Workshop ‘The bridge between Information Technology and Operational Technology’

We follow the guidelines of the RIVM regarding the Coronavirus. During this workshop we will be safeguarding the 1,5 meter guideline. Therefore we only have limited seats for this workshop.

IT and OT will not stay separated forever… 

Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) both have a long and separate history. Both technologies have developed along separate paths, with different goals and operating in totally different ecosystems. The gap between these two key technologies means that manufacturers and chemical or manufacturing companies are hindered in having access to the information needed to work efficiently and effectively. Lack of the right information at the right time can lead to unreliable results and making the wrong decisions.

An integrated environment…

With the advent of Industrial Internet, smart machines, Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Analytics, manufacturers/companies are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits of bringing IT and OT together in an integrated smart environment. You can also benefit if you:

  • Want to use the benefits of Big Data;
  • Want to view the right information at the right time to make better decisions;
  • Want to optimize your business processes;
  • Want to work and produce faster, more efficiently, more sustainably and cheaper;
  • Want to reduce risks;
  • Want to realize shorter lead times for projects.

Workshop

Digitization, new developments and technologies immediately raise the question of what this means for your company, but also for you as a person. What choices do you have to make in order to stay ahead in your market in the future?

ICT Group is pleased to invite you to this unique workshop to network with experts from the sector, to engage in conversation with colleagues and to actively work on the most important steps to get IT and OT aligned. Participation is free of charge. We will start small. Keep it manageable and compact and start building on a solid foundation. Which specific pilot can you carry out? What challenges do we face? How can we tackle these challenges? What results can you achieve? What is the return on this pilot? And what is next …?

At the end of the morning you will have a business case for one proof of value, a concrete pilot. Something tangible that can be reached in 10 to 20 working days and that you can start the same day with. Take a look at the OrangeNXT (an ICT Group company) website to see how we can do that together with you.

Program

09.30 – 09.45 hours: Welcome with coffee and tea.
09.45 – 09.55 hours: Opening
09.55 – 10.15 hours: Presentation ‘IT meets OT, Delivering Digital Excellence, today’– Leendert Mijnders – Business Consultant Industry.
IT is the baby of the business, which revolves around financial data. OT is the engine of the workplace, where productivity and continuity are controlled. Two separate worlds that have to work together to make the organization future-proof. Much efficiency improvement is hidden in better collaboration between IT and OT. In this presentation: the steps needed to get both aligned and practical examples for inspiration to apply in the workshop.
10.15 – 11.30 hours: Workshop: building a bridge between Information Technology and Operational Technology
11.30 – 12.00 hours: Interactive discussion. Share experiences and ask questions based on the presentation, workshop and practical examples.
12.00 hours: Lunch and closing.

Animation and practical examples

View practical examples and be inspired to get IT and OT aligned within your own organization. Download the ‘Alignment of IT and OT for a digital enterprise‘ flyer.

FullStack development of a .net core WebApp | Postponed

This event is postponed. We will announce the new date of this event soon.

One of the disadvantages of being a FullStack developer is that you have to be able to work Full Stack. In other words: a huge amount is expected from you in the field of technology. There are so many things that you must be able to understand that can be difficult sometimes.

DotNed helps you with that, together with ICT Group and the speaker Frank de Pijper!
We don’t want to suggest that this is the only way to build a .net core web app with React. There are several roads that lead to Rome. But Frank takes you on one of the many possible routes. We will look at the following parts:

– .Net Core WepApp
– Interactie met Web API’s
– Dependency Injection
– Swagger
– Version Control
– React
– Active Directory
– Azure SQL Server
– Key Vaults
– Typescript

And of course what else we will encounter.

This might be a session that interests you. For those who want to know: you can still socialize with your dot-net colleagues. That alone should make this evening worthwhile!

The evening is, as always, free for everyone who signs up. Of course we also provide a snack and a drink! You can register via this website. We are looking forward to see you on Thursday 26 March in Nieuwegein.

Workshop ‘The bridge between Information Technology and Operational Technology’ | Postponed

We follow the guidelines of the RIVM regarding the Coronavirus. The workshop is therefore postponed. We will announce the new date of this event soon.

IT and OT will not stay separated forever… 

Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) both have a long and separate history. Both technologies have developed along separate paths, with different goals and operating in totally different ecosystems. The gap between these two key technologies means that manufacturers and chemical or manufacturing companies are hindered in having access to the information needed to work efficiently and effectively. Lack of the right information at the right time can lead to unreliable results and making the wrong decisions.

