Hitachi Interview at ICSG 2016 – Leveraging Big Data for Smart Energy and Smart Cities
Erman Akgün, Turkey country manager at Hitachi, draws parallels with Turkey to Japan. Both are prone to disasters, being in earthquake zones, both are net energy importers and need to be energy efficient, and both have major traffic problems. “We want to bring Japanese technology to Turkey but with creative collaboration between Japanese and Turkish partners and the authorities.” - Erman Akgün, Turkey country manager at Hitachi Mr Akgün also stresses the need to make use of Big Data for smart city applications such as disaster management. A demonstration is also under way on traffic management in Istanbul.