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Here's what's next for your data. See how to store, protect, enrich, activate and monetize your data. From Hitachi and our many partners.

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Arrivals

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Opening Reception

Meet your peers and many of the presenters.

01:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Certifications

Gain any of our 12 certifications. The first is free!

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

General Session

More insights than you can remember from industry experts and best-selling author, Malcolm Gladwell. Bring your notebook.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Spotlight Session: Thrive at Scale: Intelligent Operations for Your Data Center

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Because data drives business and digital transformation, IT is now central to your market strategy and competitive advantage. Though storing and enriching data at increasing volume, variety and velocity supports your traditional business applications and your newer, flexible applications, there’s a cost. It can add complexity and management overhead that sucks the value from your efforts to modernize your data center. An effective solution is to rethink management of your data center and quickly accelerate toward autonomous computing. Start with open or consumable infrastructure technology, use advanced AI and machine learning, and take advantage of smart data-center services and expertise. Explore in this session real-world automation that lets businesses scale operations, lower costs and improve service levels.
10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Solutions Showcase

Get up close with the solutions you’ll soon be using.

10:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Certifications All Day

Gain any of our 12 certifications. The first is free!

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch in Solutions Showcase

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

Breakouts

Data Center Modernization: Real-World Results of Data Center Modernization

To reach the outcomes your business needs, you need to maximize your return on data. The SFS Group realized they needed to transform their data center and turned to Hitachi. A leading supplier of the world’s mechanical fastening systems and precision formed parts, the SFS group serves several industries including automotive, electronic and aircraft. With $1.38 billion in sales and 8,300 full-time employees, the SFS Group wanted a single management interface so they could focus their IT resources on innovation.

They found the fully automated and integrated solution they needed with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) converged infrastructure. Hear how the SFS Group modernized their data center to support 100% of business-critical applications and lower their total cost of ownership by 20%, all with more efficient business process support. Hear from other customers to learn best practices and get more insight and on how a modernized data center is crucial to turn your business vision to reality. 

 

Speakers:
Patrick Bichler, Head of Infrastructure and Corporate IT, SFS Group
Dominic D'Amata, Vice President, IT Governance, Architecture and Infrastructure, Aldo Group          Reinier van Hoeijen, AVP Infrastructure Transformation Services, Cognizant

 

Theme: Data Center Modernization

 

Industry: Manufacturing, General Business

Data-Driven Insights: Improve Your Asset Lifecycle Management

Asset-heavy industries like oil and gas, energy and manufacturing experience three major challenges:

  • Operational inefficiencies caused by a mix of assets and siloed information.
  • High maintenance costs for aging assets installed over large remote areas.
  • Pressure to meet safety, security and sustainability regulations.

See how these issues can be solved with a holistic view of your assets, starting with procurement, commissioning maintenance, operations and services, and portfolio management. Learn how to improve agility and scalability by analyzing your operational processes, asset and process interactions, asset performance and the health of surrounding environments.

Find out how to reduce non-productive time and improve process and asset use with a new solution Hitachi R&D is developing. This integrated lifecycle management solution uses big data analytics to increase efficiency and foster growth opportunities led by innovation.

 

Speakers:
Rajesh Devnani, Vice President, Global Solutions Management, Hitachi Consulting Corporation
Anshuman Sahu, Senior Researcher, Global Center for Social Innovation – North America, Hitachi America, Ltd.

 

Theme: Data-Driven Insights

 

Industry: General Business, Energy and Manufacturing

IoT: Bridge the Digital and Real Worlds With Intelligence at the Edge

With the data generated everywhere by people, places and things, computing power needs to follow to enable advanced applications such as AI and context-sensitive digital experiences. The industry calls this the “intelligent edge.” Join our panel to examine specific use cases of intelligent edge applications and understand the requirements of service providers, their challenges, and business models to drive new opportunities. See also how Hitachi’s rich history in operational technology and IT solutions shapes our own approach for the intelligent edge and for service providers.

