Turnn with mobility awareness campaign at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven

Smarter, more sustainable and safer travel is a must. Certainly in a fast-growing region like Brainport Eindhoven. In order to keep the region accessible, liveable and safe, Turnn (part of ICT Group), Brainport Development, the Municipality of Eindhoven and ASML are launching an awareness campaign and actions this month to encourage employees of Brainport companies to travel smarter, safer and more sustainably. With the slogan: ‘How zero are you?’ and a serious game, they are calling on employers and employees in the Brainport region to think about mobility.

Exhibition fromAntoBrainport during Dutch Design Week

On Monday, October 4th, the initiators started the awareness campaign for employers and employees. With a serious game that inspires you to think about how you travel more sustainably, the parties will visit the campuses in the region. The central question is: “How zero are you?” During the Dutch Design Week (DDW) from 16 to 24 October, the serious game will be set up for a broad audience. In it, Turnn takes travellers on a journey into the future of sustainable mobility. This will be brought to life at the exhibition during DDW.

In an interactive and visual way, a picture is formed of the Mobility As a Service (MaaS) pilot that was recently launched to keep the Brainport region liveable and accessible. The cooperation with ASML, Eindhoven municipality and Brainport Development to stimulate sustainable business travel is central to this.

Turnn app ready for regional scaling

One of the possibilities for more sustainable travel is the MaaS project with the Turnn app. With it, employees can plan, book and pay for their business trips. “The Turnn MaaS app has been extensively tested by more than 750 users over the past period,” says Davy van de Haar, one of the people involved in Turnn (part of ICT Group). “Together with the users, we improved the app and prepared it for regional scaling. With Turnn, companies will be able to travel by train without an OV chip card, declare their own transport and book shared transport from 1 October.”

Team of 500 Power Women in the Amstel Gold Tour

What an amazing sight to see a special team of 500 women at the start of Amstel Gold Race on Saturday 11 September 2021. ICT Group was the main sponsor of this great initiative by Leontien van Moorsel, Wendy van Dijk and Anouk Smulders.

In this team there were also a number of colleagues from ICT Group. In just two months’ time, these nine power women were trained by Leontien van Moorsel for a long ride through the Limburg hills. The Geulhemerberg, Kloosterberg, Fromberg and of course the Cauberg. Nothing stopped them from reaching the finish line.

 “We are so proud of these women”, says Carla Stuifzand, marketing director. “They have shown that with perseverance, training, fun and togetherness you can achieve anything. I invite you to meet Inge, Priya, Merle, Khushboo, Anisha, Jyotsna, Claudia, Floor and Jolijn and hear their story.”

“Just like cycling, the IT world is still mainly a man’s world”, says CEO Jos Blejie. “We are happy with the influx of women into our company and want to to offer them the opportunity to develop themselves. It was therefore a logical step for us to support the initiative.”

The sponsorship is part of ICT Group’s Go for IT! campaign, in which well-being, vitality, inclusiveness and collaboration are key.

Intelligent Water tijdens Waterinfodag

ICT Group would like to meet you again in 2021 on the Water Info Day in Den Bosch! The program is varied and has an interesting themes.

We would like to meet you at our stand (106) where we will tell you more about Intelligent Water. Smart, data-driven, IT solutions for a sustainable water cycle and smart water management for water boards, drinking water companies and governments. Or during our presentation on ‘Smart Water Management’ given by Oasen and OrangeNXT (an ICT Group company).

Presentation at 16.00 hours

Smart Water Management
Speakers:
Jonathan Vondeling (Oasen) and Bas Lamme (OrangeNXT, part of ICT Group)

The availability and quality of drinking water in the Netherlands is extremely high. On average, we are cut off from the tastiest drinking water in the world for less than 20 minutes a year. Further improvement is only possible with new digital solutions, data is key! What are the developments of the Digital Twin on the way to a self-managing pipe networks? From more and better insight into the behavior of the pipe network, to anticipating and eventually acting fully automatically with the help of Artificial Intelligence. The considerations and choices for technology, architectures (OT/IT), platforms (IoT Central/Digital Twin) and partners (3D / Drone / Cloud / PA / UX / Mixed Reality) will be discussed in detail. We look forward to welcoming you at 16.00 in room De Galloway. Read the case ‘Oasen adopts a pioneering approach to public provision with Azure IoT’.

See you in Den Bosch on Tuesday, September 7!

