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Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2018 TOKYO


Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2018 TOKYO has ended.

The event enjoyed a strong turnout. Thank you very much.

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We have arranged a keynote speech, special speech, special talks, and other programs. Don’t miss them!

We have also arranged a large number of seminars and exhibits in a range of categories.

  • Simultaneous interpretationSimultaneous interpretation (Japanese↔English)
    *Sessions without a mark are held in Japanese

Keynote Speech

Keynote Speech 
October 18 (Thu) 9:30-10:20

Photo: Toshiaki Higashihara

Co-create the Promising Future
-Hitachi's Social Innovation-
Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese↔English)

Toshiaki Higashihara
President & CEO, Hitachi, Ltd.

According to the progress of digitalization, "lights" like enhanced productivity and convenience are generated, while "shadows" like security risks and privacy issues are rising.
This keynote will present how Hitachi views the future and how Hitachi will create values with digital technologies to realize our promising future while addressing key issues. The presentation will also show how Hitachi's co-creations and initiatives will realize the promising future through our "Social Innovation", combining operational technologies, information technologies and solutions.

Watch the video on Hitachi's official YouTube channel.

Special Speech

Special Speech 
October 19 (Fri) 9:30-10:30

Photo: Richard H. Thaler

Making the world a better place one nudge at a time
Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese↔English)Session in English

Richard H. Thaler
Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2017
Professor, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Special Talks

Special Talk 1 
October 18 (Thu) 13:30-14:45

Creating Sustainable Cities
-Lifestyle Innovation: Its Past and Future-
Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese↔English)

Photo: Hiroshi Naito

Hiroshi Naito
Professor Emeritus,
The University of Tokyo
[Notable Works]
Toba Sea-Folk Museum
Toyama Prefectural Museum of
Art & Design

Photo: Kazuto Hongo

Kazuto Hongo
Professor, Historiographical Institute,
The University of Tokyo
[Books and Series]
"Nihonshi No Tsubo
(The key points of Japanese history)" (2018)
Contribution series
"Nihonshi nanameyomi
(Diagonal reading of Japanese history)"

Shigetoshi Sameshima
General Manager, Center for Technology Innovation
General Manager, Yokohama Research Laboratory
Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

Special Talk 2 
October 19 (Fri) 16:00-17:15

Team Building for Continuous Success
-Motivation Science for Individuals and Teams-
Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese↔English)

Photo: Daisuke Ohata

Daisuke Ohata
Former rugby player of
Japan's National Team
Ambassador for Rugby World Cup 2019
Ambassador for Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers
"World Rugby Hall of Fame" inductee (2016)

Photo: Miyako Tanaka-Oulevey

Miyako Tanaka-Oulevey
Certified sport psychology
consultant in Japan
IOC Marketing Commission member
Seoul Olympics Synchronized Swimming
Duet Bronze medalist

Kojin Nakakita
Executive Corporate Officer, Head of APAC, Hitachi, Ltd.
Chairman, Hitachi Asia Ltd. & Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.
Head Coach, Japan National Para Ice Hockey Team

October 18 (Thu) 11:00-12:00

Social Innovation, Expanding Globally
Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese↔English)

Photo: Keiichi Shiotsuka

Keiichi Shiotsuka
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer
Head of the Social Innovation Business
Hitachi, Ltd.

Photo: Hicham Abdessamad

Hicham Abdessamad
Chief Executive Officer
Hitachi Global Digital Holdings Corporation,
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hitachi Consulting Corporation

Hitachi is implementing Social Innovation Business through Collaborative Creation with its customers and partners to overcome various social and customers' challenges globally.
Keiichi Shiotsuka, head of Hitachi's Social Innovation Business, and Hicham Abdessamad, CEO of Hitachi Global Digital Holdings which drives global business expansion and enhancement of digital solutions with a focus on Lumada, will introduce progressive Collaborative Creation initiatives and vision to realize a brighter society.