 

Theme: IoT

 

Industry: General Business, Service Providers

Cloud: How To Build Effective Cloud Architectures

What’s the perfect multicloud solution for your business? How do you weigh the benefits for flash and hyperconverged infrastructure? How do you manage private clouds effectively? What about modern options, such as as-a-service cloud solutions? Come find out as we hold an energetic discussion with solutions experts and industry analysts. We’ll discuss managed services, object storage solutions and so much more. And bring your questions as this will be a highly interactive session.

 

Speakers:
Gary Breder, Director, Cloud and Services Product Marketing, Hitachi Vantara
Chris Gugger, Director, Infrastructure Solutions Marketing, Hitachi Vantara
Tim Desai, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Cloud

 

Industry: General Business

Solutions and Innovations: Transform Regulatory in Financial Services

See how you can deliver smarter and more cost-effective regulatory reporting with automation. Hitachi Vantara recently hosted the FCA’s fourth Tech Sprint, an event convened by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and Bank of England. The event brought together over 40 experts from different backgrounds including regulators, banks, legal firms, consultancies, academia and RegTech.

With a goal to demonstrate model-driven, machine-readable and executable regulation, the Tech Sprint turned an existing regulatory handbook into an automated, more efficient format. This new format could drive fully automated regulatory reporting and automatically update reporting returns to reflect a regulatory rule change, and has now become a part of the UK’s FinTech agenda.

Learn how we achieved this, from interpretation and semantic tagging of the regulations to execution against customer data. Take a look at future directions including how regulators can work with RegTech firms to improve transparency and decrease total cost of compliance.

 

Speakers:
Francois Zimmermann, Chief Technology Officer, Financial Services, Hitachi Vantara
Nirvana Farhadi, Global Head, Financial Services, RegTech, Risk and Regulatory Compliance Affairs, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Solutions and Innovations

 

Industry: General Business, Financial Services

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

Breakouts

Data Center Modernization: Derive Value and Performance From Your Application Ecosystem

Double your performance and lower capital expenditure with an improved storage platform. Learn how the new Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) enhancements improve performance of key database environments and lower your costs. Hitachi Vantara experts will share best practices, tips and exclusive insight so you can maximize your storage, applications and Oracle deployments.

Hear from Myriad Genetics CIO and Director of IT on how they are using Hitachi infrastructure for Oracle databases to accelerate life-impacting research. Special guest speaker from Enterprise Strategy Group, will share independent testing results and lab validation so you can get further insight into the new VSP architecture. Bring your most challenging Oracle-related questions and test our experts’ knowledge in a “Stump the Experts” Q&A session to win prizes!

 

Speakers:
Eduardo Freitas, Director, Integrated Solutions Engineering, Hitachi Vantara
Tony Huynh, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, Hitachi Vantara
Rob Harrison, CIO, Myriad Genetics
Steve Loder, Director IT, Myriad Genetics
Dave Long, Systems Administrator, Myriad Genetics

 

Theme: Data Center Modernization

 

Industry: General Business

Data-Driven Insights: CERN: Nuclear Research With Self-Service Analytics

CERN, the creator of the world wide web, has relied on Hitachi’s Pentaho platform since 2014 to manage their data and deliver analytics to support their users and business processes. And CERN still uses it today as they research the origins of our universe.

See how CERN implements Hitachi’s Pentaho platform into their environment and relies on PDI, Analyzer and Report Designer to support their core needs – like building their own tool chain to make data accessible for users daily.

Learn the benefits of the platform’s features like:

  • Automatic promotion of schemas between environments.
  • Enhanced search capabilities.
  • Powerful extension of the platform’s scheduler.

 

Speakers:
Jan Janke, Deputy Leader, CERN
Derek Mathieson, Group Leader, CERN

 

Theme: Data-Driven Insights

Industry: General Business, Healthcare and Life Sciences

IoT: Improve Your Maintenance Reliability With Machine Learning

Hop aboard for a detailed showcase of how artificial intelligence (AI) improves maintenance on high-speed trains, which are among the world’s most complex, high-precision instruments. We’ll go deep into:

  • How AI, the internet of things, and digital technologies can work together to improve the reliability of train maintenance.
  • How machine learning improves operational environments.
  • Practical lessons and useful takeaways from our three-year program.

