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.

Webinar | Covid-19: Kansen en bedreigingen binnen Smart Industry

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

Transformatie naar een ‘safe, cyber secure, smart & digital enterprise’
In november 2019 organiseerde ICT Group het Smart Industry event. Een zeer succesvol event dat bezoekers de gelegenheid bood up-to-date te blijven van nieuwe ontwikkelingen & technologieën binnen Smart Industry. Vandaag is er een nieuwe realiteit. Covid-19 vraagt om aanpassingen en een nieuwe manier van werken, vooral binnen het Smart Industry domein. En ook nu wil ICT Group hierin een voortrekkersrol nemen. Graag nodigen we u daarom uit voor onze online seminars ‘Transformatie naar een ‘safe, cyber secure, smart & digital enterprise’ via Microsoft Teams op 14 en 18 mei om 10.00 uur!

 

COVID-19: TRANSFORMATIE NAAR EEN ‘SAFE, CYBER SECURE, SMART & DIGITAL ENTERPRISE’
Donderdag 14 mei om 10.00 uur
: Covid-19: Kansen en bedreigingen binnen Smart Industry.
Maandag 18 mei om 10.00 uur: Securing OT remote access during Covid-19.
Live via Microsoft Teams

Donderdag 14 mei – 10.00 uur
‘Covid-19: Kansen en bedreigingen binnen Smart Industry’

We kijken naar zaken als: Het nieuwe “agile” werken, de mogelijkheden van mixed reality, hoe creëren wij een slimme en veilige anderhalve meter samenleving en welke stappen moeten we zetten om weer terug te kunnen naar “business as usual”. Denk daarbij aan de volgende onderwerpen:

*Hoe houdt u werknemers gezond en beschikbaar (remote werken, specifiek voor het OT domein).

* Wat zijn de (on)mogelijkheden binnen een fabriek in een tijd van crisis.

* Hoe kunnen we deze tijd gebruiken om digitalisering en performance een boost te geven om concurrentievoordeel te behalen.

* Hoe kunt u met een hololens een koppeling maken tussen de fysieke, digitale en virtuele wereld.

 

Let’s develop the future together!

De snelle digitalisering van de industrie vroeg al om gerichte veranderingen in uw organisatie. Door Covid-19 komt alles in een stroomversnelling. Om toekomstbestendig te blijven moeten we ons aanpassen aan veranderingen en nieuwe oplossingen bieden. Bijvoorbeeld de transformatie naar een digitaal bedrijf, waarbij u realtime kunt gaan zien wat er in de virtuele wereld gebeurt. Dat kan virtueel zijn als in ‘virtual reality’, zoals de wereld die we daar zien, die grafisch is, of via dashboards. Met special tooling kunnen we alle datapunten uit de OT-wereld ontsluiten.

Wij willen de wereld iedere dag (een beetje) slimmer maken, en dat doen we graag samen met u!

U kunt ook de webinar op 18 mei volgen: ‘Securing OT remote access during Covid-19’.

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.

Production Process Automation (PPA) event 2020

Meet ICT Group at the PPA event on January 28, 2020 in Den Bosch and register for our inspiring presentation.

Presentation: How do I align IT and OT?
Speaker: Leendert Mijnders (ICT Netherlands)

Due to growing international competition, pressure on margins and changes in the chain, many manufacturing companies are experiencing the pressure to work even more efficiently. Much efficiency improvement is hidden in better collaboration between IT and OT. IT is the baby of the business, where everything revolves around financial data. OT is the engine of the workplace, where productivity is almost obsessively controlled. Two separate worlds that suddenly have to work together to make their organisation future-proof. In this presentation we discuss the steps needed to get both aligned, with practical examples.

Sign up today! Click here. 

Other presentations during the PPA event will focus on Industrial Internet of Things, intelligent sensor technology, standards, predictive analytics, plant asset management and continuity of production. Take a look at the website of the PPA Event for the complete program.

Effectiveness and efficiency have been the key words for the production and process industry over the years. Current developments in Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data and also Cyber ​​Security require concrete and at the same time strategic choices. A visit to the PPA event offers you knowledge to make the right choices. Both in the context of technological innovations and in the cooperation with the chain. The added value lies in the use of industrial automation and system integration.

