Justin Bean is the global director of Smart Spaces and Lumada Video Insights marketing at Hitachi Vantara, which brings IoT solutions to market with the mission of social innovation. Justin has worked with Silicon Valley startups and Fortune 500s that are applying IoT and other disruptive technologies to improve lives and cities. He has worked in the U.S., Japan and South Africa on projects that include smart cities, smart parking, electric vehicles, renewable energy, machine learning and 3D printing. He was the recipient of the THINK Prize from renowned innovation and design firm IDEO for their Financial Empowerment Challenge. He also served in Americorps National Civilian Community Corps with a focus on empowering disadvantaged communities, holds an MBA in sustainable management and resides in San Francisco, Calif.