Hitachi, Ltd. will host “Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2016 TOKYO” on October 27 and 28, 2016 at the Tokyo International Forum, a convention center in Tokyo metropolitan area. The goal of this Forum is to accelerate Collaborative Creation with customers in the evolving Social Innovation Business. This event, being held this year for the 18th time, is expected to welcome more than 30,000 visitors.
In the midst of major changes in industry and society as a whole, Hitachi is accelerating Collaborative Creation with customers as an Innovation Partner in the era of IoT (the Internet of Things). This event is positioned as the flagship among Hitachi events held in various regions throughout the world, including North America, Europe, and Asia.
The event will welcome speakers including Toshiaki Higashihara (Hitachi, Ltd. President & CEO), Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Distinguished Professor at the New York University School of Engineering), Jitsuro Terashima (Chairman of The Japan Research Institute) and Hiroshi Ishiguro (Distinguished Professor of the Department of Systems Innovation at the Osaka University).
There will also be exhibits and demonstrations featuring the humanoid robot “EMIEW3.” Through the demonstrations, Hitachi will use the EMIEW3’s multi-language dialogue and autonomous running functions to provide customers with information on shops and facilities, and to guide them to their destinations.