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George Karayannis

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company CityNOW
Vice President CityNOW

George Karayannis has over 25 years of emerging technology and sustainable solutions sales, marketing and business development leadership experience at Fortune 100 firms & high-tech startups.   Mr. Karayannis currently leads Panasonic’s CityNOW business in North America.


Mr. Karayannis previously held leadership positions at Schneider Electric, Lockheed Martin, AT&T, and several high tech startups. He also co-founded a grassroots non-profit organization developing a sustainable national energy policy, was elected as a town councilman, and served on an ICBM launch crew in the US Air Force.


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