 

Speakers:
Shahbaz Haque, Vice President, Hitachi Consulting

 

Theme: IoT

 

Industry: General Business, Transportation

Cloud: Can We Improve Autonomous Driving With IoT and Cloud

Autonomous driving has captured all of our imaginations and is one of the fastest growing areas in automobiles. Come see how Hitachi experts are making it better. Recent advancements in sensing and machine learning technologies are improving safety and comfort but the work is not over.

Groups within Hitachi are developing sensors and controllers for advanced driver assistance systems as well as autonomous driving. They are also applying developments in the internet of things (IoT) to realize connected autonomous mobility. However, making it possible for driverless, autonomous vehicles to operate on public roads remains a very challenging task and requires enormous testing prior to actual implementation. Hitachi America has developed a cloud-based, cosimulation platform called SimXpand® that can resolve this testing problem. If you have any interest in autonomous driving, you owe it to yourself to attend this fascinating presentation.

 

Speakers:
Subrata Kundu, Senior Researcher & Team Leader, Hitachi America, Ltd.
Sujit Phatak, Senior Researcher & Group Leader, Hitachi America, Ltd.

 

Theme: Cloud

 

Industry: General Business, Transportation and Manufacturing

Solutions and Innovations: Improve Your Data Hygiene for GDPR and Your Enterprise

GDPR may be one of the latest reasons to get serious about how your enterprise stores and processes your data. But it’s not the last. Because your enterprise relies on data, we’ll show you how to:

  • Standardize content.
  • Detangle metadata.
  • Neutralize sensitive, hidden data.
  • Repurpose old data for new value.

Learn about a real-world application of Hitachi Content Intelligence (HCI) in the Australian federal government. See how they used HCI’s special combination of standard features to clean up data problems and its extensible features to make it effective within their environment.

 

Speakers:
Jordan Duffy, Director of Strategy, Buckham & Duffy

 

Theme: Solutions and Innovations

 

Industry: General Business, Financial Services

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Breakouts

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4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Breakouts

Data Center Modernization: How Storage Advances From Simple Archiving to Better Patient Care

See how data storage has evolved dramatically from archiving and compliance to become a leading technology that embraces machine data and IoT. Join the CIO and other experts from the University of Utah to learn how they deliver better patient care with digital transformation. Learn best practices for different use cases powered by the Hitachi Content Platform portfolio of solutions. Find out how object storage helped the university to modernize their data management while setting the stage for modern use cases including analytics and IoT.

 

Speakers:
Nishant Kohli, Hitachi Vantara
Jim Livingston, CTO, University of Utah
Shawn Halladay, Desktop Support Manager, University of Utah
John Fagg, Manager of Hardware Platform Services, University of Utah

 

Theme: Data Center Modernization

 

Industry: General Business, Healthcare

Data-Driven Insights: Customer Panel: The Analytics Data Pipeline

The data landscape is rapidly changing as volumes and varieties grow, yet the opportunities to use data to solve business problems have never been greater. You can be more customer-centric, create new business models and differentiate your business in the market thanks to data.

Entire industries are being disrupted as automation and increased collaboration are being adopted for data ingestion, blending, preparation and self-service analytics use cases. Join our discussion as we bring together Pentaho users to hear their experiences, best practices and challenges, and where they think the industry is headed.

 

Speakers:
Michael Sherwood, CIO, City of Las Vegas
Dr. Ben Miners, IMS (Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.)

 

Theme: Data-Driven Insights

 

Industry: General Business

IoT: Is Video Your Most Under-Utilized Data Source

Video is nearly ubiquitous in buildings, campuses and cities, but most of it is simply streaming images. With the rise of AI and computer vision, video can now give you a wealth of insights and alerts, often from existing data sources – making it a first-class data type for Lumada. Learn how you can use this unique source of insight to drive smarter business, operations and safety in factories, campuses or cities.

 

Speakers:
Mark Jules, VP of Smart Spaces and Video Intelligence, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: IoT

 

Industry: General Business

Cloud: The Significant Business Opportunities in the New Telecom

A new telecom era is near. Come see the significant business opportunities as telecom providers become digital services providers with advanced IoT and intelligent technologies. It may be the greatest transformation of telecom customers from commodity cloud to specialized and experiential cloud services. Understand the opportunities in replacing today’s fixed and mobile internet, voice and SMS with emerging smart services that use LPWA and 5G networks running at gigabit speeds, dense small-cell buildout, software-defined data centers and networks. You’ll leave the session understanding the opportunities in these new standards of service quality for cities, businesses and consumers.

