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Hitachi Social Innovation Conclave 2017
MUMBAI

  • Hitachi Social Innovation Conclave 2017 (Mumbai)
  • Panel Discussion on Smart Banking: Digitizing the Money Economy
  • Hitachi Social Innovation Conclave 2017 - Panel Discussion

The Mumbai edition of Hitachi Social Innovation Conclave 2017 reflects how technological transformations require the collaboration of organizations, intellect and insights. The event was marked by delegates speaking at length about numerous topics including Urban Transportation (Railways), Smart Manufacturing to Data Analytics and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

It gave delegates an opportunity to witness Hitachi Social Innovation in action - how Hitachi identifies and rectifies the developmental challenges of society. A significant number of industry leaders, experts, key policy makers, and government representatives were a part of the event and discussed their stance on IT, urban transportation, smart banking and other topics of discussions.

Here we present you a brief synopsis of the sessions convened during the event:

Addresses:

  • Welcome Address by Mr. Bharat Kaushal, MD, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Guest Speech by Dr. Ranjit Patil, Minister of State, Urban Development, Maharashtra

    De-mystifying the Data Pipeline

    Moderator:

  • Mr. Anish Trivedi, President & CEO, Alenka Media

  • Panel Speakers:

  • Mr. Abhishek Saxena, Vertical Head, Analytical Marketing Unit, HDFC Bank

  • Mr. Ajay Kelkar, Co-Founder, Hansa Cequity

  • Mr. Chiranjibi Panda, Lead – Product, Analytics & Innovation, IDFC Bank

  • Mr. Sanjay Agarwal, Director Platforms and Solutions Group, Hitachi Vantara, India

  • The conclave opened with an interactive session on “De-Mystifying Data Pipeline”. The discussions went from Pre Big Data to Post Big Data era. With more and more companies moving critical data onto the cloud, the panelist talked about the possibilities arising out of the combination of big data and other technologies – predictive analytics, digital marketing, etc. In addition, the delegates also discussed the scope of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, prescriptive analytics and embedded analytics.

    Leveraging i4.0 to boost top and bottom lines

    Moderator:

  • Mr. Anish Trivedi, President & CEO, Alenka Media

  • Panel Speakers:

  • Mr. Karthikeyan Natarajan, Global Head Engineering, Mahindra & Mahindra

  • Mr. Sanjeev Malhotra, CEO, Centre of Excellence for IOT, NASSCOM

  • Mr. Jurgen Hase, CEO –IOT Business, Reliance Industries

  • Mr. Ajith Vasudevan, SVP Strategy, Pidilite

  • Mr. Philip Townsend, SVP, Global Solutions & Innovation, Hitachi Consulting

  • This was the second session of the conclave - dedicated to “i4.0”, and focused on applying advanced technology, big data and analytics to transform manufacturing - make it more efficient and futuristic. The delegates discussed how India can quickly scale up its manufacturing sector by improving the efficiency of supply chain, using data-driven manufacturing and smart processes. The challenges on the way to Industry 4.0 and the massive potential of IoT in manufacturing excellence were some of the other points of discussion.

    The Future of Transportation

    Moderator:

  • Ms. Kavea Chavali

  • Panel Speakers:

  • Mr. Shishir Joshi, CEO, Mumbai First

  • Mr. Tushar Pandey, Independent Consultant & Advisor PPP, Tourism & Agritourism

  • Mr. Mangal Dev, Director, Rail Systems Company, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.

  • The session on “The Future of Transportation” focused on the necessities arising out of the rapid urbanization happening all across our country. The panelists, in an engaging discussion, spoke about the solutions for urban mobility, the use of data analytics in urban transportation, intuitive train management systems, and collective city transport. Mangal Dev, Director, Rail Systems Company, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd., also emphasized on the need of effectively predicting and adapting to demand patterns for a sustainable traffic management.

    Smart Banking: Digitizing the Money Economy

    Moderator:

  • Mr. Anish Trivedi, President & CEO, Alenka Media

  • Panel Speakers:

  • Mr. Ashutoh Jain, CISO, Axis Bank

  • Mr. Ritesh Pai, Chief Digital Officer, YES Bank

  • Mr. Neehar Pathare, VP, Information Technology, 63 moons technology, formerly (Financial Technology)

  • Mr. Anuj Gupta, CEO, Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic

  • With a major push from the government of India towards a digital economy, the session witnessed the top industry professionals talk about the digital payments and the future of payments. Some of the topics that sparked discussion were agile digital transformation, personalized-experience based banking and cyber-security and advanced analytics. While security remains one of the biggest challenges, the panelists discussed how recent developments in Fraud Analytics are helping banks stay ahead of hackers, organized mafia and others and thus, preventing money laundering and other associated risks.

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