Hitachi Vantara announced that it will honor the winners of the Hitachi Transformation Awards, which recognize leading organizations that are transforming in new and innovative ways with the support of Hitachi solutions. Three winners were selected based on the substantial business outcomes they have achieved through accelerating business transformation, improving user experience, innovating with data and using the internet of things (IoT). Awards were given for the following categories: Enterprise Transformation, Excellence in IoT, and Social Innovation.
Selected Winners are
NASA Johnson Space Center: An independent agency of the United States government, NASA is responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. As a critical part of the larger NASA mission, the Johnson Space Center is home to the astronaut corps, mission control, and the Orion, Commercial Crew and International Space Station programs. With a wide reach of responsibilities, the Johnson Space Center generates significant data sets, which include the imagery downlinked from the space station.
Excellence in IoT:
State of Andhra Pradesh (India) Real-Time Governance: With a people-first motto, the government of Andhra Pradesh, India strives to provide an agile and efficient public service delivery system benefitting nearly 50 million citizens in a 360-degree lifecycle approach through its Real-Time Governance (RTG) initiative. With the help of Real-Time Governance, Andhra Pradesh can now swiftly resolve citizen grievances and monitor infrastructure projects, incidents, weather, and climatic events across the state in real time, leveraging technology services.
Smart Payments by Nets: Smart Payments, a specialized innovations business unit founded by leading European digital payments provider Nets and headquartered in Denmark, aims to be at the forefront of payment innovation and create value to its customers by leveraging emerging technologies in designing the payment experiences of tomorrow. Using biometric technologies, Smart Payments by Nets and Hitachi created a payment solution that instantly scans a user’s finger vein patterns and links it to their domestic debit card, Dankort, providing a fast, convenient and secure way to pay.
Chief operating officer and chief transformation officer of Hitachi Vantara, Scott Kelly said “The Hitachi Transformation Awards give us a great opportunity to showcase our remarkable customers and recognize the success they’ve achieved transforming their businesses by using the power of their data. This year’s winners have demonstrated creativity and leadership in their respective fields to change the way they work, and Hitachi Vantara is proud to partner with and honors these outstanding accomplishments.”