 

Speakers:
Dr. Shane Archiquette, CTO, Global Communications, Media and Entertainment, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Cloud

 

Industry: General Business, Financial Services

Solutions and Innovations: How High-Availability Data Centers Power Brazil

See how CPFL Energia, one of Brazil’s three biggest electric utility companies, uses high-availability data centers to face its enormous challenges. The company is active in every process related to electrical power, from generation and commercialization, all the way through transmission and distribution to the end customer.

One of their industry’s most difficult problems is dealing with periods of interruption in power supply because they directly affect businesses and the general population. And they significantly raise the power industry’s own costs. See how CPFL uses data to minimize the duration and frequency of these power outages, comply with critical industry regulations and maintain the high level of quality service they are known for.

 

Speakers:
Marcio Felix, IT Manager, CPFL
Carlos Rossi, Project Manager, CPFL
Mark Adams, Core Storage Product Marketing Director, Hitachi Vantara

Theme: Solutions and Innovations

 

Industry: General Business, Energy

5:00 PM – 5:50 PM

Breakouts

Data Center Modernization: Roadmap and Vision for a Modern Data Center

Explore the roadmap that will bring Hitachi Vantara’s vision to reality. Get exclusive insight into the innovations that will change the game for storage, converged infrastructure, data protection and artificial intelligence (AI) operations software. Learn how to drive intelligent operations and create an agile, modernized virtual data center with new technologies including:

  • Software-defined storage.
  • NVMe.
  • IT automation.
  • Predictive analytics and object storage.

 

Speakers:
Bob Madaio, Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Marketing, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Data Center Modernization

 

Industry: General Business

Data-Driven Insights: Pentaho Overview, Roadmap and Vision

Learn about Hitachi’s Pentaho analytics platform and get exclusive insight on the vision and roadmap in this discussion led by Matt Howard from Hitachi Vantara. You’ll hear about recent advances for Pentaho like flexible and scalable processing, data prep and catalogs. Get insider information about new and upcoming releases. Learn how the platform is being integrated with other analytics capabilities in the portfolio to create a holistic solution that delivers game-changing results. With in-depth analytics, you’ll make better decisions, improve efficiency and unlock innovation.

 

Speakers:
Matt Howard, Product Management, Analytics, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Data-Driven Insights

 

Industry: General Business

IoT: Find the Real Value of IoT for Your Business

IoT is much more than connecting things and harvesting data from sensors. It’s an architectural disruption that ripples through everything we do and places new requirements on IT and OT infrastructures and capabilities. Learn how these shifts are happening and how you can find new data-driven insights to improve your operations and develop new revenue streams.

Much as cloud changed the way IT is done, IoT is now changing the way business is done. You’ll find the true value of IoT when you have full interoperability and information flow between devices, data, people and systems. Understand the importance of data fluidity and portability across physical and cyber domains and the necessity of flexible and modern IT architectures that span from edge to cloud.

 

Speakers:
Vernon Turner, Principal and Chief Strategist, Causeway Connections
Bjorn Andersson, Senior Director, IoT Marketing, Hitachi Vantara
Bill Schmarzo, CTO IoT and Analytics, Hitachi Vantara
René Torres- General Manager, IOTG ISD Global Sales, Industrial, Energy, Smart Buildings, Intel Corporation

 

Theme: IoT

 

Industry: General Business

Cloud: Roadmap and Vision: Kubernetes in Your Enterprise Multicloud

Get your arms around multicloud, one of the fastest growth areas in IT. See how to make the most of your data placement and resource specialization. But remember that first you’ll need new tools and architectures. And you’ll want integrated solutions and end-to-end, as-a-service solutions using Kubernetes to accelerate your deployments. We’ll show you how. We’ll have demonstrations, technical discussions and use cases for Kubernetes and the roadmap for Hitachi products and solutions:

  • Multicloud, hybrid and private cloud deployment using Kubernetes.
  • DevOps and data services for cloud-native application development with containers orchestrated with Kubernetes.
  • End-to-end integration with Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS and VMware.
  • Integration of Kubernetes and persistent storage using Hitachi Content Platform.
  • Use cases that include KPN/Klarrion, DevOps and IoT.

