Online Water Congres 2021: Intelligent waterbeheer

— Dutch only —

Van harte uitgenodigd
Ook dit jaar organiseren we een online Water Congres met o.a. een interessante key note en paneldiscussie. Werkt u bij een waterschap, drinkwaterbedrijf, gemeente of ingenieurs- adviesbureau, heeft u te maken met beheer- en automatiseringsvraagstukken op het gebied van afvalwater, oppervlaktewater of drinkwater en wilt u op de hoogte blijven van de nieuwste ontwikkelingen op gebied van automatisering en informatisering in Water? Dan mag u het toonaangevende ICT Group Water Congres niet missen!

“Veel weten is niet hetzelfde als slim zijn; intelligentie is niet alleen informatie, maar ook oordeelsvorming, de manier waarop informatie wordt gecoördineerd en gebruikt.”

– Carl Sagan, Amerikaans Astronoom, astrofysicus en populair wetenschappelijk schrijver, 1934-1996

 

Het ICT Group Water Congres staat dit jaar volledig in het teken van intelligentie in het waterbeheer: wat verstaan we onder intelligentie algemeen en specifiek op het gebied van het beheer van water; hoe kunt u hier invulling aan geven, en wat is er zoal te verkrijgen? Hierbij kijken we vanuit de basis naar boven, dus vanuit de fysieke netwerken – de Proces automatisering – naar de lagen daarboven die het uiteindelijk mogelijk maken een oordeel te vormen en gerichte keuzes te maken in het beheer van deze netwerken.

Programma
We starten de middag met key note spreker Maurice op het Veld van KPMG. Maurice neemt ons mee in wat intelligentie eigenlijk is en hoe je dit door vertaald naar organisaties. Tijdens de paneldiscussie gaan we dieper in op de wensen en mogelijkheden specifiek in het waterdomein. Tot slot geven drie inhoudelijke sessies meer zicht op de mogelijkheden, beschikbare tooling en toepassingen van intelligent waterbeheer. In de weken na het Water Congres delen we daarnaast nog verschillende interessante sessies met u.

Bekijk het volledige programma!

Intelligent Water
Met de opkomst van nieuwe technologieën op gebied van opslag, connectiviteit en processorkracht ontstaan er mogelijkheden om intelligentie in de vorm van data, informatie en functionaliteit altijd, direct en overal beschikbaar te krijgen. Dit biedt organisaties in het waterdomein kansen om beheer- en productieprocessen verder te optimaliseren waardoor kosten kunnen worden bespaard, risico’s worden teruggebracht, kwaliteit kan worden verhoogd maar ook nieuwe of verbeterde dienstverlening kan worden aangeboden.

Het moment is nu om kritisch naar uw installed base aan technologie te kijken en naar uw bestaande processen om aan de hand van deze nieuwe technologie verbeterslagen te maken om uiteindelijk de uitdagingen op het gebied van veiligheid, klimaatadaptatie, operational efficiency en duurzaamheid het hoofd te kunnen bieden. Hierbij zal een nieuwe architectonische blauwdruk ontstaan met meer en meer IT in het traditionele OT domein, ontstaat een data-gedreven organisatie, zowel in de operatie als op het gebied van beleidsvorming, en zal keten-denken de boventoon voeren. ICT Group bundelt deze ontwikkelingen onder de term ‘Intelligent Water‘.

Impressie
Wilt u nog even terugblikken op de edities van vorige jaren? Bekijk hier de impressies van 2020 en 2019.

Online Water Congres 2020

Water Congres 2019

Wij ontmoeten u graag online op donderdag 14 oktober 2021 !

 

Webinar | Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality

Virtual, Augmented, Mixed… Which Reality to choose?

In our webinar series on the theme of Industry 4.0, we share our practical experiences with you. This time we take you into the world of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality.

We look at what Mixed Reality can mean for your factory and address the following questions, among others:

  • How can you support your employees remotely?
  • What are the differences between Virtual and Augmented Reality?
  • How can you use Mixed Reality in your factory and combine it with real-time process data?
  • How are Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality now being applied at other companies?
  • How do you make the first step?

Sign up now!

Do you want to know more about the possibilities and opportunities that Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality have to offer? Then join our webinar! This webinar is in Dutch.

Tuesday, April 20, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
“Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality”

Register now

Industry 4.0

Right now we are in the middle of the rise of Industry 4.0 (Smart Industries). The fourth industrial revolution has everything to do with Internet of Things, data driven work and automation of production processes. Industries are getting smarter because machines, products, services and people are constantly connected and sharing information.

