Hitachi Solutions America to Discuss How IoT and Predictive Analytics Transform Manufacturing Operations at the Manufacturer of the Future Virtual Event

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Leading experts and analysts will discuss the role of the Internet of Things (IoT) and predictive analytics help deliver manufacturing productivity and efficiency for a new digital world.

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IoT and predictive analytics are creating a major impact on manufacturing, offering exciting new opportunities for connecting operations and transforming business processes.

Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., a leading provider of global industry solutions based on the Microsoft Cloud, is pleased to be a presenter at the Manufacturer of the Future Virtual Event on Tuesday, May 2 at 9 a.m. Pacific.

This virtual event offers an exciting agenda that covers the new technologies manufacturers need to adopt to stay competitive in the changing market. Each session will feature a leading industry expert:

  • Industry analyst Ray Wang will outline the macroeconomics trends affecting the industry and lay a path forward.
  • Experts from Hitachi Solutions America will discuss the promise of IoT and the cloud for discovering new opportunities and achieving operational efficiencies.
  • Microsoft’s IoT lead will share upcoming trends to watch.

See below for the full agenda for the Manufacturer of the Future Event:

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM PT / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM ET
Opening Keynote: The Digital Age and its Impact on Manufacturing
Speaker: Ray Wang, Principal Analyst and Founder, Constellation Research
Learn how the digital age is impacting the manufacturing industry; what challenges and opportunities the new digital world offers manufacturers; why it’s necessary for manufacturers to stay ahead of the competition, and how innovation helps this objective.

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM PT / 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM ET
Changing the Game: How IoT and Predictive Analytics Help Manufacturers Drive New Business Models and Uncover New Opportunities
Speaker: David Bishop, Senior VP, Hitachi Solutions
Learn what IoT and predictive analytics are, and why this technology is important for manufacturers to learn and understand, along with a discussion of its advantages (business efficiency, streamlined processes, etc.).

9:45 AM PT - 10:00 AM PT / 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM ET
Leveraging the Power of the Cloud for Operational Efficiency
Speaker: Martin Boggess, Industry VP, Hitachi Solutions America
Learn how Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides the business management base for the manufacturer of the future, and how it supports IoT and predictive analytics solutions.

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET - 1:15 PM ET
IoT and Hitachi Solutions America’s Predictive Service in Action
Speaker: David Bishop, Senior VP, Hitachi Solutions America
Culminate the day by learning how Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Hitachi Solutions America’s IoT Predictive Service Hub work together to deliver an innovative, end-to-end manufacturing solution.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM PT / 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM ET
Closing Keynote
Speaker: Rahul Garg, Microsoft Corporation
Learn about forward-looking trends in manufacturing.

“IoT and predictive analytics are creating a major impact on manufacturing, offering exciting new opportunities for connecting operations and transforming business processes,” said Michael Strand, Senior Vice President at Hitachi Solutions America. “We look forward to sharing how innovation drives business growth, and how technology enables manufacturers to evolve with an increasingly digital-first business landscape.”

Click here to register for the Manufacturer of the Future event. To learn more about Hitachi Solutions’ global capabilities, contact NA.Marketing(at)hitachi-solutions(dot)com, call 1-888-254-7242, or visit


About Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd.

Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd. helps its customers to successfully compete with the largest global enterprises using powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable industry solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM enhanced with world class Business Analytics, and Portals and Collaboration. Recognized as the Microsoft 2014 CRM Global Partner of the Year and the 2014 Dynamics Global Outstanding Reseller of the Year, Hitachi Solutions America provides global capabilities with regional offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Japan, China, and Asia Pacific. For more information, call + 1 949.242.1300 or visit:

About Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.

Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a core member of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of Hitachi Group and a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to companies across many industries. The company provides value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle from systems planning to systems integration, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions delivers products and services of superior value to customers worldwide through key subsidiaries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, India, China, and Asia Pacific. For more information on Hitachi Solutions, please visit:

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034 billion yen ($88.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at

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