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.

Waterinfodag 2020

ICT Group will gladly meet you in 2020 at the ‘Waterinfodag’ in Den Bosch. The interesting program is very varied.

We would like to invite you at our stand (108) where we would like to tell you more about smart IT solutions for water boards, drinking water companies and governments. Or to meet you at our presentation about ‘Smart Water managemet’. View our solutions and benefits on our website.

Presentation

Smart Watermanagement
Presenters: Jonathan Vondeling (Oasen) en Bas Lamme (OrangeNXT)

The availability and quality of drinking water in the Netherlands is extremely high. On average, we are less than 20 minutes per year cut off from the tastiest drinking water in the world. Further improvement is only possible with new digital solutions, data is key! What are the developments of the Digital Twin on the way to a self-managing pipeline network? From more and better insight into the behavior of the pipe network, to anticipation and ultimately fully automatic action with the help of Artificial Intelligence. The considerations and choices for technology, architectures (OT / IT), platforms (IoT Central/Digital Twin) and partners (3D/Drone/Cloud/PA/ UX/Mixed Reality) are extensively discussed.

About the event

The Waterinfodag is the national event on information provision in the water sector. The Waterinfodag is an exhibition, congress and network day in one. The Waterinfodag is for all professionals who collect, process and apply information about water management.

Video

Watch the video of ICT Group about the Waterinfodag of 2019 for more information. The Waterinfodag is the national event on information provision in the water sector. The Waterinfodag is a trade fair, conference and network day in one. The Waterinfodag is for all professionals who collect, process and apply information about water management.

Water Congress 2019: Water 4.0, Automation and Computerization

— Dutch only —

Van harte uitgenodigd
Ook in 2019 organiseert ICT Group weer het toonaangevende ICT Group Water Congres. Werkt u bij een waterschap, drinkwaterbedrijf, gemeente of ingenieurs- adviesbureau en heeft u te maken met onder andere (proces)automatisering op het gebied van afvalwater, oppervlaktewater of drinkwater en wilt u op de hoogte blijven van slimme IT-oplossingen in Water? Dan mag u het toonaangevende ICT Group Water Congres in het midden van het land niet missen!

“De perfecte gelegenheid voor de branche om kennis met elkaar uit te wisselen, te netwerken en nieuwe inzichten op te doen.”

Thema’s
Dit jaar informeren wij u graag over drie belangrijke thema’s binnen Water: Automatisering, Informatisering en Water 4.0. Bekijk het volledige programma.

Automatisering
– Industriële-, Technische- en Procesautomatisering.
– PLC, SCADA, DCS, Historische Data opslag en Telemetrie.
– Product, Project, Consultancy en Onderhoud

Informatisering
– Informatie: Beleid, Voorziening, Architectuur, Ontsluiting, Validatie, Benutting, Beheer e.a.

Water 4.0
– Uitdagingen binnen de watersector. Extreem droog en nat weer, Waterschaarste, Energietransitie, Cybersecurity, Digitalisering en Krapte op de arbeidsmarkt.
– Technische mogelijkheden: Kunstmatige Intelligentie, Internet of Things, Big data, Datascience, Machine Learning en Robotic Process Automation.

Lees hier het artikel Water 4.0: Op welke manier kan de technologische innovatie en vooruitgang nu en straks invulling geven aan uitdagingen binnen de Watersector? 

Keynote spreker
Oliver Grievson is gespecialiseerd in ‘Analysis of water and wastewater’, ‘Experimental Project Design’, ‘Water and Wastewater operational management’, ‘Process Engineering’, ‘Wastewater Instrumentation’, ‘IWA Instrumentation, Control and Automation (ICA)’ en de Smart Water Industry. Tevens is hij eigenaar van Water Industry Process Automation & Control (WIPAC) en partner van CIWEM als reviewer en lid van het ‘professional standards committee’. Oliver is betrokken geweest bij de totstandkoming van de publicatie van het IWA Digital Water rapport dat onderdeel is van het International Water Association’s (IWA) 5-jaar Strategic Plan 2019 – 2024. Op het ICT Water Congres geeft Oliver een toelichting op ‘Digital Water’ waar ook Water 4.0 onder verstaan wordt. Ook is er voldoende tijd voor interactie met Oliver rondom zijn kennis, kunde en netwerk.

Programma
Bekijk hier het volledige programma van 2019.

Naast diverse presentaties is er voldoende gelegenheid om de beursvloer te bezoeken waar u de mogelijkheid krijgt verder in gesprek te gaan met diverse systeemleveranciers en ingenieursbureaus en uw netwerk te onderhouden tijdens de diverse pauzes.

