Hitachi Consulting Named Google Cloud IoT Specialization Partner

05/01/2019 Dallas, Texas

Dallas, May 1, 2019 --- Hitachi Consulting Corporation, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd (TSE: 6501), today announced it is one of the first companies named an IoT Specialization Partner in the Google Cloud Partner Program. Hitachi Consulting and Google Cloud formed a strategic alliance to advance digital solutions powered by the internet of things (IoT). This partner specialization is based on Hitachi Consulting’s proven capabilities in helping companies more easily and securely connect, manage and ingest IoT data in order to analyze it and gain new insights.

Specializations in the Google Cloud Partner Program are designed to provide Google Cloud customers with qualified partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in specialized solution and service areas. As an IoT Specialization Partner, Hitachi Consulting has demonstrated success in delivering customer IoT solutions using Google Cloud Platform technology.

“Hitachi Consulting is proud to be recognized as one of the first IoT specialization partners in the Google Cloud Partner Program,” said Philip Townsend, Senior Vice President of Global Platform Partners, Alliances and Marketing at Hitachi Consulting. “By bringing together Google Cloud's leading data analytics and machine learning capabilities with Hitachi’s extensive experience in IT and operational technology, as well as our broad IoT knowledge base, we’ve demonstrated our capability to deliver IoT solutions in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, transport and agriculture. For example, we help manufacturers use sensors, actuators and video to communicate with shop floor equipment in real-time to enable predictive maintenance. The result has been greater, more reliable performance at lower costs which ultimately helps improve profitability.”

“Together, Hitachi Consulting and Google Cloud are creating innovative solutions to promote growth, improve processes and accelerate our customers’ agility,” said Zeeshan Subzwari, Google Alliance Lead, North America. “Hitachi’s solutions powered by Google Cloud’s world-class dynamic technologies help drive growth by transforming data into an enterprise asset. This IoT specialization is an important milestone in our collaboration and will prove to be a catalyst for our work with Google Cloud and our joint customers.”

Hitachi Consulting is proud to be recognized for this achievement and committed to supporting joint customers as they build, run and maintain advanced solutions for their businesses.

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation
Hitachi Consulting is the digital solutions and professional services organization within Hitachi Ltd., a global technology and social innovation leader. Hitachi Consulting is a catalyst for positive business change, propelling organizations to drive disruptive innovation and to accelerate digital transformation. We help organizations leverage data as a strategic asset to innovate faster, develop new revenue streams, and respond to global dynamics with insight and agility. We collaborate with clients to create solutions that help maximize operational efficiency and deliver measurable, sustainable business results. Visit us at www.hitachiconsulting.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focusing on Social Innovation Business combining its operational technology, information technology and products. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2018 (ended March 31, 2019) totaled 9,480.6 billion yen ($85.4 billion), and the company has approximately 296,000 employees worldwide. Hitachi delivers digital solutions utilizing Lumada in five sectors including Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT, to increase our customer’s social, environmental and economic value. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.