The development of data ecosystems for successful value chains in the economy will gain considerable momentum in 2019. Platform economy became the central topic of the Federal Government's Digital Summit in October 2019, which is now being held under the title "GAIA-X" and which will result in a networked European data infrastructure that is essentially based on the International Data Spcaes (IDS).
In 2019, the Fraunhofer ISST has demonstrated its expertise in the field of successful data ecosystems in many areas of the economy and society as an initiator, implementer and thought leader: At the Hanover Fair, for example, the institute already demonstrated an IDS implementation with Telekom. At the Digital Summit, we had the opportunity to present our vision of a "Digital Life Journey" to our Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and numerous government representatives from the federal and state governments. Digital Life Journey is based on IDS technologies and offers an integrated view of all of a citizen's data so that the citizen can decide which data he or she wants to share with whom and for what purpose.
We present our activities in 2019 in our current annual report. In it, you will also read interviews with our department heads, who present their research priorities in the business areas of data management, logistics and healthcare.