Hitachi Consulting and Oracle Team Up to Present "IoT, AI, and Blockchain Power Business Growth, Efficiency, and Productivity" at Oracle OpenWorld 2018
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Hitachi Consulting and Oracle Team Up to Present "IoT, AI, and Blockchain Power Business Growth, Efficiency, and Productivity" at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2018 — (PRNewswire) —  ORACLE OPENWORLD – Hitachi Consulting Corporation, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) and an Oracle Platinum Cloud Elite Partner level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it will be participating in Oracle OpenWorld, the annual Oracle conference for business decision-makers, IT management and end users.

Oracle OpenWorld will take place October 22-25 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Hitachi Consulting will join Oracle to present a product keynote on October 23, " IoT, AI, and Blockchain Power Business Growth, Efficiency, and Productivity," to highlight how Oracle and Hitachi solutions help businesses utilize technology, improve core processes and realize higher levels of return on their investments.

The product keynote features Beverly Rider, senior vice president and chief commercial officer, Hitachi; John Hallin, vice president, Hitachi Consulting; Viktor Sahakian, vice president, Oracle Technology, Hitachi Consulting; Rick Jewell, senior vice president, Applications Development, Oracle; Bhagat Nainani, group vice president, Oracle; Jasper Potts, UI architect, Blockchain and Internet of Things, Oracle.

In addition, an executive solution session, " Hitachi Social Innovation: Outcomes Through Co-Creation with Customers and Oracle," features Phil Townsend, senior vice president, Hitachi Consulting, and Ellen Dowd, senior vice president, Hitachi Global Solution Innovation Business.

"At Hitachi Consulting, we are committed to expanding our engagement with Oracle by collaborating on initiatives that support our joint customers in their cloud transformation and digital innovation journeys. Hitachi's track record in both operational technology and IT positions us to provide industry-leading tools for innovation and intelligent solutions that drive measurable and sustainable business outcomes for our customers," said Hicham Abdessamad, President and CEO, Hitachi Consulting.

Hitachi has been working with operational technologies for more than a century, has more than 50 years of experience in IT solutions, and is an early pioneer of IoT innovation. Its history and expertise uniquely qualify Hitachi Consulting to partner with Oracle in delivering technology solutions to customers. "Hitachi's expertise in business requirements across industries combined with Oracle's cutting-edge technology solutions create a powerful force for solving customers' problems," said Camillo Speroni, vice president, WorldWide Strategic Alliances, Oracle.

Emerging technologies, such as IoT, AI and blockchain, are critical assets for companies that want to achieve greater efficiency, improved productivity, stronger resilience and long-term sustainable growth. Keynote session attendees will learn how to apply these technologies to eliminate siloed business operations and create modern, interconnected digital workflows that have real-time visibility and responsiveness. The keynote session will showcase the collaboration by these two industry leaders and demonstrate how Hitachi's insightful business know-how complements Oracle's technology capabilities to bring Oracle solutions to life to solve real-world problems.

"To many customers, the 'why' of integrating IoT, AI and blockchain into their business is a compelling strategic imperative, yet the 'how' is hard to envision," said Beverly Rider, Senior Vice President and CCO at Hitachi. "Attendees will have the opportunity to see in very tangible ways how Hitachi Consulting and Oracle put these solutions to work to make businesses more efficient, productive and profitable."

As an Oracle Cloud Elite member, Hitachi Consulting has demonstrated its full commitment to providing the depth and breadth of Oracle Cloud solutions through a number of successful implementations, as measured by customer advocacy. By working with the Hitachi Consulting and Oracle alliance, manufacturing and other industrial clients can increase the speed of digital capability adoption to help them become leaders in their industry. The alliance also provides clients with visibility into the ways technology can address business challenges, such as how to increase productivity, improve margin and understand equipment failures.

Oracle OpenWorld visitors are invited to attend the joint session in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Attendees are also invited to visit Hitachi Consulting at Booth #1913 in the Moscone South Hall to see real-world technology applications, experience hands-on demos at the various kiosks, view theater-style presentations and gain a deeper understanding of how emerging technologies can address their specific business needs. At the booth, Hitachi Consulting and Oracle representatives will be jointly presenting on a number of topics, including:

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About Hitachi Consulting Corporation
The 20-year alliance between Hitachi Consulting and Oracle offers enterprises an opportunity to work with two of the world's most innovative and respected technology companies. With global reach and powerful solution portfolios, Hitachi Consulting delivers Oracle solution experience backed by the reliability of the Hitachi brand. An Oracle Cloud Elite Partner with more than 700 Oracle consultants worldwide, Hitachi Consulting helps companies enhance the value of their Oracle Cloud and IoT Cloud applications. Hitachi Consulting brings the power of the Hitachi ecosystem to global engagements, including companies across 70 countries and more than US$3 billion in annual R&D. Learn more:   

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle's products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit:

About Oracle OpenWorld
Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Oracle Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from cloud applications to cloud platform and infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter

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