Waterinfodag ICT - Intelligent water

Revolution, the newest Endurance Racer from InMotion, revealed

Yesterday, InMotion, the TU/e student racing team, presented its Revolution: the newest Endurance Racer. ICT Group has been a partner of InMotion since 2015 and supports the team with its model-based development Production Platform Motar.

ICT has helped the student team with the development of their first electrical car: the Fusion. Thanks to Motar, ICT has developed the Electronic Control Units (ECU’s) for the complete car. Motar consists of the ECU’s hardware and platform software. The platform ensured that InMotion could develop and test software for their Fusion car which could be re-used in the car that followed; the Revolution.

Gerlach Delissen Photography

The InMotion team has done plenty of testing since the end of 2020. For example, the battery pack, the heart of this unique electric racing car, has been tested for its fast charging capabilities. Charging now takes twelve minutes. The racing car was also extensively tested at Breda International Airport. Here the first driving tests were done up to 205 kilometers per hour. These tests were done to collect valuable data and to make sure the racing car drives as stable as possible.

The fact that recharging takes only 12 minutes is a very impressive achievement. Student team InMotion is working towards the 24h of Le Mans, where they want to compete in 2023. “The team is already very proud of the performance we achieved during testing.  We think that with this car we are making a great first step in the direction of “Electric Refueling”, says the more than proud team manager Rainier Heijne. Laura van Erp, account manager at InMotion reacts to this: “ICT is a trusted partner of InMotion and we are proud to team-up with an innovation-driven company like this. Thanks to the partnership, it is possible for our Endurance racer to drive its first meters and to fast charge on the track.”

Up till now, the team has already several lap records on its name: the electric lap record on Circuit Zandvoort, Circuit Zolder and TT Circuit Assen. Koen Peppelman, ICT’s Business Unit Manager R&D Engineering Products: “We are excited to contribute to the goal of InMotion to make charging as fast and convenient as refueling. With the Revolution, InMotion is one step closer to its final goal: Le Mans in 2023. Being at forefront of many of the latest developments in the automotive industry, we successfully developed the Motar platform. The platform assists with the most complex part of innovation processes: compiling the process model into code for the embedded software. In case of InMotion, the Motar ECUs are used for the control of every electronic function in the car. We have been developing in close collaboration and Motar enables us that a lot of the developed and tested software can be reused for the team’s next cars. We cannot wait to start breaking the next records.”

ICT Group nominated for Computable Awards: vote for us!

ICT Group has been nominated for the Computable Awards 2021 in the Service Integrator category. The reason for this nomination is the won tender for the PALGA contract. Will you help us win this award? From 5 July to 10 October you can vote for us via this link. Thank you in advance for your support!

Computable Awards 2021 ICT Group

PALGA contract for ICT Group

PALGA, the Pathological-Anatomical National Automated Archive, manages a database with all pathology results of the Netherlands, as well as a computer network for data exchange with all pathology labs of the Netherlands. The existing infrastructure is intended for the exchange of orders and pathology reports between the 49 affiliated laboratories and the storage of the 85 million examination reports that the database now contains. Because the infrastructure needed replacing, a European tender was issued. This was won by ICT Group. For the general jury of the Computable Awards 2021, this was reason enough to nominate ICT Group in the Service Integrator category.

The development of the new communication service will start in December 2020. The implementation is planned from the end of 2021 and will be completed in 2023. It involves the design, implementation and management of a new communication service. The contract has a term of ten years. ICT Group was awarded the tender because they showed in their offer that they understand what the work is about and how the responsibilities should be divided..

With its Smarter Industries solutions, ICT Group provides services to the automotive, manufacturing and high-tech, food, chemical and pharmaceutical, oil and gas, and logistics industries. The Smarter Cities solutions focus on water, rail and road infrastructure, as well as public transport and mobility. The Smarter Healthcare unit provides solutions for the exchange of medical data and services and/or products in the fields of radiotherapy and obstetrics. In addition, ICT Group provides its own cloud-based software for iot, digital transformation and artificial intelligence.

Please vote for us!

Half of the opinion of the professional jury determines who will win, the other half is in the hands of the public vote. Therefore we appreciate it enormously if you want to vote for our nomination! This can be done via the voting procedure on the Computable website. After filling out a form you will receive a voting link. You can only vote once per category. Our PALGA project can be found under the category Service Integrator. Voting is possible until Sunday, October 10. The winners will be announced on November 2.

