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HSIF 2021 Virtual

Hitachi Social Innovation accelerates innovation all over the world to create social, environmental, and economic advantages. The 2021 Hitachi Social Innovation Forum (HSIF)a free virtual event—presents how organizations with data-driven strategies are leading markets, transforming industries, predicting the future, and safeguarding society and the environment. This is the free online experience for you and your business.

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Learn about Hitachi’s Industrial IoT solutions

Session Topic

Five to Four: 5 Steps to Working Smarter in Manufacturing 4.0


Thursday, May 27, 2021, 11:00-11:25 AM PDT


At Hitachi, our collaboration brings the best ideas and technologies together to address industrial problems. Similarly, seamless partnerships between operations and technologists result in rapid and results-driven solutions. New instrumentation, novel insights, and complex advanced analysis are more accessible than ever. But a well-defined problem, the desire of few, and a few simple, but crucial, steps stand in the way. Hear industry experts share real-world use cases and how to overcome challenges and barriers.


David McKnight

David McKnight
Director, Digital Manufacturing Solutions, Hitachi Vantara Corporation

David joined Hitachi in 2016 to broaden his work in Industrial IoT and Digital Manufacturing. At Hitachi Vantara, he is driving manufacturing operations excellence solutions with clients across various industries. Prior to his tenure with Hitachi, David has focused on providing industrial automation and SAP manufacturing solutions throughout the world. David is passionate about enabling manufacturers—their operators, supervisors, and management—to employ technology to maximize productivity, quality, safety, and flexibility.

Kyoko Roberts

Kyoko Roberts
Director, Systems Products Division, Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc.

Kyoko joined Hitachi in 2000. Her current role focuses on edge device/computing, digital transformation, and introduction of Industrial IoT applications for industrial customers. Her success in doing this role was developed from her prior experience within Systems Products Division, where she was responsible for technology sales, management of manufacturing and logistics operations. This experience is complimented by her role in partnership development in various business units within Hitachi. Her passion is to solve customer’s unique problems and challenges using her expertise in the latest digital technology.

Dates May 25-27, 2021
Location Virtual
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