Gaia-X Association Announces Virtual Summit Celebrating Innovative Data Infrastructure System

10 November 2021 – Brussels, Belgium – Gaia-X Association, AISBL a leading, open, transparent, and secure data infrastructure ecosystem will welcome over 4,500 attendees at an exclusive summit from November 18-19, 2021.

The 2nd Gaia-X Summit will release the next phase of Gaia-X research, development and progress made so far, alongside featuring an exciting and interactive collection of key speakers, attendees, and reverent sponsors.

Boris Otto, Fraunhofer Institute states: “Gaia-X is the key initiative in Europe’s journey towards a fair data economy. We will together implement our vision of “cloud and data sovereignty by design”.

With over 310 Gaia-X member organisations, each committed to connecting existing infrastructure systems across geographic boundaries to create a homogeneous, user-friendly alternative for the future, this year’s Summit is connecting top leaders in data infrastructure.

Max Ahrens, Chairman of Gaia-X highlights “It is time to prioritise European data infrastructure that meets the highest standards of digital sovereignty and innovation”.

Gaia-X’s mission to connect key leaders in politics, business, and science to create a federated and secure data infrastructure has never been stronger.

In fact, Gaia-X is grateful for the interest and willingness received by its corporate sponsors and members to sponsor this year’s Summit, while their contribution clearly shows that we all working together so that that Gaia-X indeed succeeds.

Indeed, the continued generosity from sponsors and members alike is critical for continued infrastructure-based research and development in this area. Having Engineering, Eco and DE-CIX supporting on media elements has indeed been instrumental.

“We are looking forward to this summit and releasing the next phase of Gaia-X,” remarked Francesco Bonfiglio, CEO of Gaia-X. “A lot has happened since last year’s summit that took place exactly on the same dates. We have evolved the Gaia-X concept in the technical architecture. We have defined dozens of Data Space use cases. We have started lighthouse projects. We have specified the roadmap for our deliverables that will see the light by the end of this year. This summit will be a unique opportunity to see Gaia-X coming alive in the way it was promised. We walk the talk!”, he highlighted.

To attend this year’s Summit, please click on the following registration link. To learn more about Gaia-X and join the cause, click here.

About Gaia-X:

Gaia-X Association, established in June 2021, is a digital ecosystem regulated by its members. The initiative works to create an environment in which data can be shared and stored under the control of data owners and users with and respected rules to create unprecedented opportunities for innovative, data-driven business models, and scalable growth. The users always retain sovereignty over their data. So, what emerges is a federated system that links many cloud service providers and users together. To learn more, click here.

#Summit21 Sponsors:

  • Founding Members


  • Platinum

DE-CIX, B1 Systems, Ocean Protocol, A1 Digital, TIM, Aruba S.p.A, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, OpenNebula, VMware, SysEleven, AWS, Alibaba Cloud, COSMOplat, Huawei, Venture Leap (Non Members).

  • Gold

Mastercard, EIT manufacturing

  • Silver 

EUHubs4Data, TNO

  • Media Partners


Media Contact:

Company Name: Gaia-X European Association for Data and Cloud AISBL
Contact Person: Dr. Vassilia Orfanou, CMO
Phone: +306974825327
Address: Avenue des Arts 6-9, 1210 Brussels, Belgium