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Unlocking the Future: International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) Hub Malaysia Inauguration

What are Data Spaces?

Data spaces are expected to play a major role in supporting digital economic strategies and speeding up digital transformation both within and across domains. Data spaces approach a decentralized and dynamic data ecosystem with many-to-many interactions. In short, a data space is the sum of all end points that are able to share data with each other.

According to the Commission Staff Working Document on Common European Data Spaces, “a common European data space brings together relevant data infrastructures and governance frameworks in order to facilitate data pooling and sharing.” This document also defines key features of a common European data space, namely:

  • Federated data architecture: no physical data integration, leave data where it is, which the participation comprises an open number of organizations/ individuals.

  • Interoperability: no silos, no vendor-dependency. Data that is made available can be reused against compensation, including remuneration, or for free.

  • Data sovereignty and traceability: a clear and practical structure for access to and use of data in a fair, transparent, proportionate and/non-discriminatory manner and clear and trustworthy data governance mechanisms. Data owners will have the possibility, in the data space, to grant access to or to share certain personal or non-personal data under their control.

  • Trusted participants: a secure and privacy-preserving infrastructure to pool, access, share, process and use data, in particular personal data protection, consumer protection legislation and competition law, are fully respected


International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) is a coalition of more than 160 member organizations, including private & public companies, NGOs, research institutes and universities, who share a vision of a world where all companies self-determine usage rules and realize the full value of their data in secure, trusted, equal partnerships. The members represent dozens of industry sectors based in 28 countries around the world. The objective of IDSA is to develop a reference architecture for international data spaces (IDS), including a governance model and adoption strategy, and to establish IDS as the international standard for data exchange in the digital economy.

About the Event

IDSA Hub Malaysia Inauguration

Digital Connect Society (DCS) is the hub facilitator for the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) in Malaysia. DCS and IDSA are co-organizing the IDSA Hub Malaysia Inauguration Ceremony, with Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT), in conjunction with their International Conference on Digital Transformation & Applications (ICDXA) organized by TAR UMT. This event is the perfect touchpoint for organizations in Malaysia to come together and learn more about the assets and offerings from IDSA and DCS, in order to apply the IDS standard and technology and create sovereign data spaces for our local industries in Malaysia. Apart from attracting key digital players, including government agencies, industrial experts, and academicians, who drive the digital initiatives in Malaysia, to attend this PHYSICAL event at TAR UMT, this event will be also witnessed by members of IDSA around the world online

The proposed date and time are as follows:

Date: 30 January 2024, Tuesday

Time: 13:00–16:30 (MYT) | 6:00–9:30 (CET)

Venue: Auditorium, Tunku Abdul Rahman University for Management and Technology, Kuala Lumpur

Ticket Fee: Free Entrance. Registration is required to reserve a seat


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The proposed agenda is subject to change. In bold are the confirmed program items.


How to get there

Driving | Grab | Taxi : Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology, Jalan Genting Kelang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

LRT: Kelana Jaya Line (Gombak)

Nearest LRT Station: Wangsa Maju or Taman Melati

Dr. Lee Wah Pheng

PhD (Engineering)

Facilitator | President

Dr. Lim Yee Mei

PhD (Artificial Intelligence)


Malaysia Data Spaces Hub Contact

E: leewp@digitalconnectsociety.org

E: yeemei@digitalconnectsociety.org

  • Director, OMIS Consulting Sdn Bhd, Skill Forward Solutions Sdn Bhd

  • IEC/ISO National Committee (MY)

  • NSC 19 / TC 15 - Smart manufacturing permanent member, Department of Standards Malaysia

  • Associate Fellow - ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET)

  • 10 years of manufacturing industry experiences in semiconductor manufacturing

  • 12 years of business experiences on smart home solutions, automation, Industry 4.0 platforms and connectivity solutions

  • 10 years of education and R&D&C experiences as Associate Professor in universities

  • Private sector representative, the 4th Digital Economy and Industrial Revolution Council (MED4IRN)

  • IEC/ISO National Committee (MY)

  • NSC 19 / TC 15 - Smart manufacturing permanent member, Department of Standards Malaysia

  • Director, OMIS Consulting Sdn Bhd (Industry 4.0 Consultancy)

  • Director, Kidocode Sdn Bhd (Kids coding)

  • Associate Dean/Head of Research Centre, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (2002-2020)