On-Demand Webinar

Apps, Automation, AI: Accelerating Business Value by Making Data Work Smarter

Thrive in the Connected World

How will this webinar help me?

In an increasingly connected world, automation capabilities allow manufacturers and service organizations to do more with less across their businesses. From digitizing pen-and-paper tasks to automating complex processes that span legacy and modern applications, data management and productivity apps are helping to put “employee empowerment” at the center of digital transformation. Watch Hitachi Solutions and Microsoft as we discuss real-world examples of how organizations are unlocking data-driven insights, and the value gained from transforming data into a strategic asset.

Key Takeaways:

  • Navigating industry and economic disruptions with a new level of agility
  • How to achieve new levels of insight, collaboration, and efficiency to increase satisfaction and reduce costs
  • Combining the right data capabilities with a data culture to enable better decisions and transformative processes


Jerry Hawk, Chief Operating Officer
Jerry is the Chief Operating Officer for Hitachi Solutions North America. Introduced by way of the acquisition of Capax Global, Jerry – the original Capax founder and CEO – joined forces with the Hitachi Solutions team at that juncture in 2018.  Jerry’s genuine passion for delighting the customer is ever-present. His industry knowledge and experience combined with business aptitude both shepherd and inspire Jerry’s natural ability to lead in the technology consulting and services world, where Hitachi Solutions operates and thrives.

Jerry is originally from Redmond, WA – the neck of the woods where ‘Microsoft grew up’.  And sometimes, life has a way of bringing you full circle. After spending many years in Chicago, Jerry and his wife Jessica made their way back to the Pacific Northwest and currently call Bellevue, WA home.

Charles Lamanna, Corporate VP, Business Applications & Platforms
Charles Lamanna is the corporate VP of Business Applications & Platforms (BAP) at Microsoft. He leads the product development and engineering teams responsible for creating business applications and low-code platforms that empower everyone to achieve more. This spans products and services across Dynamics 365, the Power Platform, Viva Sales, and Nuance Enterprise. Previously, Lamanna led the engineering teams that created Azure Resource Manager, Azure Autoscale, Azure Logic Apps, Azure Activity Logs, and several other management-related capabilities. Before that, Lamanna founded MetricsHub (acquired by Microsoft in 2013), one of the first offerings for public cloud cost management and service health monitoring.