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.

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.

TOC Europe | Global Container Supply Chain Event | Postponed

Learn, Debate & Network at TOC Europe in Rotterdam from June 9 to 11,2020.
ICT Group will be part of this great event with our Unit Transport & Logistics and we would like to welcome you at our booth with number G12. Check the floorplan. TOC Europe is part of a global portfolio of events that bring together stakeholders of the container supply chain to learn, debate and network. It is one of the leading port technology and terminal operations event.

ICT Group – Transport & Logistics
With innovative solutions based on Cloud technology, combined with more than 750 years of domain experience in developing and maintaining IT solutions for automated container terminals and warehousing in the Rotterdam area, ICT Group is able to deliver IT solutions to handle goods safer and more efficiently. We realise IT solutions to improve the Supply Chain of containers and goods, so the productivity improves and costs reduce. We connect and collect data, and we combine various sources of information in such a way that companies can easily access specific data real-time and safely. Read more on our webpage.

We would like to meet you
There is no substitute for the real thing! It would be great to meet you in June! As a busy executive we understand that your time is important. Keeping up to date with industry developments is a MUST and at TOC Europe we can debate, talk, network and learn more about these developments.

Visit ICT Group at the TOC Europe and we would be pleased to inform you how we can help to accelerate in Port and Terminal Solutions. No time to visit us? Please give us a call or send us an email.

ICT & Logistics exhibition

The ICT & Logistics exhibiton will take place on On November 5, 6 and 7 at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht.

ICT & Logistics is the platform voor ICT applications and services in the logistics chain. You can also find ICT Transport & Logistics and OrangeNXT on the exhibition floor. We are looking forward to meet you at stand: 01.A144 and at 01.E141 as a iSHARE partner.

We are happy to inform you during the exhibition about different smart solutions, such as:

– Last mile solutions
– WMS solutions
– Supply chain solutions
– Mobile solutions

Presentations

We would like to invite you to our presentation in collaboration with HelloFresh on Tuesday November 5th, at 11.00 hours in theater 4, Big Data & Analytics and our presentation on Wednesday November 6th, at 11.30 hours in theater 8, iSHARE theater.

HelloFresh: The HelloFresh route to happy customers

HelloFresh strives to provide the best possible delivery experience to their customers. Combining a complete revamp of their logistics IT-landscape, a philosophy of putting the customer at centre of everything they do ánd a connected fleet enables them to do just that. Discover how they did this during this presentation.

Mark Sugirtharajah

Mark Sugirtharajah

Mark Sugirtharajah, Supply Chain & Operations at HelloFresh will provide this presentation and tell you more about the possibilities to connect people, devices and data and how OrangeNXT (an ICT Group company) made this possible for HelloFresh.

iSHARE

On Wednesday November 6, we will tell you how we use the “Keep It Simple” approach. Hereby we help (our) customers with:
1. Retrieving Data/Information from known and/or unknown parties using iSHARE agreements.
2. Sharing Data/Information with known and/or unknown parties using iSHARE agreements.
3. Checking authorizations in an iSHARE Authorization Register.
4. Joining the iSHARE network of trusted parties.

By using iSHARE, ICT Group can, based on an Agile/Scrum approach/service with short Sprints, provide advice and realization to securely share data.

See you in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht!
Sign up here!

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

 

Een kijkje bij één van de meest geavanceerde automatische containerterminals van Europa

ICT Group en Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT) organiseren op donderdagavond 11 april 2019 een exclusief, inspirerend en informerend event voor ICT’ers die willen werken in en aan een slimme haven. Bekijk hier het volledige programma.

Ontdek welke uitdagingen en kansen hier voor jouw carrière liggen. Ontdek welke bijdrage jíj kunt leveren aan een complexe en geavanceerde containerterminal. Ontdek op 11 april wat de impact van jouw werk op de terminal kan zijn.

“Simpelweg automatiseren, daar wordt een terminal niet beter van. Het gaat om de wisselwerking tussen automatisering en de mens.” (Pascal Muller – Software Engineer).