Making your factory smarter with the help of new developments and technologies turns out to be a huge challenge. Technological developments follow each other in rapid succession and you have the choice of a large number of possibilities. But what is the most profitable in your situation? What choices should you make or not make? What practical experiences are there? As a provider of industrial technology solutions, ICT Group is capable of guiding you through this process.

 

The speakers

Leendert Mijnders, Senior Business Consultant at ICT Group

Leendert Mijnders

Innovations are giving factories more and more opportunities to improve their operational excellence and to follow changes in the market faster. But what do these innovations mean for the availability of your plant? What influence does it have on production processes and how do you guarantee continuity?

For more than 10 years Leendert Mijnders as Senior Business Consultant has been helping large international companies to bring IT and OT together in a connected factory and with the transformation to a smart factory. With a combination of knowledge and experience he supports the improvement of business processes and the realization of digital ambitions.

Oscar Reynhout, Innovation Manager at ICT Group

Oscar Reynhout

Innovation takes place at the intersection of software development, high tech and new business models. That’s where Oscar Reynhout has been for many years as Innovation Manager. Together with his colleagues he searches for optimal value propositions for customers in the industrial domain.

With the HoloLens and Augmented Reality, a new world of functional possibilities has opened up in which there is still much to discover. Given his background, it is not surprising that Oscar has a special interest in this.

 

More information & contact

Do you have a question about this webinar or would you like more information? Please contact Leendert Mijnders.

Webinar | Adaptief waterbeheer door slim sturen

Only available in Dutch

Nederland heeft de afgelopen jaren zowel te kampen gehad met hoosbuien als met extreme droogte. De bestaande infrastructuur en processen zijn hier vaak niet op ingericht. Hoe kan bestaande infrastructuur worden ingezet om wateroverlast en droogte tegen te gaan, bij voorkeur met zo laag mogelijke kosten?

Op 15 april organiseert ICT samen met KISTERS een webinar over adaptief waterbeheer door slim sturen op basis van een BOS met RTO. Een Beslissing Ondersteunend Systeem (BOS) met real-time optimalisatie (RTO) voldoet aan de opkomende behoefte om slim te kunnen sturen om zodoende klimaatbestendiger te worden met de veranderende weersomstandigheden als extreme warmte, droogte of regenval. Hiermee krijgen beheerders een oplossing waarmee ze op een intuïtieve en nauwkeurige manier het watersysteem of de waterketen kunnen optimaliseren.

Tijdens de Webinar komen de volgende onderwerpen aan bod:

  • Wat is een digital twin van een oppervlaktewatersysteem?
  • Wat is real-time optimalisatie, en hoe verhoudt het zich tot dynamisch peilbeheer en slim malen?
  • De identificatie en ordening van sturings- en optimalisatiedoelen.
  • Een demonstratie van KISTERS Real-Time Optimalisatie in het KISTERS Water Portal voor real-time control en beslisondersteuning.

Dit Webinar wordt geleid door Arjen van Dam (ICT) en Jorn Baayen (KISTERS) en is Nederlands gesproken.

Meld u aan!

Wilt u uw waterbeheer adaptief inrichten, bent u benieuwd naar de mogelijkheden van Digital Twin, of wilt u meer weten over de slim sturen op basis van een BOS met RTO?  Dan is dit webinar voor u!

Donderdag 15 april
10.00 uur: “Adaptief waterbeheer door slim sturen”

Meld u direct aan!

De doelgroep voor dit Webinar is werkzaam bij een Waterschap, Rijkswaterstaat, Gemeente, Provincie of ingenieurs- adviesbureau in de rol van:

  • Hydroloog;
  • Peilbeheerder;
  • Klimaatadaptatie-, duurzaamheid- en energieconsultant.

Meer informatie & contact

Heeft u een vraag over het webinar of wilt u meer informatie? Neem dan contact op met Arjen van Dam. Of bekijk het artikel ‘Hoe kunnen onze watersystemen de steeds extremere  weersomstandigheden het hoofd bieden’.

 

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.

Webinar | Model Based Testing and SafeScrum in a safety critical environment

This webinar will be in Dutch. Do you want to know more about the webinar or the subject? Please contact us. 

