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Hitachi Vantara Continues To Bolster Its Global Leadership Team With New Executive Appointments

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 11:00 SGT

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced new appointments to its global leadership team: Mark Ablett has been named senior vice president of global go-to-market (GTM) strategy and Daniel Chong has been named senior vice president of Asia Pacific (APAC). Both will report to the company’s chief revenue officer, Hans-Peter Klaey.

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NUS Overseas Colleges’ BitCam Team Bags Top Prize at Hitachi Vantara CodeSG

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2017 00:00 SGT

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (TSE: 6501), announced the winner of its first ever FinTech code-a-thon, CodeSG, today. BitCam, the team from NUS Overseas College comprised of Jerry Tan, Ho Ren Sen, John Goh and Choo Yan Sheng, took home the winning prize of S$3,000 following an intense weekend of competition.

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Adoption of IoT Platforms Will Be the Top IT Trend in 2018

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2017 11:54 SGT

Smart object storage, analytics and AI, and the extension of agile methodologies across the enterprise will all play key roles during the coming year

SINGAPORE —  Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today released its key business and technology trends for Asia Pacific in 2018. These trends are jointly predicted by Hubert Yoshida, chief technology officer, and Russell Skingsley, chief technology officer Asia Pacific.

The adoption of Internet of Things (commonly referred to as IoT) platforms will dominate enterprise IT strategies in 2018, alongside a number of other areas. Yoshida and Skingsley have identified ten key trends for the Asia Pacific technology market in 2018.

#1: IT will adopt IoT platforms to facilitate the application of IoT solutions

IoT solutions deliver valuable insight to support digital transformation and are rapidly becoming a strategic imperative in almost every industry and market sector. IT must work closely with the operations side of the business to focus on specific business needs and define the scope of an IoT project.

“Building IoT solutions that provide real value can be difficult without the right underlying architecture and a deep understanding of the business to properly simulate and digitalize operational entities and processes. This is where the choice of an IoT platform and the choice of an experienced service provider is important,” according to Yoshida.

“Enterprises should look for an IoT platform that offers an open, flexible architecture that simplifies integration with complimentary technologies and provides an extensible “foundry” on which to build a variety of industry applications that companies need to design, build, test, and deploy quickly and with minimal hassle,” added Skingsley.

#2: Object storage gets smart

Enterprises started their digital transformation this year but the first problem that they ran into was the ability to access their data. Data is often locked in isolated islands that make it costly to extract and use. These islands were built for purpose and not to be shared, and many contain data that is duplicated, obsolete or no longer used because of changes in business process or ownership.

“Data scientists tell us that 80% of the work involved in gaining analytical insight from data is the tedious work of acquiring and preparing the data. The concept of a data lake is alluring, but you can’t just pour your data into one system, unless that data is properly cleansed, formatted and indexed or tagged with metadata so that the data lake is content aware. Otherwise you end up with a data swamp,” commented Skingsley.

While object storage can store massive amounts of unstructured data and provide metadata management and search capability, the ability to be context-aware is missing. Object storage now has the ability to be “smart” with software that can search for and read content in multiple structured and unstructured data silos and analyze it for cleansing, formatting and indexing.

“Hitachi Content Intelligence can extract data from the silos and pump it into workflows to process it in various ways. Users of Content Intelligence can be authorized so that sensitive content is only viewed by relevant people and document security controls are not breached. Content Intelligence can create a standard and consistent enterprise search process across the entire IT environment. It can connect to and aggregate multi-structured data across heterogeneous data silos and different locations and provides automated extraction, classification, enrichment and categorization of all of an organization's data,” said Skingsley.

#3: Analytics and artificial intelligence

2018 will see a growth in analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) across the board as companies see real returns on their investments. According to IDC, revenue growth from information-based products will double the rest of the product and services portfolio for a third of Fortune 500 companies by the end of 2017.

“AI became mainstream with consumer products like Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri, and Hitachi believes that it is the collaboration of AI and humans that will bring real benefits to society. Through tools like Pentaho Data Integration, our aim is to democratize the data engineering and data science process to make Machine Intelligence – a combination of Machine Learning and AI – more accessible to a wider variety of developers and engineers,” said Skingsley.

