Hitachi Lumada: Creating An Ecosystem of Open Innovation

By Hubert Yoshida posted 01-27-2021 19:12


Lumada is Hitachi's advanced digital. solutions, services, and technologies. for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation at industrial scale. Hitachi announced Lumada in 2017 to address the opportunities for innovation made possible by IoT data and technologies. Since then, momentum for Lumada has accelerated, with Hitachi driving nearly $10 billion in revenue from Lumada-based offerings. Hitachi has continued to evolve Lumada to be a data management, IoT, and application platform for all types of data in all industries. Hitachi Vantara Lumada has been highly rated by Gartner IoT Platform reviews and is the leader in "Ability to Execute" in Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant for IIoT Platforms

The Hitachi Vantara IoT portfolio taps into 110+ years of building and developing operational technologies (OT) and equipment, combined with 60+ years of cutting-edge IT experience, research, patents and innovative solutions. This portfolio Includes
            Lumada Software for IIoT
            Lumada Manufacturing Insights
            Lumada Maintenance Insights
            Lumada Video Insights
            Lumada Edge Intelligence

This past November, at Hitachi's annual Social Innovation Forum event, Hitachi President and CEO Toshiaki Higashihara announced the  Lumada Alliance Program to Drive Economic, Social, Environmental and Quality of Life Innovation with Founding Alliance Partners include Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Microsoft and Salesforce. The Lumada Alliance Program, will bring together industry-leading partners from the domains of information technology, operational technology, vertical industries, academia, and government to collaborate on digital solutions that deliver economic growth as well as social, environmental, and quality of life innovations. 

The need for digital strategies to address the global challenges in sectors such as transportation, energy, health and safety, global trade and supply chains, and environmental sustainability have never been more pressing. The program's goals include creating an ecosystem of partners who can collaborate and share ideas, innovation strategies, technologies, and relationships to accelerate economic growth and social innovations. Hitachi Vantara has many existing partnerships for open collaboration.

The partnership between Atos and Hitachi Vantara combines the Atos Industry and Technology expertise with the Hitachi Vantara Infrastructure, LUMADA and Smart Spaces products for high performance, resilient and decarbonized solutions to provide cost effective and decarbonized IT transformation for the digital world. This global Alliance aims to boost customers business by leveraging more data insights and automation, with trust and compliance; Atos and Hitachi Vantara are combining their best-of-breed offerings to provide end-to-end at the edge in the Cloud and Data Centers for Manufacturing, Transportation, Financial Services and Retail. Hitachi Vantara and Atos are jointly delivering SAP HANA as a managed service.

Wipro partners with Hitachi to focus on joint solution offerings which are created using Hitachi Video Analytics (HVA), Visualization Suite (HVS) and Hitachi 3D Lidar with Wipro Smart i-connect™ IoT platform. Our global engagement with Wipro across the Americas, Europe, middle east and APAC caters to multiple use cases in industries such as Consumer, Retail, O&G, Manufacturing, Telecom, and Energy & Utilities. Some of the joint solution offerings which are created using Hitachi suite and Wipro Smart i-Connect™ platform include: Smart Retail and Customer Management, Inward / Outward Logistics, Smart Warehouse operations, Intelligent rig operations, Connected Facilities - Fuel / Filling Stations, O&G Downstream logistics, catering to multiple industry verticals.

Hitachi and Microsoft formed a multi-year strategic alliance in June 2020 to advance next-generation digital solutions for manufacturing and logistics across Southeast Asia, North America and Japan. The goal is to increase manufacturing productivity, optimize logistics, and enable predictive maintenance, real-time remote assistance and remote training scenarios for first-line workers. The first solutions became available in Thailand in July 2020.

Hitachi Vantara, has an expanded Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer Lumada industrial solutions on the AWS cloud platform. Hitachi Vantara and AWS will expand the portfolio of Lumada digital solutions available to customers on AWS, extend joint go to market to offer customers an end-to-end experience, and co-innovate to develop new Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The SCA enables the combination of Hitachi Vantara's deep expertise in operational technology (OT) and IT, and its industrial software application portfolio, with the broadest and deepest IoT functionality from AWS, spanning from the edge to the cloud.

Hitachi’s Lumada is increasing its ecosystem of open innovation with:
  • Solution Providers, who develop, integrate, and deliver digital solutions
  • Technology Partners, who provide advanced products and technologies for use in developing and managing solutions
  • Innovation Partners, who provide deep expertise in vertical industries, government and public infrastructure, and research and development.
Hitachi’s partnerships and alliances provide an umbrella program that enables partner engagement across Hitachi's many business units and geographies. It will include partners who share Hitachi's vision that digital technologies can be both an engine for economic growth and an essential strategy for social and environmental innovations that enhance quality of life.