IAIS is Fraunhofer’s “data institute”, and one of the most renowned research institutions in the data science area, with an extremely strong track record in data mining, machine learning, semantic technologies, information retrieval and software engineering. IAIS innovation output is documented through a vast number of publications and leading journals, as well as its outstanding track record in exploitation and transfer of research results. This is demonstrated in particular through contractual research performed for customers in telecommunications, financial services and insurance, publishers, retail and logistics. IAIS employs 200 scientists, developers, project managers and business consultants. IAIS coordinates 24 institutes from various engineering sectors in Fraunhofer’s Big Data Alliance and is a founding member of the BDVA, the contractual partner of the European Commission within the H2020 Big Data PPP.