topic(s): Internet of Things, Smart Energy, Smart Industry, New business models for innovation
The 2016 Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in London brought together leading industry names and Hitachi experts to explore key IoT themes and opportunities, share examples of best practice in IoT innovation, and explore the increasingly important role of ‘co-creation’ in developing new solutions to solve the biggest business challenges.
topic(s): transport, energy, healthcare, big data
At the 2015 Social Innovation Forum in Munich, industry leaders gathered to debate the future of Energy in Germany, and how digital innovation is the answer to effectively managing Germany's dramatic growth in renewables. The attendees also examined the emergence of Industrie 4.0, and how Hitachi's advanced digitization technologies can give companies the edge they require to be competitive in the connected world of big data.
The 4th Social Innovation Forum took place at the prestigious Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington. This time, the industry leaders focused on the future of Transport and Healthcare, and examined how practical use of big data together with technological advances in products will bring about real Social Innovation.
In the beautiful city of Istanbul, the inter regional meeting point of Europe, Asia and Africa, and Hitachi Europe Ltd. partnered with Frost & Sullivan to bring together global and local companies, government leaders and authorities for a day of insight, thought leadership and technology trends specific to Turkey.
Through live panel discussions, debates and key note speeches, the 380 participants explored the following mega trends:
The future of the city is smart and shareable – that was the overwhelming consensus from Urban Infrastructure 2014 conference. Hitachi's Chief Executive for Europe, Mr. Dieter Rennert delivered the main keynote, explaining Hitachi's approach to Social Innovation Business. This was followed by two panel discussions on Smart Water Solutions and Intelligent Infrastructures.
The 2014 Berlin Social Innovation Forum took place on October 15 at the iconic Hotel Adlon Kempinski next to the Brandenburg Gate, which was fitting as Europe celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Berlin is also where the concept of Industry 4.0 was born, and a deeply fascinating keynote speech about this new approach to revolutionising industry was delivered by Prof. Dr. Ing. Günther Schuh, representing Acatech, the German National Academy of Science and Engineering.
InnoTrans is the world's largest trade fair for the rail industry. The 2014 edition has seen 2,761 exibitors from 55 countries across the world presenting products, services and solutions in the fields of railway technology, railway infrastructure, interiors, public transportation and tunnel construction. Hitachi Rail Europe showcased its innovative solutions for interior and exterior train design as well as for traffic control.
Hitachi's Social Innovation conference, held together with Frost & Sullivan, attracted 176 participants on 19 February 2014 at the Ciragan Palace in Turkey's capital city. Hitachi's Chief Executive for Europe, Mr. Dieter Rennert delivered the main keynote, explaining Hitachi's approach to Social Innovation Business. This was followed by two panel discussions on Smart Water Solutions and Intelligent Infrastructures.
Hitachi is the founding sponsor of the Economist Infrastructure Summit. The third event explored the most ingenious solutions to enable sustainable urban development, and had a particular focus on networks and connections.
Hitachi is the founding sponsor of the Economist Infrastructure Summit; a gathering of 150 leading policy-makers, business leaders and experts from transport, energy and digital communications in the UK to discuss infrastructure developments and new opportunities.
InnoTrans is the world's leading business meeting place for transport technology. A total of 2,651 exhibitors from 48 countries presented their innovative products and services at InnoTrans 2012. The 173,295 trade visitors came to Berlin from more than 100 countries. Hitachi's presence at InnoTrans 2012 was very well received by the European railway industry. We had meetings with operators, suppliers, and senior stakeholders from many European countries who were clearly delighted to have a new quality supplier open for business in their market.
Hitachi Power Europe attended the Power-Gen Conference and Exhibition, which took place over three days in Cologne, Germany. The event is the largest of it's kind in Europe and attracts over 10,000 visitors from across the global power industry. Senior executives from Hitachi Power Europe were able to introduce their innovations and capabilities in the Power sector and meet with some of the leading professionals eager to learn more from Hitachi. Please view our video of the event, which was held at the Koelnmesse conference and exhibition centre in Cologne.
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) were joined by many leading IT professionals keen to discover how to make the most of future opportunities. At this event HDS executives were able to demonstrate unique approaches and innvations, how storage virtualisation can be implemented efficiently, and lead discussion on the shift from cloud computing hype to early adoption. Please view our video of the event, held at the famous Emirates Stadium, home of the world famous Arsenal football club.
Hitachi sponsored the Economist Third Annual Sustainability Summit which was held on 25th February 2010 at the Radisson BLU Portman Square in London. The one-day Summit brought together up to 150 senior executives immediately after the Copenhagen conference in a focused debate on the core issues affecting their business and how they can face the climate change challenge. As part of this sponsorship, Hitachi also contributed to an exclusive Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report entitled “After Copenhagen – assessing the impact on business”.