Interview with Kors Oosterveld

The difference between IT and OT

“I am often asked what the difference is between IT and OT. IT naturally stands for ‘information technology’, OT stands for ‘operational technology’ and focuses on the production processes in factories.”

Kors Oosterveld is active as Consultant and Project Manager at MES specialist Greywise, within the domain of ‘operational technology’. He often has to explain the difference with IT: “The difference between IT and OT is best explained with different levels of automation. The IT and OT domains each span different levels and have their own focus areas and priorities.”