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Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2018 TOKYO

Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2018 TOKYO - Date: October 18 (Thu) and 19 (Fri), 2018 / Venue: Tokyo International Forum[Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo]/ Organizer: Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2018 TOKYO - Date: October 18 (Thu) and 19 (Fri), 2018 / Venue: Tokyo International Forum[Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo]/ Organizer: Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2018 TOKYO

Keynote Speech Special Speech
Special Talk 1 Special Talk 2

Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2018 TOKYO has ended.

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Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2018 TOKYO Digest

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

Keynote Speech

KN01-01October 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.

Special Speech

SS02-02October 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

ST01-01October 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.

ST02-02October 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

Speech/Business Sessions

SP01-01October 18 (Thu) 11:00-12:00

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

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

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

BS01-01October 18 (Thu) 15:15-17:15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Satoko Ito
Freelance Caster
Visiting Professor
Graduate Institute
for Entrepreneurial Studies

BS01-02October 18 (Thu) 15:30-17:00

Digital Innovation
-Creating with AI & Big Data Analytics-

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

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

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

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

BS02-03October 19 (Fri) 11:00-12:30

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

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

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

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

Toshihide Yahiro
Hitachi Consulting Co., Ltd.

BS02-04October 19 (Fri) 11:00-12:30

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

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

Shinju Yamaguchi
Mayor of Kasama City

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

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

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

BS02-05October 19 (Fri) 13:30-15:00

Leading the Next Medical Innovation Driven by Data

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

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

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

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.

BS02-06October 19 (Fri) 13:30-15:00

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

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

Takashi Ueda
Senior Manager
Product Design Division

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

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

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

BS02-07October 19 (Fri) 16:00-18:00

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

Monte Cassim
Graduate School of
Leadership & Innovation
Shizenkan University

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.

Toshitake Kurosawa
Tokyo Office
International Finance Corporation

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


We will arrange a large number of seminars by category, which introduce solutions to customers' business challenges and case examples of the solutions.


At the exhibition hall, we will showcase a wide range of exhibits, including ones introducing achievements in the evolving Social Innovation Business and future prospects for the business.


The venue is Tokyo International Forum (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo).


September 11, 2018
  • Official site of Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2018 TOKYO opened.

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There are exhibit materials in English.
Please contact us from the official website if you need.

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