Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2021 Americas
May 25-27, 2021
00
Days
00
Hours
00 Minutes
00 Seconds
REGISTER NOW

Leading Innovation
for Good

3 days of insights, advice, and perspectives.
Over 100 sessions with industry experts.
Catch content live 9 a.m.-12 p.m. PT and on demand.

Leaders Change
the World with Data

Big brands. Daring thinkers. Future-creators.

Keynote Speakers

Toshiaki Higashihara

Toshiaki Higashihara

Toshiaki
Higashihara

President & CEO
Hitachi, Ltd.

Gajen Kandiah

Gajen Kandiah

Gajen
Kandiah

CEO
Hitachi Vantara

Hicham Abdessamad

Hicham Abdessamad

Hicham
Abdessamad

Chairman, Hitachi America, Ltd.
Chief Executive of Hitachi Global
Social Innovation Business,
Hitachi, Ltd.

Alistair Dormer

Alistair Dormer

Alistair
Dormer

Executive Vice President and
Executive Officer and
Chief Environmental Officer
Hitachi, Ltd.

Rachel Hutter

Rachel S. Hutter

Rachel S.
Hutter

SVP International Facilities and
Operations Services, Worldwide
Safety and Health, and Engineering
The Walt Disney Company

Dr. Jennifer Hall

Dr. Jennifer Hall

Dr. Jennifer
Hall

Chief, Data Science, Co-Director,
Institute for Precision
Cardiovascular Medicine
American Heart Association

Duane Hughes

Duane Hughes

Duane
Hughes

CEO
Workhorse

Juan Santos

Juan Santos

Juan
Santos

SVP Brand Experience & Innovation
Tavistock Group

Topher White

Topher White

Topher
White

CEO
Rainforest Connection

Jon Snoddy

Jon Snoddy

Jon
Snoddy

SVP, Imagineering R&D, Show,
Ride & Technology
The Walt Disney Company

Todd Hewlin

Todd Hewlin

Todd
Hewlin

Partner
TCG Advisors

Digital Master Classes

ganesh-bell

Ganesh Bell

Ganesh
Bell

Board Member, Investor,
former CDO & Software CEO

maribel-lopez

Maribel Lopez

Maribel
Lopez

Founder
Lopez Research

vijay-gurbaxani

Vijay Gurbaxani

Vijay
Gurbaxani

Director of Center for
Digital Transformation at
Paul Merage School of Business
UCI

r-ray-wang

R(Ray) Wang

R(Ray)
Wang

CEO
Constellation Research

michele-goetz

Michele Goetz

Michele
Goetz

Vice President,
Principal Researcher
Forrester

tim-chou

Tim Chou

Tim
Chou

Board Member and
Stanford University Cloud Lecturer
Stanford University

martin-mocker

Martin Mocker

Martin
Mocker

Research Affiliate
MIT Sloan Center for Information
Systems Research (CISR)

Because You create Tomorrow

Bold leaders. Tech visionaries. Ambitious IT professionals. Hitachi Social Innovation Forum is for those who want to use the power of data to create a better society, environment, and economy.

HSIF is for you
HSIF is for you

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Learn how the world’s leading companies are using their data to build a better society.
  • Get expert advice in 100+ curated sessions and master classes.
  • Hear how others are solving big challenges and driving new opportunities with data.

Your Front-Row Seat to the Future of Social Innovation

Hear how some of the biggest organizations are revolutionizing data to reshape society, create a more sustainable environment, and protect our future.

See What's in Store

  • MAY 25
  • MAY 26
  • MAY 27
Choose a Track
All Keynote Digital Master Classes Society Business Technical
Keynote: 9 a.m. PT
Day One
How leaders use their data to drive better outcomes.

25 min - Closing Keynote at 12 p.m. PT

Turning the Tables on Digital Disruptors

The global pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of industries that has been underway for two decades. Businesses and consumers are shifting their spending to companies that leverage structured and unstructured data, beyond-expert algorithms, and machine learning to deliver differentiated customer outcomes. Todd Hewlin, co-author of Goliath’s Revenge: How Established Companies Turn the Tables on Digital Disruptors, will walk you through how companies like yours are running the Silicon Valley playbook for themselves. They are simultaneously building “digital moats” to protect their core lines of business while also growing into entirely new markets and profit pools. You will leave this session with both the macro perspective of how digitization is unfolding now as well as actionable models for how to increase the ROI on your digital transformation in 2021.