Lees hier de blog over de uitdaging van Pascal – Software Engineer bij ICT Group: Pascal’s uitdaging: de meest geavanceerde terminal te blijven.

Ben jij:
• Software ontwikkelaar (C#, Java, Azure.NET)
• Architect
• (System/network/software) Engineer
• Projectmanager
• Application consultant
• Information Security Officer
• Business analist
• Linux/Unix beheerder

En, wil jij werken in een inspirerende technische omgeving? Dan geven we je een kijkje in de keuken van ECT en laten we je kennis maken met diverse collega’s die werkzaam zijn bij ECT of ICT Group. Jij bepaalt met wie je wilt spreken (speeddate). Meld je dus vandaag nog aan!

Er is een beperkt aantal plaatsen beschikbaar. Op 4 april as. laten we je weten of je aanmelding definitief is. Zijn er meer aanmeldingen dan beschikbare plaatsen, dan zullen we helaas een keuze moeten maken. In alle gevallen ontvang je bericht. Indien je bent toegelaten, ontvang je een toegangsbewijs per e-mail, die je kunt uitprinten of kunt tonen op je mobiel. Neem ook je identiteitsbewijs mee op 11 april. Vergeet deze niet!

“Je hebt te maken met verschillende technieken en communicatieprotocollen; simpele TCP, websockets, webservices, PLC, communicatie, etc. Al die verschillende werelden moet je begrijpen.” (Pieter van der Spek – Systeemarchitect).

 

Aanmelden voor dit event is niet meer mogelijk. 

TOC Europe – Your Global Container Supply Chain Event

TOC Europe – Your Global Container Supply Chain Event

ICT Group will be present again at the TOC Europe in Rotterdam Ahoy in 2019. We would like to invite you at our booth: B.64. Here we will inform you about the possibilities within Digital Twin, Internet of Things, Middleware, Digital Transformation, Deep Learning Solutions and other Smart Solutions that ICT Group and OrangeNXT offer you.

In addition to our stand we will gladly inform you during the TECH TOC conference. TECH TOC is a conference for the stakeholders in port and terminal industry to come together, share experiences and expertise and map out solutions to common current and future challenges.

On Wednesday 19th June between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm Pieter van der Spek, System Architect at ICT Group will inform you about ‘Moving container terminals to the 21st century’.
We are also involved in the presentation on Tuesday 18th June between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm, about ‘The intelligent Port’ by Joe Bester, Chief Marketing Officer – IoT.NXT (partner OrangeNXT).

Moving container terminals to the 21st century
Automating operations on a container terminal is hardly new nowadays. However, standard solutions do not always apply or offer only part of a solution. This means that some customization (or a lot) is still necessary. Furthermore, as more and more systems on a terminal are becoming automated, it turns out that people on a terminal do more than just their jobs.
The standard-off-the-shelf solutions only replace the main task its human predecessor fulfilled, but the employee did more than just that. Employees also notice things happening on the terminal or, more importantly, not happening. Automated systems do not.
With more and more automation based on products from different vendors, the number of eyes on the terminal diminishes and so the number of people noticing something is wrong (or will go wrong if nothing changes) also goes down.
In this story we will show how we are working on automated terminals based both standard and custom-made terminals without losing that invaluable insight if all systems are working happily together.

The intelligent Port
Presentation will be to support the concept that the internet of things has the potential to fundamentally shift the way we interact with our surrounding. The ability to monitor and manage objects in the physical world electronically makes it possible to bring data driven decision making to optimise the performance of systems and processes – help companies to get far more out of their assets, machines, systems and people. We will show the audience that the journey to the digital nirvana does not have to be filled with obstacles and hurdles i.e. risk – time, cost and disruption of my existing business.
We will show how the typical operating environments (eg a harbour) comes with equipment, systems and protocols that were not specifically designed for the digital world and how turning these legacy, perfectly suitable assets into a source of digital information that can be used for a step change in efficiencies. We will tell this story by means of an implemented use case running in a major port.

The annual TECH TOC seminar at TOC Europe 2019 brings together terminal operators and users with planners and designers, equipment and technology providers to discuss current industry challenges and innovative responses.

