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Hitachi to Participate in Bloomberg Breakaway Summit 2017

Hitachi sponsors exclusive CEO-only Summit for Second Consecutive Year

New York, NY April 27, 2017 — Hitachi Group will once again be a major participant at the Bloomberg Breakaway Summit 2017, to be held on May 2-3, 2017 in New York City.

Along with being a major sponsor of this sold-out event, Hitachi senior executives, including Hitachi America’s President and CEO Koji “Ken” Takaichi as well as other senior Hitachi executives will participate in this year’s event. Hitachi will also lead a workshop discussion focusing on the social and business impact of artificial intelligence and big data.

The Bloomberg Breakaway Summit is an exclusive meeting that brings together a select group of CEOs from high-growth companies and other business leaders for discussions on the most pressing issues affecting commerce today. The program features a combination of interactive interviews with corporate leaders, top investors, and industry experts, and immersive workshops focused on creating solutions to win in today’s disruptive business environment. This year’s speakers include: Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross; Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan; AOL co-founder and Revolution LLC chairman Steve Case; Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert; Former President and CEO of Chrysler and Home Depot, Robert L. Nardelli; Walmart e-commerce head Marc Lore; and entrepreneur Michael Rubin; among many others..

During the 2017 Bloomberg Breakaway Summit, members will participate in hands-on, solutions-oriented workshops around one of four key themes – The Digital CEO, AI and Social Impact (led by Hitachi executives), Leveraging the Finance Department for Growth, and Strategies for a New Workforce. Each workshop will be summarized and published by Bloomberg Media following the summit.

"We are excited to once again play a role in the Bloomberg Breakaway Summit, which gathers a unique audience of chief executives to focus on the most pressing issues facing business leaders today," said Ken Takaichi, President and CEO of Hitachi America, Ltd. "Hitachi sees digital innovation, such as our newly launched Lumada IoT Platform, as well as creative collaboration with customers as essential tools for meeting today’s challenging from a rapidly evolving business environment.”

“This event provides Breakaway members the opportunity not only to engage with their peers but also to learn from one another, in the spirit of true collaborative creation,” he continued. 

The Bloomberg Breakaway Summit is sponsored by Hitachi, American Airlines Group and Zebra Technologies.

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