Hitachi Consulting and Google Cloud Form a Global Strategic Alliance to Advance Digital Solutions

02/02/2018 Dallas, TX

Hitachi Consulting Corporation, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd (TSE: 6501), and a leading provider of consulting-led solutions and services, today announced a new global strategic alliance with Google Cloud, to deliver digital solutions to customers around the world. Through this alliance, Hitachi Consulting will include Google Cloud solutions, including its leading machine learning solutions, within its digital solutions and services portfolio.

"Our alliance with Google Cloud offers Hitachi Consulting clients the opportunity to successfully deploy a modern suite of digital solutions to accelerate innovation, improve profitability and gain competitive advantage," said Philip Townsend, Senior Vice President of Global Solutions & Innovation at Hitachi Consulting. "We are committed to helping our clients work toward increasing agility and efficiencies to accelerate digital transformation in a disruptive market. By teaming with Google Cloud, we can offer our enterprise clients the added customization, speed and scalability they need to work toward achieving true business outcomes."

With this alliance, Hitachi Consulting will contribute its extensive investment in digital solutions as well as its global services in maximizing the intersection between information technology and operational technology. Google Cloud will bring its industry-leading cloud platform combined with its innovation, global fiber network, purpose-built security and no-ops services that scale. The combination of the powerful tools and cost effectiveness of Google Cloud plus the capabilities of Hitachi Consulting will enable Hitachi’s clients to put data at the core of their operations and take advantage of the IoT in a scalable and agile environment.

"We are excited to bring together Google Cloud's leading data analytics and machine learning capabilities with Hitachi Consulting's pioneering work in operational technology to help businesses drive innovation," said Chris Arisian, Head of Global Consulting Partnerships, Google Cloud. "As a new alliance with Google Cloud, Hitachi Consulting will bring our customers valued services in IoT implementation across multiple industries, including manufacturing and transportation."

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation
Hitachi Consulting is the global solutions and professional services organization within Hitachi Ltd., a global innovation leader in industrial and information technology solutions and an early pioneer of the Internet of Things. Hitachi Consulting is a business integrator for the IoT era and a catalyst for digital transformation. Using our deep domain knowledge, we collaborate with clients to help them innovate faster, maximize operational efficiency and realize measurable, sustainable business and societal value. As a consulting-led solutions company, we can help you leverage data as a strategic asset to drive competitive differentiation, customer loyalty and growth. Visit us at www.hitachiconsulting.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
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 Social Innovation and 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, please visit http://www.hitachi.com.