The emergence of data sharing ecosystems as part of the wider digitalization process in the society indicates the important role data will play in driving future economic competitiveness and societal progress. We see a number of data ecosystems in the form of Data Spaces and Data Platforms being created and deployed nowadays for industrial and/or personal data. But how widespread are such data spaces/platforms? How can they enable large-scale data sharing? What are the organizational, legal, and technical challenges of data spaces/platforms? What solutions currently exist?

The goal of the seminar is to stimulate discussions and exchange of knowledge and experiences around these questions.


Monday Jan 28th 2019
09:30 15:00


Meeting Rom 4+5, SINTEF
Forskningsveien 1, Oslo


(speakers are confirmed, slots are tentative for now)

09:30 – 09:35
Morten Dalsmo, Executive Vice President at SINTEF Digital (Norway)

09:35 – 09:50
Dumitru Roman, Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF AS (Norway)

09:50 – 10:10
Gry Elisabeth Arnesen, Vice President – Ajour & Datahub – Information Logistics &Services at EVRY AS (Norway)

10:10 – 10:30
Terje Christensen, Leader, Partner & Entrepreneur of Smart Cities Norway (Norway)

10:30 – 10:50
Egil Utheim, Innovation Advisor at Innlandet Hospital Trust (Norway)

10:50 – 11:05
Coffee Break

11:05 – 11:25
James van Merkensteijn, Project manager at DataLink, Equinor ASA (Norway)

11:25 – 11:55
Ove Johan Skants, Lead Solution Architect at AkerBP ASA (Norway)

11:55 – 12:15
David Cameron, SIRIUS Centre Coordinator at University of Oslo (Norway)

12:15 – 12:45

12:45 – 13:05
Torstein D. Kongshem, Lead of Development, Veracity, DNV GL Digital Solutions at DNV GL (Norway)

13:05 – 13:25
Geir K. Engdahl, CTO at Cognite (Norway)

13:25 – 13:55
Baldur Kubo, Account manager at Cybernetica (Estonia)

13:55 – 14:10
Coffee Break

14:10 – 15:00
Panel and discussions (moderator: Till Christopher Lech, SINTEF):

  • Data sharing ecosystems across sectors, industry, organisations – feasible concept or utopian dream?
  • Technical, organisational, legal and commercial aspects of data sharing/brokerage/trading – problem solved or challenges ahead?
  • Data spaces/platforms for the Norwegian industry – what can be done to support data ecosystems for public and private organizations in Norway?

The seminar is free and open to everyone,
however, (for logistics purposes) registration is mandatory.

  • Dumitru Roman –
  • Till Christopher Lech –

The seminar is brought to you by BDVA Norge, and the H2020 projects euBusinessGraph, EW-Shopp, and TheyBuyForYou