It’s time to go beyond business as usual and incrementalism.
Unlock transformational outcomes that redefine the “live, work, play” experience in your city. Smart energy, smart mobility, smart streets, smart buildings, smart living, and digital engagement are due for an upgrade. Panasonic CityNOW is here to help, making your city safer, more sustainable, more efficient, more connected, more resilient, more you. It’s your city, upgraded.
CityNOW brings Panasonic’s worldwide smart city expertise to North America and embodies our global brand promise to create “a better life, a better world.” CityNOW takes inspiration from the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town, a Panasonic-led smart and sustainable development in Fujisawa, Japan, about 30 miles southwest of Tokyo, and other domestic and international experience. With a special focus on the United States—including major engagements in Colorado with the City and County of Denver, Colorado Department of Transportation, and others—CityNOW is as an engine for smart and sustainable innovation and growth, from iconic developments and neighborhoods to entire campuses, districts, and cities.
Partnering with You
We partner with you in three important ways: 1) relentlessly focusing on the “why”, 2) building a foundation based on the “how”, and 3) implementing the “what”.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a real estate development, a neighborhood, a district, or an entire city. Places are about people, not technology. That’s why we relentlessly focus on human-centric benefits, the “why” behind smart city solutions. It’s about making live-work-play experiences safe, sustainable, clean, resilient, cost-effective, seamless, efficient, accessible. Put simply, it’s about making urban living transformationally better. Incrementalism need not apply.
Unlocking transformational outcomes requires stepping outside of business as usual. Operating within the same old silos and ways of doing things isn’t good enough. There’s a better way. We bring proven processes for executive-level stakeholder alignment, change management, and service design. We also bring consulting services as a trusted advisor for smart city infrastructure planning and energy and sustainability master planning that set the stage for success. That’s because getting the “how” right sets you up for success.
Finally, we offer a comprehensive suite of solutions—spanning the breadth and depth of Panasonic’s portfolio plus best-in-class third-party offerings—as a technology- and vendor-agnostic solutions designer and integrator. Sure, you could assemble a roster of vendors and technologies a la carte on your own. But we bring to the table a portfolio that spans energy, mobility, streetscape, buildings, living, and digital engagement. Plus we’ll leverage our expert capabilities to design strategic, custom solutions that don’t exist anywhere in the world yet.
Our Advantage for Your Benefit
Why choose Panasonic as your smart city partner? Here are seven important reasons:
Reliability and Stability
Founded in 1918, Panasonic enjoys a 100-year legacy of technology innovation, engineering quality, and lasting financial strength as a Fortune Global 500 company (#128). In a smart city era of young startup companies and less-tested technologies and solutions, you can have confidence that we’ll be around, not just in the weeks and months ahead, but in the years and decades to come.
We’re here in your service. Your success is our success, which is why we take long-term partnerships so seriously. Panasonic’s founder Konosuke Matsushita called it being “the humble merchant.” We continue that commitment to our customer-partners today.
Our smart city experience spans the globe, with major efforts completed or under way across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, France, Germany, and beyond.
Comprehensive Solution Portfolio
We offer a diverse suite of solutions—spanning the breadth and depth of Panasonic’s portfolio plus best-in-class third-party offerings—as a technology- and vendor-agnostic solutions designer and integrator.
We walk the talk of smart, sustainable solutions. Fortune Magazine included Panasonic in its 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good, specifically citing our smart and sustainable technologies, including our contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution. We likewise ranked #5 globally in Interbrand/Deloitte’s 2014 Best Global Green Brands, and have a publicly stated sustainability ambition to become #1 by our company’s 100th birthday in 2018.