Southeast Asia’s meteoric economic growth has improved the standard of living for its inhabitants across the board. However, disruptive events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have revealed digital inclusion gaps within the region. To address this social issue, Hitachi is helping to power digital transformation efforts in the region, improving digital inclusion and the quality of life for all.
ACCELERATING DIGITALISATION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
SOUTHEAST ASIA’S NEED FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
In recent years, the pandemic has accelerated the urgent need for digital inclusion across all segments of society in Southeast Asia. To improve access to digital services for all, digital transformation is more necessary than ever before.
The Hitachi Way
Hitachi's Social Innovation Business is partnering with corporations and governments to drive digital transformation within Southeast Asia. For instance, Hitachi is providing businesses in the manufacturing sector with access to smart, Industry 4.0* technologies that are enabling remote work and improved operational efficiency.
*Industry 4.0 signifies the fourth phase of industrial evolution that encompasses smart automation and interconnected technologies such as the internet of things (IoT), Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI) and more.
The estimated number of digital consumers by the end of 2020.
The amount of additional annual GDP expected in ASEAN by 2025 from Industry 4.0 productivity gains.
Of surveyed companies noted that Industry 4.0 technologies have been critical to their COVID-19 crisis response.
OUR DIGITALISATION INITIATIVES
RAISING SOCIETAL ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES
The rich benefits of digitalisation can only be fully realised once the population at large has access to them. To truly improve the quality of life for all people in the region, bridging access gaps between technology and disenfranchised communities is paramount.
The Hitachi Way
Hitachi partners with government agencies and key corporations across markets to create innovative digital solutions that will drive lasting socio-economic benefits for residents.Source
Implemented an e-payment solution aimed at simplifying pensions and social allowance procedures in Vietnam. Source
Introduced health risk simulator in Vietnam that leverages AI and medical big data to enhance health awareness of citizens. Source
Delivered 5,600 distribution transformers for the Myanmar Ministry of Electricity and Energy to cope with the country’s rapidly growing demand for electricity. Source
ADVANCING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES
Smart technologies promise major changes for all sectors that will lead to the creation of new, added value for consumers.
The Hitachi Way
Hitachi is helping businesses in Southeast Asia to modernise by co-creating smart solutions that enhance their digital capabilities.Source
Collaborated with Thailand-based partners to create and implement a digital masterplan that bridges online and offline channels for enhanced retail experiences that will improve the quality of life of consumers. Source
Building a Business Continuity Operations Centre (BCOC) for the security industry in Singapore, delivering on-demand integrated security solutions powered by technology for real-time monitoring and intervention. Source
Digitalising payments in Thailand’s F&B industry through an end-to-end solution that incorporates sales depositing machines, web-based management systems, and a countrywide service network coverage. Source
Date of Release: February 2022