Watch our video of the Production Process Automation event in 2019 en 2018.

Visit the website for more information on the PPA Event.

Smart Industry event ‘Develop the future’

Fully booked! Registration is no longer possible.

A solid, inspiring and informative program on ‘Develop the future’ within Smart Industry with speakers from organisations such as Microsoft, NS Treinmodernisering, Schneider Electric, Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam, DSM, Oasen and Van Oord Ship Management B.V.

On Thursday 14 November 2019,
ICT Group is organising the Smart Industry event in Maarssen, The Netherlands. The event focusses on the interaction between experts, colleagues, professionals, business relations and (fellow) service providers. Featuring informative presentations, stimulating success stories and inspiring cases, the event is an excellent opportunity to keep up-to-date in the domains of digitalisation, new developments and technologies within Smart Industry. Various networking intervals and meetings on the conference floor offer excellent occasions for sharing and expanding your knowledge as well as for personal meetings. Watch the demos of Wonderware, Cimpro, ABB, Raster, OrangeNXT, Siemens, Microsoft, ICT Group, OSIsoft and AspenTech.

Keynote speaker

Ernst Jan Stigter, General Manager: Microsoft Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers

Jos Blejie, CEO: ICT Group

Daan Baljet

Daan Baljet, Manager Electrical & Automation: Van Oord

Hans Spanjersberg, General Manager ICT: Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam

Jonathan Vondeling, IT Projectmanager: Oasen

Pim Berends, Sr. Business Consultant Industry: ICT Netherlands

Sander van Dasselaar, Vice President Industry: Schneider

Sander van Dasselaar, Vice President Industry: Schneider

Bas Lamme, OrangeNXT’s Trusted Advisor

Bart Lamot, Director Innovations: ICT Group

Leendert Mijnders, Sr. Business Consultant Industry: ICT Netherlands

Ruud van Drielen, Sr. Software Architect IA: ICT Netherlands

Alexander Spaans, Sr. ICT Projectmanager: NS Train Modernisation

John Koot, Alliance Director: OrangeNXT

Roel Wassenaar, Master Facilitator Continuous Improvement : DSM


Smart Industry 

Smart Industry is all about automation and digitalisation, and it combines (production) processes with the Internet of Things in order to connect devices, machines, raw materials, other production resources, the supply chain and employees.
The result comprises new production methods, new business models and new industries. Smart Industry involves a wide range of smart innovations aimed at all elements of business management, including process structure, smart information systems, smart production methods and other areas.

Program 2019

Digitalisation is shaking up the world. Rapid digitalisation of the industry requires structural changes to organisations and companies. If we want to remain future-proof and retain a leading edge, we have to adjust continuously to changes in the market and to offer new solutions. In short, we have to become (a bit) smarter every day.

Why is investing in Smart Industry a must in order to increase your turnover, expand your customer base and strengthen your competitive position? How does the convergence of IT and OT offer opportunities for efficiency, reliability, accuracy, continuity and security? What is our current situation? And what is our future? What will your business look like in five years from now?

These changes and developments, which are occurring at an extremely rapid pace, are forcing you to think about issues such as: ‘What are the implications for my organisation?’ ‘What does this mean for me personally?’ but also ‘How do we make sure that we retain our leading edge and our top position, and how do we keep our knowledge actual and up-to-date?’

Which choices do you have to make to realise this radical but also crucial change towards Smart Industry while at the same time keeping up with a continuously changing environment? Complex questions with a different answer for each organisation and a unique answer for each individual. What do innovation and Smart Industry mean for you as a person and as an employee, professional or manager? How can employees and employers get on and keep each other on their toes in these volatile and dynamic times? How can we bring people, technologies and ideas together?

Impressions 2018 en 2017

 

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!

Program
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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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.

Want to learn more about the PI System, OSIsoft’s technology direction and how customers like you are digitally transforming within critical operations? The free Regional Seminars of OSIsoft are designed to keep you up-to-date. Each year, over 2,000 customers attend our regional seminars to:
– Present their stories
– Network with peers and partners
– Hear about industry trends
– See the latest from OSIsoft

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’

Sign up for the seminar and take a look at the agenda via this link.

Industrial Cyber Security event

The first edition of the Industrial Cyber ​​Security event will take place on the 9th of October 2019. During the event we would like to inform you about the challenges and opportunities in the field of Cyber ​​Security in the Industry.

