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NEXT 2017 – The World’s Top Enterprises Talk About Data and Opportunity at Hitachi’s Inaugural User Conference

August 30, 2017

Hitachi Customers Including ConAgra, CPFL, Klinikum Wels, Penske, Rabobank, Spin Master, Meat & Livestock Australia, University of Utah Health, Verizon, Wells Fargo and Wiggle To Share Their Transformation Journeys

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (August 30, 2017) — Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced a number of exciting updates to NEXT 2017 by Hitachi, the premier event for the digital revolution. Updates include a list of conference sponsors, a new Developer Track, a Women’s Leadership Forum, a sample list of customers speaking and featured entertainment for attendees. NEXT 2017 will be held September 18-21, 2017 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Hitachi is pleased to announce its list of NEXT 2017 sponsors:

  • Diamond: Intel
  • Platinum: Brocade and VMware
  • Gold: Arrow Electronics, Cisco, DXC, SONY, Teradata and Veritas
  • Silver: Datalink, Commvault, NTP Software, ORBIT, Pulse, Red Hat, SUSE, Tech Data, Virtual Instruments and Vodafone

Attendees of the newly announced Developer Track will discover how to apply new IoT thinking to both on-premises and cloud computing, to machine learning, and to other vital technologies. Developers will have the opportunity to speak directly with top Hitachi engineers, developers and product managers to understand the latest capabilities and technologies in Hitachi’s portfolios of data management, content intelligence, analytics and IoT solutions.

At the Women’s Leadership Forum at NEXT 2017, attendees will hear from informative and motivating speakers with experience and ideas that matter for anyone, regardless of career stage. Vernice Armour, the first African-American female combat pilot, and author, will speak on fearless leadership. Patty Azzarello, CEO, business advisor and author, will present on decisive leadership. Attendees will get an opportunity to learn from and network with other business leaders across multiple industries.

Customers will give real world examples of how they are using Hitachi products and solutions to transform their business and how that work improves society. Some of the Hitachi customers featured at keynotes and breakouts include ConAgra, CPFL, Klinikum Wels, Penske, Rabobank, Spin Master, Meat and Livestock Australia, University of Utah Health, Verizon, Wells Fargo and Wiggle.

On Wednesday night, September 20, NEXT 2017 attendees will be treated to a private performance by a Grammy® winning, global superstar, among many other surprises. It will be a night to remember!

NEXT 2017 Registration
Registration for NEXT 2017 is underway! The $795 ticket is available at the introductory price of $299. To register to attend Hitachi NEXT 2017, please visit Registered attendees will receive dymanic 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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