Recording: Webinar From a digital port to a smart port

Open systems and data-driven orchestration

A wave of technological innovation and integration is enabling industries, including ports, to operate in a more data- and insight-driven way. A Smart Port uses automation and innovative technologies. Data intelligence and IoT improve performance and optimize Return on Investment.

In our webinar last May 27, we shared our vision on container terminal automation and how to achieve Smart Port Logistics.

Breaking chains

The ports of the future will expand their role by orchestrating information flows to improve the efficiency of their entire ecosystem. Information is the cornerstone of Port 4.0. As revolutionary as closed automation silos were in their days, today they limit your business. A new approach is needed if you want to stay in control and ahead of the curve. Replacing closed automation silos with open orchestrated systems is the key.

Our solutions are reflected in the ‘container terminal automation pyramid’. This breaks the chains of vendor-specific solutions by integrating them with a unified platform. This helps you drive your business through information gathering, vendor-independent planning and equipment control.

More information?

Would you like to know more about this webinar or discuss the possibilities of terminal automation? Please contact Karsten Peereboom.

Working at the Business unit High Tech

Meet some of your colleagues in the High Tech unit. The High Tech business unit of ICT Netherlands has a wide range of competencies and highly skilled people. The High Team has extensive international experience and gives its employees the flexibility to make their own career choices and supports their personal and professional development.

Are you looking for a technical challenge? Then check out our vacancies at www.werkenbijict.nl.

The Tunnel Challenge with the students of Avans University

For third-year students of Electrical Engineering and Technical Informatics, April 12 and 13 at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch were all about the Tunnel Challenge. Thinking about automation in tunnels was the challenge. ICT Group, INNOCY together with partner Schneider Electric were proud sponsors of this event.

Spread throughout the school in small groups, the students got to work with reconstructed physical tunnels and two virtual tunnels: digital twins supplied by INNOCY(part of ICT Group). The aim was to introduce the students to tunnel technology so that they can experience what it is like to carry out a project in practice. Watch the video to know how the students experienced it.

This initiative is widely supported within ICT Group by CoLab. CoLab is the innovation platform within ICT Group that has been working on ideation and social innovation since 2017. The projects range from research to the development of proof of concepts. The goal of the CoLab community is to learn and inspire. In CoLab, 50 students annually work together with ICT professionals to gain insight into new technologies and practices.

The High Tech business unit of ICT Netherlands

The High Tech business unit of ICT Netherlands has a wide range of competences and highly skilled people. Together, they focus on their clients’ technical challenges and have proven to be reliable partners. The High Tech unit has a great deal of international experience with a strong cultural awareness. Watch the video to find out more about the High Tech unit of ICT Netherlands.

Graduate at CoLab – Tom and Teun

Within ICT Group, the innovation platform CoLab has been working on ideation and social innovation since 2017. The projects range from research to the development of proof of concepts. The goal of the CoLab community is to learn and inspire. In CoLab, 50 students annually work together with ICT professionals to gain insights into new technologies and working methods.

In this video, Tom and Teun talk about their experiences at CoLab. They have worked on a project called Virtual Desktop. With the project, they help people working from home by letting them view virtual screens in augmented reality next to their own laptops. They got the chance to work with the HoloLens 2 which was a challenge for them. Learn more by watching the video.

Recording: Webinar adaptive water management

This recording is only available in Dutch.

Get insight in the optimization of your water management!

On April 15 we organized together with our partner KISTERS a webinar with live demo on adaptive water management by smart steering based on a DSS with RTO. A Decision Support System (DSS) with Real-Time Optimization (RTO) meets the emerging need for smart steering to become more climate resilient to changing weather conditions such as extreme heat, drought or rainfall. It provides managers with a solution that allows them to optimize the water system or water chain in an intuitive and accurate way.

View the (Dutch) presentation here.

Take the free QuickScan

In recent years the Netherlands has had to contend with both heavy showers and extreme drought. The existing infrastructure and processes are often not designed for this. How can existing infrastructure be used to combat flooding and drought, preferably at the lowest possible cost? This quick scan will give you insight into the potential of optimizing your specific water management. For this purpose, a number of questions from your background will be asked, followed by specific water management questions. Finally, the insight of the optimization potential is given.

Fill in the QuickScan.

Would you like more information?

Would you like to know more about this webinar or further discuss the insights of the QuickScan? Please contact us at arjen.van.dam@ict.nl or jorn.baayen@kisters-bv.nl.

Working at the business unit Automotive

Meet our colleagues Vincent Wikkerink and Erik van Luijk. In this video, they tell us more about their jobs within the Automotive business unit from ICT Netherlands. Erik is working on a secure odometer, whilst Vincent is challenged with software regarding cloud connectivity and safety.

Do you want to work at ICT Group as well? Please check our vacancies at www.werkenbijict.nl.

Recording: Webinar Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality

Virtual, Augmented, Mixed… Which Reality to choose?

On Tuesday, April 20, we organized a webinar on Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality. This was a webinar in our series on the theme of Industry 4.0. Leendert Mijnders and Oscar Reynhout gave an update on the developments, possibilities and use of Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality within business processes.

Industry 4.0

Right now we are in the middle of the rise of Industry 4.0 (Smart Industries). The fourth industrial revolution has everything to do with Internet of Things, data driven work and automation of production processes. Industries are getting smarter because machines, products, services and people are constantly connected and sharing information.

Making your factory smarter with the help of new developments and technologies turns out to be a huge challenge. Technological developments follow each other in rapid succession and you have the choice of a large number of possibilities. But what is the most profitable in your situation? What choices should you make or not make? What practical experiences are there? As a provider of industrial technology solutions, ICT Group is capable of guiding you through this process.

More information?

Would you like to know more about this webinar or discuss the possibilities of Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality? Please contact Leendert Mijnders.

Working on the safe and connected car of the future

What’s it like, working at the business unit Automotive of ICT Netherlands? We have talked with two of our colleagues: Stefan Ras and Arno Kerkmeijer. Both are working on in-vehicle software that ensures the safety according to the Automotive SPICE specification. What makes their job challenging? And what do they like about working at ICT? Find out by watching the video.

Graduate at CoLab – Kelvin

Within ICT Group, the innovation platform CoLab has been working on ideation and social innovation since 2017. The projects range from research to the development of proof of concepts. The goal of the CoLab community is to learn and inspire. In CoLab, 50 students annually work together with ICT professionals to gain insights into new technologies and working methods.

In this video, Kelvin talks about his experiences at CoLab. He has worked on a project where he combined the digital and physical twin of a factory. With the digital twin Kelvin could control the physical twin.