We get it. This is a big event and you want to know everything about it. Here’s your spot, with answers to questions you haven’t even thought about yet.

How much does NEXT 2017 cost?

Attendance at NEXT 2017 costs $795 but we’re offering an introductory price of $299. The introductory price is valid until September 15. Onsite registration will be available for $595. Hotel pricing is $185 per night and can be taken care of during your registration process.

What will attendees learn that is different from other business events around the world?

Most business events are overwhelmingly large and focused on the niches in the industry. NEXT offers a high-touch environment with meaningful interaction with experts from many industries. The broad Hitachi ecosystem of information technology, operational technology, and partners is a unique view of present and future solutions that cannot all be seen anywhere else.

What subject areas will be presented at NEXT 2017?

  • General Sessions address the market dynamics of digital transformation, big data, the internet of things, and strategies for thriving during these fundamental shifts. The first General Session, on Tuesday, is about “Transformation Today” and focuses on the use of data to transform how business is done today. The second General Session, on Wednesday, is about “Innovation Advantage” and shows emerging innovations that will shape business and society in the future.
  • Breakout sessions will explore current trends by solution and by industry, including Enterprise IT, Digital Transformation, Real World Results, Financial Services and IoT.

What will be displayed in the Solutions Showcase at NEXT?

The showcase will include real-world solutions from Hitachi, our partners and our sponsors. These solutions advance Social Innovation and use the power of the internet of things to help enterprises navigate the wave of digital disruption that is sweeping the world’s industries. Opportunities for engagement include:

  • Solution demonstrations
  • Meet-the-Expert corner
  • Recharging stations

What does registration include?

Registration includes entry to all general sessions, breakout sessions, the showcase, welcome reception, gala dinner, and a special closing event. Registration does not include room charges, transportation to and from the airport, and any other incidental charges incurred during the stay.

Will meals be available at NEXT 2017? Will special dietary needs be honored?

Breakfast and lunch are included during NEXT. Each evening there will be a reception with bites to eat. During registration, please let us know of any dietary needs you have.

Are there passes just for the showcase? Or just for one day of NEXT sessions? A student discount? A discount for public sector attendees? A discount for international attendees? A discount for groups?

We’ve simplified registration and kept admission costs low to allow all attendees to experience the full scope of solutions, technologies and speakers, and to prepare for the digital revolution. As a result, we will not be able to accommodate any discounts.

Can attendees bring guests?

Guests are of course welcome at the hotel at the attendee’s own expense. Each person entering the event itself will need to register separately and purchase an event pass.


Rest assured you’ll learn more at NEXT 2017 than you thought possible. No question.