ICT Group nominated for Computable Awards 2021

ICT Group is nominated for the Computable Awards 2021. For the general jury the PALGA contract was the reason to nominate ICT Group in the category Service Integrator.

About the Computable Awards

Ict trade title Computable has handed out ten nominations within the Computable Awards 2021 in the category Service Integrator. People can vote as from July 5th  and the winner will be announced on November 2nd.

A group of in total 21 Computable experts has digitally assessed the 36 nominations in the category Service Integrator. Their assessment formed the basis for the general jury of the Computable Awards 2021 to choose the ten nominees. This jury team consists of Artie Debidien, Stijn Grove, Bart van der Mark, Ruud Mulder and Fred Streefland. The nominations have been tested on the distinguishing capacity of the supplier, the distinguishing capacity of the product and what makes the company special according to the submitter.

Read the jury’s report of ICT’s nomination here (Dutch only). 

Container Terminal Automation Conference 2021

Visit ICT Group on CTAC 2021

ICT Group is one of the exhibitors at the Container Terminal Automation Conference (CTAC) 2021. This fully virtual event will take place from Tuesday, May 18 to Friday, May 21.

This year’s event will host debates on the state of the sector featuring C-Level leaders from the industry, explore the emerging technologies that are revolutionising the sector and help guide your continued journey towards automation.

Key topics for 2021:

  • Automation in brownfield terminals
  • Big data and emerging technologies
  • The state of the sector

CTAC 2021 follows the success of the 2020 virtual event, which saw 450 attendees which included over 200 terminal operators. Over 60 speakers will present and discuss across the four days of CTAC 2021 which will feature C-level representatives from Container Terminals from DP World Limassol, all the way to Hutchison South East Asia and many in between, all sharing their own insights and case studies.

Smart Port webinar

As a follow-up to the CTAC 2021, ICT Group is hosting a Smart Port webinar on Thursday, May 27. In this webinar, of interest to anyone involved in port logistics and container shipping, we would like to share with you our vision on container terminal automation. How to achieve Smart Port Logistics, like we do for ECT and PSA.

Open systems and data-driven orchestration

A wave of technological innovation and integration is enabling industries, including ports, to operate in a more data- and insight-driven way. A Smart Port uses automation and innovative technologies. Data intelligence and IoT improve performance and optimize Return on Investment.

The ports of the future will expand their role by orchestrating information flows to improve the efficiency of their entire ecosystem. Information is the cornerstone of Port 4.0. As revolutionary as closed automation silos were in their days, today they limit your business. A new approach is needed if you want to stay in control and ahead of the curve. Replacing closed automation silos with open orchestrated systems is the key.

Sign up now and learn more about Smart Port Logistics!

ICT Group sponsors women’s team Amstel Gold Race

In September, the annual cycling event Amstel Gold Race will be held in the hills of Limburg. This year a special women’s team will participate, which is supported by ICT Group. On 11 September, 500 women, including Leontien van Moorsel, Wendy van Dijk and Anouk Smulders, will cycle the route.

ICT Group is a sponsor of this special initiative. Just like cycling, the IT world is still mainly a man’s world’, says CEO Jos Blejie. We welcome the influx of women into our company and like to offer them the opportunity to develop themselves. We also attach great importance to vitality and the well-being of our employees and we find it important to stimulate this kind of sporting events. Therefore, it was a logical step for us to support the initiative’.

SHAREHOLDERS MEETING ICT GROUP ADOPTS ALL RESOLUTIONS

ICT Group N.V. (ICT) announces that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which was held today via webcast, adopted all proposed resolutions. This included the adoption of the annual accounts and the reappointment of Mr. Theo van der Raadt, as member of the Supervisory Board of ICT Group.

In line with the proposal, the AGM approved a dividend of € 0.40 per share for the 2020 financial year. The dividend in cash will be payable on 3 June 2021. The ex-dividend date is 14 May 2021 and the record date is Monday 17 May 2021 after closing of the stock exchange.

ICT Group sponsor Amstel Gold Race

This year, ICT Group is the proud sponsor of the Amstel Gold Race. The cycling event will take place on Sunday, April 18th.

ICT Group considers the health and well-being of its employees extremely important. Especially in a time when working from home is the norm, it is more important than ever to stay fit and vital. We are happy to contribute to this sporting event, in which we are also involved from a technological aspect.