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Hitachi Social Innovation Conclave 2018
BENGALURU

  • Business Seminar: Hitachi Railway Systems
  • Welcome Address: Hitachi Railway Systems
  • CXO Round Table

India is undergoing a technological metamorphosis. A transformation that is being catalyzed by the augmented progression of advanced IT solutions and e-Governance, infrastructural headway, evolution of payment solutions and enhanced urban transportation. Engaging Internet of things (IoT) as a platform to provide comprehensive solutions was the focus at the Hitachi Social Innovation Conclave 2018 on the 12th of October in Bengaluru. Hitachi in partnership with Times Network, organized a cohesive forum that brought together key policymakers and thought leaders to discuss the radical stimuli that can create a socially progressive India.

Get a glimpse of the insights shared at the Hitachi Social Innovation Conclave 2018 BENGALURU

IoT-driven innovation is opening new dimensions across industry sectors including water, energy, manufacturing and urban development, among others. As one of the leaders in Social Innovation Business, and with proficiency in IoT innovations, Hitachi organized this conclave to further fuel IoT’s potential to transform in the area of governance, rail, infrastructure, etc. The event bought together influencers through a CXO Roundtable Session where eminent speakers discussed the impact of Social Innovation and e-Governance and how it can empower the citizens.

    HITACHI VANTARA INDIA: ACCELERATE TRANSFORMATION WITH DATA-DRIVEN INNOVATION

    Panel Discussion Speakers:

  • Hemant Tiwari, Vice President & General Manager, Hitachi Vantara India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Sumeet Tandure, Technical Lead, Hitachi Vantara India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Sudharsan Aravamuthan, Technical Lead, Hitachi Vantara India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Sanjay Khendry, Vice President, Hitachi Consulting Software Services India Pvt. Ltd.

  • The accession of technological evolution is inciting businesses to embrace a complete digital transformation. With this transfiguration as the root, this session revolved around the vehement need for organizations to adopt technologies like cloud-servicing, block-chain solutions, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. A holistic approach to this data-rich digital revolution was discussed as a crucial aspect that can grant India a competitive edge.With a century of expertise in operational technology, Hitachi was highlighted as a paradigm in Social Innovation Business initiatives. From aiding the advancement of smart cities and smart agriculture to providing advanced solutions for headway in the healthcare industry; Hitachi has consistently been aspiring to innovate for community enhancement.The session concluded in concordance for the criticality of data-driven innovations that can optimize the utilization of data, identify progressive techniques and improve productivity.

    BUILDING A ROBUST PAYMENT INFRASTRUCTURE & TAKING PAYMENTS (CASH & DIGITAL) ALL ACROSS INDIA

    Moderated By:

  • Samriti Grover, Senior Anchor & Producer, Times Network 

  • Welcome Address:

  • Rustom Irani, Chief Executive Officer, Cash Business, Hitachi Payment Services Pvt. Ltd.

  • Fire Side Chat:

  • R Gandhi, Former Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India

  • Tete-a-tete:

  • Rustom Irani, Chief Executive Officer, Cash Business, Hitachi Payment Services Pvt. Ltd.

  • Panel Discussion Speakers:

  • Arif Khan, Chief Innovation Officer, Razorpay

  • Shalini Warrier, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Bank

  • Samit Ghosh, Managing Director & CEO, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

  • Atul Kumar, General Manager, Syndicate Bank 

  • Rustom Irani, Chief Executive Officer, Cash Business, Hitachi Payment Services Pvt. Ltd.

  • Welcome address by Rustom Irani from Hitachi Payment Services set the pace for the session to exchange views on evolution of Indian economy from rural areas of the country. The panel spoke about the cash and digital payment structure being augmented greatly post-demonetization. The discussion went on to highlight a rise in the use of digital payments due to leading-edge payment technologies such as e-wallets, payment apps and UPI enabled payments, even though cash payments are still admittedly favored. The session was completed with reflections on the importance of implementing progressive payment services in rural India to bring forth enrichment to the country and its society as a whole.

    CONVERGENCE OF TECHNOLOGIES – KEY TO ACCELERATING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Moderated By:

  • Nikhil Inamdar, Senior Journalist, Times Now

  • Welcome Address:

  • Rajan Bhandari, Operating Officer, Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd.

