Lars Nagel is the CEO of the International Data Spaces Association. He holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from Technical University of Dortmund. He worked as a research fellow at the Chair of Materials Handling and Warehousing at Technical University of Dortmund. His fields of experience were material flow systems and organisation of large-scale networks. For six years he was Head of strategic development of Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML. Parallel he was Member of the executive board of EffizienzCluster Management GmbH from May 2010 until August 2013, managing one of 15 leading-edge clusters of the BMBF. From 2013 until 2016 he was CEO of GlobalGate GmbH, a consulting company for corporate learning and knowledge transfer.