Business Session 1 
October 18 (Thu) 15:15-17:15

Renewable Energy that Opens a New Era
-Approach towards Dissemination and Future Vision-

Photo: Yasuhiro Matsuyama

Yasuhiro Matsuyama
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department
Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE)
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Photo: Shinobu Yoshimura

Shinobu Yoshimura
Vice President and Professor
Graduate School of Engineering
The University of Tokyo

Photo: Yutaka Nagata

Yutaka Nagata
Deputy Associate Vice President
Leader, Demand Design Group
Energy Innovation Center
Socio-Economic Research Center
Central Research Institute of
Electric Power Industry

Photo: Tetsushi Noguchi

Tetsushi Noguchi
Senior Managing Executive Officer
Members of the Board
Head of Civil Engineering Divisions Group
Civil Engineering Business Unit
Executive of R&D Strategy Planning Office

Photo: Yuichi Nishigori

Yuichi Nishigori
Senior Managing Executive Officer
Head of Energy and Eco Services
Business Headquarters
ORIX Corporation

Photo: Atsushi Oda

Atsushi Oda
Vice President and Executive Officer,
Chief Executive Officer of Power Business Unit
and General Manager of Power
and Energy Business
Administration Division
Hitachi, Ltd.

Photo: Satoko Ito

Satoko Ito
Freelance Caster
Visiting Professor
Graduate Institute
for Entrepreneurial Studies

The global energy market is entering a period of major change induced by 3Ds, that are de-carbonization, decentralization and digitalization. Among other trends, renewable energy is the center of great expectations as it is environmentally friendly and has no risk of complete exhaustion. To drive more widespread use, innovations from a long-term perspective are required. Inviting leading industry experts and researchers as special panelists, this session will discuss issues and measures for the full-scale penetration of renewable energy and its future, covering three main topics "the keys to the widespread use of renewable energy," "wind power generation in the new era," and "changing markets and new business opportunities."

Business Session 2 
October 18 (Thu) 15:30-17:00

Digital Innovation
-Creating with AI & Big Data Analytics-

Photo: Kenji Itaya

Kenji Itaya
General Manager
Underwriting and Medical Department
Product Development and Management Unit
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited

Photo: Masakatsu Saito

Masakatsu Saito
President and Chief Executive Officer Securities Co., Ltd.

Photo: Tsugio Yamamoto

Tsugio Yamamoto
Vice President and Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer of Financial
Institutions Business Unit
Hitachi, Ltd.

Photo: Toshiya Cho

Toshiya Cho
Senior Evangelist and Managing Director
Financial Information Systems Sales Management Division
Financial Institutions Business Unit
Hitachi, Ltd.

Business Session 3 
October 19 (Fri) 11:00-12:30

Industrial Innovation Driven by "Connected"
-Creating a New "Made-in-Japan" Quality-

Photo: Haruo Ogawa

Haruo Ogawa
Senior Executive Managing Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chief R&D Officer
Olympus Corporation

Photo: Sawako Nohara

Sawako Nohara
President & CEO
IPSe Marketing. Inc.
Project Professor
Keio University

Photo: Jun Abe

Jun Abe
Vice President and Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer of Industry & Distribution Business Unit
Hitachi, Ltd.

Photo: Toshihide Yahiro

Toshihide Yahiro
Hitachi Consulting Co., Ltd.

Now, innovation beyond industry becomes common in ever-changing business environment.
To proactively respond to this environment where everything is connected with digital technologies, it is important to create a new "made-in-Japan" quality, including considering values created by "connected" and possible paradigm shift from traditional "Monozukuri, " which was focused on supreme quality of products.
This session will discuss how industry can contribute to the development of economy and society through promoting the end-user oriented innovation and creating new business models.

Business Session 4 
October 19 (Fri) 11:00-12:30

Human-centric Society Driven by Society 5.0
-Social / Public Services Lead by Digital Transformation and Collaboration-

Photo: Takeo Nakagawa

Takeo Nakagawa
Councillor for Science, Technology
and Innovation Cabinet
Government of JAPAN

Photo: Shinju Yamaguchi

Shinju Yamaguchi
Mayor of Kasama City

Photo: Nobuhiko Shimizu

Nobuhiko Shimizu
Director and Senior Executive Officer
General Manager of the Bus Business Division
Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd.

