Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a subsidiary of the global Hitachi industrial group, is exhibiting in its own right for the first time at this year’s HANNOVER MESSE. The company is showcasing its possibly unique expertise in linking information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT). Visitors to the trade fair will find HDS in the Bitkom Innovation Forum in Hall 7, where it’s running a demo station with a touchscreen table for an entertaining journey of discovery through One Hitachi solutions for the smart city of the future.
The top priority at HDS lies in creating solutions for managing information and promoting social development – with the aim of enabling companies to be more successful and helping people to live safer, healthier and smarter lives (aka "social innovation"). To achieve this, HDS searches for ways to put big data to serious use in what it calls the "Internet of Things that matter" – as opposed to consumer IoT gadgets such as smart plant pots, fitness wristbands or household appliances. The kind of "Things" the company has in mind are systems for renewable energy, trains and industrial plants – in other words, the essential nuts and bolts that keep society functioning smoothly.
Hitachi Data Systems GmbH (63303 Dreieich, Germany), Hall 7, Stand D28, co-exhibitor with Bitkom