Nasheen Liu

Hitachi Vantara Canada Brings Out the Best of Hitachi NEXT 

Blog Post created by Nasheen Liu on Dec 7, 2017

Toronto, Canada – December 8, 2017 – The Canadian division of Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), brought the best of Hitachi NEXT to its Canadian eco system.The best of Hitachi Next refers to the announcement on September 19th, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas where Hitachi launched a new business entity combining Hitachi Data Systems, Pentaho and Lumada to put a laser focus on delivering data-driven solutions for our customers and societies.


The best of Hitachi Next, a.k.a. Hitachi Next 2 U Canada, was held on Wednesday, November 29th at Woodbine Entertainment in Toronto and on Thursday, November 30th  at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa. Participating in each city were Hitachi Vantara’s top Canadian Regional System Integrators, Value Added Resellers, Global System Integrators and Cloud Service Providers. We covered compelling topics such as IOT, Analytics, Partner Transformation and Core Sales Plays. On both days, Hitachi Vantara took the opportunity to recognize its Top Canadian Partners from FY16 for their outstanding achievements.


The winners are:

Top Performer Partner of the Year           Stoneworks Technologies

Top Innovation Partner of the Year           DXC Technology

Top Cloud Service Provider of the Year    ThinkOn Inc.

Top GSI Partner of the Year                      CGI Group

Top Strategic Partner WIN of the Year      Teramach, a Pivot Company

Top New Partner of the Year                     PCD Solutions


“Our eco-system partners are our key stakeholders for addressing and delivering today’s CORE solutions to meet the demands of tomorrow’s IOT business outcomes”, said Peter Kriparos, Chief of Strategic Partners at Hitachi Vantara Canada. “We are excited about the tremendous opportunities Hitachi Vantara brings to the Canadian marketplace and look forward to more collaboration opportunities with our partners”.


Participants walked away with a greater appreciation and understanding for Hitachi Vantara’s Partner Strategy and the importance of their roles in co-creating and co-innovating solutions that meet our customers’ needs.


Learn more about Hitachi Vantara and its significance to Canada in this 3-min video.


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About Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., provides information technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with information to make a difference in the world. Our products, services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100. Visit us at

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information and telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials and components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at