Pentaho’s machine learning orchestration, with integrations for languages like R and Python and for machine learning technologies like Spark MLlib, are steps in that direction. Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform, enables scalable IoT machine learning with flexible input and outputs, standardizes connections that can automatically configure and manage resources, and is compatible with Python, R and Java for machine learning.

#4: Wider adoption of video analytics

Video content analytics will be a “third eye” for greater insight, productivity and efficiency in a number of domains beyond public safety. Algorithms that automatically detect and determine temporal, spatial and relational events combined with other IoT information, like cell phone GPS and social media feeds, to apply to a wide range of businesses like retail, healthcare, automotive, manufacturing, education and entertainment.

Yoshida believes that video can provide unique functions like egomotion – 3D motion used in autonomous robot navigation – behavior analysis and other forms of situational awareness.

“Retailers are using video to analyze customer navigation patterns and dwell time to position products and sales assistance to maximize sales. Video analytics relies on good video input so it requires video enhancement technologies like de-noising, image stabilization, masking and super resolution. Video analytics may be the sleeper in terms of analytics for ease of use, ROI and generating actionable analytics,” said Yoshida.

#5: Extension of agile methodologies across the enterprise

Digital transformation is all about efficiency and working together to drive faster and more relevant business outcomes. This is why more information technology organizations are adopting agile methodology.

IT organizations have a legacy of siloed operations with server, network, storage, database, virtualization, and now cloud administrators passing change notices back and forth to deliver a business outcome. In fact, many would argue that IT was more focused on IT outcomes and not business outcomes.

“Even when data centers used technology to create shared data repositories to break down the data silos, the different functions were still focused on their own objectives and not on the overall business objectives. Now with cross functional teams using iterative agile sprints of two to four weeks, IT can focus on relevant business outcomes and deliver it more efficiently,” said Skingsley.

Under the leadership of Chief Information Officer, Renee McKaskle, Hitachi Vantara has been using agile methodologies over the past two years to drive digital transformation, and the results have been highly impactful.

“Agile provides us with a nimble approach, where small cross functional teams, with a clear direction and strategic milestones, can iterate through short sprints to ensure alignment across the board, communicate effectively, and focus on problem solving and achieving our common business goals,” said Yoshida. He also noted that 2018 will see more enterprises move to agile and DevOps in software development, with agile methodologies being used across the enterprise.

#6: Data governance 2.0

2018 will see new challenges in data governance which will require organizations to implement new frameworks. The biggest challenge will come from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will give EU residents more control over their personal data. This regulation will drive up costs and increase the risks involved in collecting and storing personal data. Violations of the GDPR could face fines totaling up to $21.75 million, or 4% of EU’s total annual worldwide turnover of the preceding financial year.

“Previous data governance was based on the processing of data and metadata. New data governance must now consider data context. If a user invokes their right to be forgotten, a company must be able to locate that individual’s data, eradicate it and provide proof that this has been done. GDPR’s mandatory breach notification of within 72 hours also means organizations face a very short window to respond. The ability to do this is impossible if the data is scattered in different application silos and cannot cover data stored on mobile devices or in the cloud. In 2018, data governance frameworks will need to be updated to include content intelligence tools,” comments Skingsley.

#7: Containers enable movement to the next level of virtualization

Container-based virtualization is the latest virtualization technology that will gain wider acceptance in 2018. Considered a new generation of virtual machines (VMs), which abstracted an entire device including the operating system (OS), containers consist only of the application and all the dependencies that the application needs.

Yoshida adds, “Containers are lightweight, in that they do not need a dedicated OS for each container, which helps to reduce costs. Their open configuration also means that they can run on numerous platforms and they allow applications to run isolated from one another, resulting in greater security. Monolithic applications can be written as micro services and run in containers, for greater agility, scale, and reliability.

Enterprises are migrating and developing new applications with containers in order to be competitive in today’s market that is defined by agility and efficiency. As an organization, we have built our IoT platform, Lumada, on containers and micro services and are fully embracing the benefit that they bring by moving our management software for Pentaho worker nodes, Hitachi Content Intelligence and Hitachi Infrastructure Director to containers as well. Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) for Virtual Storage Platforms (VSP) also has a plugin to provision persistent VSP storage in containers – a trend we expect many storage vendors to follow next year.”