  • Fire Side Chat:

  • K Ganesh, Serial Entrepreneur and Partner – GrowthStory.in 

  • Tete-a-tete:

  • Rajan Bhandari, Operating Officer, Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd.

  • Panel Discussion Speakers:

  • Jai Ganesh, Senior Vice President and Head of NextLabs at Mphasis

  • Gopal Devanahalli, Sr. VP & CEO, Manipal Global Meritrac Services

  • Parag Modi, Senior VP IT and Chief Information Security Officer, TeamLease Services Limited

  • Rajan Bhandari, Operating Officer, Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd.

  • The rapid adoption of digital technology even in rural areas of India has made it crucial to every business vertical. Rajan Bhandari from Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic led this stimulating session about the eminence of convergence of technologies. The discussion gyrated around the fundamental importance of digital implementation by organizations for sustained growth and productivity. The panel centralized their attention on the crucial need for businesses to invest in Data-security along with establishing future-centric learning and development processes. An exchange of insightful thoughts led to a conversation about Hitachi Micro Clinic’s inspirited technologies that were focused on providing advanced solutions to their customers.

    HITACHI RAILWAY SYSTEMS: IMPROVING SHARE AND CAPACITY OF INTEGRATED PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN URBAN INDIA

    Moderated By:

  • Paromita Chatterjee, Broadcast Journalist & Consultant, ET Now

  • Welcome Address:

  • Mangal Dev, Director Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. and Head of Hitachi Railway Systems Business India and South Asia Region 

  • Keynote Address:

  • Deepak Hota, Chairman & Managing Address, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd.

  • Fire Side Chat:

  • Deepak Hota, Chairman & Managing Address, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd.

  • Tete-a-Tete:

  • Mangal Dev, Director Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. and Head of Hitachi Railway Systems Business India and South Asia Region

  • Panel Discussion Speakers:

  • Surjit S. Madan, Head – Rail Systems, Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 

  • Anveshi Gutta, Director, Smart Cities, Government and Public Sector, PwC India

  • Ankush Malhotra, Urban Mobility Expert, Vice President, Urban Mass Transit Company 

  • Alok Sinha, Managing Director, Frauscher Sensor Technology India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Narendra Ashar, Director, Consulting Services, Hitachi Consulting Software Services India Pvt. Ltd.

  • A consistent augmentation in the nation’s infrastructural capabilities is leading to the evolvement of public transportation. The third session commenced with dialogues about the overall interconnection across all the modes of transport available in India, suggesting advancement in one or more forms of transportation will encourage the progression of public transport in totality. An expected rise in the utilization of the railway system within the coming decade was conferred with respect to the implementation of multi-modal transportation systems. The employment of advanced technology and innovative applications using an aggregator business model was focused on as a means to significantly benefit the transportation system in India, thus in turn, aiding the formation of a brighter next-generation.

    A Blue Print for Citizen-Centric E-Governance in India

    Moderated By:

  • Paromita Chatterjee, Broadcast Journalist & Consultant, ET Now

  • Welcome Address:

  • Bharat Kaushal, Managing Director, Hitachi India

  • Panel Discussion Speakers:

  • Prashant Shukla, National Technology Officer, Microsoft 

  • Vijay Mani, Partner and the Payments Solution Lead 

  • Gopalakrishna Kuppuswamy, VP, PES and Platform Technologies at Hitachi Consulting

  • Mr. Bharat Kaushal, set the context for the CXO Round Table session with an inspiring welcome address. The collective involvement of every organization leading to the progressive evolution of India was the focus of Mr. Kaushal’s expression. With great aspiration, he spoke about diverse verticals coming together in a unified approach for nation-wide enhancement. Hitachi’s omnipresent technological expertise in India was presented as a cynosure for societal enrichment initiatives. Mr. Kaushal accented Hitachi’s citizen-centric philosophy and conveyed the organization’s endeavor to co-create a futuristic community through Social Innovation Business.

    The rising aspirational levels of India’s citizens with a focus on the rural population was the essence of the CXO Round Table session. For India to stand on an internationally competitive pedestal, the central and the state government need to unite and drive the e-Governance initiative. E-Governance was discussed as an effective means to swiftly identify challenges and implement solutions. An important feature of this session was the notably engaging live-demonstration of Alexa, which not only held the attention of the audience but also gave insights into the beneficial utilization of AI.

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