Digital Master Classes: 10 a.m. PT - 12 p.m. PT

30 min

Conventional thinking says digital platform dominance holds the key to a successful digital business strategy. See Facebook, Amazon, NetFlix and Google for details. But not so fast! 99% of companies won’t and shouldn’t try to pin their digital strategy on a single platform-centric moonshot. In this Digital Masterclass, software CEO, chief digital officer and Fast Company Most Creative People in Business honoree Ganesh Bell explains that executives leading data-centric transformations can learn more from the digital business principles adopted by the FANG companies than the digital platforms they built.

30 min

The pandemic has showed us that even advanced insight-driven businesses go back to the data in times of chaos. While historically data moved enterprises ahead with predictions and next best actions, that all collapsed under the new realities of the past year. Enterprises are now getting their proverbial data foundation houses in order to ensure they can live in the moment. There is no going back. Chaos is here to stay and your competition is taking the reins of disruption with data. Faster, farther, smarter – at the edge of business, data is your lifeline. Join this [Digital Masterclass] session with Forrester Research Vice President and Principle Analyst Michele Goetz to learn where your company needs to be in the next twelve months to ensure its survival.

Society Track: 10 a.m. PT - 12 p.m. PT

30 min

Gen Z (or iGen), the tech-savvy group raised on digital connection to society, will bring interesting challenges and benefits to companies as they enter the workforce. While organizations are swiftly transforming digitally to keep up, organizational structures and cultures are still critical when it comes to change. Learn what your organization needs to do to compete and stay agile with this incoming generation and its impact on future workforces.

Sheeny Grewal

Senior Manager, Advisory
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Strategy Session

Diversity and Inclusion is the growth engine and source of Hitachi’s Innovation. With a diverse workforce, unmatched teamwork, and broad experience in the global market, we will meet our customer’s needs and contribute to society. Learn how Hitachi is powering good and making a difference to the company’s culture.

Lorena Dellagiovanna

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Hitachi Ltd.

Business Track: 10 a.m. PT - 12 p.m. PT
All Industries
All Industries Manufacturing Financial Services Healthcare Transportation/Mobility

30 min

Manufacturing

In this panel, hear Hitachi senior executives discuss the latest trends and changes in the U.S. manufacturing market and how they plan to address them.

Udayan Joshi

Director of Solution Architecture
Hitachi Global Social Innovation Business

Chris Scheefer

SVP, Industry Practice
Hitachi Vantara

Mike Lashbrook

Vice President, Esys Division and Digital Solutions
JR Automation

Brian Tylisz

Senior Vice President, Sales
Sullair

30 min

Financial Services Industries

Climate change and sustainability are two of the world’s biggest concerns today. Governments and global supervisory bodies offer incentives and regulations that encourage global corporations to keep environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) impacts at the forefront of their strategies and operations. In this session, Hitachi R&D highlights the sustainable finance platform we are building with the world’s leading investment banks. We’ll also look at critical players and pipeline development we’re seeing in this space around banking and insurance.

Bas Ruter

Head of Sustainability
Rabobank

Mary Wenzel

Head of Sustainability
Wells Fargo Bank

Kelly Dittmann

Senior Advisor, Strategy,
IoT & Analytics
Hitachi Vantara

Suranjan Som

Vice President, Head of Financial Services and Client Engagement Partner 
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Manufacturing

For most industrial businesses, supply chain management has become a strategic imperative. Managing the complexity and exceeding customer expectations requires a new generation of supply chain solutions. To monitor and control supply chains and mitigate risk where possible, Hitachi Vantara worked closely with customers across industries to develop the Supply Chain Control Tower. Hear customer insights and all about the co-creation journey that led to this innovative solution.

Dr. Anthony Kachenko

General Manager, Data & Extension
Horticulture Innovation Australia

Owen Keates

Industry Executive Asia-Pacific
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Healthcare

Integrating natural language processing (NLP) systems into healthcare units have made a life-or-death difference in patient care. The ever-evolving system can optimize operations, increase quality of caretime, and reduce operating costs. In this session, get a holistic view of how NLP can give healthcare providers meaningful insights by harnessing large datasets stored in the form of speech, text, pictographs, and images for enhanced patient care.

Angelina Leigh

Data Scientist
Hitachi Solutions

30 min

Mobility

Tested, resilient, and among the safest and most environmentally sustainable ways of moving people and goods, the North American rail and mass transit are seeing a surge in interest. The new administration cites the pandemic recovery and a desire to build back better, including potential infrastructure programs that deliver employment and long-term competitive business advantage in the global marketplace. Join us to learn more about this market and discover how Hitachi’s expertise and capabilities can keep it moving forward.

