Fabiana Fournier

researcher, IBM

Dr. Fabiana Fournier is a researcher in the IoT and Blockchain group at IBM Research - Haifa, holding a B.Sc. in Information Systems, and a M.Sc. and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Fournier has over twenty years of research, practical experience, and numerous publications in the areas of event processing, organizational and process modeling, business transformation, and blockchain. For the past three years, she has been leading the European blockchain related projects in the IBM Research lab in Haifa. Many of the projects in which Dr. Fournier has been involved received prestigious awards, including the IBM Technical and Science Accomplishment Awards in the areas of component business modelling, systems engineering in the aerospace and defense, and artifact-centric processes, the IBM Open source Accomplishment Award for the work on the complex event processing tool PROTON, and the IBM Technical and Science Outstanding Accomplishment Award for her work in the area of event processing.

Fabiana is speaking at

Application Track 1 - Manufacturing
November 3, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Sergio Gusmeroli (Parallel session chair) Research Coordinator, Project Manager of the AI REGIO project, Politecnico di Milano
  • Oscar Lazaro (Parallel session chair) Managing Director, Innovalia
  • Alessandro Canepa (Speaker) Research manager, Fratelli Piacenza S.p.A.
  • Sebastian Enzberg (Speaker) Group Manager Production Management, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design
  • Fabiana Fournier (Speaker) researcher, IBM
  • Carmen Polcaro (Speaker) Project Manager, INNOVALIA
  • Paulo Soeiro (Speaker) RIA STONE
  • Bas Tijsma (Speaker) Sr. Manufacturing IT Engineer, Philips


The debate about Data Sharing Spaces in Manufacturing was originated in the Industrial Data Space German national project (2014-2017), where the first reference architecture and implementations were developed. The EU Data Package in 2018 and the guidelines for implementing an EU common Data Space in the private sector provided precious indications about the business and revenue models suggested for B2B Data Spaces, including Open Data, Data Monetization and Trusted Data Networks. Later on, the EC launched two events in September 2019 and after the EU Data Strategy on May 2020. In parallel with those leading edge initiatives, the BOOST4.0 BDVA Lighthouse project (coming close to its conclusion in December 2020) about Big Data in Manufacturing was conducting its activities both in the scientific-technological perspective (IDS building blocks implementation and certification programme) and in the industrial-experimental perspective (an ecosystem of industrial pilots realizing the European Industrial Data Space)

The session will present the most significant results of the BOOST4.0 project in the definition and implementation of Data Sharing Spaces in Manufacturing, in the frame of research / innovation as well as market / business perspectives provided by external leading edge experts.

The session aims at discussing the theme “Data Sharing Spaces in Manufacturing” starting from the experiences gained by the BOOST4.0 BDVA Lighthouse project in designing, developing and experimenting in industrial pilots Data Sharing Spaces and Platforms.

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