#8: Blockchain projects will mature

According to Yoshida, blockchain will be in the news in 2018 for two reasons:

First is the use of cryptocurrencies, which saw growing acceptance this year as a stable currency in countries that were plagued by hyperinflation. Japan and Singapore are also indicating that they will create flat-denominated cryptocurrencies in 2018 that will be run by banks and managed by regulators. Consumers will use this for P2P payments, ecommerce and fund transfers. This will lead many banks to turn to blockchain to help them build the capacity needed to manage accounts in cryptocurrencies.

Second is the growing use of blockchain in the financial sector for routine processes like internal regulatory functions, customer documentation and regulatory filings. Interbank fund transfers via blockchain ledgers are also expected to expand in 2018, and other sectors will begin to see prototypes with smart contracts and identity services for healthcare, governments, food safety and counterfeit goods.

#9: Time is right for biometric authentication

The increasing numbers of passwords required by today’s consumers will also support the shift towards biometric authentication in 2018.

“In reality, most of us use the same password for the accounts that we don’t think are very important. Unfortunately, hackers also know this, so once they discover a password, they will use it to successfully hack other accounts. Businesses are coming to the realization that proxies that represent our identity - like passwords, ATM cards, and pin numbers - even with two-factor authentication, are hackable,” says Skingsley.

“Smart phone vendors and financial companies are moving to solve this problem by using biometrics which represent the real user. But choosing the right biometric is important. If a biometric like a fingerprint is hacked, there is no way to reset it in the same way you would a pin number or password. Since we leave our fingerprint on everything we touch, it is conceivable that someone could lift our prints and reuse them. Hitachi recommends the use of finger vein, which can only be seen when infrared light is passed through a live finger to capture the vein pattern and is the most resistant to forgery.”

#10: Co-creation of value

Traditional business thinking starts with the premise that the producer autonomously determines value through its choice of products and services. Consumers have typically been consulted through market research and were passively involved in the process of creating solutions and value. In 2018, Yoshida thinks we will witness a shift in value creation, away from producer-centric, solution-value creation to a co-creation paradigm of value creation.

“Producers and consumers can no longer survive in the digital world with this traditional approach to value creation. In the digital world, the pace of change is relentless and problems span across multiple domains, with a blurring of industry domains and boundaries. Producers cannot take years to develop a solution and consumers cannot plan their business on multi-year roadmaps that may not deliver what they need. If consumers and producers are to innovate, they must be active participants in the value creation process as co-creators,” comments Yoshida.

Hitachi sees co-creation as the process of collaborating with customers and ecosystem players in order to innovate and create new value for business stakeholders, customers and society at large. The company has been co-creating with a number of customers and has developed a co-creation methodology that it expects will see further uptake in 2018.

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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 http://www.hitachi.com.

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Computer Animation Festival Unveils its Winners Ahead of SIGGRAPH Asia 2017

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2017 16:07 SGT

• Animated shorts from South Korea, Chile, France and Ecuador awarded top honors • Festival program includes sessions by Pixar, Marvel Studios, Google Spotlight Stories, Industrial Light & Magic, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Jaunt China and a showcase by leading Thailand Animation Studios

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Hitachi Vantara Launches Pentaho 8.0 With Real-Time Data Processing to Fast-Track Digital Insights for Enterprise Customers

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2017 11:00 SGT

Next-Generation Release Provides Integration With Spark for Data and Stream Processing and Kafka for Data Ingestion in Real Time

Singapore — From its PentahoWorld 2017 user conference, Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., today unveiled the next generation of its Pentaho data integration and analytics platform software. Pentaho 8.0 is enhanced and provides support for Spark and Kafka to improve data and stream processing, plus the ability to easily match compute resources with business demand in real time. The new release is designed to help Hitachi’s customers extract greater value from their data to gain a competitive advantage and accelerate their digital transformation journeys.

