Hitachi Forms Global Research Team to Accelerate Co-Creation of Internet of Things-based Solutions with Customers

Tokyo, April 11, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) today announced the formation of Insights Laboratory - a new global research team focused on accelerating the delivery of innovative new solutions for Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform, using advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and NEXPERIENCE collaborative process. The Insights Laboratory team will focus on agile co-creation of digital solutions with customers and partners in every phase of the development cycle. From ideation and incubation to system design, architecture and proof-of -concept and -value, the Insights Laboratory team is committed to delivering positive business and societal outcomes for Hitachi customers.

The Insights Laboratory will be comprised of a global team of researchers and designers from Hitachi’s Global Center for Social Innovation (CSI) and Center for Technology Innovation, working in close collaboration with the Hitachi Insight Group to drive a global, unified IoT business and go-to-market strategy. The lab’s core members will be based in the Silicon Valley Research Center of CSI-North America (CSI-NA) under the direction of Dr. Umeshwar Dayal, Senior Vice President and Senior Fellow, R&D Division at Hitachi America, Ltd.