Brussels, Berlin, September 23, 2021 — Gaia-X European Association for Data and Cloud AISBL, the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), FIWARE Foundation, and the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) join forces to drive the adoption of data spaces across Europe and beyond. The new collaboration, called Data Spaces Business Alliance (DSBA), is the first initiative of its kind, bringing together the necessary industry players to realise a data-driven future in which organizations and individuals can unlock the full value of their data.
The alliance is created to drive the adoption of data spaces across Europe:
- One voice and a common framework to make data spaces happen;
- Bringing together data providers, users and intermediaries, data spaces are key to driving businesses to competitively extract value out of data;
- Together, the Alliance’s founding organisations represent 1,000+ leading key industry players, associations, research organisations, innovators, and policy-makers worldwide;
- With its combined cross-industry expertise, resources and know-how, the Alliance drives awareness, evangelises technology, shapes standards and enables integration across industries.
It is the first initiative of its kind, bringing together the necessary industry players to realise a data-driven future in which organizations and individuals can unlock the full value of their data through Industrial AI, based on interoperability, portability, sovereignty, and trustworthiness.
“Secure and reliable data infrastructures, data spaces and data sovereignty must be the standard and will activate the creation of value out of the data. This is essential for improving businesses and processes, and supporting new opportunities” says BDVA President Thomas Hahn. “With a powerful network, a deep knowledge pool – from the research to the industry field, and the willingness to do this together, the Data Space Business Alliance, set up by major European organisations, will have a significant impact on industries and lead to a successful data economy including the use of Industrial AI”.
Data Spaces Business Alliance was signed on September 22nd 2021, by all Presidents and Chairs of the organisations forming the Alliance. A private signing ceremony took place in Munich and online.