Workshop ‘The bridge between Information Technology and Operational Technology’

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.

Certified Scrum master in 2 days

Certified Scrum Trainer Danko Kovatch gives unique training in the Netherlands

Danko Kovatch, founder of Agile Sparks, is one of the few Certified Scrum Trainers in the world. He is known for his energetic and unique way of presenting Scrum. A training course given by Danko makes you forever Scrum minded. Therefore we are proud to organize together with Danko Kovatch the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) training course. September 21 and 22 in Eindhoven.

This is a unique possibility to join Danko’s interactive two-day course (workshop) filled with exercises and becoming a certified Scrum Master after a successful completion of the course. Danko will cover all SCRUM topics, giving the basic knowledge and understanding regarding Scrum and the way you can apply it.

Being a certified Scrum master (CSM) is the beginning of a journey. Each course of Danko has its own unique dynamics. The more interaction during the course, the more you get out of it. Covered topics:

  • The history of Agile
  • Your project pains
  • Scrum introduction
  • Change management in Scrum
  • Planning and estimation
  • User stories – the right way to write them
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Day in a life of a Scrum master
  • Building self-maintained cross functional team
  • Ceremonies
  • Definition of Done
  • Artifacts
  • Assimilation scrum in a wide variety of environments
  • Scaling scrum
  • Negotiating skills and techniques
  • The manager’s role in scrum

Practical Information about the training course

We have a limited number of seats available, if you wish to participate, please fill in the form below.  Costs: € 1.395,00 (excl. VAT) per person, including certificate after successful exam.

We hope to welcome you on 21 and 22 September in Eindhoven.

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.