IoT: a matchmaker for IT and OT (N-sight)

Location:virtual meeting


Technology in the domain of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been on the rise for a while. And with that trend, we are seeing IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) coming closer and closer together. Companies’ production processes are calling out for new technologies: think outage management, the quest for data across the entire organisation, automation, etc.


Let's have a look at this evolution, and the opportunities and the challenges that come with it. First, we’ll gaze through the Smart Glasses lens with delaware. Then Ypto will share its user story of how train operations are ‘on track’ with IoT. Finally, in our second user story, we’ll learn about BekaertDeslee’s vendor-independent OT platform.








This event will be held as an interactive virtual meeting. The link will be provided in the Confirmation email.








13:30 Welcome and introduction


Ann Guinée, Communication Manager, Beltug (English)


13:40 Going beyond OT & IoT with the use of Smart Glasses


In a digital world, innovation must become an integral part of each department and discipline, so they can contribute to the evolution from best practices to industry next practices. Take a look at two use cases showing how Smart Glasses like the HoloLens 2 could help you innovate your OT environment:

  • Digitalising knowledge to tackle issues like an aging workforce, loss of skilled employees, faster onboarding of unskilled employees, etc., with the help of knowledge capturing, assisted assembly and automated quality inspection.
  • Connecting your IoT and digital business data to your real-world environment and workflows. Putting real-time data at the fingertips of your employees, enables them to make better, faster, and more informed decisions.

Rens Bonnez, Solution Lead Mobile - Web & IoT, delaware (English)


14:10 User story: IoT, stories from the trenches


Have a look at the future of train operations and how IoT is driving the future of rail. You will hear a few use-cases on how IoT is being used in trains, in railway stations, office buildings, and more.


Steven Ackx, Innovation Officer – Technical PM Innovation Lab, Ypto (English)


14:40 User story: Combining IT and OT strengths to increase efficiency in manufacturing


Historically, two big barriers to improving the efficiency of manufacturing processes have been vendor lock-in with legacy shopfloor monitoring systems, and the gap between IT and manufacturing engineering department. Find out how BekaertDeslee’s IT and engineering teams joined forces to create a flexible and scalable, vendor-independent OT platform, while ensuring compliance with appropriate IT security standards.


Rik Holvoet, CIO, BekaertDeslee (English)


15:10 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:30 Wrap up & End


We will keep the session open after the end to enable those who wish to continue the discussions.