 

Theme: Cloud

 

Industry: General Business

Solutions and Innovations: Trust Your End Users Again With Modern Data Governance

You have to trust your users with valuable, sensitive information even though they must take it to their laptops, smartphones, mobile devices and clouds to be productive. A wrong click or typo here, an absentminded moment there, and your data is suddenly exposed.

See how to modernize your governance with data intelligence. Learn to apply the productivity and efficiency gains of these modern technologies while you enhance your control and protection to keep your proprietary data safe. Data intelligence and the new Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere Edge help you to govern and protect your data, improve your workforce’s productivity and increase IT’s efficiency.

 

Speakers:
Jeff Lundberg, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Solutions and Innovations

 

Industry: General Business

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

General Session

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11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Spotlight Session: Improve Your Return on Data With Modern Data Pipelines for ML and AI

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Machine learning (ML) and AI help you create new business models, engage customers in entirely new ways and grow your profits. If your organization is like most today, your decisions use less than 1% of your unstructured data and less than 50% of your structured data. Right now, we’re entering a new era where massive amounts of live data from sensors, devices and other sources carry additional insights that you can’t ignore – especially when they are combined with business data and other emerging sources. Attend this session to see how real-world business leaders design and automate modern data pipelines to address the growing complexity of managing, integrating, analyzing and securing the increased volume, velocity, and variety of their data. Learn how agile executives operationalize AI models that are trained by data scientists, deliver insights to end users through analytics embedded in their day-to-day applications, and deliver outcomes back to their businesses.
10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Solutions Showcase

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10:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Certifications All Day

Gain any of our 12 certifications. The first is free!

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch in Solutions Showcase

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

Breakouts

Data Center Modernization: Automate the Future: What’s Next for AI Operations

Accelerate innovation and manage your data center with artificial intelligence (AI), the emerging solution to many problems. Hitachi leads the way as the industry takes its first steps towards AI operations. But where do we go next, and what does the future hold for AI? Learn what you need to know about this new technology and what to do now to be ready for it. Hear Hitachi Vantara experts and industry analysts discuss the power of AI, its impact on data center operations and how it could shape our future.

 

Speakers:
Bob Madaio, Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Marketing, Hitachi Vantara
Paul Lewis, Global Vice President, Industry and Enterprise Architecture, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Data Center Modernization

 

Industry: General Business

Data-Driven Insights: Drive Smarter Decisions and Save Lives With Machine Learning

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are often used by leading organizations to improve outcomes. But these innovations can be difficult to adopt because of their complexity and required specialized skillset. In this session, you’ll learn how to implement a machine learning solution with Hitachi’s Pentaho Data Integration platform. See it translate data to predict patient survivability after a major resection or replacement. You’ll learn how the platform provides insights by evaluating machine learning model results from the most popular libraries used by experts.

 

Speakers:
Kevin Haas, Director, Professional Services, Analytics and IoT, Hitachi Vantara
David Huh, Data Scientist, Professional Services, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Data-Driven Insights

 

Industry: General Business and Healthcare

IoT: Improve Your Bottom Line With Intelligent Maintenance and Repair

Understand more of your business’s maintenance and repair processes so that you can help your business and satisfy more customers. As in many businesses, you don’t have enough visibility in the processes because you have too many disjointed systems. You might struggle with compliance. Or you find it hard to use new technologies throughout your maintenance and repair chain.

In this session you’ll learn about Hitachi’s comprehensive solutions to these and similar issues. We’ll show you how to establish your foundation of data-driven insights and connected capabilities to gain the most from your assets and reduce your risks. You’ll see how to save money and free up resources for the competitive advantages your company must pursue.

