People of Hitachi Podcast

In this podcast, Emily Seaton-Potter meets Hitachi employees doing incredible work across the business. She’s finding out how they inspire the world and realise the Hitachi mission of contributing to society.

The Hitachi Group Identity is at the foundation of everything that is done at Hitachi. It is made up of a Mission and Values (Harmony, Sincerity & Pioneering Spirit) which help realise the company’s Vision; to Inspire the World. This identity has set Hitachi apart throughout the company’s 110-year history – and now we’re going to find out more about the people who live it every day.

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Episode 1 People of Hitachi

Digitalising Hospitals

In episode 1, Emily speaks with Paul Watson, Vice President, Global Lead Health and Life Sciences at Hitachi Vantara. Paul and his team came second in the Inspiration of the Year Global Award 2020.

His project involved creating a Digital Control Centre at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (hospital). His team used unique digital solutions to transform the hospital operations and deliver new ‘models of care'.

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Episode 2 People of Hitachi

The Vulnerability Hub

In episode 2, Emily speaks with Lee Wise and Tim Kidd. Lee is Head of Marketing and Tim is a Director of Local Government, both at Hitachi Solutions. Both are part of the team that won our Sustainability Award in this year’s Inspiration of the Year Global Award 2020.

Their winning project involved setting up a digital solution, the ‘Vulnerability Hub’ to support UK government during COVID-19. Working alongside over 35 councils and in partnership with Microsoft, the 'Vulnerability Hub' and subsequent solutions are now supporting in excess of 2 million citizens across the UK.  

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Episode 3 People of Hitachi

Human Drive and Sustainable Finance

In this episode, Emily speaks with Ioannis Souflas and Efrain Tamayo. Both of whom are members of the Hitachi Europe’s Research & Development Team based in London.

Both entered separate projects in this year’s Inspiration of the Year Global Award and scored within the top 10 – a great achievement considering the high level of entries this year. 

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Episode 4 People of Hitachi

Proton Beam Therapy

This episode features, Wakana Sato and Eduardo Molina, both from Hitachi Europe’s PBT Team discussing their project – which won the overall Grand Prix prize in Europe for this year’s Inspiration of the Year Global Award 2020!

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Episode 5 People of Hitachi

Mentoring Circles

Today Emily speaks with Leigh Williams, Learning & Development Manager, from Hitachi Rail UK and Hayley Sinclair, Global Talent Program Manager, from Hitachi Vantara UK, to learn more about their internal mentoring circles project.

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Episode 6 People of Hitachi

Farm Machinery for IoT and Advanced Analytics for Mining

In the final episode of the series, she speaks with Shahbaz Haque, Vice President of Digital Insights, at Hitachi Vantara. He entered two projects into the Inspiration of the Year Global Award 2020 and both entries scored within the top 10. In this episode Shahbaz will be explaining more about these projects.

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Episode 7 People of Hitachi

Alistair Dormer

In Episode 1 Season 2, Emily speaks with Alistair Dormer, Chief Environmental Officer and Executive Vice President at Hitachi, Ltd.

Mr. Dormer shares an insight into his position and how he oversees Hitachi’s environmental and sustainability journey. He explains how Hitachi is aiming to become a climate change innovator, helping governments, cities and companies cut carbon. He also explains the importance of Hitachi being a Principal Partner at COP26.

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Episode 8 People of Hitachi

Lorena Dellagiovanna

Episode 2 Season 2, Emily speaks with Lorena Dellagiovanna, Chief Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Officer, Deputy Chief Environmental Officer and Deputy General Manager of Government and External Relations Group of Hitachi, Ltd.

Ms. Dellagiovanna shares an insight into her position as Hitachi’s first Chief D&I Officer and explains the importance of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG).

Music by Jago Thornton.  

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Episode 9 People of Hitachi

Hans Daems & Helen Grundy

In  Episode 3 Season 2, Emily speaks with Hans Daems, Group Public Affairs Officer at Hitachi Europe and COP26 Director at Hitachi, and Helen Grundy, Environmental Specialist at Hitachi Europe.

The three, all members of Hitachi Europe’s Corporate Communications & Sustainability Office, discuss the importance of Hitachi’s position as Principal Partner at COP26. They explain what happens at the conference and discuss how employees can become involved.

Music by Jago Thornton.

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