An integrated environment…

With the advent of Industrial Internet, smart machines, Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Analytics, manufacturers/companies are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits of bringing IT and OT together in an integrated smart environment. You can also benefit if you:

  • Want to use the benefits of Big Data;
  • Want to view the right information at the right time to make better decisions;
  • Want to optimize your business processes;
  • Want to work and produce faster, more efficiently, more sustainably and cheaper;
  • Want to reduce risks;
  • Want to realize shorter lead times for projects.

Workshop

Digitization, new developments and technologies immediately raise the question of what this means for your company, but also for you as a person. What choices do you have to make in order to stay ahead in your market in the future?

ICT Group is pleased to invite you to this unique workshop to network with experts from the sector, to engage in conversation with colleagues and to actively work on the most important steps to get IT and OT aligned. Participation is free of charge. We will start small. Keep it manageable and compact and start building on a solid foundation. Which specific pilot can you carry out? What challenges do we face? How can we tackle these challenges? What results can you achieve? What is the return on this pilot? And what is next …?

At the end of the morning you will have a business case for one proof of value, a concrete pilot. Something tangible that can be reached in 10 to 20 working days and that you can start the same day with. Take a look at the OrangeNXT (an ICT Group company) website to see how we can do that together with you.

Program

09.30 – 09.45 hours: Welcome with coffee and tea.
09.45 – 09.55 hours: Opening – Martin Bijl – Business Development Manager Industry.
09.55 – 10.15 hours: Presentation ‘IT meets OT, Delivering Digital Excellence, today’– Leendert Mijnders – Business Consultant Industry.
IT is the baby of the business, which revolves around financial data. OT is the engine of the workplace, where productivity and continuity are controlled. Two separate worlds that have to work together to make the organization future-proof. Much efficiency improvement is hidden in better collaboration between IT and OT. In this presentation: the steps needed to get both aligned and practical examples for inspiration to apply in the workshop.

10.15 – 11.30 hours: Workshop: building a bridge between Information Technology and Operational Technology
In this hour you will work structured, on building a bridge between IT and OT. Two worlds that must work together. This collaboration doesn’t go without a hitch. What can (or should) you do to make it work en how does this apply to your organisation?
11.30 – 12.00 hours: Interactive discussion. Share experiences and ask questions based on the presentation, workshop and practical examples.
12.00 hours: Lunch and closing.

Animation and practical examples

View practical examples and be inspired to get IT and OT aligned within your own organization. Download the ‘Alignment of IT and OT for a digital enterprise‘ flyer.

.NET user group event: DevOps en trends bij ICT

– Dutch only – 

Op donderdag 27 juni is het .NET user group event in Nieuwegein.

Deze avond zal Marcel de Vries de laatste stand van zaken laten zien als het gaat om Azure DevOps en de trends in de industrie als het gaat om containers. Aan de hand van een bestaande legacy applicatie in ASP.NET gaan we deze applicatie in een Windows container plaatsen en deze dan vervolgens naar een cluster orchestrator deployen.

In deze sessie zullen zaken worden uitgelegd als: Laatste stand van zaken op het gebied van Windows Containers op Windows Server 2019 en Windows 10, Gebruik van Cluster orchestrators zoals Kubernetes, hoe een kubernetes cluster werkt en dan met name de PaaS versie die Microsoft levert in de cloud onder de naam AKS. We kijken naar de nieuwe features in Azure DevOps, waaronder de nieuwe gecombineerde release en deployment pipelines die je in YAML kunt definiëren.

Aan het eind van de avond, heb je een goed overzicht waarom containers een industrie trend zijn om snel en gemakkelijk software naar productie te krijgen, Waarom cluster orchestrators daarbij erg belangrijk zijn, hoe dit de kosten van je productie omgeving aanzienlijk kan reduceren en hoe je dit alles met behulp van CI/CD in Azure DevOps kunt inrichten.

Over Marcel de Vries

Marcel de Vries behoeft waarschijnlijk geen introductie, maar toch: Marcel is meervoudig Microsoft MVP en Microsoft Regional Director. Marcel is CTO van XPirit, een van de toonaangevende bedrijven op het gebied van Microsoft technologieen in Nederland en daarbuiten. Marcel spreekt regelmatig op conferenties in binnen- en buitenland waar hij zonder mankeren iedere keer de hoogste scores behaalt.

