George Karayannis

Vice President

George Karayannis has 30 years of emerging technology and complex solution leadership experience at Fortune 100 firms & high-tech startups. Mr. Karayannis currently leads Panasonic’s CityNOW Connected and Resilient Communities team focused on utilities and real estate developers, and also serves on the City of San Jose’s Smart City Advisory Board.

Mr. Karayannis previously held leadership positions at AT&T, Lockheed Martin and Schneider Electric. He co-founded a non-profit organization to define policies to achieve US energy independence, was elected a town councilman, and served on a US Air Force ICBM launch crew.

Mr. Karayannis has authored a book on the ISO 37120 standard for Smart City indicators, is restoring a 100-year old opera house, has an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, a BA from the University of Dayton, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

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Wed, Sept 25

02:25pm

02:25pm - 02:50pm

Smart Cities

Designing with Humans in Mind with George Karayannis of Panasonic CityNOW

Transparency, communication and stakeholder engagement. Those are just some of the keys to successfully launching smart cities initiatives. Hear what your city can learn from the experiences of a global expert.

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Thurs, Sept 26

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