Kick off goinGDutch

Together with our partners Schiphol Group, Microsoft and BAM Infra, OrangeNXT an ICT Group Company is opening a new office at Schiphol. We are celebrating the kick-off of goinGDutch. As part of the partnership, GoinGDutch is committed to getting more people out of the car and by bike. The partnership was established at the initiative of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. Together we contribute to a fitter workforce and we reduce the Dutch CO2 footprint.

We are going to offer the ultimate commuting cycle experience with interactive high-speed bicycle routes, a special bicycle assistant, a clothing line and even a bicycle academy.

Also have a look at our website: www.goingdutch.bike

Water 4.0: Major challenges within the Water sector

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De Watersector staat voor flinke uitdagingen: het continue blijven borgen van droge voeten, schoon oppervlakte- en grondwater en veilig drinkwater bij een veranderende omgeving.

ICT heeft een analyse gemaakt van deze veranderende omgeving in de Watersector voor wat betreft de Technologie, Ecologie en de Demografie. Daar tegenover is onderzocht wat de huidige en toekomstige mogelijkheden van informatie- en operationele technieken zijn. Water 4.0 geeft inzicht op welke manier de technische mogelijkheden invulling geven aan de uitdagingen van de Watersector.

Huidige en toekomstige mogelijkheden van informatie- en operationele technieken
Het inzicht van de toekomstige mogelijkheden binnen de Informatie Technologie is gebaseerd op het meest toonaangevende adviesbureau hierin: Gartner*. Met betrekking tot dit inzicht van Operationele Technologie is dit de ARC Advisory Group*. ARC onderscheidt zich door hun diepgaande dekking van zowel Operationele Technologieën (OT) als engineerings technologieën en bijbehorende markttrends.

Water 4.0
Op welke manier kan de technologische innovatie en vooruitgang nu en straks invulling geven aan deze uitdagingen?

Het mag duidelijk zijn dat de hier onderzochte technologische ontwikkelingen niet de basis van de knelpunten van de uitdagingen in de Watersector weg nemen. Het is wel zo dat bijna ieder benoemde technische ontwikkeling in meer of mindere mate een rol speelt in het oplossen van de uitdagingen. Internet of Things (IoT), Big data, Datascience, Machine Learning en Kunstmatige Intelligentie zorgen hierbij voor de analyses en adviezen: wat er gebeurd is, waarom dit gebeurd is, wat zal er gaan gebeuren en hoe kunnen we ervoor zorgen dat dit gaat gebeuren*. Alle apparaten en applicaties worden hierdoor slimmer.

Meer weten? Download het artikel Water 4.0: Op welke manier kan de technologische innovatie en vooruitgang nu en straks invulling geven aan uitdagingen binnen de Watersector? 

*Alle bronvermeldingen zijn terug te vinden het artikel Water 4.0.

Inspiring and challenging Developer Day 2019

​​On June 25th, the ICT Developer Day 2019 took place. ​More than 100 colleagues were welcomed at Papendal. Because of the ICT Group’s strategy, this year’s theme was ‘Develop the Future’. The weather was fantastic and all colleagues were happy to meet each other. It promised to be a good day.
The ICT Developer Day is an annual event in which colleagues from the ICT Group share knowledge about innovative technical developments. Moreover, it is a great opportunity to meet colleagues in a sporting environment.

All colleagues were welcomed by Roy Jansen. He emphasized the importance of challenging each other and staying ahead of the game. Afterwards, the Fountainheads gave an amazing keynote. They are world famous in the Netherlands for the hilarious and energetic way in which they discuss trends and innovations. After the inspiring keynote, it was time for the break-out sessions. These sessions were hosted by colleagues from across all units and entities from the ICT Group. In these break-out sessions, colleagues discuss the technical developments in their discipline, hoping to inspire their fellow colleagues.

Another famous part of the ICT Developer Day are the sport activities. The attendees could sign up for one of the following activities: kick boxing, aikido, sheep herding and sit volleyball. All activities were spread across the terrain of Papendal. In order to get to know each other, all colleagues had to work together in small groups. After the sports, it was time for a well-deserved drink and meal. For the hungry colleagues there was a barbecue! In the evening sun we all enjoyed our meal and a good chat.

Many thanks to Wilbert van Dolleweerd for the photo’s.

Water Update: Water 4.0, new assignments within Water and more…

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Met de Water Updates (nieuwsbrieven) houdt ICT Group u graag op de hoogte van de laatste ontwikkelingen op het gebied van IT oplossingen in de Water sector. Met name wanneer u werkzaam bent bij een waterschap, drinkwaterbedrijf, gemeente of ingenieurs- adviesbureau is deze informatie  relevant voor u.

In de Juli 2019 editie van de Water Update leest u onder andere over ‘Water 4.0’, ‘Vijftien afvalwaterzuiveringen in één hightech Control Room en meer.

Wilt u drie keer per jaar automatisch de Water Update in uw mailbox ontvangen? Schrijf u dan nu in via de het formulier op onze website.

