SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 13, 2018 – Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), today announced that it has joined the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance. The first of its kind, the Alliance is a coalition of Colorado municipalities, federally funded research labs, educational institutions and leading private sector technology companies. Alliance members seek to build partnerships, pilot new smart-cities technologies and improve Colorado communities through increased economic opportunities, better public safety and sustainability, and improved growth management and planning.
As a technology adviser and partner in the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, Hitachi Vantara, alongside longtime partner and founding alliance member, Arrow Electronics, will advise and consult to help Colorado municipalities fuel innovation, solve local challenges and improve smart city development. They will do so through the use of data-driven insights derived from the internet of things (IoT), big data, advanced analytics and video intelligence technologies and solutions. Hitachi Vantara’s membership in the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance is another example of the company’s work to advance smart-city initiatives around the globe from Copenhagen, Denmark to Moreno Valley, California.
“Smart cities need smart insights. When cities and organizations have access to shared business, operational and security intelligence along with actionable insights, they can run more efficiently, deliver better services and improve safety and security for residents and businesses,” said Jay McGloin, Americas vice president of Partners and Strategic Alliances at Hitachi Vantara. “We are excited to join the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance to improve access for Colorado municipalities to technologies and solutions that keep traffic flowing and transit safe, create secure buildings, retail spaces, campuses and airports, and make life better in the digital age.”
“As a long-time partner and founding alliance member, we welcome Hitachi Vantara to the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance,” said Matthew Bailey, Smart Cities Global Practice leader at Arrow Electronics. “As a leading provider of IoT, analytics and video intelligence solutions, the expertise Hitachi Vantara brings to the alliance can offer Colorado cities a path to solutions for best-in-class infrastructure, public safety and smart transportation. We are excited about how we can help cities become ‘smarter’ together.”
“The challenges facing cities today are so complex that no one city, company or research institution can solve them on their own,” said Jake Rishavy, co-founder of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance and vice president of innovation for Denver South Economic Development Partnership, another founding member organization. “This complexity requires the type of cross-jurisdictional and public or private collaboration that we facilitate through the Alliance. The global reach of technology partners like Hitachi Vantara and Arrow Electronics allows us to bring the leading technology solutions in the world to bear on these complex challenges. We are honored to have both of them in our corner as we work to fundamentally improve quality of life for Colorado residents.”
Beyond the alliance, Hitachi Vantara and Arrow Electronics are expanding their efforts around Smart Cities and Smart Spaces, using their combined solutions, expertise and reach to offer customers a comprehensive, scalable platform for public safety and smart transportation, including the Hitachi Visualization Suite. Learn more about both companies’ offerings and plans at the Colorado Smart Cities Symposium in Denver on Sept. 18, 2018.
About Hitachi Vantara
Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at www.HitachiVantara.com.
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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges, combining its operational technology, information technology, and products/systems. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018) totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.4 billion). The Hitachi Group is an innovation partner for the IoT era, and it has approximately 307,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi is deploying Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development, and Finance/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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