= "The Convergence Alliance’s mission is to accelerate and diffuse a more equitable, scalable and usable Web 3.0 to affect a new open data economy based on the sovereignty of the user".
"The Convergence Alliance is a unique community of open source protocols, enterprise, start-ups, government bodies and academia leading the next phase of the Web. The Convergence Alliance’s mission is to accelerate and diffuse a more equitable, scalable and usable Web 3.0 to effect a New Open Data Economy based on the sovereignty of the user." (https://outlierventures.io/convergence-alliance/)
"Countering the platform monopolies of Silicon Valley and enabling a more evenly distributed value creation from AI. Founding members include Deutsche Telekom’s T-Labs innovation arm, Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures, SAP, Imperial College London, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI, which includes 100 of its own mobility members), Datarella blockchain solutions, Smart Dubai and the Fab City Global Initiative with 1,000 labs for additive manufacturing. Each founding member represents a key stakeholder group critical to realising the vision of a more open and equitable Web 3.0. What makes it different to the many other blockchain think tanks and consortia is that it doesn’t focus on blockchain and distributed ledger in isolation. The Convergence Alliance is instead centred on the concept of ‘convergence’, where technologies such as blockchain are best understood in the context of the wider technical landscape, and in particular, how they combine and accelerate with AI, Big Data and IoT.
This has led The Alliance to explore the adoption of a curated stack of 15 open source technologies with 15.5M lines of code, called The Convergence Stack, which includes hardware, routing, distribution, interfacing and the application layer of the internet. As well as assessing standards they may require and how they would integrate into legacy business processes and IT systems." (https://outlierventures.io/outlier-ventures-and-18-organisations-launch-the-convergence-alliance-to-enable-a-new-open-data-economy/)