Jason White

CEO
Hitachi Rail

Allan Immel

Head of Turnkey Systems Business Development - North America
Hitachi Rail

30 min

Mobility

To protect our rainforests and environment, Rainforest Connection is working with Hitachi Vantara data scientists to create an AI-based model that predicts logging events before they actually happen.

Bourhan Yassim

COO
Rainforest Connection

+ More
Technical Track: 10 a.m. PT - 12 p.m. PT
All Topics
All Topics Innovation Cloud Data Infrastructure

30 min

Innovation

5G promises to transform the industry in ways we’re just beginning to understand: extreme bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and high levels of security and reliability. This session showcases the power of 5G as the key to digital transformation. Learn the five major shifts 5G introduces, how 5G and other key technologies drive industry disruptions, the value of 5G for business, and six categories of 5G use cases to watch.

Peter Linder

Head of 5G Marketing,
North America,
Ericsson

Bjorn Andersson

Senior Director, Industry Solutions Marketing 
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Cloud

Buckle-up for an exciting ride! This insightful panel of cloud experts will clear up any fog and ensure a smooth takeoff for your cloud journey. They’ll discuss common pitfalls and help you plan for success. You’ll also get a comprehensive understanding of infrastructure, data, and application nuances.

Dave Tapper

Program Vice President
IDC

Samta Bansal

Global Consulting/Service Portfolio Marketing and Strategy Executive
Hitachi Vantara

Premkumar Subramanian

Sr. Vice President, Technology and Solutions Office
Hitachi Vantara

Tim Langley-Hawthorne

Chief Information Officer
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Data

The data landscape has never been more distributed and complex. What’s your strategy for becoming a data-driven organization? Listen to a panel of experts share challenges, best practices, and new approaches to data management. Discover how to turn your data into a continuous source of insight and value. Learn how DataOps will help you create new customer experiences, reach higher efficiencies, and achieve better business outcomes.

Paige Bartley

Senior Research Analyst
451 Research

Anand Rao

Head of Industry Solutions Marketing
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Infrastructure

2020 forced organizations to reevaluate their technology strategies and pivot to a faster and more agile and resilient IT infrastructure. Learn how Walmart accelerated their digital transformation efforts and created an omnichannel buying experience for their customers.

Gary Breder

Director of Product Marketing
Hitachi Vantara

Alonso Yanez

CIO and Technology Vice President
Walmart Mexico

30 min

Infrastructure

See the innovative approaches industry leaders are taking to avoid disruption during these turbulent times. Find out what data-driven strategies business focused on to help innovate in software and infrastructure to drive new business growth.

Scott Sinclair

Senior Analyst
ESG

Colin Gallagher

Vice President, Product Marketing
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Data

On their quests to harnessing the value of enterprise data to make better decisions, companies have ended with mixed results. But change is coming as a new generation of technologies makes it easier than ever to unlock the value of business information. By using their own enterprise data platform, Hitachi Vantara gained multiples in cost savings and new revenue in less than three years. Discover how they channeled the power in their data through a combination of smart changes in technology, culture, and process.

Gauri Kapur

Global Head, Enterprise Data & Analytics (Global IT)
Hitachi Vantara

+ More
Keynote: 9 a.m. PT
Day Two
How leaders use their data to protect our planet.

25 min - Closing Keynote at 12 p.m. PT

Megan Smith

Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer
United States Government

Andreas Weigend

Author of Data for People, Former Chief Scientist at Amazon

Digital Master Classes: 10 a.m. PT - 12 p.m. PT

30 min

Software and data are key assets in companies in the digital world. That’s because a firm’s distinctive knowhow—what it knows how to do better than its competitors-- is now its key differentiator. Knowhow drives innovation, but without codifying knowhow in software, innovation doesn’t scale easily. In turn, knowhow is increasingly derived from data by applying machine learning software. As a result, all companies must think like software companies. Making this shift is not easy. The fundamental differences between the economics of the digital and physical worlds require business leaders to undertake a systematic rethinking of how their companies will compete in a software-driven world. Attendees will learn what this shift means for their strategy, business model, investments, capabilities, workforce and culture.