Webinar sessions: Managing complexity and software development efficiency with Model-Driven Development code generation
The complexity of software intensive systems is ever increasing. Model-Driven Design technologies and code generation have the potential to manage complexity and increase software development efficiency. Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) and Model-Based Testing (MBT) are methods to design software faster, cheaper and more efficiently. Based on the system requirements, you make an abstract model. This model serves as a common language for all stakeholders to improve comprehensibility and reduce system complexity. Tools then automatically generate the code for the system (MDE) or for the test (MBT). The result: more innovative products that you can bring to market faster. As one of the first software companies to specialize in these relatively new approaches to software design, ICT Group looks forward to assisting you by sharing our knowhow, expertise and experience. Please sign up for our webinars om June 25 and June 30‘ via Microsoft Teams at 10.00 a.m.

 

Supporting growth in challenging times: model based approaches for efficient software development and managed complexity

Thursday June 25 at 10.00 a.m.:
Model-Driven Engineering: efficiently developing software in a complex environment, where are we now?
(In English)


Tuesday June 30 at 10.00 a.m.:
Model Based Testing and SafeScrum in a safety critical environment
(In Dutch)


Live via Microsoft Teams

 

Tuesday June 30 – 10.00 a.m.
Model-Based Testing and SafeScrum in a safety-critical environment: Lessons learned from a Train Information System for ERTMS

The Dutch railroads are becoming even busier. The government and railroad companies have the ambition to improve the quality of the rail network. Introducing a new train security and management system – European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) – has to contribute to this. A long-term and complex project of enormous proportions.

ProRail Logistics has decided to use the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) for the development of the safety-critical ETIS (ERTMS Train Information System) product. Developing Safety-Critical Systems is regulated in terms of quality and safety. An example in the railroad domain is the Cenelec EN 50126-1 safety standard. From a security standpoint it is only natural that development is performed with traditional and proven methods. ProRail opts for a new approach in which the system is developed iteratively and possible problems in the project are brought forward as much as possible. And this is why they selected the solutions of InTraffic and Axini; an iterative approach in a safety environment, by using SafeScrum and Model-Based Testing.

How do you apply these techniques in a critical safety environment? ProRail, Axini and InTraffic explain how based on the ETIS product.

 

We would like to invite your for our “Model-Based Testing and SafeScrum in a safety-critical environment: Lessons learned from a Train Information System for ERTMS” via Microsoft Teams on June 30, 10.AM, host by Julien Schmaltz!

If you are interested, you could also follow our webinar on June 25: Model-Driven Engineering: efficiently developing software in a complex environment, where are we now?

Webinar | Model Driven Engineering: efficiently developing software in a complex environment, where are we now?

Webinar sessions: Supporting growth in challenging times: model-based approaches for efficient software development and managed complexity
The complexity of software intensive systems is ever increasing. Model-Driven Design technologies and code generation have the potential to manage complexity and increase software development efficiency. Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) and Model-Based Testing (MBT) are methods to design software faster, cheaper and more efficiently. Based on the system requirements, you make an abstract model. This model serves as a common language for all stakeholders to improve comprehensibility and reduce system complexity. Tools then automatically generate the code for the system (MDE) or for the test (MBT). The result: more innovative products that you can bring to market faster. As one of the first software companies to specialize in these relatively new approaches to software design, ICT Group looks forward to assisting you by sharing our knowhow, expertise and experience.
Please sign up for our webinars on June 25 and June 30 via Microsoft Teams at 10.00 a.m. to learn more.

 

‘Supporting growth in challenging times: model based approaches for efficient software development and managed complexity’

Thursday June 25 at 10.00 a.m.
‘Model Driven Engineering: efficiently developing software in a complex environment, where are we now?’
(In English)

Tuesday June 30 at 10.00 a.m.
Model Based Testing and SafeScrum in a safety critical environment
(In Dutch)

Live via Microsoft Teams

Thursday June 25 – 10.00 a.m.
‘Model Driven Engineering: efficiently developing software in a complex environment, where are we now?’

Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) is a software development methodology which saves businesses a significant amount of time and money and enables them to streamline their operations. All parties can now work together within a single model which improves coordination between various stakeholders resulting in a more robust software solution with fewer bugs. Moreover, it reduces the time-to-market. MDE is perfect for businesses with a need for complex and error-proof software.

Abstract webinar | Part 1
Since the seventies design automation has been instrumental to cope with every growing complexity of electronic systems. Key is to automatically synthesize from an abstract specification, a design solution in terms of the (parameterized) components in a library called a platform. Over the years the level of aggregation of the components has increased from transistors in the seventies to embedded platforms and robots today. The first part of the webinar by Jeroen Voeten explains the key concepts in design automation and highlights a successful recent industrial innovation in the embedded control domain, that resulted in a big improvement of engineering efficiency and product quality. Taming the level of cyber-physical systems is our next endeavor; this talk presents the goals and recent research results.

