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Social Innovation


Today, manufacturers are looking for new ways to respond better to complex markets. With Hitachi’s IoT platform, we can analyze data from multiple companies, allowing them to share manpower, goods and expertise, to optimize their capabilities and keep up with diversified consumer demands. Because working together today brings new ideas, for a better tomorrow.


There are moments in life we don’t want to miss. That’s why Hitachi is co-creating solutions that help cities move toward what matters. With longstanding expertise in both operational and information technologies, we’re making complex systems more responsive, intuitive and efficient, allowing people to travel smoothly through cities. It’s one of the many ways we’re using our IoT platform to analyze data, predict what comes next and deliver Social Innovation for all.

The Future of Rail Infographic

What are the current challenges and future opportunities facing the rail industry? This infographic illustrates the key drivers and the new business models of rail including Integrated Mobility Services, End-to-End Shipping and Non-fare Source Monetisation. Learn about top-of-mind issues for the sector and discover how disruptive technologies such as Big Data, Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence are shaping the rail industry. View The Future of Rail Infographic.

Harmonization of Cities, Cars, and Drivers — The Future of Autonomous Driving

What comes to mind when you hear “autonomous driving”? Some of you may think of a car that drives safely on its own, while others may think of a car that stops automatically when detecting danger. Each of you probably have different impressions and understandings. There are broad ranging levels of autonomous driving, including driving assistance technology that has already been practically implemented, as well as fully autonomous driving that does not require a driver. We will introduce the current state and future of autonomous driving.

Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2017 Brisbane

Hitachi’s unique Social Innovation Forum will return to Brisbane in November 2017, this time focusing on digital transformation in mining and agriculture. Join global and local industry leaders, academics and government officials as we seek to find answers to current and future challenges in Australia. Hear from leading-edge speakers and directly engage in panel discussions on Social Innovation in Mining and Agriculture. Secure your place and discover how collaborative innovation can help transform organisations and societies. Register now at


Social Innovation starts with an idea: one simple thought that has the power to change the world. At Hitachi, we're bringing these possibilities to life with advanced information technologies and infrastructure solutions. But we're not doing it alone. Through unique co-creation platforms, we're bringing thinkers and doers together to accelerate Social Innovation—working smarter, faster and more creatively towards a better tomorrow.

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