Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced its first annual user conference, NEXT 2017, the premier event for the digital revolution. NEXT 2017 will be held September 18-21, 2017 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort. Hitachi is inviting customers, developers, partners, industry experts and thought leaders to learn about the latest developments in using data for better social and business outcomes – as only Hitachi can.

Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid market leader with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAP ™), recently organised a roundtable titled ‘Pioneering Future Energy in Kazakhstan’ during its participation at the World Scientific and Engineering Congress (WSEC) held recently under the theme ‘Energy of the Future: Innovative Scenarios and Methods of Their Implementation’ at Astana City.

In a parent-led initiative, The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD) organized its annual Ramadan charity drive in the spirit of the Happiness Ministry’s ‘100 Days of Giving’ programme that encourages UAE students to partake in acts of kindness. The whole school participated, with the children in preparing and distributing care packages for laborers working on the construction of new buildings for the coming school year.

WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration to WTM 2017.

To mark this year’s World Refugee Day, NRS International and award-winning social artist, designer and researcher at London College of Fashion, UAL, Professor Helen Storey, are launching the ‘#LoveCoats’ project to empower the TIGER Girls girls of Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan.