A city can only be as smart as the sum of its parts. Cities are expansive ecosystems, composed of entities ranging from government and law enforcement agencies, businesses, healthcare systems, airports and transportation, to utilities, schools, universities and more. Each of these organizations has its own unique set of challenges and opportunities, but they all share common needs: They must increase operational efficiencies and cost savings, enhance the enjoyment and experience of the people they serve, as well as employees, and keep people and assets safe. The internet of things (IoT) is helping to connect our digital and physical worlds like never before. It drives new opportunities to innovate and make your business or organization, and the city it is located in, smarter, safer and more efficient. Sounds great, right? But where and how do you get started? Join Hitachi and our special guest, Dr. Alison Brooks, research director, Smart Cities Strategies and Public Safety at IDC, to learn: •How video and other IoT data can help your business become smarter, safer and more efficient.•How to harness IoT data to gain operational intelligence and achieve better business outcomes. •How Hitachi’s customers are innovating with IoT to excel. •Which practical applications and best practices will get you started on your own IoT journey to reach your goals and tackle your challenges.