Hitachi promotes need for Digital Transformation in India
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Hitachi promotes need for Digital Transformation in India

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 M K Anand, Managing Director and CEO of Times Network; Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India; Kojin Nakakita, Managing Director, Hitachi India & Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra

M K Anand, Managing Director and CEO of Times Network; Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India; Kojin Nakakita, Managing Director, Hitachi India & Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Digital communication and its importance has become topmost discussion of the table. Banking, railways, education, transportation, healthcare, etc are required to be digitally transformed for providing competent services in the country.

Making an effort to support India’s Infrastructure development and digitalization, Hitachi India has recently organized its flagship event- The Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2016 in Mumbai in association with Times Network. Hitachi platform brought influential leaders together from diversified backgrounds, policy makers, domain experts and industry representatives to delve on collaborating with each other to arrive at holistic solutions for sustainable urban development.

Moreover, to support the overall theme Hitachi showcased its diversified solutions, technologies and products such as GIS (Geographical Information System), Industrial Plant Maintenance System, Integrated CEP (Citizen Experience Platform) solutions, etc. for the visitors.

The forum was jointly inaugurated by Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra; Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India;  Kojin Nakakita, Managing Director, Hitachi India and  M K Anand, Managing Director and CEO of Times Network.

Key themes of the event included:

  • Digital Transformation- the Roadmap for India Inc.: Advantages and challenges of digital revolution as a new paradigm for data management; and impacts on everyday tasks, activities and processes of organizations.
  • Transition from traditional banking to digital banking – Challenges and enablers: Value proposition of banks servicing customers; bridging the gap between traditional & digital banking.
  • Building a robust IT Infrastructure-the key to success: Using disruptive technologies for network security; creating a robust IT infrastructure through contemporary robust IT infrastructure through contemporary technologies like cloud computing.
  • Increasing railway capacity and reliability through IT & ICT: Improving customer satisfaction with relatively small levels of investment; leveraging “Information Technology & Information Communication Technology solutions.”

Shri Devendra Fadnavis thanked Hitachi for organizing this event and said, “Today, technology is at the forefront, the world is transforming and disruptions are impacting the lives of people.”

Further adding he said, “The need of the hour is to promote digital communication that can integrate the country by bridging the gap between villages and cities. Every extraordinary situation needs an extraordinary solution and social innovation acts as a catalyst towards this. Technology is a great leveler. For instance, it can provide solutions and can transform remote villages that do not have accessibility to the world.”

Kenji Hiramatsu said, “I am very happy to be part of this event and to promote bilateral relations with India. Japan is already partnering India on various initiatives such as collaborations on high speed railway, dedicated freight corridor, global technology support to Smart Cities and Digital India initiatives. We are happy to work on more technology transfer programmes with India”

Kojin Nakakita said, “A multitude of business and developmental challenges are fast-emerging globally and in India. The question is, how do we respond to rapid urbanization, large-scale concentration of people in cities, exploring sustainable transportation solutions, efficient supply and management of water and energy and creating stronger security solutions for the age of the Internet of Things (IoT). Delivering individual products and systems to customers will no longer suffice. Today, the keyword is “connecting” these products and systems through Digitalization.”

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