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Hitachi Partners With The Wall Street Journal for NEXT 2017

July 31, 2017

The Wall Street Journal To Conduct An On-The-Record Interview During the CIO Forum at NEXT 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (July 31, 2017) — Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) will conduct an on-the-record interview during the CIO Forum at NEXT 2017, the premier event for the digital revolution. NEXT 2017 will be held September 18-21, 2017 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort. The Wall Street Journal will be hosting a forum titled, “Business Gets Smarter With IoT,” focused on the role of information technology in the internet of things.

Business is surrounded by data: on the factory floor and on the rails, in the air and in finance. The trick is to capture it and capitalize on the opportunities. Attendees are invited to watch and join in as The Wall Street Journal examines how business gets smarter when information technology meets the internet of things. Learn how companies recognize opportunities in the data that is all around them. Information that was previously ignored or lost now is leveraged to reduce costs, build revenue and innovate. A WSJ interview will draw out expert insights, and audience members will pose questions of their own.

"Hitachi is undergoing a major transformation and we are thrilled to welcome The Wall Street Journal hosted forum ‘Business Gets Smarter With IoT,’ to the first annual, NEXT conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a Journal editor and IT leaders during an on-the-record interview focused on the impact of IT meeting IoT. It’s a session you won’t want to miss!" – Mary Ann Gallo, chief communications officer, Hitachi Data Systems

NEXT 2017 Registration
Registration for NEXT 2017 is now live! The $795 ticket is available at the introductory price of $299. To register to attend Hitachi NEXT 2017, please visit Registered attendees will receive dynamic updates on new additions to the agenda in the weeks leading up to the event.

For questions about press or analyst registration, please contact Stefani Finch.

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About NEXT 2017 by Hitachi
NEXT 2017 by Hitachi is the premier event for the digital revolution. It’s for business leaders who want to win – not just compete – and innovate faster to thrive in the digital economy. And to reinvent their business even if they weren’t born in the cloud. You'll experience the latest solutions and services so that you can get the most value in your data. It’s all made possible by integrating information technology with the operational technologies of the world's infrastructure through the internet of things. Gain the expertise of Hitachi, one of today’s industrial giants. Achieve incredible value when this expertise meets Hitachi's strength in data management and analysis. It’s part of our vision of Social Innovation to help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. NEXT 2017 will be held September 18-20, 2017 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. For more information and to register, please visit

About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

Company Contact:
Stefani Finch
Hitachi Data Systems
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