30 min

To continue doing business during the ongoing pandemic, your company might have invested a lot in digital technologies. That doesn’t make your company ready for digital business though. As digital technology is moving into customer offerings, most established companies find that they are not designed to deliver these digital offerings. Here’s how to change that. Do you know what your customers are willing to pay for when it comes to digital? Can you innovate rapidly without creating the next legacy debacle? Are your processes ready to support new digital business models? If your organization struggles with one of these challenges, this Digital Masterclass is for you. In this session, professor and MIT researcher Martin Mocker will discuss the need for business executives to design their companies to be able to create digital offerings that help them deliver new value propositions. Using practical company examples from his book “Designed for Digital,” Martin talks about the relevance of digital design, the challenges that come with it, and the role business executives play in addressing them.

Martin Mocker

Research Affiliate
MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)

Society Track: 10 a.m. PT - 12 p.m. PT

30 min

During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence quickly showed that patients with other health conditions, health disparities, and social determinants of health were more likely to suffer a higher burden of illness or mortality. Understanding these factors was a vital step in the fight against the disease. However, patient health data is stored in dissimilar registries and privacy laws prevent data sharing, which slows collaboration and research. During this session, learn how the American Heart Association teamed up with Hitachi Vantara and blockchain experts BurstIQ to provide researchers with a co-developed Precision Medicine Platform. This platform securely aggregated data sets and provided machine learning and other data analytics tools to accelerate the medical community’s understanding of why certain demographics were at greater risk.

Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, MD

Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan

Paul Watson

Vice President, Global Lead Healthcare & Life Sciences
Hitachi Vantara

Wendy Charles, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer
BurstIQ

Business Track: 10 a.m. PT - 12 p.m. PT
All Industries
All Industries Manufacturing Energy Transportation/Mobility Financial Services Healthcare

30 min

Manufacturing

When the average commercial aircraft is manufactured, tens of thousands of nutplates are tediously hand-assembled. To improve this process, JR Automation and Hitachi Vantara introduced the SmartAttach automated cell to help the aerospace industry automate nutplate attachment and provide advanced machine analytics. 

Bill Bigot

Vice President of Business Development
JR Automation

Sid Verma

GM Manufacturing Practice
Hitachi Vantara

Randy Rounkles

Chief Engineer
JR Automation

30 min

Energy

Find out how the latest innovations can get us closer to a clean energy future in North America. This panel focuses on how upgrading the nation’s transmission infrastructure and digitizing the electrical grid can help build a carbon-neutral future and a more resilient and flexible energy system.

Julia Hamm

President and CEO
Smart Electric Power Alliance

Anthony Allard

Head of Hitachi ABB Power Grids North America
Hitachi ABB Power Grids

30 min

Mobility

To improve efficiency in one of the most crowded U.S. metro areas, Hitachi is delivering a digital train control system for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The communications-based train control (CBTC) system, created by Hitachi Rail, will increase capacity and improve service. Before the pandemic, BART averaged 405,000 weekday trips to connect the San Francisco peninsula to several cities in the East Bay area – and currently runs on a control system that is over 48 years old. Hitachi’s new CBTC system will allow BART to safely operate their trains on tighter schedules with more closely spaced intervals, significantly increasing throughput and passenger capacity. It will also provide the ability to operate 30 ten-car trains per hour on the main corridor and help meet BART’s demand of over 30,000 passengers per hour.

Donald Boss

Principal Program Manager – Americas
Hitachi Rail

Scott Van Dussen

Project Manager
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

30 min

Manufacturing

Private 5G mobile networks for manufacturing are poised to create economic value, improve worker safety, and deliver more sustainable workplaces. Top use cases include real-time production automation, collaborative robots, digital twinning of production flows and more. Collaboration is key to creating viable ecosystems capable of delivering real solutions to real customers. In this session, Hitachi and Ericsson discuss their ecosystem and partnering approach, maintaining momentum working through trials, and getting to commercial success.

Sudhanshu Gaur

Vice President and Head of IoT Edge R&D, Hitachi America, Ltd. and Chief IoT Architect, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
Hitachi America, Ltd. & Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

Alan Minney

Global Lead Strategic Ventures & Partnerships - Industrials Business Development
Ericsson North America

30 min

Financial Services Industries

Financial institutions face a number of regulatory, social, and ethical considerations when it comes to their customers’ privacy expectations. In an era of increased data breaches, consumer distrust is on the rise. And it isn’t easy to identify the best approach to keeping data safe while still remaining transparent. Join our panel of experts as they discuss how to help financial services companies optimize their data collection and management processes to manage risk and, more importantly, rebuild trust.