Please watch the video of the TOC Europe 2018 and be inspired.

TOC Europe is the global meeting place for ports, terminals, shipping lines, 3PLs & shippers. TOC Europe is part of a global portfolio of events that bring together stakeholders of the container supply chain to learn, debate and network. TOC has long been considered best in class by container terminal operators and their suppliers and has evolved into a complete container supply chainevent, delivering both technical content and also offering a platform to the stakeholders higher up in the cargo chain.

Register for the TOC Europe? This is easily possible via our free registration link. Register quickly and meet ICT Group and OrangeNXT at TOC Europe, stand B.64.

TOC Europe – Meet ICT Group

Learn, Debate & Network at TOC Europe in Rotterdam this June.
Meet ICT Group at booth E114. ICT Group will be part of this great event with our Unit Transport & Logistics and we would like to welcome you at our booth with number E114.

ICT Group – Transport & Logistics
With innovative solutions based on Cloud technology, combined with more than 750 years of domain experience in developing and maintaining IT solutions for automated container terminals and warehousing in the Rotterdam area, ICT Group is able to deliver IT solutions to handle goods safer and more efficiently. We realise IT solutions to improve the Supply Chain of containers and goods, so the productivity improves and costs reduce. We connect and collect data, and we combine various sources of information in such a way that companies can easily access specific data real-time and safely. Read more on our webpage.

Self Learning Port & Terminal solution platform
Ports and Terminals have been struggling for many years with unstructured and disparate data coming from many types of assets. By combining the 750 years of domain experience in Ports & Terminals with expert knowledge of Cloud / AI / IoT / Big Data, ICT Group can also shape your Digital Transformation journey.

ICT Group delivers one interconnected, interoperable solution platform to orchestrate your assets and transforming data into actionable information by applying Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Our Self Learning Port & Terminal solution platform brings visibility and new insights that will open doors for optimized operations and new business models & services. Read more about Digital Transformation.

Empower your mobile workers
The emerging remote workforce presents unprecedented challenges to companies. But on the other hand, they also represent opportunities to reach new levels of productivity and growth.

Digital technologies including mobile can create competitive advantages. The combination of ICT Group’s extended experience in Ports & Terminals (Port Logistics) and knowledge of latest and greatest technologies resulted in mobileNXT. A product that drives enterprise profitability at companies operating in the container supply chain. We enable companies to implement breakthrough strategies for business process execution and customer service.

We would like to meet you
There is no substitute for the real thing! It would be great to meet you in June! As a busy executive we understand that your time is important. Keeping up to date with industry developments is a MUST and at TOC Europe we can debate, talk, network and learn more about these developments.

Visit ICT Group at the TOC Europe and we would be pleased to inform you how we can help to accelerate in Port and Terminal Solutions. No time to visit us? Please give us a call or send us an email.

Always remember the power of face-to-face! You can register here.

ICT Group Knowledge Event: Trends and developments in IA 2018

Trends and developments in IA
On Thursday November 1, 2018, ICT Group organizes the inspiring ICT Group Knowledge Event Trends and developments in IA for the second time. Do you want to be informed about the trends and developments in IA and enter into a dialogue with us and other participants and companies about the future of Industrial Automation? Then come to the event in Nieuwegein.

“A great example of how ICT treats their clients and partners.
Co-operation, communication, networking…”

Program
This evening is filled with presentations and exhibition stands from prominent companies such as Siemens Nederland, Osisoft, Schneider, Raster Products, ICT Group, Zeelandia, OrangeNXT, ABB and Wonderware Benelux.

The evening is about solutions that help you make processes in industrial environments more efficient, flexible, simpler, safer and more sustainable. Be informed and inspired about the trends and developments in Industrial Automation.

View the full program.

Exhibition
In addition to various presentations, there is sufficient time to visit the exhibition floor in an informal atmosphere during the various breaks, where you will have the opportunity to continue talking to the participating companies and maintain your network.

Impression
ICT Group Knowledge Event: Trends and devlopments in 2017. Watch te after movie from last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Knowledge Event about Industrial Automation you can’t miss out!

Registration for this event can be completed on the Dutch website