The business case – Massachusetts General Hospital | Part 2
MDE is widely applicable and its use is not only limited to one industry, but can deliver strong benefits in e.g. in the Automotive, Life science, Industrial & Applied science sectors . For the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston we developed a workflow and data management system. When developing this system for radiation oncology, we experienced that the interaction between customer, domain expert and system engineer is crucial to prevent the introduction of unnecessary complexity. MDE helps increasing development efficiency by raising the level of abstraction. Domain-Specific Languages as an integral part of MDE support the description of different facets of the problem domain in a clear and concise way. This is crucial for effective code generation efforts. Thanks to these methods, we developed an efficient, accurate and easy to maintain workflow and data management system.

In the second part of the webinar Frank van der Kruijssen, will share his lessons learned. He will explain how he and his team have been able to reduce the complexity of this advanced system and why the use of Model-Driven engineering was beneficial for this project.

The presenters
Jeroen Voeten – Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology
Prof. dr. ir. Jeroen Voeten works as a full professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, and is the scientific director of the Cyber-Physical Systems center. His professional passion is to improve industrial products and design processes through cutting edge model-driven design methodologies, by working on the borders between academic research and industrial innovation. His research expertise is performance engineering, including the areas of design-automation, performance analysis, design-space exploration, scheduling and predictable synthesis. He worked actively in the application domains of telecommunication, consumer electronics and high-tech products. He developed and supervised several multi-disciplinary research programs that led to various industrial innovations and authored over hundred scientific publications.

Frank van der Kruijssen – System Architect at ICT Netherlands
Frank van der Kruijssen has a background in Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Eindhoven. After his graduation he started working in high tech industry for ICT Group as a software engineer. He is working on secondment, consultancy and projects for many companies, in areas ranging from consumer electronics through machine-building industry to medical systems.
Since 2006 Frank has worked in the role of System Architect. In this role, he likes the aspect of creating the optimal system for all stakeholders. This means working with professionals from different disciplines, from mechanical engineers to business managers. His passion is to create software that resolves difficult problems in an easy way by reducing complexity from the start. He also teaches and coaches colleagues in the field of system architecting.

The moderator
Julien Schmaltz – Principal Consultant at ICT Netherlands
Julien Schmaltz received his PhD in 2006 from the University of Grenoble. After a Postdoc in Germany, he continued his career in the Netherlands where he became an expert in Model-Driven Engineering, in particular the formal modelling, analysis and testing of software systems.

More webinars
Do you want to see, hear and learn more about interesting subjects? You can also sign up for our webinar: ‘Model Based Testing and SafeScrum in a safety critical environment‘ on June 30.

Webinar | ITxPT: digitale standaard voor Public Transport versnelt innovatie

Op woensdag 27 mei organiseert NIB een online congres in aanloop naar de congressen Dag van de Rail en Mobility FFWD op 7 december 2020. Als onderdeel hiervan houdt InTraffic het “Webinar ITxPT: digitale standaard voor Public Transport versnelt innovatie. De communicatiestandaard ITxPT (Information Technology for Public Transport) is inmiddels redelijk bekend in Europa. Maar wat is het nu eigenlijk? En waarom is het voordelig om de standaard te gebruiken?

Graag nodigen wij u voor dit Webinar uit, en nemen we u mee in de voordelen van ITxPT. Uiteraard is het ook mogelijk om vragen te stellen.

Programma

Het congres staat in het teken van samenwerken. Het programma start om 10.00 uur met de opening door dagvoorzitter Meindert Schut. U kunt er natuurlijk ook voor kiezen om alleen aan het Webinar deel te nemen.

  • Opening 10.00 – 10.30 uur
    Dagvoorzitter Meindert Schut
  • Korte break 10.30 – 10.40 uur
  • Open your mind sessies 10.40 – 11.05 uur
    Webinar ITxPT door Julian Esser, InTraffic
  • Break 11.05 – 11.15 uur
  • Plenaire keynote 11.15 – 11.45 uur
    Verstedelijking én Mobiliteit: de stad van de toekomst door Daan Zandbelt
  • Afsluiting 11.45 – 12.00 uur
    Wrap up van de dag
  • Netwerksessie 12.00 – 13.00 uur
    Ruimte om te netwerken met oude bekenden en nieuwe relaties!
  • Einde online congres 13.00 uur

Inschrijven

U kunt zich inschrijven voor ons Webinar op de pagina van het online congres. Als relatie van InTraffic kunt u gratis deelnemen. Kies bij het inschrijven de primaire doelgroep en geef bij ‘Over mij’ aan dat u uitgenodigd bent door InTraffic.