Bikram Singh

Founder and CEO
EZOPS Inc.

Nitin Khanna

Global Head of IT and Data
HSBC

Inderjeet Rana

Chief Technology Officer, Financial Services
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Healthcare

New, innovative technologies are transforming healthcare, driving strong social innovation, igniting data-driven opportunities, cutting costs, and helping the medical community save lives. High Performance Medical Solutions, a division of Hitachi Cable America Inc. that provides services and solutions that meet the most stringent, life-saving medical needs, and Angiodynamics Inc. discuss the positive impact that material science and manufacturing technologies are having upon procedural catheter devices.

Richard Roth

Director of Business Development and Marketing
Hitachi Cable America, Inc

Benjamin Bell

Executive Vice President of High-Performance Medical Solutions Division
Hitachi Cable America, Inc

Mark Girard

Sr. Director of R&D
Angiodynamics

30 min

Financial Services Industries

Many non-financial companies continue to embrace embedded finance, but traditional financial institutions are struggling to thrive in a quickly evolving landscape. Leaders have recognized that the balance of power swings to those who own the customer experience and use new technologies to retain customer loyalty and increase their lifetime value. Join this insightful discussion to learn how digital transformation can help you gain competitive advantage to meet customer demands for integrated experiences.

Kelly Dittmann

Senior Advisor, Principal - Digital Advisory and Transformation: Strategy, IoT and Analytics
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Financial Services Industries

To improve the food and beverage service industry, software-forward tech company Sestra Systems solves problems that traditional hardware companies can’t. TapWise, their Smart Dispensing solution, uses a cloud-based platform to transform any dispenser and provide control over access and dispensing and insights into behavior and trends. With the ability to integrate with other systems, TapWise is the most versatile solution in the industry. It addresses the needs of every venue – large or small, self-service or bar service – on one common platform. Learn how Sestra Systems’ solutions extend traditional IoT use cases to provide real-time performance and touchless self-service, even in environments without access to cloud.

Ben Maphis

Vice President of Engineering
Sestra

30 min

Financial Services Industries

Celepar, which provides information and communication solutions to the state of Paraná, Brazil, is responsible for many essential applications across safety, healthcare, traffic, tax, and more. Learn how they cut costs, saved space, and optimized their services for the citizens of Paraná when they successfully migrated to a modernized infrastructure solution – without disruption.

Dario Kuceki Knopfholz

IT Infrastructure Division
Celepar

+ More
Technical Track: 10 a.m. PT - 12 p.m. PT
All Topics
All Topics Innovation Cloud Edge/Cloud/Innovation Infrastructure Data

30 min

Innovation

Emerging Technologies such as AI, analytics, IoT, automation, blockchain, 5G, and others are driving the new wave of digital transformation in nearly every sector. In this session, we will focus on the Manufacturing, Mobility, and Energy sectors as they transform to embrace the concepts of Manufacturing to Zero, Connected Mobility, and Digital Energy. We will discuss the role and importance of emerging technologies in accelerating these transformations, and we will highlight innovations from Hitachi R&D in these areas.

Dr. Umeshwar Dayal

Corporate Chief Scientist
Hitachi America, Ltd.

Aroop Zutshi

Sr. Partner 
Frost & Sullivan

30 min

Innovation

This is your look into the future of data. See how data will be consumed, managed, and stored, learn about trends in hybrid IT, and discover the architectures for traditional and modern applications that ensure data mobility from edge to cloud. After learning how AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics will affect storage, you’ll leave with insights on the future of business continuity and strategies on how to optimize your infrastructure for microservice and container architectures.

Radhika Krishnan

Chief Product Oficer and General Manager
Hitachi Vantara

Colin Gallagher

Vice President, Product Marketing
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Innovation

Innovation in AI, lidar and video analytics are enabling new insights that are helping to enhance safety, operations, and customer experience for many industries. Retail is automating stores to create a seamless experience for customers to simply pick up what they want and walk out, while providing rich insights for the retailers to run their businesses better. Learn how this leap forward in technology is enabling leaps forward for businesses to thrive in the new digital world.