 

Speakers:
James Destro, Vice President, Product Management, IoT Applications, Hitachi Vantara
Bjorn Andersson, Senior Director, IoT Marketing, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: IoT

 

Industry: General Business, Manufacturing, Transportation and Energy

Cloud: Create New Revenue Streams With Cloud-Based Solutions

Take advantage of the cloud’s agility to create new opportunities for your business. See how you can use public cloud, but with lower costs and more control of your data. Listen in on our discussion with a variety of cloud users and providers, including ThinkOn, a prominent infrastructure-as-a-service company that has grown their business with hybrid cloud solutions using the Hitachi Object Storage portfolio.

 

Speakers:
Craig McLellan, CEO, ThinkOn
A S Rajgopal, Managing Director, NxtGen
Linda Xu, Vice President, Emerging Solutions and Cloud Services Marketing, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Cloud

 

Industry: General Business

Solutions and Innovations: Breakout Down Your Silos of Financial Services Data

If you’re like other banks, you may have separate data silos for each business function and new piece of legislation. With major new regulations every few years, many banks built their compliance systems on top of fragmented core data structures aligned to specific projects. As markets become more complex and legislation becomes smarter, compliance costs in major banks have risen to 20% of total operating cost.

These inefficiencies have now become unsustainable and many leaders are rethinking their enterprise data architecture to control costs and implement effective proactive controls. In this session you’ll learn about Hitachi’s regulatory data management framework, which brings together industry best practice and our experience of building large regulatory data lakes. We’ll go into templates for ingestion routines and information schemas. We’ll talk about how to integrate advanced analytics and machine learning into business rules engines that are specific to regulatory or business frameworks. This could be the information you need to reverse the rising costs and fragmentation in your compliance systems.

 

Speakers:
Suranjan Som, VP for Financial Services, Hitachi Consulting
Francois Zimmermann, Chief Technology Officer, Financial Services, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Solutions and Innovations

 

Industry: General Business and Financial Services

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

Breakouts

Data Center Modernization: Real-World Success: Transform IT With Hyperconvergence

Create a solid foundation for your application ecosystem with automation, analytics and simplified lifecycle management. See why customers chose Hitachi’s vSAN hyperconverged solution to help architect their environments for scale and high availability and hear the benefits of tightly integrated file services. Learn how the vSAN-powered solution can help you with business and mission-critical workloads, and leave with some best practices for implementing data protection. Hear experts from Conagra and VMware.

 

Speakers:

Matt Bouges, Enterprise IT Architect, Conagra
Chris Gugger, Director, Infrastructure Solutions Marketing, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Data Center Modernization

 

Industry: General Business

Data-Driven Insights: See How Police Solve Data Analysis Challenges Like Yours

Today, police agencies collect more and more information from a growing number of digital sources. But even when collected, tagged, stored and organized by its source type, this data can be difficult to use to provide a clear picture of an event.

In this session, you’ll learn how Hitachi Digital Evidence Management increases the speed and effectiveness of using digital evidence to investigate and prosecute crime. See how automation and analytics help you use digital evidence more effectively and efficiently. We’ll also show you how an intuitive approach to digital evidence can be used to speed your existing investigative process without burdening your investigative team with managing data.

 

Speakers:
Matthew Cooper, Director of Global Services, Global Support Center Planning, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Data-Driven Insights

 

Industry: General Business

IoT: The Business Case for Building Smart Cities, States, and Nations

How can your company make the business case to do well by doing good? How are Lumada co-creation and Hitachi partners delivering Social Innovation solutions to help these communities reach their ambitious goals? Smart cities, states and nations are tackling human and environmental challenges around the globe. Listen to this panel of experts from the public and private sectors discuss their initiatives and experience in bringing “smart” to their communities and businesses.

 

Speakers:
Andrew Hamilton, Smart Infrastructure and Client Partnerships, Hitachi Consulting

 

Theme: IoT

 

Industry: General Business

Cloud: Push the Envelope With AI

Industrial internet of things (IoT) has been faced with challenges such as increasing operational metrics to creating new products and services. At Hitachi’s Center for Social Innovation, we have been using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to develop innovative, cutting-edge solutions for problems like these.

Join us as we examine several problem areas in industrial IoT. Ask the expert and hear examples of how you can use machine learning and AI to address these challenges and translate data into valuable insights. You’ll stay ahead of your peers as you get an exclusive look into new research directions and exciting new developments that push the envelope for industrial AI.

