3Q 2017

Navigant Research Leaderboard: Smart City Suppliers

Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 16 Smart City Suppliers

The drivers behind the smart city market include some of the most challenging global developments, including the continued growth in urbanization, the need to reduce city emissions and better manage resource consumption, and growing economic and environmental pressure on cities. These developments are entangled with rapid technology development in complex ways that present many opportunities for suppliers and cities. Within the smart city market, both suppliers and customers are exploring the solutions and business models that will be most effective in delivering lasting improvements to city operations.

The growing adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and the decreasing costs of sensors and connectivity services are driving the wider deployment of smart devices. This trend further enriches the data available to users and managers of city services. Even without strong drivers for efficiency and sustainability, the city landscape would be in a process of transformation as it becomes as much a virtual landscape as a physical one. According to Navigant Research, the global market for smart city solutions and services is expected to grow from $40.1 billion in 2017 to $94.2 billion by 2026.

This Navigant Research Leaderboard 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 presence; 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. Cisco

2. Siemens

3. Microsoft

4. IBM

5. Hitachi

6. Huawei

7. SAP

8. Panasonic

9. Ericsson

10. GE

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Tables | Charts | Figures 24

  • 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?

  • 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

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Market Introduction

1.2   Evaluation Overview

1.3   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

2. Market Overview

2.1   Market Definition

2.2   Market Drivers

2.3   Market Barriers

2.4   Market Trends

2.4.1   Supplier Ecosystem

2.4.2   Market Size

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   Cisco

4.1.2   Siemens

4.2   Contenders

4.2.1   Microsoft

4.2.2   IBM

4.2.3   Hitachi

4.2.4   Huawei

4.2.5   SAP

4.2.6   Panasonic

4.2.7   Ericsson

4.2.8   GE

4.2.9   Schneider Electric

4.2.10   NEC

4.2.11   Silver Spring Networks

4.2.12   Oracle

4.2.13   Itron

4.3   Challengers

4.3.1   Bosch

5. Acronym and Abbreviation List

6. Table of Contents

7. Table of Charts and Figures

8. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

8.1   Scope of Study

8.2   Sources and Methodology

8.2.1   Vendor Selection

8.2.2   Ratings Scale   Score Calculations

8.2.3   Criteria Definitions   Strategy   Execution

  • Smart City Suppliers Ecosystem
  • Annual Smart City Technology Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2026
  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid
  • Cisco Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Siemens Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Microsoft Strategy and Execution Scores
  • IBM Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Hitachi Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Huawei Strategy and Execution Scores
  • SAP Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Panasonic Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Ericsson Strategy and Execution Scores
  • GE Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Schneider Electric Strategy and Execution Scores
  • NEC Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Silver Spring Networks Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Oracle Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Itron Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Bosch Strategy and Execution Scores

  • Annual Smart City Technology Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2026
  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Strategy Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Execution Criteria


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