Jose Avalos

VP IOT Group & GM Visual Retail
Intel

Rami Bahar

Chief Business Development Officer
Shekel Brainweigh

Mark Williams

Head of Retail, Hospitality & Consumer Goods Consulting EMEA
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Innovation

Powerful outcomes begin with optimized business processes and IT process integration. Hyperautomation uses advanced technologies to augment the processes that deliver more impact than traditional automation capabilities. Learn how hyperautomation will help you automate the future and see what’s next for automation and orchestration in IT

Jeremy Fields

Vice President Global Services
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Cloud

More than 50% of modernization projects fail? Many waste time and money and hinder agility by keeping businesses from capitalizing on modern technology. Listen to a panel of cloud experts address common pitfalls and discuss modernization approaches to avoid failure and ensure a successful path to becoming a data-driven enterprise.

Peter Marston

Research Director
IDC

Prem Kumar Balasubramanian

Senior Vice President, Tech. & Solns Office, Digital Solutions
Hitachi Vantara

Adithya Sastry

Senior Vice President, Digital Modernization
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Edge/Cloud/Innovation

Where that data is generated heavily depends on the nature of your business. It could be a remote facility, a factory or distributed IoT devices. Whatever the case, the future of digital business will be driven by companies’ ability to receive, manage, and analyze information to and from these edge points. Hear best practices, lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid from our panel of experts in data integration strategies from edge to cloud.

Matt Aslett

Research Director
451 Research

Jason Carolan

Chief Innovation Officer
Flexentia

Tom Christenson

Chief Technology Officer, EMEA North Region
Hitachi Vantara

Lothar Schubert

Head of Industry Solutions Marketing
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Infrastructure

Reach your IT infrastructure's potential and set a higher bar for achieving your cybersecurity goals. Discover new approaches that use artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data protection, IT analytics, and data center automation to streamline your processes and make it easier to detect and mitigate cyberattacks.

Mark Hickey

Senior Product Manager
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Infrastructure

As data becomes the key driver to accelerating growth, proper data governance becomes paramount. Compliance and governance regulations have not only increased, but they have expanded to include data privacy and information security. With proactive strategies and a holistic approach to data governance, you can help your organization get ahead of regulations, automate data management actions, and achieve the delicate balance between ensuring security without throttling access.

Tanya Loughlin

Director of Cloud Object Storage, Collaboration and Data Intelligence Product Marketing
Hitachi Vantara

Christophe Bertrand

Senior Analyst
ESG

30 min

Data

In this session, we’ll explore new ways to modernize data, grow revenue, and drive innovation for smart outcomes. We’ll also discuss the key benefits of DataOps and how to develop a Data Modernization strategy. Turn your data into a cost-effective, never-depleting source of insight and growth to build new opportunities for your enterprise and empower your decision-makers!

Susan Moisio

Global Director
Jacobs Engineering

Kerry Sims

Vice President, Americas Digital Insights
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Data

As most customer interactions are digital, it’s critical to provide an amazing experience if you want to streamline processes, build loyalty, and increase profitability. Customers want access to highly personalized, customizable digital experiences anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Learn how to give your customers modern, real-time experiences with insights from transactional, device, social, and behavioral data.

Juan Troytiño

Client Partner
Hitachi Vantara

Chema Alonso

Chief Digital Consumer Officer
Telefonica

+ More
Keynote: 9 a.m. PT
Day Three
How leaders use their data to reimagine business.

Alok Sharma

President
COP 26

25 min - Closing Keynote at 12 p.m. PT

Using Technology to Build a Seamless Guest Experience

Digital Master Classes: 10 a.m. PT - 12 p.m. PT

30 min

Which kinds of companies will thrive and which will get crushed by the powerful forces in the global business landscape now at work? In a world where digital transformation is not enough, learn the 7 elements of digital giants. Gain insights into what innovative companies are doing right now to position themselves in this new reality. Learn how to take your business from status quo to market leader. Get ready to build, partner, or perish.

30 min

The pandemic has showed us that even advanced insight-driven businesses go back to the data in times of chaos. While historically data moved enterprises ahead with predictions and next best actions, that all collapsed under the new realities of the past year. Enterprises are now getting their proverbial data foundation houses in order to ensure they can live in the moment. There is no going back. Chaos is here to stay and your competition is taking the reins of disruption with data. Faster, farther, smarter – at the edge of business, data is your lifeline. Join this [Digital Masterclass] session with Forrester Research Vice President and Principle Analyst Michele Goetz to learn where your company needs to be in the next twelve months to ensure its survival.

