sing solu­ti­on for cross-bor­der data-exchan­ge.“ The new refe­rence archi­tec­tu­re model, offi­ci­al­ly intro­du­ced at the Han­no­ver Mes­se and also pre­sen­ted at the Sum­mit, show­ed how this could look in detail. Lars Nagel, Ulrich Ahle, CEO FIWARE Foun­da­ti­on and board mem­ber of IDSA, and other mem­bers of the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on also gave the more than 1,000 par­ti­ci­pants from 24 coun­tries an under­stan­ding of IDS during lec­tures.

Altog­e­ther, start-ups and com­pa­nies, cities and aut­ho­ri­ties as well as deve­lo­pers used the oppor­tu­ni­ty to get in con­tact with high-ran­king decisi­on-makers at muni­ci­pal, sta­te and EU level, to gain insights into open data solu­ti­ons and their imple­men­ta­ti­on in com­pa­nies and to get to know suc­cess­ful prac­ti­cal examp­les.
“This open and per­so­nal exchan­ge is very important for us in order to pre­sent the con­cept of Inter­na­tio­nal Data Space and its various app­li­ca­ti­on pos­si­bi­li­ties and to pro­mo­te the inter­na­tio­na­li­sa­ti­on of IDSA at the same time”, empha­sis­ed Lars Nagel. The Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on will also be back at the FIWARE Tech Sum­mit next autumn.