George Karayannis



George Karayannis has over 25 years of emerging technology and sustainable solutions sales, business development, and marketing leadership at Fortune 100 firms & high-tech startups. Mr. Karayannis currently leads Panasonic’s CityNOW team in North America.   Previously, Mr. Karayannis served as VP of U.S. Smart City Solutions for Schneider Electric, led Smart Grid Business Development at Lockheed Martin and Trimble, managed New Service Strategy at AT&T, helped launch several wireless startups, co-founded a grassroots nonprofit organization developing sustainable national energy policy, and served as a town councilman.    Mr. Karayannis has authored a book on the new ISO 37120 standard for smart city indicators, has published articles on wireless sensor networks, and is restoring a 100-year-old opera house to LEED Gold and net-zero energy. Mr. Karayannis has an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, a BA from the University of Dayton, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.