 

Speakers:
Chetan Gupta, PhD. Chief Data Scientist and Architect, Global Center for Social Innovation – North America, Hitachi America, Ltd.

 

Theme: Cloud

 

Industry: General Business

Solutions and Innovations: How IoT Saves Energy for You in Distributed Facilities

With sustainability initiatives driving energy savings across large real-estate portfolios, you need to make your existing facilities run more efficiently. Now we can tell you how the internet of things will help you. We’ll discuss new techniques to simulate entire real-estate portfolios, build energy models for prototypical buildings, predict energy savings and model costs to justify investments. We’ll take you through a use case in which we deployed many energy conservation methods and measured real-time submetering in pilot sites. Using our Smart Energy Platform, powered by Lumada, in our Smart Energy Solution, we saw 20-30% improvements in energy savings across building types. With these tools, you’ll be able to make your buildings smart through IoT techniques that improve your abilities to understand, manage and control your energy spending.

 

Speakers:
Mark Stratton, VP, Hitachi Energy and Environmental Efficiency Solutions, Hitachi Consulting
Lauren Riley, VP, Sustainability, Hitachi Consulting

 

Theme: Solutions and Innovations

 

Industry: General Business and Energy

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Breakouts

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4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Breakouts

Data Center Modernization: Easily Manage Your Data Center With Analytics and IoT

The amount of data that tells you how your IT infrastructure is operating is endless and overwhelming. There are more things to monitor in the data enter. More sensors that provide information. More metadata, activities and events that need to be correlated. There’s more that can go wrong, and operations take longer even when you get it right. All of this information should help you improve performance, availability and cost. But it doesn’t tell you what to do.

See how Hitachi’s Smart Data Center delivered as a service goes beyond artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to deliver expertise and knowledge in managing complex data centers. We’ll show you how to maximize performance and availability, and reduce your costs and exposure to risk and noncompliance.

 

Speakers:
Nitin Nandigama, Senior Director, Smart Data Center Offerings Management, Global Solutions and Services, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Data Center Modernization

 

Industry: General Business

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IoT: Improve Your Manufacturing With Insights From IoT Analytics

Does your factory floor have the same challenges as many in your industry? See how IoT analytics will help you overcome poor machine availability, nonconforming parts, low production performance and poor overall equipment efficiency (OEE). Understand how to give your plant managers real-time visibility into their operations. Give them meaningful analytics and insights for better decisions and outcomes. Hear experts from Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi R&D group discuss how Hitachi’s Lumada helps to transform your manufacturing with data across the value chain, advanced analytics and IoT to solve your biggest pain points.

 

Speakers:
Zack Pu, Offering Manager, Industrial IoT, Hitachi Vantara
Wei Yuan, Ph.D., Senior Researcher & Team Leader, Center for Social Innovation - North America, Hitachi America Ltd.

 

Theme: IoT

 

Industry: General Business and Manufacturing

Cloud: How Outcome-Based Services Transform IT and Business

Outcome-based services delivered “as a service” are an increasingly popular alternative way to buy and build IT infrastructure. They provide a public cloud experience from a private deployment to deliver IT services in a more flexible and agile way. This helps you support your business with what it needs when it is needed, even as requirements and landscape change.

Hear from a panel of experts that includes the world’s leading global system integrators who have helped IT organizations like yours transform. They’ll discuss a new class of as-a-service offerings that delivers flexibility and agility, improves service delivery at lower costs, and speeds time to value at lower risk. Join and learn from them as they reveal what drives their customers to adopt the as-a-service model. They will also spotlight the solutions deployed to address specific customer challenges and use cases as well as the specific benefits these customers have realized.

 

Theme: Cloud

 

Industry: General Business

Solutions and Innovations: Financial Experts Reveal Secrets That Lower Costs and Expand Business

See how to automate your compliance processes, cut down your operational costs, and drive new business opportunities. We’ll talk with experts from Rabobank and other financial institutions. We’ll reveal their best practices with leading-edge capabilities and solutions that are powered by Hitachi’s object storage portfolio. Take away insights you can use to address the real-world challenges in your digital transformation.

