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Hitachi America Chairman Takashi Hatchoji to take part in Fire-side Chat at BSR Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, November 3, 2011

WHO: Takashi Hatchoji, Chairman of the Board, Hitachi America, Ltd; Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

WHAT: The former head of Hitachi’s Emergency Headquarters for post earthquake and reconstruction, Takashi Hatchoji, will join BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer in a fire-side chat discussion that will analyze Japan’s sustainable resurgence following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

From sustainability principles unearthed, such as the importance of Japan’s energy mix and the role of NGOs, to important lessons learned by companies creating new waves of innovation, Japan has taken a tragic event and turned it into an opportunity to “build back better” for a more sustainable future. For Hitachi, this is demonstrated through Social Innovation Business, the company’s vision that fuses IT technologies with solutions to support social infrastructure.

WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2011 – 10:30-11:30 a.m.


Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

5 Embarcadero Center

San Francisco, CA, 94111


If you are interested in speaking with executives from Hitachi, please contact Cindy Hecht (, or (914) 332-2989) or Vanessa Truskey ( or (202) 944-3376.

To attend this fire-side chat, media may request a complimentary press pass to the BSR Conference 2011 from Communications Manager Eva Dienel (, or +1 415 984 3233).