Hitachi signs deal with NSW Government


Tuesday, 20 November, 2018


Hitachi signs deal with NSW Government

The NSW Government will work with Hitachi, after the two organisations recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

The agreement illustrates Hitachi’s commitment to collaborate with the state on the development of its Western Parkland City and Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

As a leading global technology player with significant experience in elements of smart city and emerging technologies, Hitachi will lend its expertise to help western Sydney achieve its vision of creating a new city that is at the forefront of technology globally. It will provide the NSW Government — in conjunction with the federal government and eight municipalities in the western Sydney region — with state-of-the-art precinct design and social infrastructure services.

Areas of potential cooperation identified in the MoU include collaborations in healthcare precincts, the provision of operations facilities in areas of heavy engineering and the development of a technology-led centre of excellence in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, either independently or in collaboration with other research and academic organisations.

The MoU announcement coincides with the return of the world-renowned Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Sydney on 21 November 2018. The forum will take a deep dive into developments around big data analytics, digitalisation, smart cities and automation. Keiji Kojima, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, will deliver an Executive Address, and Gladys Berejiklian, Premier of New South Wales, will give a Ministerial Address.

The MoU was executed by Berejiklian and Toshiaki Higashihara, President and CEO of Hitachi, on Thursday, 15 November 2018.

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