 

Speakers:

Phillip Patterson, Storage Architect, Bank of Oklahoma Financial
Peter Sjoberg, Global Business Leader, Data Intelligence, Hitachi Vantara

Theme: Solutions and Innovations

 

Industry: General Business and Financial Services

5:00 PM – 5:50 PM

Breakouts

Data Center Modernization: Roadmap and Vision for a Modern Data Center

Explore the roadmap that will bring Hitachi Vantara’s vision to reality. Get exclusive insight into the innovations that will change the game for storage, converged infrastructure, data protection and artificial intelligence (AI) operations software. Learn how to drive intelligent operations and create an agile, modernized virtual data center with new technologies including:

  • Software-defined storage.
  • NVMe.
  • IT automation.
  • Predictive analytics and object storage.

 

Speakers:
Bob Madaio, Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Marketing, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Data Center Modernization

 

Industry: General Business

Data-Driven Insights: Pentaho Overview, Roadmap and Vision

Learn about Hitachi’s Pentaho analytics platform and get exclusive insight on the vision and roadmap in this discussion led by Matt Howard from Hitachi Vantara. You’ll hear about recent advances for Pentaho like flexible and scalable processing, data prep and catalogs. Get insider information about new and upcoming releases. Learn how the platform is being integrated with other analytics capabilities in the portfolio to create a holistic solution that delivers game-changing results. With in-depth analytics, you’ll make better decisions, improve efficiency and unlock innovation.

 

Speakers:
Matt Howard, Product Management, Analytics, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: Data-Driven Insights

 

Industry: General Business

IoT: How To Evolve With IoT Analytics

Better customer service, lower operating costs, and new revenue streams – the promise of the internet of things (IoT) is real and growing. So what’s holding organizations back? Turns out, “going IoT” isn’t as simple as adding a few sensor feeds to your systems. Rather, IoT is an architectural disruption: Every aspect of tech infrastructure, from networks to app servers to storage, needs to handle the onslaught of raw data, while machine learning (ML)-driven advanced analytics demand evermore system flexibility. Learn how Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform, can help you innovate with IoT while protecting your existing IT and OT investments. Hear real-life customer case studies, study Lumada-based architecture deployments, and learn best practices and the pitfalls to avoid.

 

Speakers:

Lothar Schubert, Senior Director, Lumada Technical Marketing, Hitachi Vantara                Arik Pelkey, Sr. Director, Analytics Product Marketing, Hitachi Vantara

 

Theme: IoT

 

Industry: Genernal Business

Cloud: Roadmap and Vision: Kubernetes in Your Enterprise Multicloud

Get your arms around multicloud, one of the fastest growth areas in IT. See how to make the most of your data placement and resource specialization. But remember that first you’ll need new tools and architectures. And you’ll want integrated solutions and end-to-end, as-a-service solutions using Kubernetes to accelerate your deployments. We’ll show you how. We’ll have demonstrations, technical discussions and use cases for Kubernetes and the roadmap for Hitachi products and solutions:

  • Multicloud, hybrid and private cloud deployment using Kubernetes.
  • DevOps and data services for cloud-native application development with containers orchestrated with Kubernetes.
  • End-to-end integration with Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS and VMware.
  • Integration of Kubernetes and persistent storage using Hitachi Content Platform.
  • Use cases that include KPN/Klarrion, DevOps and IoT.

 

Theme: Cloud

 

Industry: General Business

Solutions and Innovations: Blockchain: Build Digital Trust in Your Enterprise

What is blockchain? Is it a fad or a fundamental shift? Or something in between? One thing’s for sure: You need to know about blockchain to see if it’s important to your business. We’ll give you a basic working knowledge of blockchain technologies and how they might impact your industry. Don’t worry if you don’t know what DLT or ICO mean, this is your chance to learn. This session at last year’s NEXT overflowed into the hallway. Be sure to come early to get the latest insights.

 

Speakers:
David Pinski, Chief Strategist, Financial Innovation Laboratory, Hitachi Americas

 

Theme: Solutions and Innovations

 

Industry: General Business

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Closing Celebration

It’s got to end sometime, right? Let’s celebrate the best week ever.

ALL DAY

Departures

We hate to see you go. But we know you have plenty to take back with you.

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