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Eco-Engineering Forum 2014

Eco-Engineering Forum 2014: The New Eco-System of Information: Harnessing the Potential of Big Data

June 10, 2014 marked the sixth anniversary of a joint annual forum presented by Hitachi, Ltd., the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Brookings Institution. The focus of this year’s forum was “The New Eco-System of Information: Harnessing the Potential of Big Data.” The forum was held at the AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., and featured a keynote presentation from Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe. Two panel discussions on subtopics related to big data followed: one on the transportation applications for big data, and the other on how big data can be used to meet environmental challenges.

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Event Details

Thursday, February 20, 2014
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Auditorium 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005
AAAS, The Brookings Institution and Hitachi, Ltd.

Opening Remarks

Edward Derrick
Chief Program Director 
Center of Science, Policy, and Society Programs
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Bruce Katz 
Vice President and Co-Director
Metropolitan Policy Program
The Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy
The Brookings Institution

Masahiko Yamaguchi
General Manager
Hitachi Corporate Office, DC
Hitachi, Ltd.

Keynote Address

The Honorable Terry McAuliffe
Commonwealth of Virginia

Panel 1

Big Data and Transportation


Rob Atkinson
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Linda Bailey
Executive Director
National Association of City Transportation Officials
Umeshwar Dayal
Vice President and Senior Fellow Information Research Big Data Research Laboratory
Hitachi America, Ltd.
Joseph Kopser
Chief Executive Officer


Adie Tomer

Senior Research Associate and Associate Fellow Metropolitan Policy Program The Brookings Institution

Closing Remarks

Yasuo Tanabe
Vice President and Executive Officer
Government & External Relations Division
Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi Global “Environmental Activities”

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Panel 2

Meeting Environmental Challenges


Gerald "Stinger" Guala
Branch Chief
Eco-Science Synthesis U.S. Geological Survey
Dan Walker
Climatemonkeys, LLC
Brian Wee
Chief of External Affairs


Sharon Hays

Account General Manager CSC

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