Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Smart City Suppliers

Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 16 Smart City Suppliers

The smart city technology market is characterized by a diverse range of suppliers spanning many sectors, which makes a comparison of their strengths and capabilities a challenging exercise. However, such comparisons are becoming more important as city and other service providers look to select partners and technology providers to help them deliver on their smart city strategies and ambitions. Interest in smart cities continues to grow, driven by a range of social, economic, and technological developments that are having an impact on cities around the world. Cities are committing to programs for sustainability, innovation in public services, and economic development that depend on technology investments.

Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Smart City Suppliers

Hence, the supplier ecosystem for smart cities continues to expand. Established suppliers are moving into the market from the energy, transport, buildings, and government sectors, while startups are addressing a range of emerging opportunities. This has created a complex and dynamic market that requires suppliers to be innovative in their product offerings and in the way they engage with cities and their partner networks. According to Navigant Research, the global smart city technology market is expected to be worth more than $27.5 billion annually by 2023, compared to $8.8 billion in 2014.

This Navigant Research Leaderboard Report examines the strategy and execution of 16 leading smart city suppliers with the capacity to provide leadership on large-scale smart city projects spanning multiple operational and service areas. These smart city suppliers are rated on 10 criteria: vision, go-to-market strategy, partners, product strategy, geographic reach, market share, sales & marketing, product performance & features, product integration, and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the growing global smart city market.

Top 10 Vendors:

1. IBM

2. Cisco

3. Schneider Electric

4. Siemens

5. Microsoft

6. Hitachi

7. Huawei

8. Ericsson

9. Toshiba

10. Oracle

Key Questions Addressed:
  • Which smart city suppliers are best positioned to become global market leaders?
  • What are the key metrics used to evaluate market performance in the global smart city market?
  • How do the leading companies in this market compare on the key metrics?
  • How are suppliers positioning themselves to support the intricacy and diversity of smart city projects?
  • How are supplier strategies developing to meet the emerging needs of cities?
Who needs this report?
  • IT, networking, and telecommunications vendors
  • Smart grid hardware and software vendors
  • Building equipment and appliance vendors
  • Smart transportation providers
  • Energy management hardware and software vendors
  • Utilities
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Introduction

1.2  Evaluation Overview

1.3  The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

2. Market Issues 

2.1  Market Definition

2.2  Market Drivers

2.2.1   Urbanization

2.2.2   Sustainability

2.2.3   Economic Development

2.2.4   Improving the Quality of Life in Cities

2.3  Market Challenges

2.3.1   Finance

2.3.2   Governance Challenges

2.3.3   Citizen Engagement and Resistance

2.3.4   Security

2.3.5   Technology Maturity and the Skills Gap

2.3.6   Finding the Right Standards

2.4  The Market Opportunity

3. The Navigant Research Leaderboard

3.1  The Navigant Research Leaderboard Categories

3.1.1   Leaders

3.1.2   Contenders

3.1.3   Challengers


3.2  The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

4. Company Rankings  

4.1  Leaders

4.1.1   IBM

4.1.2   Cisco

4.2  Contenders

4.2.1   Schneider Electric

4.2.2   Siemens

4.2.3   Microsoft

4.2.4   Hitachi

4.2.5   Huawei

4.2.6   Ericsson

4.2.7   Toshiba

4.2.8   Oracle

4.2.9   SAP

4.2.10  ABB

4.3  Challengers

4.3.1   General Electric

4.3.2   Itron

4.3.3   AGT International

4.3.4   Silver Spring Networks


5. Company Directory
6. Acronym and Abbreviation List
7. Table of Contents
8. Table of Charts and Figures
9. Scope of Study and Methodology

9.1  Scope of Study

9.2  Sources and Methodology

9.2.1   Vendor Selection

9.2.2   Ratings Scale  Score Calculations

9.2.3   Criteria Definitions  Strategy

9.3  Execution

List of Charts and Figures

  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid
  • Smart City Technology Annual Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • IBM Strategy & Execution Scores
  • Cisco Strategy & Execution Scores
  • Schneider Electric Strategy & Execution Scores
  • Siemens Strategy & Execution Scores
  • Microsoft Strategy & Execution Scores
  • Hitachi Strategy & Execution Scores
  • Huawei Strategy & Execution Scores
  • Ericsson Strategy & Execution Scores
  • Toshiba Strategy & Execution Scores
  • Oracle Strategy & Execution Scores
  • SAP Strategy & Execution Scores
  • ABB Strategy & Execution Scores
  • GE Strategy & Execution Scores
  • Itron Strategy & Execution Scores
  • AGT Strategy & Execution Scores
  • Silver Spring Networks Strategy & Execution Scores

List of Tables

  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Strategy Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Execution Criteria


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