ICT Group is also present and will inform you about cyber security within the OT.

As a plant manager you would rather not think about it: an attack by hackers, but current events show that nowadays it is a real threat. The question does not seem to be whether it happens but when it happens to your company. Is there an emergency plan ready when it happens?

When is your company sufficiently “cyber secure”? What are the challenges in the essential cooperation between your IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) department? How do you benefit from digital innovations but keep a grip on your information security at the same? These and more questions are discussed extensively during the Industrial Cyber ​​Security event.

How do we ensure that IT understands the OT and vice versa
Pim Berends, Sr. Consultant at ICT Group, discusses the separation between office and production automation made on a technical level, but also regarding the organisational level. External influences make it important to build a bridge between them. To achieve this, there must be more understanding for each other’s world.

Register
Click here to register!

For more information, visit the FHI website.

 

Masterclass Event Food & Beverage

– This event is Dutch only! – 

De F&B industrie is één van de meest dynamische bedrijfssectoren met grote uitdagingen. Snel veranderende consumentenbehoeften vragen om flexibele productiemogelijkheden voor productvarianten op maat en een nieuwe kijk op de business.

Gedurende dit masterclass event wordt u geïnspireerd met insights van ervaringsdeskundigen en experts gesterkt door cases, techniek en demonstraties. Door deelname aan het masterclass event start u de reis naar de Digital Enterprise. Een spannende en enerverende reis die door samenwerking en kennisuitwisseling in de keten uw concurrentiepositie voor de toekomst gaat versterken.

Stefan Pluis, Business Consultant Industry geeft een inspirerende masterclass over business continuity. Klanttevredenheid en bedrijfscontinuïteit zijn essentieel voor effectief functioneren van de onderneming. Betrouwbare automatiseringssystemen, die werken op basis van gestandaardiseerde processen geven grip op de business continuïteit en te nemen acties om deze te vergroten.
Hoe breng je de business continuïteit in kaart over verschillende assen (b.v. life-cycle management en risicomanagement) van het huidige automatiseringslandschap?

Locatie
Het event vindt plaats van 12:30 tot 19:00 uur bij Airborne Siemens Fieldlab in Den Haag.
Adres: Laan van Ypenburg 42, 2497 GB Den Haag

Geïnteresseerd?
Kijk hier voor meer informatie en meld uzelf gratis aan.

 

Productie Proces Automatisering (PPA) event 2019

Meet ICT Group at the PPA event on January 29 at the convention and register for the inspiring presentation of ICT Group. At 11.00 hours the presentation The role of MES in the digital transformation at ‘NS Treinmodernisering’ will start.

Title presentation: The role of MES in the digital transformation at ‘NS Treinmodernisering’.
Speakers: Alexander Spaans (NS Treinmodernisering) and Ruud van Drielen (ICT Group).
NS Treinmodernisering is the revision and modernization company for parts and wagons of trains. In Haarlem, the wheel sets of trains are overhauled. A new building was realized in 2017 with new machining lines for the axles, with components such as wheels and brake discs. This revision process has been fully digitized and MES has been introduced as the “conductor” of the process. Based on inspection of the incoming axes, the route (workflow) is determined by the revision process. Various operations take place which are controlled and recorded by MES. The analyzes of this process have also been fully digitized, including production reports, OEE and Work-In-Progress, resulting in new insights.

ICT Group will give a presentation together with ‘NS Treinmodernisering’ about the design of the new revision process, the operation of the automation and the role of MES to achieve fully digitized production.

Other presentations during the PPA event will focus on Industrial Internet of Things, intelligent sensor technology, standards, predictive analytics, plant asset management and continuity of production. Take a look at the full program.

Effectiveness and efficiency have been the key words for the production and process industry over the years. Current developments in Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data and  also Cyber ​​Security require concrete and at the same time strategic choices.

A visit to the PPA event offers you knowledge to make the right choices. Both in the context of technological innovations and in the cooperation with the chain. The added value lies in the use of industrial automation and system integration.

Watch the event video of the Production Process Automation video of 2018.

Sign up here for the PPA Event and meet us on January 29 in Nijkerk.

Visit the website of the event for further information about the PPA Event.