According to independent research firm IDC, the global datasphere will grow to 163 zetabytes by 2025 – 10 times faster than the amount of data generated in 2016. The firm also forecasts that more than a quarter of that data will be real-time in nature, with IoT data making up more than 95-percent of it.[1]

With its Pentaho 8.0 release, Hitachi Vantara helps customers to better prepare their businesses to address this real-time data deluge by optimizing and modernizing their data analytics pipelines and improving the productivity of their existing teams. New enhancements to the Pentaho 8.0 platform allow users to:

  • Improve Connectivity to Streaming Data Sources: With data moving faster, it’s critical to process it as it happens and react immediately if necessary. New capabilities in Pentaho 8.0 include:
    • Stream processing with Spark: Pentaho 8.0 now fully enables stream data ingestion and processing using its native engine or Spark. This adds to existing Spark integration with SQL, MLlib and Pentaho’s adaptive execution layer.
    • Connect to Kafka Streams: Kafka is a very popular publish/subscribe messaging system that handles large data volumes that are common in today’s big data and IoT environments. Pentaho 8.0 now enables real-time processing with specialized steps that connect Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) to Kafka.
    • Big data security with Knox: Building on its existing enterprise-level security for Cloudera and Hortonworks, Pentaho 8.0 now adds support for the Knox Gateway used for authenticating users to Hadoop services.
  • Optimize Processing Resources: Every organization has constrained data processing resources that it wants to use intelligently, guaranteeing high availability even when demand for computation resources are high. To support this, Pentaho 8.0 provides:
    • Worker nodes to scale out enterprise workloads: IT managers can now easily bring up additional nodes and spread simultaneous workloads across all available computation resources to match capacity with demand. This matching provides elasticity and portability between cloud and on-premises environments resulting in faster and more efficient processing for end users.
    • Adaptive execution enhancements: First introduced in Pentaho 7.1, Pentaho’s adaptive execution allows users to match workloads with the most appropriate processing engine, without having to rewrite any data integration logic. Now, Pentaho 8.0 makes adaptive execution easier to set up, use and secure. The functionality is also now available on Hortonworks.
    • Native support for Avro and Parquet: Pentaho 8.0 makes it easy to read and write to these popular big data file formats and process with Spark using Pentaho’s visual editing tools.
  • Boost Team Productivity: Pentaho 8.0 also comes with several new features to help increase productivity across the data pipeline. These include granular filters for preparing data, improved repository usability and easier application auditing.

“On the path to digital transformation, enterprises must fully exploit all the data available to them. This requires connecting traditional data silos and integrating their operational and information technologies to build modern analytics data pipelines that can accommodate a more connected, open and fluid world of data,” said Donna Prlich, chief product officer for Pentaho software at Hitachi Vantara. “Pentaho 8.0 provides enterprise scale and faster processing in anticipation of future data challenges to better support Hitachi’s customers on their digital journeys.”

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Innovative Future Technologies Take Centerstage at SIGGRAPH Asia

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2017 14:42 SGT

A total of 24 first-time exhibitors, including Thai tertiary institutions, startups and game developers to showcase the the latest technologies in Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

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SIGGRAPH Asia Spotlights Production Teams from Pixar, Thor: Ragnarok, Blade Runner 2049 at its Featured Sessions Program

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2017 15:30 SGT

• Featured Sessions Program focuses on major breakthroughs, techniques, arts in the field of Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques • Other first-time features at SIGGRAPH Asia include Full Dome VR Dailies Review for Dunkirk and Assassin's Creed

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Hitachi Vantara Launches Cloud Enabled Data Recovery Solution; Elevates IT With Always-on Data Availability

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2017 15:11 SGT

Singapore (Oct. 19, 2017) — Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), introduced today the latest version of its specialized data recovery platform, Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID) v6, which significantly modernizes IT environments and how data is protected. This newest version improves data availability – a requirement for transforming an organization into a modern digital enterprise – by supporting always-on service objectives.

Now generally available, HDID v6 unites operational recovery, business continuity, disaster recovery and copy-data management capabilities with business-critical application environments. This release addresses the needs of customers, partners and global system integrators requiring a cloud-enabled data recovery solution. It provides a comprehensive application-programming interface, multitenancy and granular role-based access controls coupled with a highly scalable, whiteboard-style policy engine.

Customers and cloud providers alike can benefit from outcomes by:

  • Aligning user access capabilities to the business’ organizational structure and responsibilities through granular role-based access controls.
  • Delivering recovery and DR as a service for private cloud through a functional, rich REST API.
  • Simplifying complex business continuity policies through a whiteboard-based, highly scalable user interface.
  • Protecting from ransomware through automation of storage-assisted volume-locking functionality to enable fast, full recovery.

