Hear direct from leading banks, telcos, retailers, manufacturers, healthcare and more at Hitachi Social Innovation Forum

By Cara Chaffey posted 08-06-2021 12:30


Missed Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2021?
It’s not too late, see below is a selection of panels with speakers from: Citi, HSBC, RB International, NHS (Health service UK), Telefonica, American Heart Association, CERN, Walmart, Penske, Jacobs Engineering, Sestra, Rainforest Connection, Shekel Brainweigh, Intel and Hitachi
For more sessions including the keynotes, please visit the event site here:

The Journey Is the Destination: How Data Helped Telefonica Modernize Their Digital Experience

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.

  • Chema Alonso, Chief Digital Consumer Officer, Telefonica

  • Juan Troyino, Client Partner, Hitachi Vantara 

Bank on AI for a Smarter Tomorrow
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

  • Suranjan Som, Vice President, Head of Financial Services and Client Engagement Partner

Open Banking: A New Era for Financial Services
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)

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

Trust and Transparency: The New Currency
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.

  • Nitin Khanna, Global Head of IT and Data, HSBC

  • Bikram Singh, Founder and CEO, EZops

  • Inderjeet Rana, CTO, Financial Services, Hitachi Vantara

Control Tower, Come In: Manage Your Supply Chain in an Ever-Changing Market
To monitor and control supply chains and mitigate risk where possible, Hitachi Vantara worked closely with customers 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, Senior Director Specialized Services, Hitachi Vantara

Accelerating Science With Scalable Infrastructure
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.

  • Speaker: Miroslav Potocky, Data integration & reporting service manager, CERN

Redefining the Healthcare Operating Model With Analytics and Technology
Learn how Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, is using analytics and technology to redefine its operating model and identify gaps in digital solutions to provide effective and high-quality patient care.

  • Raj Jain, Chief Executive, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

  • James Ritchie, CCIO and Deputy Director for Research and Innovation, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

  • Paul Watson, Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Hitachi Vantara

Sestra's TapWise, Providing Dispensing-as-a-Service at the Edge
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.

  • Speaker: Ben Maphis, Vice President of Engineering, Sestra

Protecting Rainforests With AI and Big Data
Learn how: 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.

  • Speaker: Bourhan Yassin, COO, Rainforest Connection

Data and the Pandemic: Advancing Health Equity Through COVID-19 Data Analysis
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.

  • Dr. Jennifer Hall, Chief, Data Science, Co-Director, Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, American Heart Association

  • Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, MD, Professor, Division of Cardiovascular, Diseases and the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan

  • Glenn Eden, Executive Vice President, Weber Shandwick Chicago, Wendy Charles, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, BurstIQ

  • Paul Watson, Vice President, Global Lead Healthcare & Life Sciences, Hitachi Vantara

How Digitalization Advances Sustainability, Resiliency, and Worker Health and Safety in the New Now
Innovation to protect our health and safety and to advance sustain- ability and resiliency is not only accelerating but is also laying a foundation for digital transformation across industries. From electrification and data-driven maintenance and operations to technology that helps mitigate the spread of COVID-19, companies that adopt these solutions today will get through the coming years on top and be more prepared to thrive in the digital-driven future.

  • Jonathan Gibson, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Penske Corporation

  • Justin Bean, Global Director, Smart Spaces and Lumada Video Insights Marketing Hitachi Vantara

Walmart’s Digital Pivot: Turning Recovery Strategies Into Opportunities
2020 forced organizations to re-evaluate 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.

  • Alonso Yanez, Walmart, CIO and Technology Vice President

  • Gary Breder, Director of Product Marketing, Hitachi Vantara

Data Modernization for Your Insights-Driven Enterprise
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 driv- en 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 strat- egies from edge to cloud.

  • Susan Moisio, Global Director, Jacobs Engineering

  • Kerry Sims, Vice President, Americas Digital Insights Hitachi Vantara

How Smart Spaces in Retail Are Automating Stores and Driving Insights

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 more in this HSIF session.

  • Jose Avalos, VP IOT Group & GM Visual Retail, Intel

  • Rami Bahar, Head of Business Development, Retail Innovation Division, Shekel Brainweigh

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

  • Christian Dornacher, Director, Smart Spaces and Lumada Video Insights, EMEA, Hitachi Vantara

1 comment



05-04-2022 11:17

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