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 | 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’.

Knowledge event Functional Safety | Postponed

Safety first! Raster (an ICT Group company) follows the guidelines of the RIVM regarding the Corona virus. We feel (partly) responsible for the safety of people, factory/machine and the environment. We will announce the new date of this event soon.

As a company you are ultimately responsible for the safety of people, factory/ machine and the environment. During this knowledge event we will tell you more about how you can achieve and maintain the highest possible safety level with the deployment of a safety system so that human, environmental and financial losses can be prevented.

Together with our partners we enter the world of Functional Safety. From safety study, the use of (also highly available) safety systems to a customer case, where the end customer is given the floor.

In addition, there is time for networking with fellow companies and we conclude with a dinner buffet.

Program:

12:30 – Lunch and set up technology area

13:15 – Raster, knowledge partner from Safety assessment up to and including implementation
Martijn Kooij – Managing Director at Raster Industrial Automation, an ICT Group company
Claudia van Batenburg – Business Development Manager at Raster Industrial Automation, an ICT Group company

13:45 – From safety study to SIF
Robert Boom – Consultant HSSE at KH Engineering at KH Engineering B.V.

14:15 – HIMA, Smart automation solutions for Functional Safety
Josse Brys – Country Manager at HIMA Benelux B.V.
Clemens van Wiggen – Account Manager at HIMA Benelux B.V.

14:45 – Drinks and technology network area

15:45 – Schneider Electric EcoStruxure ™ Triconex® – Tricon CX. Superior protection for your people, your production, and your profits
Sander van Dasselaar – Vice President Industry cluster Belgium & the Netherlands at Schneider Electric.
Patrick Den Haese – Technical Sales Consultant at Schneider Electric, former Invensys Systems.

16:15 – Customer case: Safety system DPO Schiphol
Anton de Graaf – Senior Engineer Industrial Process Automation at Defense Pipeline Organization (DPO).
Julian van Basten – Manager Engineering at Raster Industrial Automation, an ICT Group company.

17:00 – Dinner buffet

Register for new data
Are you an end user? Register now!
To register, you can send an e-mail to info@raster.com under the name of Knowledge event Functional Safety 2020. We like to keep you informed!

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 | APRIL 16

– This knowledge session is in Dutch only! – 

Bij ICT Group verbinden we mensen, technologieën en ideeën met elkaar. Kennisdeling is daar een belangrijk onderdeel in. Vandaar dat er met enige regelmaat kennissessies worden georganiseerd.  Een thema waar veel interesse naar uit gaat is Systems Engineering (SE). Ben jij al bekend met Systems Engineering?

Tijdens deze kennissessie worden de hoofdlijnen van SE uitgelegd door René van der Pluijm, project manager, en is dus een must voor iedereen die meer wil weten over dit interessante onderwerp.

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.

Meld je hier aan!

Training DICOM Fundamentals and DVTK applied

Will you soon be working with the DICOM standard? The two-day workshop ‘DICOM Fundamentals and DVTk applied’ will familiarize you with the terminology and workings of DICOM. The workshop combines theory and practical training to give you insight into the DICOM standard and its application.

The two-day training ‘DICOM Fundamentals and DVTk applied’ combines theoretical knowledge, practical training and in-depth application. On the first day, the focus is on acquiring the necessary knowledge, whereby theory is illustrated with specific practical examples. The second day is devoted to workshops in which theory and practice are integrated with each other. You also learn to work with open source DVTk tools. Experience has shown us that putting your theoretical knowledge into practice as soon as possible is the most effective way of obtaining a clear insight into how the DICOM standard works and its purpose and application.

The DICOM training is accredited by the professional association NVKF (Dutch Association for Clinical Physics) for 20 points.

For more information please visit the Healthcare training page or subscribe by using the form below.