Hitachi Establishes Hitachi Global Center for Innovative Analyti

Hitachi Establishes Hitachi Global Center for Innovative Analytics to Accelerate
Global Expansion of Big Data-Related Businesses 
Hitachi Laboratories and Business Units in the Americas, Europe and Asia to
Create
Innovative Big Data Solutions in Collaboration with Customers 
Tokyo, June 7, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today
announced that it has established the Hitachi Global Center for Innovative
Analytics (HGC-IA) to globally provide customers innovative solutions that
leverage the power of big data. Linking Hitachi operating units and local
researchers and engineers located in the U.S., the U.K., Japan and other
regions around the globe, HGC-IA will leverage the company's world-class
research, business consulting, information technologies and services to
collaborate with its global customers to co-innovate, develop and apply
end-to-end big data solutions. HGC-IA is going to also recruit talents in
overseas. 
Hitachi's clients are experiencing exponential data growth generated by
businesses, humans and machines. This data can provide valuable insights for
organizations in business sectors such as distribution, health care, financial
services, government and social infrastructures such as energy, water treatment
and transportation. 
On April 1, 2012, Hitachi established the "Smart Business Innovation
Laboratory" in the Information and Telecommunication Systems Company. This
laboratory consists of data analytics meisters, big data scientists focused on
services and started to provide the Data Analytics Meister Service that helps
customers create new business value from big data in June, 2012. The laboratory
has worked on many initiatives in Japan and other regions around the world. For
example, the laboratory developed analytics technologies in the retail sector
to capture and analyze logistics and related sales with customer and employee
movements enabling dramatically improved store management. The second example
is in the insurance sector where non-life insurance companies can leverage the
analysis of driving record data to provide the most suitable auto insurance
policies according to a customer's driving behavior. The last example is
in transportation where Hitachi is providing big data analytics for
preventative maintenance for rail cars based on analysis of data from railway
facilities. 
Hitachi has built a robust, global research and development foundation to
support Hitachi's big data business. As part of this foundation, Hitachi
established the Big Data Research Laboratory in the U.S. on April 1, 2013,
which consists of big data specialists in data analytics, marketing and
research. 
The HGC-IA will coordinate and integrate activities across Hitachi, Hitachi
Consulting and Hitachi Data Systems to extend big data research and development
into the business and IT environments of global clients. The HGC-IA will also
coordinate and integrate activities between the U.S. Big Data Research
Laboratory, the Europe Big Data Research Laboratory with the focus of health
care (established in the U.K. on June 1, 2013) and other related research
organizations. Initially, these Hitachi business units and laboratories will
provide integrated big data resources including human resources, technology and
solutions on a global basis to effectively meet the expanding needs of
Hitachi's worldwide customers. 
HGC-IA has begun operations with a staff of approximately 300 members and
plans to increase to 500 members globally over the next two years. By
strengthening its core big data business and applying new big data technologies
and know-how for its global customers in related areas such as its cloud-based
technologies and services, Hitachi aims to increase its revenues from big data
related businesses to 150 billion yen (approximately 1.5 billion U.S. dollars)
in fiscal 2015. 
HGC-IA's Main Focus Fields 
The HGC-IA will provide opportunities for Hitachi to co-innovate with
customers and partners to create value through advanced data analytics to
develop innovations to meet customers' challenges such as productivity
improvement, cost reduction and sales increase in several vertical industries. 
1. Health Care 
Companies operating in the health care industry today are dealing with the
significant challenge of improving the quality of medical care for patients in
the face of rising medical care costs often associated with an aging society.
HGC-IA will develop new solutions and services designed to improve patient
care, organizational efficiency and reduce costs. These solutions and services
will identify, ingest, manage and analyze large volumes of medical information
in association with health care organizations around the world including the
National Health Service in Greater Manchester, U.K. 
2. Communications and Media 
Large amounts of unstructured data such as rich media from pictures and video
are being created, sent and stored in the Communications and Media industry.
The HGC-IA will develop solutions and services that will help companies in this
industry store, manage, search and analyze this data and use it more
effectively and cost-efficiently. 
3. Energy 
In recent years, organizations have become more focused on incorporating new
technologies associated with renewable energy, electric vehicles (EVs) in a
move to reduce CO2 emissions, conserve energy and reduce costs. By fusing
information and communications with control technologies, HGC-IA will develop
solutions to improve the efficiency of power transmission and distribution. 
4. Transportation 
Urbanization in many countries is prompting demand for means of transport that
are friendlier to the environment in terms of cutting CO2 emissions. HGC-IA
will create solutions for operating safe and reliable railways by providing
proactive and efficient maintenance services for railway equipment using big
data. 
5. Mining 
In Australia, South America and other countries and regions around the world
that produce mineral resources, greater operational efficiency is required to
cope with the fluctuations in prices of natural resources such as coal and
copper. HGC-IA will develop solutions that will analyze data generated by
equipment used in mine development to improve end-to-end operations. 
6. Others 
HGC-IA will globally promote the use of big data in social innovation fields
such as oil and gas and water, and enterprise fields such as logistics,
manufacturing, and business intelligence, as well as the deployment of
Hitachi's distinctive technologies, including the Business Microscope,
behavior measurement system. 
About Hitachi 
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global
electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011
(ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8
billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business,
which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems,
environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban
systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support
them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website
at http://www.hitachi.com/. 
Contact: 
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