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HSIF assembled 350 senior business leaders from UK, European, and global markets, this year's event used case studies from business experts (including Hitachi’s President & CEO, Toshiaki Higashihara) to showcase practical applications of IoT technologies to increase business productivity and efficiency.
The ever-evolving technology ecosystem we live in delivers opportunity like never before for Social Innovation, but not without risk. This Hitachi sponsored event united key influential leaders to explore today’s biggest technological challenges.
On 6 March 2018, Hitachi and Brussels-based think tank CEPS held their second joint European Social Innovation Forum on the theme “How to improve citizens’ quality of life in complex urban spaces”. The aim of the event was to look at the challenges faced by urban spaces, in increasing the livability as well as the resilience of its infrastructure and spaces with new technologies, whilst at the same time responding to citizens’ concerns about data privacy and security.
The Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2017 LONDON presented by The Telegraph united 150 senior influencers from UK, European and Global markets to amplify the message that Social Innovation can lead to the creation of a safer, smarter and healthier future, through societal consensus and leveraging transformative IoT technology.
The Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2017 MILAN took place on October 18, 2017 in HangarBicocca in Milan, Italy. This one-day event brought together industry and government thought leaders and experts who explored the future of the industrial landscape of Italy in the emerging IoT era. The event included an in-depth experience of our latest IoT technologies.
Learn more about Social Innovation in Italy here.
On November 30, 2016, Hitachi and CEPS jointly organized the first European Social Innovation Forum on the topic on Smart Transportation for a 21st Century Society. The aim of the event was to look at the challenges faced by urban, regional and global transportation in the future and to understand the positive and negative impacts of technologies that are being developed to respond to societal challenges.
Hitachi's Social Innovation Forum 2016 BERLIN took place on November 29th. Guests heard about the latest advances in IoT and Hitachi's focus on Co-Creation to provide Social Innovation throughout Europe.
topic(s): Internet of Things, Smart Energy, Smart Industry, New business models for innovation
The Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2016 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.
Hitachi's 2015 Social Innovation conference in Turkey's capital city.
topic(s): transport, energy, healthcare, big data
At the Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2015 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 Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2015 LONDON 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, Hitachi Europe 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 Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2014 BERLIN 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”.
The 10th EU Hitachi Science and Technology Forum was attended by over 150 persons in Paris on May 11 - 13, 2007. They debated on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Society: Impact on European citizens.
The 2006 Forum took place on 19-21 May 2006 in Warsaw, Poland as a platform for public policy debate on issues concerning "ICT For Safety, Trust and Security: Its Impact On European Citizens."
The 8th EU Hitachi Science & Technology Forum brought together around 130 scientists, engineers, executives and policy-makers on the theme "Technology and its Impact on the City of the Future."
More than 100 participants gathered for the 7th EU-Hitachi Science& Technology Forum to discuss how transportation technologies impact the lives of European citizens.
The 2003 Forum took place 16-18 May 2003 in Antwerp, Belgium was provided as a platform for public policy debate on issues concerning "Energy and its Implications for European Society."
On 24-26 May 2002, The 5th EU Hitachi Science & Technology Forum was held in Budapest, Hungary. At the event, the nearly 90 participants discussed, with the contribution of experts, speakers and other Forum participants, "Water Issues and their Impact on European Society."
More than 75 scientists attended the EU Hitachi Science & Technology Forum, May 19-20 2001, where they explored this year's theme of "Life Sciences and their Impact on Society." Participants put forward ideas for advancing the public debate on biotechnology and its linkages to healthcare issues and the environment.
The 3rd regional meeting was held in Portmarnock, Ireland, in May 2000, and about 70 people attended including HIVIPS participants from Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, and Holland. At the meeting, the HIVIPS participants renewed their ties with one another and Hitachi, and discussed on the theme "Electronic Commerce and its Impact on Society" together with high-profile guests speakers from various fields.
The 2nd regional meeting was held in Krefeld, Germany, in October 1999, and about 55 people attended including HIVIPS participants from France, Germany, and Holland. At the meeting, the HIVIPS participants renewed their ties with one another and Hitachi, and discussed on the theme "Information Technology and its Benefit to society" together with high-profile guests speakers.
In October 1998, HIVIPS participants from France met in Juan-les-Pins, near Nice, to renew their ties with one another and Hitachi. At the forum, alumni and several high-profile guests discussed French and Japanese approaches to supporting venture companies.