“HDID is a critical function in our production environments; without it, Talisys would turn our 15-minute process into 10 hours of work. With the use of HDID v6, we are now able to scale out the product to more departments based on its greatly improved security and role-based access. We have found with the HDID v6 improvements in application aware controls, we can now simplify our current process even further,” said Chadd Warwick, systems architect, Talisys.

HDID v6 reduces risk and administration costs while significantly improving data availability.

“Traditional approaches to data protection cannot protect critical data fast enough or frequently enough. They also can’t recover from multiple failure scenarios quickly enough to meet today’s data availability requirements,” said Iri Trashanski, senior vice president, market development and product management, Hitachi Vantara. “Our goal at Hitachi Vantara is to help customers achieve tangible outcomes that positively drive business forward.HDID does just that. It delivers fast and frequent protection with virtually no impact on production applications as well as near-instant local and remote recovery.”

With data breaches and cybercrime continuing to escalate, protecting organizations’ most vital asset – consumer and other data – has become the number one concern for many CEOs and senior leadership.

“Given today’s growing cybersecurity concerns, organizations grasp that they must modernize the way their data is protected,” added Trashanski.

“When you modernize production, you must also modernize protection. Nowhere is that more important than in support of IT modernization and digital transformation initiatives, where backup, BC/DR, and assured availability of IT systems is paramount,” added Jason Buffington, principal analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.

HDID v6 provides the core capabilities for Cloud providers to supply modern data protection services to their customers, enhancing their competitiveness and profitability. For more information, visit: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/products/data-protection/data-instance-director.html

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Hitachi Vantara Singapore Launches Its First Fintech Codeathon

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2017 13:27 SGT

Hitachi Vantara’s CodeSG Seeks Visionary Participants With a Passion for Creative Problem-Solving

Singapore – October 12, 2017 – Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (TSE: 6501),today announced its very first Fintech Codeathon, CodeSG, that will take place from 3 - 5 November, 2017, at The Hangar at NUS Enterprise. The 2.5-day codeathon is open to developers, designers, tertiary students and enterprises in the Fintech community in Singapore, who have a passion for creative problem-solving.

Hitachi Vantara’s CodeSG aims to build a bridge to the Fintech developer community and establish two-way conversations between Hitachi Vantara and the developers. Participants in teams of five, will be tasked to solve real-time issues and co-create solutions to specific challenges from the financial industry. Projects are open format, which means that teams can hack on web, mobile, desktop or hardware applications. Teams will be able to leverage Hitachi Vantara’s solutions, such as Pentaho analytics, Hitachi Content Platform, Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere and Hitachi Content Intelligence.

Throughout the course of the codeathon, teams will receive guidance from Hitachi Vantara mentors, who will be on hand to ensure that beginners and experts alike will have the help and tools they need to successfully develop their projects. All teams will demonstrate their hacks on 5 November 2017. Winning teams stand to win attractive gadget prizes and tickets to Singapore Fintech Festival Conference, the world's largest Fintech event.

Teams will be judged by a panel of Hitachi Vantara judges, who will be looking for incorporation of Hitachi Vantara’stechnologies, solving the financial related issue, design interface, thoughtfulness and creativity, as well as ease of setup and configuration.

For more information on Hitachi Vantara’s CodeSG or to register please head to: http://bit.ly/codesg2017.

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Hitachi Vantara Names Hans-Peter Klaey Chief Revenue Officer To Lead and Drive Global Sales

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2017 11:01 SGT

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced it has appointed Hans-Peter Klaey as chief revenue officer, to lead its global sales organization and accelerate adoption of its data-driven solutions and services.

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Selena is PINPOINT PR's Director, responsible for account management and media relations

About PINPOINT PR

PINPOINT Public Relations is a strategic marketing and communications consultancy.

Pinpoint PR (PPR) is an award-winning boutique public relations (PR) consultancy in Singapore. We uniquely specialise in science and emerging technology PR. We (and our clients) have won awards for events publicity as well as financial PR.

We are proud to have earned the Institute for Public Relations Singapore (IPRS) PRISM Award 2017 for Best new local PR consultancy and with Merit, for the 2017 Outstanding Corporate Reputation Programme - International (OANDA). We were also listed as one of the top 5 new PR agencies in Asia Pacific at the June 2017 PR Awards Asia.

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  • PINPOINT PR
  • 18 Haji Lane #102, Singapore
  • 189211 Singapore
  • Singapore

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