30 min

Computing up until now has been driven by people using computers to buy stocks, transfer money, fill out a PO or track the sales process, the Internet of People. We’re about to enter the third generation of enterprise software driven by things/machines, the Internet of Things. Conservative estimates put the number of things at hundreds of times the number of people and machines can send thousands of times more data than people ever could. While this will fuel the development of new technologies, the most significant change will be the digital transformation of companies that build machines and companies that use those machines to deliver service. This talk will highlight five major components of this third generation of enterprise software and three business models that will reshape every company that makes machines. On a planet, where we are demanding more every day, we need precision power, water, agriculture, transportation, healthcare, mining, oil and gas machines so that our future farms, utilities, mines, railroads and hospitals can operate with greater precision, and offer more and better services at lower cost with higher quality.

Society Track: 10 a.m. PT - 12 p.m. PT

30 min

During this session, Hitachi Vantara’s Chief Product Officer Radhika Krishnan, Chief Information Officer Tim Langley-Hawthorne, and TechWomen100 Honoree and Strategic Partner Manager Marlene Spensley discuss the challenges associated with building diverse technical teams. They’ll share practical advice from their own careers on how to engage, recruit, retain, sponsor, and create outstanding technical careers for diverse professionals.

Marlene Spensley

Strategic Partner Manager
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

As companies increasingly seek to direct their influence into social impact, data and AI organizations are at a unique position to effect change through their sourcing efforts for training data. However, at the heart of data-driven organizations is the imperative that quality and cost not be compromised. In this session, participants will learn about implementing "double-bottom line" strategies in their vendor selection for data labeling, and gain awareness of the opportunity that the autism and neurodiversity talent communities can provide to their AI product development.

Byran Dai

Co-Founder and CEO
Daivergent

Business Track: 10 a.m. PT - 12 p.m. PT
All Industries
All Industries Manufacturing Energy Transportation/Mobility Financial Services Healthcare

30 min

Mobility

The pandemic has caused travel to change significantly, so what does the future look like for mobility in North America? Breakthroughs in technology like self-driving vehicles, driverless metros, and electric vehicles are only the beginning. As the ways in which we travel and how we travel change, new ecosystems are created alongside aging infrastructure. Explore how innovation, data, and policy intersect to shape and drive mobility and create social and economic value in a rapidly changing environment.

Dr. Dean Bushey

Transportation SME
Hitachi Global Social Innovation Business

Daniel Simounet

Vice President, Transportation Industry, Americas
Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Art Guzzetti

Vice President – Policy and Mobility
American Public Transportation Association

Shanif Merchant

Product Management Director for Enterprise Transformations
Hitachi Vantara

Leonardo Impagliazzo

Chief Director, Digital, Innovation & Chief Lumada Business Officer
Hitachi Rail

30 min

Energy

So many challenges can block the pathway to a carbon-neutral future. Hear about Ameren’s vision for the future, their journey to digitalization, and how they use Lumada Asset Performance Management (APM) to monitor critical equipment and make data-driven decisions across their fleet. This session will also explore how power providers can break down organizational silos and manage risks to achieve strategic outcomes.

Bryan Friehauf

SVP, Enterprise Software Solutions
Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Phil Gruber

General Manager, Energy/Utility Industry Practice
Hitachi Vantara

Keith Hock

Sr. Director ITOT, Digital Field Services & Innovation
Ameren Services

30 min

Financial Services Industries

As emerging markets pressure the financial services industry to become more open and sustainable, leading financial institutions are exploring the open-banking ecosystem, which will offer new and innovative services while remaining maximumly secured. But the restructuring of a bank’s business model requires a technological backbone that meets security, governance, and compliance requirements. Join this discussion to learn how financial institutions can use technologies to gain a competitive edge by becoming smart and open.

Marek Chlebicki

Head of Group IT Strategy & Solutions
Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI)

30 min

Financial Services Industries

From evolving customer demands and profitability pressures to a persistent regulatory and competitive environment, AI and data analytics technologies have been powerful for financial institutions looking to future-proof their operations. Join AI leaders in this discussion to learn how intelligent frameworks help you generate new revenue streams, reduce fraud, and forecast risk management more accurately.

Vishwani Pandit

Global Head, Automation & Innovation Technology, Markets Operations & Technology
Citi

Saker Ghani

Senior Director, Financial Innovation Solutions
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

Manufacturing

At Hitachi, our collaboration brings the best ideas and technologies together to address industrial problems. Similarly, seamless partnerships between operations and technologists result in rapid and results-driven solutions. New instrumentation, novel insights, and complex advanced analysis are more accessible than ever. But a well-defined problem, the desire of few, and a few simple, but crucial, steps stand in the way. Hear industry experts share real-world use cases and how to overcome challenges and barriers.

