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Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2019 TOKYO



Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2019 TOKYO

First Lineup Announcement: Keynote Speech, Special Speech

We are pleased to announce that the Keynote Speech theme at Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2019 TOKYO is "Hitachi Social Innovation is POWERING GOOD".

At Hitachi, we collaborate with our partners to make what is "GOOD" for the world that it needs, a reality.
We believe our vision can be expressed as; Hitachi Social Innovation is POWERING GOOD.
This year, through a diverse program including speeches, business sessions, seminars and exhibits under the concept of "POWERING GOOD," we will showcase the latest initiatives and customer cases of our Social Innovation Business which continues to evolve throughout the world through collaboration with customers and partners.

Keynote Speech

Keynote Speech
Date and time October 17 (Thu.), 2019, 9:30-10:15
Speaker Toshiaki Higashihara (President & CEO, Hitachi, Ltd.)
Title "Hitachi Social Innovation is POWERING GOOD"
Venue Tokyo International Forum, Hall A

Toshiaki Higashihara, President & CEO, Hitachi, Ltd., will deliver Keynote Speech at the commencement of this two-day event.
At Hitachi, we aim to promote a better society and create new value together with you, and Higashihara will incorporate this into POWERING GOOD during his speech.

Special Speech

Special Speech
Date and time October 18 (Fri.), 2019, 9:30-10:30
Speaker Dr. Melissa A. Schilling (Professor of Management, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University)
Title "The Story of Great Innovators & How We Nurture Breakthrough Innovation in Our Lives"
Venue Tokyo International Forum, Hall A

What makes some people spectacularly innovative? How can you nurture innovation within the companies and organizations? Based on her research about the traits, foibles and genius that are common in breakthrough innovators, Dr. Schilling will deliver a 60-minute speech about the key to choose your best innovative opportunities.

Dr. Melissa A. Schilling

Professor of Management, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
She is an innovation scholar who specializes in innovations and strategies in the high-tech industry, including smartphones, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and renewable energy.
Her book, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation, 5th edition at present, has been published in seven countries and is a standard textbook on innovation strategy.
Her most recent work is Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators who Changed the World (Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. 2018).

We are also pleased to announce the information about Special Talks on August 30th 2019. Please check here for more information.
Pre-registration for Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2019 TOKYO will start on September 10 (Tue.) from 11:00.

We will also release event updates on Hitachi's official social media accounts, so please follow us there for more information.

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