Eco-Engineering Forum 2014

Eco-Engineering Forum 2014: The New Eco-System of Information: Harnessing the Potential of Big Data

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.

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Event Details
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Auditorium
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005
AAAS, The Brookings Institution and Hitachi, Ltd.

Opening Remarks

Edward Derrick
Chief Program Director 
Center of Science, Policy, and Society Programs
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Bruce Katz 
Vice President and Co-Director
Metropolitan Policy Program
The Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy
The Brookings Institution

Masahiko Yamaguchi
General Manager
Hitachi Corporate Office, DC
Hitachi, Ltd.

Keynote Address

The Honorable Terry McAuliffe
Commonwealth of Virginia

Big Data and Transportation

Rob Atkinson


Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Linda Bailey

Executive Director

National Association of City Transportation Officials

Umeshwar Dayal

Vice President and Senior Fellow Information Research Big Data Research Laboratory

Hitachi America, Ltd.

Joseph Kopser

Chief Executive Officer



Adie Tomer

Senior Research Associate and Associate Fellow Metropolitan Policy Program The Brookings Institution

Closing Remarks

Yasuo Tanabe
Vice President and Executive Officer
Government & External Relations Division
Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi Global “Environmental Activities”

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Meeting Environmental Challenges

Gerald "Stinger" Guala

Branch Chief

Eco-Science Synthesis U.S. Geological Survey

Dan Walker


Climatemonkeys, LLC

Brian Wee

Chief of External Affairs



Sharon Hays

Account General Manager CSC