EVOLVING INTO A EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS PROVIDER – WHILE MAKING THE WORLD A LITTLE SMARTER EVERY DAY
Digital Transformation is set to significantly impact the way we live and do business in the next decade. It offers huge potential to make the world much smarter, and ICT is committed to playing its part in making the world a little smarter every day.
Data is at the core of much of this change. It is the fuel for many groundbreaking technologies, such as cloud computing and the ability to add processing power on demand. Limitations are no longer in place.
The internet of things is another important evolution in data collection and presents exciting opportunities for transformative business growth. The mandate for the future is that anything that can be connected, will be connected. Many databases and technologies will have to be integrated and connected. As new technologies push forward, there is going to be a need for convergence. Blockchain technology will become a backbone technology, serving as the base system for a lot of other industries. All of these factors are driving digital transformation.
ICT puts digital transformation at the heart of its new business development activities for all industries. We are convinced that digital transformation will be the key driver in taking our sustainable innovations to the next level. Leaning on its proven track record, ICT is uniquely positioned to increasingly capitalise on its multi-domain expertise and in-depth industry knowledge, as well as its ability to integrate these strengths into a compelling technology solution in the ongoing development of in-house (proprietary) solutions. ICT has combined its promising software solutions in OrangeNXT to help its customers reap the full benefits that digital transformation has to offer. These solutions are provided in an ‘as a service’ model, providing transparency for the customer and recurring revenue for ICT. This is an important step in our strategic roadmap to becoming a sizeable European technology solutions provider with a reputation to match.
ICT has clearly identified the areas in which its range of expertise has the highest impact and where its proffered solutions provide the highest added value for customers. This focus enables us to further enhance our technological expertise and innovative capabilities in the following areas:
ICT provides embedded solutions for its customers, helping them to bring their new machine, robot or car to market. At the same time ICT helps to create intelligent manufacturing technology solutions, supporting the digital transformation and ongoing industrial robotisation. This enables a more efficient use of natural resources and helps to reduce waste materials, which in turn increases the sustainable and economic use of natural resources.
In the past operations were automated along complex pathways, somewhat comparable to physically duct-taping parts together to get a machine to work. The systems were not fully integrated. ICT Group provides innovative integrated solutions that connect all the links in the chain, ensuring proper communication between the different components. These solutions include intelligent sensors, machine-to-machine communication, advanced process control, robotisation, manufacturing execution and intelligence, and big data analytics. ICT is a leader in this field due to its ability to connect parties in the market, creating the scale and scope for sustainable and future-proof innovation.
ICT distinguishes two segments within smarter industries: Engineering R&D solutions aimed at the automotive, manufacturing and high-tech industries, and Industrial Automation solutions focused on the food, chemicals & pharma, offshore and logistics industries.
ICT wants to enhance the quality and performance of urban services, which generally goes hand in hand with reducing costs and resource consumption. ICT’s solutions enable cities to handle the complexity of population growth as a result of ongoing urbanisation. Urban density is expected to rise massively in the coming years. Cities facing increasing challenges in the field of water, energy, mobility, waste and the environment. These challenges call for smarter cities in which people, authorities, companies, machines and even products are connected to one another, exchanging information and interacting in real time. ICT provides solutions to meet these challenges by providing smart software solutions that enable fast, affordable and safe connections within and between infrastructural, logistical and distribution networks. Connections that ensure that the right information is available at the right place and the right time for citizens, companies and managers alike, enabling optimal coordination of all urban flows. One specific development will be a game changer in the future: Mobility as a Service. MaaS is all about data-driven mobility solutions that meet individual needs through smart devices. It has the potential to move more people and goods in a way that is faster, cleaner and less expensive than current methods.
ICT has developed software solutions that enhance the exchange of data in the healthcare sector, enabling synoptic reporting and faster and more qualitative diagnosis to increase efficiency and quality throughout the sector.
These solutions, for instance in the field of pregnancy monitoring, not only reduce costs but also increase comfort and safety for patients and leverage available medical resources.