Impressie
Wilt u nog even terugblikken op de edities van vorige jaren? Bekijk hier de impressies van 2018 en 2017.

Wij ontmoeten u graag op donderdag 10 oktober in Nieuwegein bij Green Village!

Meld u aan op deze website.

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.

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For more information, visit the FHI 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!

Knowledge session: Systems Engineering

– This knowledge session is Dutch only! – 

ICT Water & Infra organiseert haar eerste kennissessie! Een thema waar veel interesse naar uit gaat is Systems Engineering (SE). Reden voor onze collega René van der Pluijm om tijdens de eerste kenissessie dieper in te gaan op SE.

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.

De hoofdlijnen van SE worden uitgelegd en is dus een must voor iedereen die meer wil weten over dit interessante onderwerp.

Locatie

Het event vindt plaats van 17:30 tot 20:30 uur bij InTraffic in Nieuwegein.
Adres: Iepenhoeve 11, 3438 MR Nieuwegein

Geïnteresseerd?

Meld uzelf gratis aan door een mail te sturen naar martijn.schram@ict.nl.

Waterinfodag 2019

ICT Group will gladly meet you at the Waterinfodag in Den Bosch.

The Waterinfodag is the national event on information provision in the water sector. The Waterinfodag is an exhibition, congress and network day in one. The Waterinfodag is for all professionals who collect, process and apply information about water management.

We are happy to meet you at stand 101 or during one of the following presentations:

10.15 – 11.00 h: ‘De geïntegreerde architectuur van Informatie en Operationele Techniek’ door Jurg Bremmer, Sr. Consultant Water & Infra. 

In the continuous growth of data and information, the challenge is ever greater to use it effectively. The question here is which information architecture fits best. With the standard approach of ICT Group based on ISA-95, we provide insight into the opportunities and points for attention. The presentation will provide an explanation of this approach and which steps can already be taken here. This is supported with a number of practical examples.

11.30 – 12.15 h: ‘Een smart grid op een RWZI: de business cases ontrafeld!’ door Gijs van der Meer, Energieadviseur Waternet & Elke Klaassen, Technical Consultent ICT Group.

In the context of the energy transition, more sustainability is taking place within the water sector. For example, we also see more often that solar parks are being realized at sewage treatment plants (RWZIs). This has an effect on the energy flows on the site itself (the own network) but also on the energy exchange between the WWTP and the regional network. By making use of the already proven possibilities of Internet-of-Things (IoT), the energy flows at the WWTPs can be controlled in a smarter way, among other things to optimize the own consumption of solar energy, or to profit from the prices. on the energy market. The realization of a so-called smart grid offers economic opportunities for the water sector and is also crucial for the further development of the energy transition.

Important questions in this context are: is there flexibility available to manage the demand or supply of energy at the WWTPs? What is the best way to manage this flexibility from an economic point of view? To answer these questions, Waternet & ICT Group carried out a joint study in which the knowledge in the field of water, energy, IoT and data science have been combined to use the available data to calculate various scenarios for RWZI Horstermeer, an installation where in 2018 a solar park of 2.7 MWp has been realized.

We like to take visitors on the Waterinfodag along in our ‘journey with the data’: from simple calculations to a model that increasingly represents reality.

 

Watch the video of ICT Group about the Waterinfodag of 2018 for more information. The Waterinfodag is the national event on information provision in the water sector. The Waterinfodag is a trade fair, conference and network day in one. The Waterinfodag is for all professionals who collect, process and apply information about water management.

InfraTech 2019

Future proof. Ready for the future. InfraTech 2019 is a unique knowledge platform where clients, contractors, engineering firms and suppliers showcase why the Dutch infrastructure sector has been among the best in the world for years.

ICT Group participates at the InfraTech – Tunnelplein
Our specific industry knowledge of various markets like Engineering & R&D, Infra & Mobility, Healthcare Technology and Industrial Automation enables us to realise various and innovative solutions. InTraffic and NedMobiel have recently joined ICT Group and together we will particapte at the Tunnelplein during the InfraTech 2019. NedMobiel has extensive expertise in (tunnel) safety, asset management and InTraffic has a strong position in mobility and rail infrastructure. Together we strengthen our ‘Smarter Cities’ field to solve the challenges of today and the future.

