goinGDutch: building the cycling community of the future

– Video is in Dutch only – 

Recently, we celebrated the launch of goinGDutch and the opening of a new office at Schiphol. It was a fascinating day for the partnership in which Schiphol Airport, Microsoft, BAM Infra and OrangeNXT (part of the ICT Group) are building the cycling community of the future. What does this collaboration entail and how are we going to shape it together? View our vlog!

View the website: www.goingdutch.bike

‘Moving container terminals to the 21st century’ at TOC Europe

ICT Group was present at the TOC Europe 2019 in Rotterdam Ahoy. Here we informed 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 informed 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.

Presentation TECH TOC: 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 presentation we have showed 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.

Do you want more information? Please contact us!

Edgard Spierts, 25 years of service: “I am always working on technology”

Meet Edgard Spierts. He recently celebrated his 25th anniversary at ICT Group. What makes his work at ICT so special, that he still works here? And what’s so great about his job?

Edgard started his career with military service with the navy. He already came into contact with software there. After his time with the navy, he came into contact with ICT. Much has changed in the field of software in 25 years. Learn more about Edgard’s experiences in 25 years of working at ICT.

“Your career is like an exercise on the surf of the sea. You are on your surfboard and you don’t know what the next wave will bring. “

Do you want to work at ICT?

At ICT we connect people, technology and ideas.
Challenge yourself and take a look at our vacancies: www.ict.eu/jobs

OrangeNXT and Ampelmann: To transfer employees safely to and from offshore work sites

Ferrying workers from the shore to various offshore facilities – including drilling rigs and wind turbines – has presented many companies with challenges for decades. In the past, many businesses relied on helicopters or personnel baskets and swing ropes to shuttle workers between platforms and ships. However, even in ideal circumstances this comes with a fair share of health and safety risks for employees: in a full 20 per cent of cases, bad weather and/or rough seas rule out the safe use of these methods.

OrangeNXT (an ICT Group company) developed conNXT, which is an IoT solution which can help Ampelmann to use data to improve the performance of its gangway. conNXT is a ready-to-use platform for remote monitoring, asset management and predictive maintenance and can be adapted to specific requirements with minimal effort.

The conNXT solution allows Ampelmann to monitor their systems, improve their preventive maintenance programmes, and focuses on putting preventive maintenance into practice.

Learn more

Do you want to learn more about the case? Read Microsoft’s Customer Story.

Smart technology to make roads safer

When BAM Infra Nederland, a multinational construction company, needed a more efficient and cost-effective way to visually inspect and maintain asphalt paving, it turned to OrangeNXT (an ICT Group company), a leading software integrator based in the Netherlands. Working together, the two companies developed a smart solution that uses Microsoft Azure, machine learning, and AI to train specially designed algorithms to accurately detect and classify various types of damage on paved surfaces. The new solution improves the speed, quality, efficiency, and accuracy of visual road checks, enables predictive asphalt maintenance, and reduces costs—freeing inspectors to focus their expertise where it is really needed.

Article and whitepaper

Click here to read an article about this case. Do you want to go more in-depth? Then download OrangeNXT’s whitepaper.

Relocation from Turkey to The Netherlands

A new career, a new future. At ICT Group we employ more than 30 different nationalities. With a strong international environment and more than 1,400 colleagues, we challenge you to talk with us.

We are happy to offer our international colleagues a future in the Netherlands and we invite them to take a step to this beautiful country. View the story of our Turkish colleagues Tunahan and Görkem. They moved to the Netherlands to make their dreams come true.

Do you also want to work in a challenging, international environment?

View our vacancies on www.ict.eu/jobs.

Working at ICT Group: embedded software for the unit Machine & Systems

What is it like, working at ICT? Within the field of embedded software, our colleagues Niek and Thomas discuss their challenges. They are both working for the Machine & Systems unit and will tell you about their experiences. Every day, these born techies make the world a little smarter with their embedded software.

Do you want to work on challenging projects?

A continuous investment in the latest technologies, that’s what makes ICT at the ICT Group so challenging. Together we can create innovative software solutions, which will provide greater convenience, increased speed, more sustainability and a higher yield.

Take a look at www.ict.eu/jobs and apply now!

Working at and in an automated port

ICT Group and Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT) organised an exclusive, inspiring and informative event on Thursday evening 11 April 2019 for IT people who want to work in and on a smart port. Take a look at the after movie.

Challenges and opportunities lie here for your career. Discover what contribution you can make to a complex and advanced container terminal. Discover the impact of your work on the terminal…

Are you a software developers (C#, Java, Azure.NET), architect, system/network/software engineer, projectmanager or application consultant? Take a look at our vacansies.

Working at ICT: embedded software for the Automotive unit

What is it like, working at ICT? Within the field of embedded software, our colleagues Johan and Tom discuss their challenges. They are both working for the Automotive unit and will tell you about their experiences. Every day, these born techies make the world a little smarter with their embedded software.

Do you want to work on challenging projects?

A continuous investment in the latest technologies, that’s what makes ICT at the ICT Group so challenging. Together we can create innovative software solutions, which will provide greater convenience, increased speed, more sustainability and a higher yield.

Take a look at www.ict.eu/jobs and apply now!

ISA 95, energy transition and data within Water

ICT Group is always concerned with water: drinking water, waste water, surface water. We informed visitors during the Waterinfodag 2019 about water and the possibilities for smarter use of water, the information about it and the data that we can collect.

As an example, we set out this day what the potential of energy management is at a sewage treatment plant. Can we shift supply or demand over time to change energy flows and thus potentially save money on the annual statement through connecting assests and reviewing available data?

Watch the aftermovie of the Waterinfodag to see if the project at Waternet has led to better energy management and whether costs can be saved.