Aanmelden

Wil jij je graag aanmelden voor dit event? Dat kan gratis via de website.

Knowledge session: Systems Engineering

– This knowledge session is Dutch only! – 

ICT Water & Infra organiseert haar eerste kennissessie! Een thema waar veel interesse naar uit gaat is Systems Engineering (SE). Reden voor onze collega René van der Pluijm om tijdens de eerste kenissessie dieper in te gaan op SE.

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering gaat vooral over klanteneisen, ontwerpafwegingen en gemaakte keuzes. Door deze informatie goed op te slaan, wordt miscommunicatie voorkomen. Fouten, vertragingen en schadeclaims worden hiermee vermeden.

Een opdrachtgever moet de vraag duidelijk omschrijven, de opdrachtnemer moet zorgvuldig ontwerpen, de technische oplossingen verifiëren en valideren, en de kwaliteit van het werk waarborgen. Ook dienen de partijen uitgangspunten en afspraken met de omgeving vast te leggen. Dit maakt de noodzaak van gestructureerd werken alleen maar groter.

De hoofdlijnen van SE worden uitgelegd en is dus een must voor iedereen die meer wil weten over dit interessante onderwerp.

Locatie

Het event vindt plaats van 17:30 tot 20:30 uur bij InTraffic in Nieuwegein.
Adres: Iepenhoeve 11, 3438 MR Nieuwegein

Geïnteresseerd?

Meld uzelf gratis aan door een mail te sturen naar martijn.schram@ict.nl.

Dashboard in a Day #4

What is Dashboard in a Day?
Dashboard in a Day is a daylong, instructor led, hands-on tutorial to accelerate understanding how to use Power BI to gather and transform data, to create visualizations, to gain insights culminating in creating and sharing Power BI dashboards. Upon completion of the hands-on tutorial, students then apply the lessons learned to their own data, with the end goal of leaving the class with a solid foundational knowledge of Power BI and a working dashboard of their data.

This course is perfect for business analysts and other business leaders who must glean insight from history, make assertions for change, and take a direct action with data-driven cases.
Interested in attending this complimentary event? All you have to do is bring your Windows-based Notebook and we’ll supply the rest, including lunch.

What is covered?
Throughout the day, we’ll touch on the following areas:
• Importing Data
• Transforming Data
• Interactive Data Exploration
• Report Authoring
• Creating Dashboards and uploading Reports
• Operational Dashboards and Sharing
• Refreshing Dashboard data
• Distributing content to larger audiences
• Power BI Service – Sharing content in and outside your organization
• View and manage your Excel reports in Power BI

What to Bring?
You need to bring a device/laptop with a Windows Operating System that’s able to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi.

Microsoft Power BI Desktop installed: you should have downloaded and installed Power BI Desktop from https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=521662. Optionally, you can also install Power BI Desktop from the Power BI Desktop Install folder on the flash drive that will be provided. You will need administrative rights on your device in order to install. This is important, if you don’t have administrative rights on your machine, make sure that you have the desktop client installed beforehand. The online version is not sufficient!

Signup for Power BI: Go to http://aka.ms/pbidiadtraining and sign up for Power BI with a business email address. If you cannot sign up for Power BI, let the instructor know. If you have an existing account, please go to http://app.powerbi.com and Sign in using your Power BI account

Download the lab content: The lab content is updated regularly, so we recommend downloading the content no more than 5 days in advance to avoid large version mismatches. The size of the content is around 600mb and is available at http://aka.ms/DIAD.

Bring your own data: It is important to bring a sample of your own data in order to experiment with it near the end of the lab. This allows you to practice with data that you are familiar with.

 

Agenda

Morning
09:00 AM – 09:30 AM – Introduction to Power BI and Power BI Desktop overview
09:30 AM – 12:00 AM – Power BI Desktop – Lab
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Lunch and demos
Afternoon
12:30 AM – 12:45 PM – Power BI Service overview
12:45 AM – 01:45 PM – Power BI service Part I – Lab
01:45 PM – 02:30 PM – Power BI Service Part II – Lab (Optional)
02:30 PM – 04:30 PM – Bring your own data and build dashboards
04:30 PM – 05:00 PM – Q&A

Save Your Spot!
Registration for this event is opened!

