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Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2017 TOKYO

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At Hall-E on Basement 2 Floor of the Tokyo International Forum, Hitachi introduced "present to near-future" initiatives of our advanced Social Innovation Business by 8 category zones—Energy, Industry, Urban Development, Financial, Healthcare, Connected by Lumada, Security, and Workstyle Innovation.

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Examples of co-collaboration with customers were presented on the jumbo screen of the main stage

At the main stage, examples of our SIB initiatives were presented, which are aligned with Hitachi's overall strategy and vision, keynote speech. Example includes the Copenhagen Metro project and also SIP4D, a government-partnered disaster information sharing system. The presentation captured the attention of many visitors.

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ASTACO-SoRa, a compact, dual-armed heavy duty robot used in decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

The Energy Zone was divided into four themes: Digital Energy, Distributed Energy, Electric Power Utilization, and Robotics. The area featured two models of wind turbine generation systems (sea-based and land-based) for visitors to peruse. A large crowd of people also gathered to view demonstrations of actual robots. The robots on display: PMORPH, a nuclear reactor investigation robot, and ASTACO-SoRa, a compact, dual-armed heavy duty robot, both contributing to the decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

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HiMoveRO realizes autonomous movement, making layout changes easy

The Industry Zone was divided into six exhibition themes, including "Business innovation through Upgrading Financial Operations." This zone attracted significant attention for both its factory productivity improvement demo with HiMoveRO, an autonomy mobile robot, and its "Retail Digital Bus Tour," a short skit performed by the staff.

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EMIEW3 was kept busy speaking to many visitors

The Urban Development Zone was divided into three themes: Mobility, Public/Social Infrastructures, and Smart Life Businesses. This zone showcased a future vision for rail service and also included examples and initiatives towards the realization of "Ultra Smart Society" of the near future. EMIEW3, a humanoid service robot designed to coexist with people, welcomed visitors at the stage and visitors were also welcomed by the test ride experience of ROPITSR, a service robot the enables next-generation personal mobility.

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Interactive demonstration of a robo-advisor service for investment trust sales support

The Financial Zone was divided into three exhibition themes: Blockchain Technology, FinTech, and Digital Transformation To Support Management Efficiency in Financial Institutions. Visitors were familiarized with solutions for supporting innovation and supporting management efficiency in financial institutions. Highlights included a presentation of efforts to utilize blockchain technology and an interactive demonstration of a robo-advisor service for investment trust sales support.

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Miniature mockup of SCOT, a smart operating theater

The Healthcare Zone was broadly divided into two themes. The "Wide-area Integrated Community Care Solutions Revolutionized by Data Coordination" theme proposed ICT-based health management solutions and introduced visitors an example of an integrated community care information platform in Fukuoka city. Meanwhile, at the "Hospital/Medical Innovations Evolved through Digital Solutions" theme, visitors learned about PROBEAT, a proton-beam therapy system, and were fascinated by a presentation using a mock-up of SCOT, a smart operating theater.

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The NEXPERIENCE interactive session was highly popular, with crowds gathering around participants each session

The Connected by Lumada Zone was divided into seven themes that introduced products and technologies for creating new value. NEXPERIENCE, a customer co-creation system, was the focus of one corner. An NEXPERIENCE hands-on session, which systematized methods, IT tools and spaces, was held six times a day under the topic "Examining New Services that Support Cooking." Visitors were able to use an actual tablet-like device to experience 'service idea creation'. A crowd of people gathered around participants at each session, a testament to the high level of interest in the subject.

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Introduction of plant control system monitoring via large panels and a demo with actual equipment

The Security Zone featured not only information security solutions such as anti-malware and cyber-attack detection, but also introduced Hitachi’s unique security solutions for physical security including the Fine Vision XD-E series network camera recorders for crime prevention and monitoring.

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A workshop held in a relaxed atmosphere

The Workstyle Innovation Zone proposed the variety of workstyles that can be possible through solutions tailored to specific business settings, and also familiarized visitors with Hitachi's "AI Assistant Service" and "Voice Emotional-stress Analysis Service." A workshop and mini-seminar corner was also set up, which were bustling with eager participants.