17:20 | 10/10/2016 Companies
The first-ever Hitachi Social Innovation Forum was held in Vietnam on October 5, 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The forum showcased the broad range of solutions provided by Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business, which combines infrastructure and advanced information technology.
Customers, business partners, and major Vietnamese stakeholders were be able to gain a better understanding of Hitachi’s key business fields, such as information and telecommunication systems, transportation, smart cities, power systems, and healthcare.
According to Ichiro Iino, Hitachi’s chief executive for the Asia-Pacific, as the Vietnamese economy continues to grow, social infrastructure will be in high demand.
“This is where Hitachi can bring in our expertise and innovate through collaboration to solve societal challenges. The solutions showcased today reveal social innovation at its best and can most definitely help contribute to Vietnam and the region,” said Ichiro.
“Hitachi believes in creating a better and more sustainable future through our Social Innovation Business,” added Akihito Ando, general director of Hitachi Asia (Vietnam).
Hitachi remains very much committed to supporting Vietnam through its areas of expertise, such as ICT and urban development.
For instance, Hitachi is working on a feasibility study with Vietnam Post about a non-cash payment system to create seamless transactions for customers. It also received an order for equipment for Ho Chi Minh City Urban Railway Line 1, and elevators and escalators for the line’s elevated stations. Upon completion of Line 1, it will help alleviate Vietnam’s rapid increase in traffic, which is all the more crucial given that Ho Chi Minh City’s economic growth is expected to accelerate further./.