Hitachi and Penske Racing to Host Panel Discussion on the Power of Information Technology in Racing and in Business

Top Quote Hitachi celebrates its partnership with Penske Racing with an exclusive business networking event leading up to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma IZOD IndyCar Series race on August 25, 2013. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 17, 2013 - Hitachi celebrates its partnership with Penske Racing with this exclusive business networking event leading up to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma IZOD IndyCar Series race on August 25, featuring a panel discussion with the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and current series championship leader Helio Castroneves.

    Hitachi, the primary sponsor for nine races on the No. 3 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet IndyCar driven by Helio Castroneves, will host an exclusive business networking event in San Francisco on August 22, 2013. The event will be held at the world-class Nissan Infiniti dealership in downtown San Francisco and will feature a panel discussion on the power of information technology in racing and in business, moderated by Amy Bernstein, Editor, Harvard Business Review.

    How to Utilize Technology and Information to "Take the Lead" in Racing and Fortune 500 Businesses
    August 22, 2013, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PST
    - Media Opportunities: All panelists will be available for media interviews during specific times below
    5:30 - 6 p.m. PST
    7:05 - 7:30 p.m. PST
    - Panel Discussion: 6:15 pm - 7:05 p.m. PST
    - 7:05-8:00 p.m. Business Networking/Cocktails and Refreshments

    Nissan Infiniti of San Francisco (a Penske Automotive Group Dealership)
    1395 Van Ness Avenue (corner of Van Ness & Bush St.)
    San Francisco, CA
    Event will take place on the 4th Floor.
    Reserved parking for the event can be accessed through the dealership's customer parking and service entrances, both located on Bush Street.

    Special guests:
    - Moderator: Amy Bernstein, Editor, Harvard Business Review
    - Panelists:
    Helio Castroneves, three-time Indy 500 winner, current IndyCar championship leader
    Will Power, Driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske IndyCar
    Tim Cindric, President, Penske Racing
    Ron Ruzewski, Technical Director, Team Penske
    Asim Zaheer, SVP, Marketing and CTO Office, Hitachi Data Systems

    Media interested in attending the event must RSVP and contact Hitachi, Penske Racing or Lois Paul and Partners for securing press credentials for the event. Please refer to media contacts above.

    About Hitachi
    Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies, offers a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit For more information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit
    Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

    Lauren Raguzin
    Hitachi America, Ltd.
    (914) 333 - 2986
    Cell: 201-566-4972
    Lauren.Raguzin ( @ ) hal dot hitachi dot com

    Merrill Cain
    Penske Racing
    (704) 677-9200
    Merrill.Cain ( @ ) penskeracing dot com

    Brandi Ellerbee
    Lois Paul and Partners
    (512) 638-5327
    Brandi_Ellerbee ( @ ) lpp dot com

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