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Hitachi to host first ever “Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Malaysia” (PDF Type, 107 kByte)

February 07, 2017

Hitachi to host first ever “Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Malaysia”

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 7, 2017 — Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi) and Hitachi Asia Ltd. (HAS) today announced that they have entered an agreement for UTP Centre for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research (CISIR) to establish the first Optical Topography-Hub (OT-Hub) located outside of Japan to drive international joint research related to Optical Topography (OT) with technical support from Hitachi.

HSIF was conceptualized as a platform to demonstrate solutions that connect visionary planning, big data and infrastructure with the power of advanced data processing to transform and improve the quality of life for society in the future.

Featuring an exhibition that showcases case studies of various Hitachi’s applications adopted around the world, HSIF gives a glimpse into the future where infrastructure are intelligently managed, big data are utilized to anticipate usage requirements, thus building a smarter and more sustainable society.

Customers, business partners, and major stakeholders in Malaysia will be able to have a better understanding of Hitachi’s key business fields such as urban development, healthcare, industrial, power and energy, security, and ICT.

Among the highlighted scenarios and solutions for Malaysia are energy management systems especially for townships and security solutions in the face of rapid urbanization and rising security risks in the country. Hitachi will also be introducing solutions and track record in Urban Development, ICT and Railway Solutions during the business seminar.

A conference track with Guest-of-Honor YB Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Minister II of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia, and Guest Presenter En. Norhizam Bin Abdul Kadir, Vice President, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) sharing experiences will be held alongside the exhibition. Hitachi Executives will also introduce Hitachi’s solutions and track record in Urban Development, ICT and Railway Solutions during the business seminar.

Hitachi, Ltd.’s Chief Executive for Asia-Pacific, Ichiro Iino said, “The future is one where the Internet of Things will be central to the life of society, connecting infrastructure to infrastructure and to communities and individuals. Hitachi is refining and advancing our solutions to address the future needs of society by innovating together with our customers, creating cyber Proof of Concept and promulgating the idea. Our ability to thrive as a society in the future depends on the capability to transform now.”

About Hitachi Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focused on its Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2019 (ended March 31, 2020) totaled 8,767.2 billion yen ($80.4 billion), and it employed approximately 301,000 people worldwide. Hitachi drives digital innovation across five sectors – Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT – through Lumada, Hitachi’s advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation. Its purpose is to deliver solutions that increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at

About Hitachi Asia Ltd.

Hitachi Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and established in Singapore in 1989, has offices across seven Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). Focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, Hitachi Asia’s business includes information systems, power and industrial systems, R&D, international procurement and Centre of Excellence. For more information on Hitachi Asia, please visit the company’s website at