Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2018 LONDON

Date: November 7, 2018 Wednesday 9:30-17:30
Venue: Glaziers Hall (London, UK)
Welcome address Chris Taylor,
CIO, The Telegraph
Opening Keynote Speech Toshiaki Higashihara,
President & CEO, Hitachi, Ltd.
Keynote Speech I Koji Tsuruoka,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom
Keynote Speech II Ram Ramachander,
Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Digital Officer, Hitachi Europe, Ltd
Case Study:
Optimising operations
for financial performance
and environment impact
Rune Kleiberg,
Head of Digital Strategy Development & Business Systems, Stena Line
Panel Discussion I:
Optimising innovation
in organisations

Mark McNally,
Head of Global Manufacturing Innovation, Jaguar Land Rover


  • Chris Sims,
    MD, IoT, BT
  • Phil Skipper,
    Head of IoT strategy, Vodafone
  • Amanda Clack,
    Head of Strategic Consulting, CBRE
  • Venn Chesterton,
    Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Lead, Innovate UK
Panel Discussion II:
Mapping the journey
from data to IoT

Tom Denwood,
Executive Director Data,
Insights and Statistics(ai), NHS Digital


  • Suzanne Morton,
    Senior Development Officer, Leeds Beckett University
  • Alex Lubbock,
    Head of Digital Construction, Infrastructure and Projects Authority
  • Tony Hutchinson,
    Director of IT Innovation and Automation, Heathrow
Keynote Speech III:
Unlocking the power
of AI through big data
Kazuo Yano,
Fellow and Corporate Officer, Hitachi, Ltd.
Panel Discussion III:
Building resilience
in users

Mark Harrison,
Partner, Pentest Partners


  • Jeremy Watson,
    Hub Director and Professor of Engineering Systems, PETRAS UCL
  • Andrew Briscoe,
    Director, Product Innovation, HSBC Global Liquidity and Cash Management
  • Miranda Sharp,
    Director Innovation, Ordnance Survey
Quick-fire Presentation I:
Co-Creating for a smarter future
Ram Ramachander,
Chief Commercial Officer and
Chief Digital Officer, Hitachi Europe, Ltd.
Quick-fire Presentation II:
Innovating operations in aviation
Marcus Dohnal,
Enterprise Solutions Architect, Vienna Airport
Quick-fire Presentation III:
Smarter workflow, safer borders
Smiths Detection
Panel Discussion IV:
The workforce of the future

Diana Filip,
Deputy CEO, VP Marketing & Development, JA Europe


  • Jonathan Kini,
    CEO, Erax Retail
  • Allan Mayo,
    Innovation and Smart City Strategist, Digital Greenwich
  • Paul Jackson,
    Founder, Jasia Education
Keynote Speech IV:
Smart Islands
Theo Leijser,
Chief Executive, Council of the Isles of Scilly
Closing Remarks