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The Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2016 INDONESIA was held at Intercontinental Jakarta Midplaza on 5th December 2016. The event showcased Hitachi's Social Innovation in the global market through hosted seminars and exhibition, and how Hitachi can address the challenging issues faced in Indonesia through collaborative creation.
Through the speeches and presentations delivered by Guest-of-Honor Mr. Rudiantara (Minister, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia), Mr. Kozo Honsei, (Minister/Deputy Chief of Mission from the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia), Mr. Ichiro Iino (Chief Executive for Asia-Pacific, Hitachi, Ltd.), Mr. Setiaji (Head of Jakarta Smart City), Mr. Takuya Yamakawa (President Director of PT. Hitachi Asia Indonesia), Mr. Makoto Yasuda (Senior Technology Evangelist, Information & Communication Technology Business Division of Hitachi, Ltd.) and Mr. Jimmy Bernando Panjaitan (National Sales Manager, ICT Group of PT. Hitachi Asia Indonesia), distinguished guests were able to understand how Hitachi can contribute to Indonesia’s growth, as well as its existing businesses in areas such as rail, non-cash payment and healthcare solutions. Furthermore, guests were presented with insights on Indonesia’s growth opportunities and challenges from Hitachi’s perspective. Specifically, ways in which digitalization can enable social innovation as well as solutions for public safety were explored. Innovative ways to develop Jakarta Smart City were also discussed during the event. The dinner reception provided ample opportunity for mingling and facilitated the sharing of ideas among key stakeholders in the Indonesian market.
Hitachi's key technologies and strengths in the Social Innovation Business were also highlighted at the exhibition. Some of the key business fields showcased include Urban Development, Finance, ICT, Security, Power and Energy, and Healthcare.
This was the first time that the Hitachi Social Innovation Forum was held in Indonesia, following successful events in other Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. The forum attracted a total of 320 guests. Through this event, attendees had a deepened understanding of Hitachi's Social Innovation Business and its efforts in Indonesia. The Hitachi Social Innovation Forum serves not just as a showcase of Hitachi's business portfolio and capabilities, but also a reaffirmation of Hitachi's commitment in Indonesia and the ASEAN region.