Team focus: Richard Rutte – Technical Specialist, The MTC

Team focus: Technical Lead for ICG Manufacturing Systems

Richard Rutte, Technical Specialist, Data & Information Systems at The MTC.

What is your role within the project?

I am the Technical Lead for ICT Manufacturing Systems.

What specific work have you conducted on the project?

Activities included the translating of business requirements into functional requirements. The requirements were used to define the system’s landscape and ICT infrastructure. The requirements also formed the basis for the criteria to down-select the applications and partners.

The work continued with the detailed design, configuration followed by various test phases, including user-acceptance testing. In parallel, the demonstration scenarios were developed, including role-based dashboards and reports. My responsibilities included to define fit-for-purpose cyber security defences, for which the NIST cyber security framework and other standards were used.

What is the most exciting thing about the project for you?

It is fantastic to be part of a team in which there is so much enthusiasm, talent and knowledge to build a demonstrator with a wide range of modern technologies to showcase distributed manufacturing and the principles of Industrie4.0.