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Europe's Top Summit for Platform & Ecosystem Innovation

TheNTWKSummit24: From Competition to Collaboration in the Digital Era

Summit - May 28 & 29 | Side Events - May 27 & 30 | Barcelona

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Silvia Castellvi

International Data Spaces e.V.


Director research & standardisation




In Person

Silvia Castellvi Director of Research & Standardization at International Data Spaces Association
• Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Professional Experience
International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany · Remote
• Director of Research & Standardization
• May 2023 - Present
• Responsible for standardization activities in collaboration with CTO Sebastian Steinbuss
• Participates in research projects: Data Spaces Support Centre, PLAIDEIA, OMEGA-X, ZERO-SWARM, DATAMITE
• Member of CWA Trusted Data Transactions and deployEMDS project Advisory Board
• Stakeholders Engagement Senior Consultant
• Feb 2020 - May 2023
• Contributed to establishing an open, vendor-independent architecture for a peer-to-peer network ensuring data sovereignty
• Engaged with 165+ companies and institutions from 20 countries, including Fortune 500 companies
i2CAT Foundation
• Innovation Business Manager, Industry 4.0
• Jan 2016 - Feb 2020
• Led Industry 4.0 business development initiatives
• Played a crucial role in European R&I projects
• Various Roles
• 18 years
• Last 10 years focused on European R&I projects
Additional Skills and Activities
• Active participation in CEN/CENELEC Trusted Data Transaction
• Contributor to the Focus Group on Data, Data Spaces, Cloud, and Edge
• Expertise in Data Spaces Standardization
• Strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills
• Exploring emerging technologies
• Contributing to data spaces industry-standard developments
• Mentoring young professionals in digitalization and data economy fields

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