David McKnight

Director, Digital Manufacturing Solutions
Hitachi Vantara

Kyoko Roberts

Director, Systems Products Division
Hitachi High-Tech Americas, Inc.

30 min

Healthcare

As recent world events have proven, remote wireless access to data-driven insights is key to maximizing healthcare, safety, and security. But the word “wireless” is misleading. Behind every cloud of big data lives a complex world of highly diverse cables and critical infrastructures that form the backbone of modern society. Hear Hitachi Cable America Inc. share thoughts on the importance of cables and wireless technologies and increased digitalization for the third and fourth industrial revolutions.

Ainsley Reymore

Lead Marketing and Digital Media Coordinator
Hitachi Cable America, Inc

Joseph Iamartino

COO & CTO
Hitachi Cable America, Inc

30 min

Financial Services Industries

Swisscom’s Business Customers division is the number one business telecommunications service and IT outsourcing solutions provider in Switzerland. Learn how they streamline disparate data to quickly and easily aggregate data from across their business to gain a holistic view of customers and service operations. Armed with data insights, Swisscom has empowered its employees to deliver a better, highly tailored, and customized service.

Emanuel Zehnder

Head of Information Architecture
Swisscom

30 min

Financial Services Industries

To push the frontiers of science and technology, CERN performs world-class research in fundamental physics and unites people from all over the world. Learn how CERN uses container-based software, like Kubernetes, with private cloud resources to build a highly available deployment of Pentaho software tools to address the needs of different CERN user communities.

Miroslav Potocky

Data integration & reporting service manager
CERN

+ More
Technical Track: 10 a.m. PT - 12 p.m. PT
All Topics
All Topics Innovation Data Infrastructure Security Cloud/Apps Applications IoT

30 min

Security

The migration to zero-trust isn’t easy. Many organizations don’t have the time or resources to fully explore what this new model means for their security. Security leaders grapple with how to best secure new cloud-based applications and legacy systems, and still allow employees to access applications and services. All this while keeping attackers out. Learn how to streamline your zero-trust journey and achieve higher levels of operational maturity and cybersecurity resilience.

Bryan Christ

Sr. Sales Engineer
Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

30 min

Cloud/Apps

As multicloud and hybrid cloud environments become more common, you need a robust hybrid cloud operations strategy if you want to get ahead of the curve. But with complex integrations, threats to security, and inadvertent expenses, where do you begin? This session reviews proven techniques for planning and building a strong hybrid cloud environment and discusses ways to speed your application modernization journey.

Krishnaprasath Hari

Vice President, Cloud Engineering
Hitachi Vantara

Neil Lewis

Sales Leader EMEA, Hybrid Cloud & As-a-Service
Hitachi Vantara

30 min

IoT

When it comes to creating exceptional customer experiences, Disney is second to none. Learn how IT/OT convergence with DataOps helps Disney enhance its theme park attractions while improving operational efficiency. By applying prescriptive actions to real-time IoT data, Disney can continuously optimize operations and maintenance while meeting guests' growing expectations at scale.

Michael Tschanz

Director, Engineering Technology and Analysis
The Walt Disney Company

30 min

Infrastructure

Can your current IT infrastructure handle the shift to distributed cloud? Learn about the capabilities required and how infrastructure and data lay the foundation to reach the best outcomes. Take a look at a roadmap that will help you achieve faster results with less disruption to your business and budget. We’ll cover data center automation, cloud resource integration, application modernization, and balancing UX with governance and control.

30 min

Data/Innovation

Data is everywhere in modern organizations. It lives in databases, data stores, applications, and more. Data fabric brings all of these disparate sources together, whips them into shape, and incorporates best practices for governance to ensure your data is accessible by the right people when they need it. In this session, we’ll take the mystery out of data fabrics and highlight why you need your own.

Madhup Mishra

Director of Product Marketing
Hitachi Vantara

Noel Yuhanna

Vice President, Principal Analyst
Forrester

30 min

Applications

To be more agile and innovative in today’s data-driven world, a modern ERP system is vital. It’s an investment that will yield profit for your business in the long run, but only if done correctly. You can end up facing delays and budget overruns if you don’t have a clear strategy, outcome goals, and precise definitions of the problems you want to solve. Make sure your ERP implementation is a success with these best practices and common pitfalls to avoid.

Corinna Noelke

Executive Director
Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium

Debkrishna Acharya

Vice President, Consulting Services
Hitachi Vantara

+ More
REGISTER NOW