Hitachi embarks on many corporate initiatives and participates in strategic activities and events that we believe contribute to strengthening society and protecting the environment.
In April, Hitachi invited customers and key stakeholders to attend the Hitachi Social Innovation 2015 in North America, which was held in Las Vegas, NV. This event was the first of its kind for Hitachi in North America and provided an overview of the Social Innovation Business and its application to various industry sectors. The event also included a Social Innovation Showcase in which Hitachi products, services and solutions from over 30 Hitachi Group companies where demonstrated.
June 10, 2014 marked the sixth anniversary of a joint annual forum presented by Hitachi, Ltd., the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Brookings Institution. The focus of this year’s forum was “The New Eco-System of Information: Harnessing the Potential of Big Data.” The forum was held at the AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., and featured a keynote presentation from Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe. Two panel discussions on subtopics related to big data followed: one on the transportation applications for big data, and the other on how big data can be used to meet environmental challenges.
In April 2014, Hitachi was a sponsor of the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit. The event gathered over 1,000 senior executives, thought leaders, policy makers, financial executives and industry professionals to talk about how to meet society’s increasing demands for energy.
As part of Hitachi's 2013 sponsorship with Team Penske, Hitachi sponsored an IT panel session in San Francisco, CA focused on the importance of technology and IT in the racing world and business. The panel session was moderated by Amy Bernstein, Editor, Harvard Business Review. Watch the videos that highlight and focus on Big Data and IT and their importance to society, in business and in motorsports racing.
As part of its sponsorship of the 2013 World Business Forum, Hitachi held a private luncheon featuring Sam Palmisano, former chairman, president and CEO of IBM, as the guest speaker. Brian Householder, COO, Hitachi Data Systems, led the dialogue with Mr. Palmisano. Together they discussed innovation and the IT industry, corporate culture change and leadership among other topics.
The 2013 USJC Annual Conference was held in Washington, DC from October 3-5, 2013. The theme of this year’s conference was “Risk, Reward and Innovation: Opportunities for the U.S. and Japan.” Listen to Hiroaki Nakanishi, President of Hitachi, Ltd., discuss the “3 Es’ approach to energy policy” and how the U.S. and Japan can cooperate to meet energy demand and achieve global environmental objectives. .
Sponsored webinar hosted by Harvard Business Review featuring analytics expert Tom Davenport. Mr. Davenport is a professor at Babson College and a visiting faculty member at the Harvard Business School. He is considered one of the most influential people in the IT industry. His discussion was based on his new book entitled “Keeping Up with the Quants.”
Eco-Engineering Forum 2013 centered on the ongoing shale gas boom and how it is shaping energy security and environmental issues across the world. The forum featured a keynote presentation from the Director of the Energy Security Initiative at Brookings, Dr. Charles Ebinger, and two panel discussions on subtopics related to global shale gas development.
Focused on "Addressing Water Challenges”, Hitachi’s annual forum provided a platform for key U.S. opinion leaders and technological experts to actively discuss issues regarding the sustainable development of urban communities.
Themed on "Eco-engineering: Building Sustainable Cities", the Hitachi Eco-Engineering Forum 2011 gave a platform to industry leaders to discuss issues related to the sustainable development of urban communities.
Hitachi Climate Change Forum 2010 focused on "Three Keys to Sustainable Urban Communities: Water, Power, and Transportation", and provided a platform to key U.S. opinion leaders to discuss environmental issues and propose measures for sustainable development of urban communities.
With focus on "Meeting Energy Needs, Reducing Environmental Impact", the Hitachi Climate Change Forum 2009 featured a keynote presentation by The Honorable John F. Kerry (United States Senator D-MA), in the presence of academia, legislators, policy makers, and top-level executives from across the country.