RoundTable: Digital Operations | The challenge of IT and OT

The registration for this event is closed. You can still register for the Smart Industry event on November 14, where IT and OT are also presented.

Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) have a long, isolated history. Both developed along separate paths, with different goals, operating in completely different ecosystems.

The gap between these two critical elements hinders manufacturers and (small) chemical companiesin having necessary information on hand. The lack of proper information at the right time can get translated into wrong decisions and unreliable outputs.

With the advent of the Industrial Internet, smart machines, Internet of Things and  Advanced Analytics, manufacturers have started realizing the benefits of bringing IT and OT together in a connected (smart) setting. Companies need to have a connected factory if they want to:
• Reap the benefits of Big Data;
• Gain information for better decisions;
• Optimize business processes;
• Want to work and produce faster, more efficiently, more sustainably and cheaper;
• Lower risks and shortened project timelines.

Digitalisation, new developments and technologies immediately raise the question of what this means for your company. Do you have to make choices now to stay ahead in your market in the future and if so, which ones? IT and OT won’t remain isolated forever…

ICT Group presents, in cooperation with OrangeNXT, DSM and various other companies, this unique chance to network with Industry experts in a small setting at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen.
Join the conversation and find out!

09.30 hours – 09.45 hours:
Welcome with coffee and tea.

09.45 hours – 10.00 hours:
Opening by ICT Group – Martin Bijl – Business Development Manager Industry.

10.00 hours – 10.30 hours:
ICT Group – Leendert Mijnders – Business Consultant Industry : “IT meets OT, Delivering Digital Excellence, Today”. As a Business Consultant Industry, Leendert Mijnders advises clients in the chemical and food sector on optimizing their factories through the automation of discrete, batchwise and continuous processes. His specialization consists of a combination of business and consultancy.Years of experience and different skills enable Leendert to develop information policy and business cases, to improve IT / OT and to convert innovation processes into business changes.

10.35 hours – 11.15 hours:
DSM (Heerlen) – Gabriel Rabelo: “Experiences with implementation of the “Digital Ways of Working” at DSM”. Gabriel Rabelo is working at DSM as a change agent between the users and developers, focusing on the users and how they can benefit from new technologies and the digital transformation in manufacturing operations. He also has experience as a production manager in the pharmaceutical and food industry. Gabriel is currently supporting DSM’s continuous improvement process towards the ‘World Class Ambitions in Operations’. Full of passion, Gabriel is part of a great goal that strives to create better living conditions now and in the future.

11.15 hours – 12.00 hours:
Interactive RoundTable led by John Koot – Alliance Director OrangeNXT: “Bridging the gap between IT and OT, today”. Sharing experiences based on practical examples.

12.00 hours – 12.30 hours:
Tour on Campus: Innovations in the Center Court.

12.30 hours:
Lunch and end of the program.


Do you work at a production company, a small / large chemical company or within Industrial Automation? Register below free of charge.
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