Monika Huber Elected New Co-Chair of the IDSA Working Group Certification

The Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on (IDSA) announ­ces that Moni­ka Huber has been elec­ted as co-chair of the Working Group Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on. She suc­ceeds Nad­ja Menz from Fraun­ho­fer FOKUS, who has cho­sen to stand down as co-chair so that she can focus on her gro­wing respon­si­bi­li­ties in tes­ting.

Nad­ja Menz, tog­e­ther with Aleks­ei Reset­ko from PwC AG, has been respon­si­ble for com­po­nent cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on sin­ce the begin­ning of IDSA. “We would like to thank Nad­ja Menz for her strong com­mit­ment as co-chair of the Working Group Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on and the huge efforts she has made in the past four years”, said Sebas­ti­an Stein­buss, CTO of IDSA.

Moni­ka Huber is a rese­arch asso­cia­te at the Fraun­ho­fer AISEC. Alt­hough she has only star­ted con­tri­bu­ting to the IDS half a year ago, she alrea­dy gai­ned insights by working on rese­arch pro­jects con­cer­ning trust-buil­ding in the IDS, par­ti­ci­pa­ting in the IDS Win­ter­days in Paris last year and joi­ning the Working Group Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on.

Moni­ka Huber has a strong focus on com­po­nent cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on. “In my opi­ni­on, cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on is an important part of the value pro­po­si­ti­on of the IDS and I would like to help to ensu­re a trust­worthy eco­sys­tem”, she says. “Her­eby, my focus lies on the cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of com­pon­ents such as Con­nec­tors, Bro­kers and App Stores which would com­ple­ment Aleks­ei Resetko’s exper­ti­se in Ope­ra­tio­nal Envi­ron­ment Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on.”

The IDSA Working Group Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on crea­tes and main­tains the IDSA Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on Sche­me as an important part to build trust bet­ween par­ti­ci­pants in data spaces. This inclu­des the cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of the ope­ra­tio­nal envi­ron­ment and of the core com­pon­ents, the defi­ni­ti­on of the roles and the deve­lo­p­ment of the eva­lua­ti­on methods used during the cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on.

To con­ti­nuous­ly dri­ve their work for­ward, the mem­bers of the Working Group Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on exchan­ge infor­ma­ti­on on the Jive col­la­bo­ra­ti­on plat­form (Access for mem­bers only).