Lukt het niet om deel te nemen aan het Webinar op 27 mei? We bieden u graag de mogelijkheid op een ander moment deel te nemen aan de webinar. Neem hiervoor contact op met Julian Esser of uw eigen contact binnen onze organisatie.

Webinar | ITxPT: digitale standaard voor Public Transport versnelt innovatie

Op woensdag 27 mei organiseert NIB een online congres in aanloop naar de congressen Dag van de Rail en Mobility FFWD op 7 december 2020. Als onderdeel hiervan houdt InTraffic het “Webinar ITxPT: digitale standaard voor Public Transport versnelt innovatie. De communicatiestandaard ITxPT (Information Technology for Public Transport) is inmiddels redelijk bekend in Europa. Maar wat is het nu eigenlijk? En waarom is het voordelig om de standaard te gebruiken?

Graag nodigen wij u voor dit Webinar uit, en nemen we u mee in de voordelen van ITxPT. Uiteraard is het ook mogelijk om vragen te stellen.

Programma

Het congres staat in het teken van samenwerken. Het programma start om 10.00 uur met de opening door dagvoorzitter Meindert Schut. U kunt er natuurlijk ook voor kiezen om alleen aan het Webinar deel te nemen.

  • Opening 10.00 – 10.30 uur
    Dagvoorzitter Meindert Schut
  • Korte break 10.30 – 10.40 uur
  • Open your mind sessies 10.40 – 11.05 uur
    Webinar ITxPT door Julian Esser, InTraffic
  • Break 11.05 – 11.15 uur
  • Plenaire keynote 11.15 – 11.45 uur
    Verstedelijking én Mobiliteit: de stad van de toekomst door Daan Zandbelt
  • Afsluiting 11.45 – 12.00 uur
    Wrap up van de dag
  • Netwerksessie 12.00 – 13.00 uur
    Ruimte om te netwerken met oude bekenden en nieuwe relaties!
  • Einde online congres 13.00 uur

Inschrijven

U kunt zich inschrijven voor ons Webinar op de pagina van het online congres. Als relatie van InTraffic kunt u gratis deelnemen. Kies bij het inschrijven de primaire doelgroep en geef bij ‘Over mij’ aan dat u uitgenodigd bent door InTraffic.

Lukt het niet om deel te nemen aan het Webinar op 27 mei? We bieden u graag de mogelijkheid op een ander moment deel te nemen aan de webinar. Neem hiervoor contact op met Julian Esser of uw eigen contact binnen onze organisatie.

Webinar | Securing OT remote access during Covid-19

Transformation to a ‘safe, cyber secure, smart & digital enterprise’
In November 2019, ICT Group organized the Smart Industry event. A very successful event that offered visitors the opportunity to stay up-to-date with new developments & technologies within Smart Industry. Today there is a new reality. Covid-19 requires adjustments and a new way of working, especially within the Smart Industry domain. ICT Group wants to play again a pioneering role in this. We would therefore like to invite you to our online seminars Transformation to a ‘safe, cyber secure, smart & digital enterprise’ via Microsoft Teams on May 14 and May 18, both starting at 10:00 a.m.!

COVID-19: TRANSFORMATION TO A ‘SAFE, CYBER SECURE, SMART & DIGITAL ENTERPRISE’

Monday May 18 at 10.00 a.m.: Securing OT remote access during Covid-19.
Thursday May 14 at 10.00 a.m.: Covid-19: Opportunities and threats within Smart Industry.

Live via Microsoft Teams

Monday May 18 – 10.00 a.m.
‘Securing OT remote access during Covid-19’

During this webinar we will look at challenges in OT cyber security because of the fact that we are forced to work remotely more. In collaboration with our cyber security partner Radiflow, we take you along in the important matters in making the “remote access” to your OT environment (ICS / SCADA) cyber-secure. The main topics of this session include:

* Organizational preparations that are required to successfully work remotely in an OT environment.

* The security processes that need to be implemented.

* Technical implications that your organization must take into account when personnel starts working remote in an OT environment

* How can we help you?

Let’s secure the future together!

The rapid digitization of the industry already required more targeted and focused changes in your organization.. To remain future proof, we must adapt to change and offer new solutions with regard to cyber security and remote access.  For example, the transformation to a digital company, in which cyber security must have an essential role.

We want to make the world (a little) safer every day, and we would like to do that together with you!

You can also join the webinar on May 14: ‘Covid-19: Opportunities and threats within Smart Industry.

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.