Certification and Open Technology: The Key to Secure Data Sharing - Insights from IDSA at Hannover Messe 2023

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In today's digital era, data sharing has become a vital aspect of modern business, enabling companies to exchange data and collaborate to gain new insights and drive innovation. However, as the volume of shared data between businesses increases, ensuring that the connections between various systems and devices are secure and trustworthy becomes more crucial.

At the recent Hannover Messe, the Telekom Data Intelligence Hub participated in a roundtable discussion with the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA). Our team highlighted the significance of certification in data sharing. Our experts, Chris Langdon and Dandan Wang emphasized the importance of certification, guaranteeing that software adheres to industry standards for functionality, interoperability, and security. Certification is particularly crucial when sharing sensitive data, such as proprietary business information or personal data, as it establishes trust between participants in a data-sharing network.

Certified software components are critical for businesses that engage in data sharing. The certification process ensures that all software components meet the necessary standards for functionality and security. By employing certified software components, businesses can establish trust between participants in a data-sharing network, making it easier to share data and drive innovation.

At the Telekom Data Intelligence Hub, we are committed to providing customer-centric offerings that release customers from worrying about how to onboard to data spaces. Our Connect offering is integral to this journey, enabling secure and trusted business data sharing. Our mission is to provide a data space ecosystem to the customer on their terms - for their needs and constraints regarding efficiency, scale, and price.

Open technology is also a critical element of data sharing, and it was a major topic at this year's Hannover Messe. Available technology ensures interoperability and standardization across different data space implementations, including specifications for data connectors, models, and security mechanisms. 

The Telekom Data Intelligence Hub believes certification and open technology are crucial for secure and trustworthy data sharing. As an advocate for secure data sharing, we remain committed to providing cutting-edge solutions enabling organizations to share and exchange data in a trusted environment securely. We are excited to continue exploring possibilities for collaboration with the IDSA and other industry partners.

Chris S. Langdon
Chris S. Langdon

Business Lead, Data Analytics Executive, Catena-X Product Manager

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