November 8, 2017
Hitachi to host Indonesia’s second
Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2017 JAKARTA
Jakarta, Indonesia, 8 November 2017 – Hitachi Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) and Hitachi Asia Ltd. announced today that they will be hosting the second Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2017 JAKARTA on 8 November at Raffles Jakarta, at the heart of the Indonesian capital.
Conceptualised as a platform to demonstrate solutions that connect visionary planning, big data and infrastructure, Hitachi Social Innovation Forum (HSIF) will showcase a broad range of solutions offered by Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business achievements in Indonesia, addressing an overarching theme of energy management and urban development.
Drs. Wawan Supriatna, M.Pd., Secretariat Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy, and Energy Conservation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, will grace the event as a Guest-of-Honor.
Mr. Takashi Ikematsu, President Director of PT. Hitachi Asia Indonesia, will provide insights on how Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business can provide solutions to enable Indonesia to chart its path towards becoming a smart nation. He said: “We are happy to host the HSIF for the second year running in Indonesia. Indonesia’s growth will fuel an increasing appetite for energy resources and supporting infrastructure. With Hitachi’s strong expertise in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), we look forward to supporting Indonesia’s national push towards becoming a smart and sustainable economy. The range of social innovations showcased today will be a key enabler as Indonesia scales towards greater economic heights.”
Mr. Kozo Honsei, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia, and Mr. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Deputy Governor of Special Capital Region of Jakarta, from the Provincial Government of Special Capital Region of Jakarta, will deliver guest speeches at the event.
Mr. Teruo Nakamura, Senior Technology Evangelist of Service Platform Business Unit, Hitachi, will introduce the company’s vision for the Internet of Things (IoT) era, before delving into Hitachi’s array of business fields, including the company’s extensive capabilities in the fields of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT).
Two panel discussions will enable attendees to learn more about potential obstacles and opportunities in the area of urban development, as well as the challenges stemming from Indonesia’s and Japan’s electricity routes. The first topic is titled “Urban Innovation – Smart, Secure and Sociable” while the second panel discussion delves into “Exploring Indonesia and Japan’s Electricity Route”.
The HSIF is Hitachi’s global flagship event, aimed at amplifying awareness of the company’s Social Innovation Business across the region. In its 2018 Mid-term Management Plan, Hitachi targets to increase its overseas revenue ratio to more than 55%. Indonesia will play an instrumental role in helping Hitachi achieve this target through its focus on energy management and urban development solutions.