IoT in a Day with Azure IoT Central July 11

Build an IoT solution in a day using Azure IoT Central, an IoT SaaS solution.

What is IoT in a Day?
IoT in a Day is a daylong constructor led, hands-on tutorial to build an IoT application using Microsoft’s enterprise-grade IoT SaaS offering, Azure IoT Central, on an MXChip IoT DevKit.
After the workshop, you can take your IoT Application and your device home. No development expertise is required for IoT in a Day. Azure IoT Central breaks down barriers to deriving business benefits from IoT by reducing time, skills and investment to deploy an enterprise-grade IoT solution.

This course is perfect for IoT BDMs and TDMs, IoT solution architects and developers who would like to kickstart their Digital Transformation journey.
Interested in attending this complimentary event? All you have to do is bring your Windows-based Notebook and we’ll supply the rest, including lunch.

What to Bring?
As part of this workshop, please bring a laptop with you and set up your Azure subscription prior to the workshop. If you don’t yet have an Azure subscription, set it up here.

Cost
Free on a first come, first served basis

Agenda
9:00 h – Registration, networking, light breakfast
9:30 h – Overview of Azure IoT Central
10:30 h – Break, coffee
10:45 h – Set up device (MXChip IoT DevKit) and create your first application
11:45 h – Lunch (provided)
13:00 h – Set up telemetry, dashboards, device sets
14:00 h – Break, coffee
14:30 h – Set up rules, actions, roles
15:30 h – Next steps for your IoT Journey, Q&A

Dashboard in a Day #2

What is Dashboard in a Day?
Dashboard in a Day is a daylong, instructor led, hands-on tutorial to accelerate understanding how to use Power BI to gather and transform data, to create visualizations, to gain insights culminating in creating and sharing Power BI dashboards. Upon completion of the hands-on tutorial, students then apply the lessons learned to their own data, with the end goal of leaving the class with a solid foundational knowledge of Power BI and a working dashboard of their data.

This course is perfect for business analysts and other business leaders who must glean insight from history, make assertions for change, and take a direct action with data-driven cases.
Interested in attending this complimentary event? All you have to do is bring your Windows-based Notebook and we’ll supply the rest, including lunch.

What is covered?
Throughout the day, we’ll touch on the following areas:
• Importing Data
• Transforming Data
• Interactive Data Exploration
• Report Authoring
• Creating Dashboards and uploading Reports
• Operational Dashboards and Sharing
• Refreshing Dashboard data
• Distributing content to larger audiences
• Power BI Service – Sharing content in and outside your organization
• View and manage your Excel reports in Power BI

What to Bring?
You need to bring a device/laptop with a Windows Operating System that’s able to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi.

Microsoft Power BI Desktop installed: you should have downloaded and installed Power BI Desktop from https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=521662. Optionally, you can also install Power BI Desktop from the Power BI Desktop Install folder on the flash drive that will be provided. You will need administrative rights on your device in order to install. This is important, if you don’t have administrative rights on your machine, make sure that you have the desktop client installed beforehand. The online version is not sufficient!

Signup for Power BI: Go to http://aka.ms/pbidiadtraining and sign up for Power BI with a business email address. If you cannot sign up for Power BI, let the instructor know. If you have an existing account, please go to http://app.powerbi.com and Sign in using your Power BI account

Download the lab content: The lab content is updated regularly, so we recommend downloading the content no more than 5 days in advance to avoid large version mismatches. The size of the content is around 600mb and is available at http://aka.ms/DIAD.

Bring your own data: It is important to bring a sample of your own data in order to experiment with it near the end of the lab. This allows you to practice with data that you are familiar with.

Date & Location
June 11 from 09:00 – 17:00
Intraffic, Iepenhoeve 11, 3438 MR, Nieuwegein

Cost
Free on a first come, first served basis

Agenda

Morning
09:00 AM – 09:30 AM – Introduction to Power BI and Power BI Desktop overview
09:30 AM – 12:00 AM – Power BI Desktop – Lab
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Lunch and demos
Afternoon
12:30 AM – 12:45 PM – Power BI Service overview
12:45 AM – 01:45 PM – Power BI service Part I – Lab
01:45 PM – 02:30 PM – Power BI Service Part II – Lab (Optional)
02:30 PM – 04:30 PM – Bring your own data and build dashboards
04:30 PM – 05:00 PM – Q&A

Save Your Spot!
Registration for this event has been closed. A new date will be announced soon!