New Delhi, India, November 28, 2014: Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd., organized the ‘Social Innovations for Future-Solutions for India’ in partnership with NDTV on 21st November, 2014 at The Oberoi, New Delhi. This event was graced by Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu. The objective of the forum was to bring the brightest minds of the industry together and deliberate on the prevalent issues of rapid urbanization and discuss the role of Social Innovation in addressing those concerns and finding viable solutions. Social Innovation as a topic was discussed broadly with delving the focus deeper into the areas of Healthcare and Urban Transportation. Various issues being faced in these verticals were explored by the esteemed panelists along with some possible solutions. The event also saw representatives from the Government and bureaucrats take part and it was also in harmony with the current government’s vision of developing smart cities and infrastructure.
After the grand success of Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2013 held in New Delhi, Hitachi realized the potential role Social Innovation can play in the fields like rail systems, healthcare, infrastructure systems, power systems, and water systems etc.
“We are extremely happy to host ‘Social Innovations for Future – Solutions for India’. The unplanned expansion of megacities and escalating urban population in India has given rise to new set of challenges. There is an urgent need for development of social infrastructure, particularly in the areas of healthcare, water, urban mass rapid transportation systems and IT. Therefore, we have brought together industry leaders, domain experts, thought leaders, policy makers and senior representatives from related industries to a series of panel discussions focusing on different aspects of the subject.” said Ichiro Iino, Managing Director of Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.