Data Spaces Business Alliance
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An alliance to accelerate business transformation in the data economy
September 23, 2021

Reinhold Achatz, Chairman of IDSA (left), Dario Avallone, FIWARE Board of Directors Chairman (left on the screen), Maximilian Ahrens, Gaia-X’s Board of Directors Chairman (right on the screen), and Thomas Hahn, BDVA President officially launched the Data Spaces Business Alliance (DSBA).

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 realize a data-driven future in which organizations and individuals can unlock the full value of their data.

We have proven that building data spaces is possibleNow we must do it. The Data Spaces Business Alliance has all the joint capabilities to successfully build and even run data spaces. The next step is large scale adoption to fully realize the economical potential. In this Alliance, we will act now and think big for the digital future that will benefit everyone.”

Reinhold Achatz, Chairman of the Internation Data Spaces Association

Having over 1,000 members combined, the Alliance’s founding organizations represent leading key industry players, associations, research organisations, innovators, and policy-makers from local, national, European level, and beyond.

The Alliance is working together in three major areas:

  1. Technology and architecture: The Alliance defines a common reference model.
  2. Support: The Alliance assists the existing organizations and data spaces by pooling their tools, resources and expertise in a focused way.
  3. Identification and characterization: The Alliance establishes a ‘Data Spaces Radar’ to actively scout potential data spaces.

Engage with the Data Spaces Business Alliance in upcoming events

The latest advances and outcomes of this collaboration will be first presented at the virtual IDSA Data Spaces Dialogue (October 07), followed by the in-person trade show ITS World Congress 2021 (Hamburg, October 11-15), the Gaia-X Summit (November 18-19), the European Big Data Value Forum (November 29 – December 03), the FIWARE Global Summit (Gran Canaria, January 19-20), and other major trade shows and events of the four founders.


Nora Gras