Innovative SCADA automation for Vallei en Veluwe water authority

On 11 July, the Vallei en Veluwe water authority and ICT Group (ICT) signed a contract for the implementation of the innovative SCADA automation project. The project involves the standardisation of the SCADA systems of the water authority for 16 sewage treatment plants, 87 sewer pumping stations and various connections to approximately 18 different external data sources based on an entirely new and progressive SCADA philosophy: every user receives the most relevant information at precisely the right time on multiple devices and in several layouts.

The Vallei en Veluwe water authority used a Best Value Tender to select a party with the necessary demonstrable expertise to deliver the ‘SCADA standardisation’, provided that the project objectives would be achieved within budget and planning, and that the agreed quality would be delivered within the defined requirements and conditions. ICT came out on top, in no small part thanks to its successful involvement in various standardisation projects at a significant number of water boards in recent years. Another key factor is that ICT is a certified Wonderware partner, which means they have access to a large number of certified Wonderware professionals.

The user interface is designed with a User Experience Design (UX design); a design analysis method that focuses on the user’s experience and takes into account the various direct and indirect users of the system: in this case 19 different groups. The UX design offers maximum user satisfaction by combining the requirements and wishes of the user with the technical possibilities. Standard software is used to make the required functionality available. The current Wonderware System Platform© will be redesigned to ensure maximum effectiveness of the Operations Management Interface (OMI). In the preliminary phase, Wonderware Benelux played an advisory role and will continue to be closely involved throughout the project. The aim is to realise a state-of-the-art SCADA system, which not only incorporates the innovative possibilities of OMI, but also includes Augmented and Virtual Reality testing.

The preparation, selection and realisation phases have been completed and implementation can commence.  Completion is scheduled for the end of 2022. This project is the culmination of the preparatory work that has been carried out over the past few months by the Vallei en Veluwe water authority and ICT Group.

Raster Industrial Automation accepted at the Master Level of Schneider Electric Alliance Program

The highest partnership award was bestowed upon Raster Industriële Automatisering BV, an ICT Group company, at the Schneider Electric Innovation Days 2019. Raster is one of two European preferred partners for Schneider Electric’s international Alliance Program. A great honor as it was awarded by Executive VP Peter Herweck for outstanding technical expertise, project execution capabilities and strategic importance for Schneider Electric’s business.

Ethel van Groenestijn, Director of Raster Industriële Automatisering BV: “Schneider Electric is a highly esteemed world player in industrial automation and the leading company in energy and safety technology. This award is an acknowledgement of our team’s dedication during many years of cooperation with Schneider Electric in which we have shared our knowledge and experience. A cooperation that was built on mutual trust in each other’s qualities and vision.”

 

 

 

The Master Alliance System Integrator Certificates were allocated in three areas of technological solutions: Control Systems, PLC Modernization, and Modicon Safety. Raster clients can count on the highest level of knowledge and understanding of Schneider Electric solutions, excellence in project execution and access to state-of-the-art developments. ICT Group congratulates the Raster team for this outstanding achievement.

 

 

 

Improve in top 3 of best IT-trainers in the Netherlands

Improve, an ICT Group company, finished in the top 3 of best IT trainers in the Netherlands with an overall score of 8.74. This was announced by Computable after thorough research by Enigma Research. Improve has the highest score (9.04) for the involvement of its trainers.

A total of 108 ICT-trainers were assessed. Just like previous years, ICT-trainers were assessed within different areas, such as the range of available lessons, the topicality of the curriculum, the applicability of curriculum in practice and the price-quality-ratio.

ICT GROUP AT OSISOFT NETHERLANDS REGIONAL SEMINAR

ICT Group will be present with a combination of 3 entities: ICT with the unit Industry, Raster and OrangeNXT who all work together on PI based solutions. Our focus is on delivering solutions for Real-Time Quality Control for various industries. We will demonstrate the Virtual Inspector (for image recognition solutions) and the Virtual Lab (for quality control with Artificial Intelligence). Both analytic cloud based solutions are connected to the PI-system.

Talks from OSIsoft, their customers and their partners will cover insight on how to maximize the value of your PI Data for industrial analytics, deliver a strategic approach to operations ready analytics data and how minimize delays and failures from data inaccessibility, intensive data processing, and poor data quality.

‘EMPOWER YOUR ANALYTICS WITH OPERATIONS DATA’

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TOC Europe 2019

TOC Europe – Your Global Container Supply Chain Event

ICT Group will be present again at the TOC Europe in Rotterdam Ahoy in 2019. We would like to invite you at our booth: B.64. Here we will inform you about the possibilities within Digital Twin, Internet of Things, Middleware, Digital Transformation, Deep Learning Solutions and other Smart Solutions that ICT Group and OrangeNXT offer you.

In addition to our stand we will gladly inform you during the TECH TOC conference. TECH TOC is a conference for the stakeholders in port and terminal industry to come together, share experiences and expertise and map out solutions to common current and future challenges.

We are involved in the presentation on Tuesday June 18 from 12:00 to 13:30h, about ‘The intelligent Port’ from Joe Bester, Chief Marketing Officer – IoT.NXT.
On Wednesday June 19 from 12:00h to 13:30h, Pieter van der Spek, System Architect at ICT Group will inform you about ‘Moving container terminals to the 21st century’.

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