Who is HATDeX?



HAT Data Exchange Ltd's (HATDeX) is a commercial enterprise spun out from the HAT research project tasked to build the decentralised HAT Infrastructure. From 2015-17, HATDeX built a suite of products (the HATDeX Technology Suite) around the open-sourced HAT to enable organisations to give their customers a HAT microserver and therefore benefit from decentralised personal data storage, processing, and AI.

HATDeX operates under licence from the HAT Community Foundation, a members’ organisation that sets the top-level requirements for the trust framework. HATDeX and HATCF work together to grow, regulate, operate the HAT platform in the live environment.

In the innovation environment, HATDeX works with HATLAB and HAT Accelerator to catalyse new apps, tools, and plugs on HATs through sandboxes, creation of Minimum Viable Products, Pilots and Proof of Concepts with partner organisations.

In the live environment, HATDeX manages the HATStore and the certifications necessary for a tool, app or plug to go live in the HAT ecosystem.

HATDeX Core Team

HATDEX is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that services on the live ecosystem are interoperable between all HAT owners and HAT Providers

  • Ensuring data exchanges between all entities in the ecosystem are speedy, secure and smooth

  • Ensuring contracts between applications and HAT owners are logged and transparently displayed

  • Providing metadata services to grow and facilitate data exchanges

  • Continuing to improve the HAT technology services and taking design inputs and advice from HATLAB research and innovation on the technological, legal and economic engineering of the HAT ecosystem

  • Enabling and supporting new cross application functionalities, data exchanges, data repositories, views, analysis and intelligence for HAT owners.

  • Maintaining and updating the open-sourced HAT baseline technology

  • Support HATLAB innovation space for new MVPs, pilots and projects

  • Support HAT Accelerator for new startups building on the HAT.

How the HATDeX Technology Suite of services works:

Using the HATDeX Technology Suite of cloud services, you can:

Be a HAT Issuer

  • Issue HAT microservers to your own customers. This could be easily done within your organisation's application or through any of your merchants that accept HAT data

  • Give the data you hold of your customers back into their HATs

  • Benefit from data transactions when the HATs you issue transact with merchants that accept HAT data

  • Your customers can also:

    • Claim their own data with external data plugs

    • Gain private insights from algorithms “AI” tools. Create "Extended Intelligence" for their own decisions

Be a HAT Merchant

  • Accept HAT Data onto your application or website to personalise or recommend services. Get “Permission to Personalise” in real time and on demand.

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