Photo: Katsuya Nagano

Katsuya Nagano
Vice President and Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer of Social
Infrastructure Systems Business Unit
Hitachi, Ltd.

Photo: Katsuya Nagano

Yasuhiro Kawai
Cleantech Institute
Nikkei BP Intelligence Group
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

As rapidly progressing digital technologies creates new value, actions towards the realization of "Society5.0", the human-centric super smart society, are accelerating. Especially, improvement of efficiency and productivity of traditional public services becomes an urgent issue in Japan, which faces low birthrate and rapid-ageing, and digital transformation is expected to contribute to this problem. To realize safe, secure, and comfortable daily life for citizens, we will envision the ideal of future society depicted in "Society5.0", by collaboration with public authorities and introducing advanced cases of public services.

Business Session 5 
October 19 (Fri) 13:30-15:00

Leading the Next Medical Innovation Driven by Data

Photo: Shinsuke Muto

Shinsuke Muto
Integrity Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Tetsuyu Institute Medical Corporation

Photo: Kanako Kumamaru

Kanako Kumamaru
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
School of Medicine
Juntendo University

Photo: Masaya Watanabe

Masaya Watanabe
Vice President and Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Business Unit
Hitachi, Ltd.

Photo: Shogo Fujii

Shogo Fujii
Executive Officer
Deputy Head of Nikkei BP Intelligence Group
General Manager of Management Solution Bureau
Manager of Medical & Healthcare Institute
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

A new age of healthcare is emerging in which systems support the health of people by using medical record information and imaging information under the Next Generation Medical Foundation Law.
This allows to realize the most optimal healthcare service for everyone, and to develop advanced healthcare modalities, while controlling the growing social security budget.
This session will have prominent panelist discussion on how medical data will improve the quality of life, show the future healthcare world, and explain the challenges in the actual medical field and the direction of providing such solutions.

Business Session 6 
October 19 (Fri) 13:30-15:00

Future Social Infrastructure Achieving Safety and Comfort
-Innovative Services by Robotics and Drones-

Photo: Hiroshi Kobayashi

Hiroshi Kobayashi
Deputy Director
Robotics Policy Office
Industrial Machinery Division
Manufacturing Industries Bureau
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Photo: Takashi Ueda

Takashi Ueda
Senior Manager
Product Design Division

Photo: Ryohei Saito

Ryohei Saito
Project Manager
Drone Highway Team
Business Develop Division
TEPCO Ventures, Inc.

Photo: Kuniaki Minami

Kuniaki Minami
Corporate Officer
Chief Executive Officer of
Defense Systems Business Unit
Hitachi, Ltd.

Photo: Masaki Kariyama

Masaki Kariyama
Managing Director
Public Service Consulting Division and
Global Business Office
Hitachi Consulting Co., Ltd.

Business Session 7 
October 19 (Fri) 16:00-18:00

Sustainability Strategy and Role of Private Sectors in the Era of SDGs

Photo: Monte Cassim

Monte Cassim
Graduate School of
Leadership & Innovation
Shizenkan University

Photo: Yoshinori Ariyoshi

Yoshinori Ariyoshi
Director and Managing Executive Officer
General Manager of Central Research Laboratory, Technology Headquarters
Head of Housing Product Development
Deputy Head of Safety
Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

Photo: Toshitake Kurosawa

Toshitake Kurosawa
Tokyo Office
International Finance Corporation

Photo: Yukiko Araki

Yukiko Araki
Corporate Officer
Executive General Manager
Sustainability Promotion Division
Hitachi, Ltd.

The private sector has an important role to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. With the keynote speech and panel discussion, this session will cover how business can contribute to realizing a sustainable future through Collaborative Creation with diverse stakeholders and how Hitachi can play a key role through its Social Innovation Business, focusing on the impact of the climate change on economics, society, and quality of life.