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Hitachi Partners with The Wall Street Journal to Sponsor 2018 CIO Network Annual Meeting

Tarrytown, NY, March 1, 2018 – Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) today will participate as a premier sponsor of the 2018 Wall Street Journal CIO Network annual meeting. Held March 5-6 in San Francisco at the Hotel Nikko, the meeting brings together top industry leaders and Wall Street Journal editors to discuss the latest issues facing technology. At the event, Hitachi will lead conversations about the latest developments in using data, artificial intelligence and IoT to drive better business outcomes.

During the event, chief information officers will have the opportunity to learn from and network with their peers to address critical IT issues, including the CIO’s expanding role, security and the future of cloud technology. Additionally, Hitachi will offer attendees the opportunities to:

- Learn from Hitachi big data experts at the Hitachi Global Center for Social Innovation in Santa Clara during a private breakfast and panel titled, “Driving Growth, Increasing Productivity through Robust AI and Big Data Applications.” The panel will be moderated by Ramin Beheshti, Chief Product and Technology Officer for Dow Jones, with 2 panelists from Hitachi, David Pinski, Chief Strategist, Financial Innovation Laboratory, and Bo Yang, Senior Manager, Energy Solutions, along with Margaret Reid, SVP of North America Risk at Visa Inc.

- Dive into conversations around innovation with Philip Townsend, SVP of global solutions, innovation and marketing at Hitachi Consulting, during an informal lunch-time roundtable discussion.

“Hitachi is thrilled to partner with The Wall Street Journal to advance conversations around top issues surrounding IoT and leveraging Big Data,” said George Saikalis, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Chief Technology Officer, Global Center for Social Innovation – North America, Hitachi America, Ltd. “Together with other top technology leaders, we can collectively develop ways to further innovate solutions to drive stronger business growth.”

You can find more information about the annual meeting here.

About Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi America, Ltd. headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, particle beam therapy technologies, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totalled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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