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Hitachi Social Innovation Conclave 2018
MUMBAI

  • Business Seminar: Railway Systems Business Division, Hitachi India

  • CXO Round Table
  • Hitachi Social Innovation Conclave 2018, Mumbai

Hitachi Social Innovation Conclave is an insightful knowledge-based Thought Leadership platform where the industry-best minds, thought leaders, and key policy makers convene to discuss solutions for a sustainable world. Hitachi Social Innovation Conclave 2018 MUMBAI edition was exclusively organized by Hitachi in partnership with Times Network on 31st of August 2018 in Mumbai.

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

IoT-driven innovation is opening up 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 some ground-breaking IoT innovations, Hitachi organized this year’s event to further fuel IoT’s potential to transform governance, rail, infrastructure, etc. The event also hosted a CXO Roundtable Session where eminent speakers discussed the importance of Social Innovation & e-Governance.

    Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic: Convergence of Technologies – Key to Accelerating Digital Transformation

    Moderated By:

  • Mr. Nikhil Inamdar, Senior Journalist, Times Network

  • Welcome Address:

  • Mr. Ashish Jalvi, Sr. AVP, Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd.

  • Fire Side Chat:

  • Mr. Mathan Babu Kasilingam, Chief Information Security Officer, NPCI

  • Tete-a-Tete:

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

  • Panel Discussion Speakers:

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

  • Mr. Vinod Kumar, SVP and CISO, Fino Payments Bank

  • Mr. Mathan Babu Kasilingam, Chief Information Security Officer, NPCI

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


  • Welcome address by Mr. Ashish Jalvi, Sr. AVP, Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic set the pace for the session. The panelists unanimously agreed to the fact that to survive in the current era, every vertical and business needs to undergo a complete digital transformation. The session involved discussion on key steps towards realizing a fully digital environment including the importance of cost analysis, customer profile evaluation and lying down of company’s objectives.

    Hitachi Payment Services: Building a Robust Payment Infrastructure & Taking Payments (Cash & Digital) all across India

    Moderated By:

  • Ms. Avanne Dubash, Senior News Anchor, ET Now

  • Welcome Address:

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

  • Fire Side Chat:

  • Mr. G. Padmnabhan, Non-Executive Chairman of Bank of India, (Ex RBI Executive Director)

  • Tete-a-Tete:

  • Mr. Navtej Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Business, Hitachi Payment Services Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Rustom Irani, Chief Executive Officer, Cash Business, Hitachi Payment Services Pvt. Ltd.

  • Panel Discussion Speakers:

  • Mr. Rajiv Anand, Executive Director, Retail Banking, Axis Bank

  • Mr. Anup Bagchi, Executive Director, ICICI Bank Ltd.

  • Mr. Puneet Kapoor, Sr. Executive Vice President, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

  • Mr. Navtej Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Business, Hitachi Payment Services Pvt. Ltd.


  • India's digital payment and cash landscape has undergone major changes post demonetization. While cash recycling machines are set to replace ATMs over a period of time, panelists emphasized the need to implement faster payment systems and innovative banking products in a secure environment. The panelists unanimously agreed that customer driven innovation involving digital literacy and enhancement of the existing financial products is the need of the hour.

    Railway Systems Business Division, Hitachi India: Modernization of Indian Railways – Bringing the Charm Back into Train Journeys

    Moderated By:

  • Ms. Paromita Chatterjee, Broadcast Journalist & Consultant, ET Now

  • Welcome Address:

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

  • Fire Side Chat:

  • Mr. Sanjeev Sinha, President of India Japan Partnership Fund & Advisor to the Indian High-Speed Rail Project

  • Tete-a-Tete:

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

  • Panel Discussion Speakers:

  • Mr. A K Das, Signalling Expert/Consultant, Louis Berger

  • Mr. Shishir Joshi, Founder Trustee, Project Mumbai

  • Mr. Sanjeev Sinha, President of India Japan Partnership Fund & Advisor to the Indian High-Speed Rail Project

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

  • The session involved highly interactive discussions on modernizing Indian Railways using the latest technological advancements. The panelists voiced in favor of the need to build a robust railway system working along with the Indian government. And how Hitachi can lend its technological prowess to help India set up strong connectivity between urban, sub-urban, tier II and tier III cities.

    Smart Manufacturing Session

    Panel Discussion Speakers:

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

  • Mr. Dev Ramchandani, Senior Director, Consulting Services, Management Consulting, Hitachi Consulting Corporation

  • A brief yet powerful session around smart manufacturing sector, Industry 4.0, and how Hitachi is bringing world-class solutions to help customer evolve into market leaders. The panel discussed the need to identify disruptive factors which are bound to impact the market. And the role of advanced technology and right mind-set to strengthen India’s manufacturing industry.

    Developing the Citizen Lifecycle Through E-Governance

    Moderated By:

  • Mr. Mihir Bhatt, Chief Editor, Times Influence

  • Welcome Address:

  • Mr. Bharat Kaushal, Managing Director, Hitachi India

  • Panel Discussion Speakers:

  • Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur, Additional Secretary, Knowledge Innovation Hub (KIH), NITI Aayog

  • Mr. Romal Shetty, President, Consulting, Deloitte

  • Mr. Prashant Shukla, National Technology Officer, Microsoft

  • Mr. Gopalakrishna Kuppuswamy, VP, PES and Platform Technologies at Hitachi Consulting Software Services India Pvt. Ltd.

  • CXO Round Table Session began with a welcome address by the Managing Director of Hitachi India, Mr. Bharat Kaushal. The attendees got first-hand introduction to Social Innovation and e-Governance. He spoke about how the technology is changing the scenario in India and what to expect next. Mr. Kaushal also spoke about Hitachi India’s strong presence in India through its 28 group companies and how these companies can benefit diverse industry sectors in India.

    While the real India resides in the villages, panel cited various examples to showcase how technology is making way into rural areas. During the discussions, Artificial Intelligence or AI emerged as the next game changer. The panelist echoed the need to leverage AI to develop solutions that would impact the common man in a good, fast and effective way.

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