ICT Infra & Mobility Solutions
The Infra and Mobility unit of ICT Group, including InTraffic, ICT Water & Infra, NedMobiel, and OrangeNXT focusses on infrastructure and mobility issues.
By combining our expert knowledge in the field of engineering and realization of process automation, mobility solutions, tunnel safety, asset management and digital transformation, we can tackle any complex challenge. Through this co-operation we can keep the Netherlands accessible, safe, available and durable.

During the InfraTech you can get acquainted with ICT Group, InTraffic, Nedmobiel and OrangeNXT. We gladly show you how we apply Infra & Mobility Solutions to make cities (and tunnels) a little smarter every day. You are welcome to join our presentations:

Day Title Speaker Description Location Time
Tuesday 15 January Spaarndammertunnel: achieve more results with less effort Rene van der Pluijm Principal Consultant The Houthavens area has become a special, restricted traffic area for high-quality living along the IJ waterfront, thanks to the Spaarndammertunnel. The connection of the tunnel’s technical installations was realized through the collective efforts of a collaboration that came about in an unexpected manner, but which turned out to be very successful. Theater Tunnelplein 14.00 hrs- 14.30 hrs
Wednesday 16 January value creation with  norm driven Asset Management Alexander Zoetemelk  Maintenance manager How ISO 55000 helps Asset Management organisations to achieve their goals. Theater Tunnelplein 15.00 hrs- 15.30 hrs
Thursday 17 January Mobility as a Service Dirk Grevink
Director NedMobiel
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) requires a change in behavior in which the possession is no longer the focus, but the use is. This behavioral change is possible when MaaS offers the traveler a maximum customer experience en will contribute to, for example, reducing our daily stress in  traffic jams. Theater Tunnelplein 11.00 hrs- 11.30 hrs
Friday 18 January Spaarndammertunnel: achieve more results with less effort Rene van der Pluijm Principal Consultant The Houthavens area has become a special, restricted traffic area for high-quality living along the IJ waterfront, thanks to the Spaarndammertunnel. The connection of the tunnel’s technical installations was realized through the collective efforts of a collaboration that came about in an unexpected manner, but which turned out to be very successful. Theater Tunnelplein 13.30 hrs- 14.00 hrs

Visit our website for more information: www.ict.euwww.intraffic.nlwww.nedmobiel.com – www.orangenxt.com. Meet us at booth 6.400B at the Tunnelplein.

Register here for a free ticket to vistit the InfraTech in Rotterdam.

Read the article ‘Op het Tunnelplein is steeds meer hightech’ about ICT Group at the Tunnelplein at the InfraTech website.

ICT Group attends Wonderware Benelux Knowledge Exchange

This yearly event is organized by Wonderware Benelux. The latest Wonderware software releases and developments in industry and infrastructure will be presented by means of practical cases, presented by system integrators as well as end users. ​​​

The Unit Industry will participate as a sponsor of the event and is present with a table top presentation. Visitors can meet and engage in conversation with the ICT Group colleagues: Bas Hazewinkel, Martin Bijl, Leendert Mijnders and Alvin Riemersma.

Over the last year many new and innovative Wonderware releases have been put on the market. For example Wonderware System Platform 2017 with InTouch Operations Management Interface (OMI), new cloud based solutions for Historian, OEE and remote monitoring of assets and the continued development of model driven MES.

A summary of the new developments will presented during this event.

ICT Group Water Congres 2018

Van harte uitgenodigd
Ook in 2018 organiseert ICT Group weer het toonaangevende ICT Group Water Congres. Werkt u bij een waterschap, drinkwaterbedrijf, gemeente of ingenieurs- adviesbureau en heeft u te maken met onder andere (proces)automatisering op het gebied van afvalwater, oppervlaktewater of drinkwater en wilt u op de hoogte blijven van slimme IT-oplossingen in Water? Dan mag u het toonaangevende ICT Group Water Congres in het midden van het land niet missen!

“Een leuke manier om de branche bij elkaar te brengen en dé gelegenheid
om met elkaar te netwerken en kennis uit te wisselen.” 

Programma
Met trots presenteren wij het inspirerende en informatieve programma waarbij u diverse presentaties kunt bijwonen over onder andere assetmanagement, big data, software analyses, proces optimalisatie en Industrie 4.0 binnen Water.
Bekijk hier het volledige programma.

Naast diverse presentaties is er voldoende gelegenheid om de beursvloer te bezoeken waar u de mogelijkheid krijgt verder in gesprek te gaan met diverse systeemleveranciers en ingenieursbureaus en uw netwerk te onderhouden tijdens de diverse pauzes.

Aanmelden via de Nederlandse website.

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