Christoph Mertens

Head of Adoption, International Data Spaces Association IDSA

Christoph Mertens is a dedicated professional with a background in computer science, having graduated at the Technical University of Dortmund. As Head of Adoption at International Data Spaces Association (IDSA), he is strongly focused on the implementation of data spaces. With his interest in the technical aspects of data spaces in combination with his expertise in business cases and usage scenarios, he plays an important role in shaping the future of the global data economy in the data space community.

Throughout his career, Christoph has always searched for innovative ways to make data ecosystems as efficient, safe and secure as possible for companies. His work within IDSA added the aspects of data sovereignty and trust, as key enablers for data spaces that facilitate efficient collaboration across industries and domains on a global scale.