Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Smart City Suppliers

Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 16 Smart City Suppliers

City leaders all over the world have embraced the smart city concept with enthusiasm. They are heralding innovative projects and laying out a vision for how cities can use technology to meet sustainability goals, boost local economies, and improve services. It is this commitment to changing how cities operate that is driving the continued interest in smart cities. While the market for smart city solutions is evolving and continues to be highly attractive to a broad range of suppliers, it is also a challenging area with complex dynamics.

Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Smart City Suppliers

Smart city suppliers need to be adaptable to the emerging needs of their customers and innovative in their approaches to the market. Suppliers are developing offerings that meet the growing interest in urban Internet of Things (IoT) applications, big data solutions, and the transformation in city approaches to energy policy, urban mobility, and city resilience. According to Navigant Research, the global smart city technology market is expected to be worth approximately $27.5 billion annually by 2023, compared to $12.1 billion in 2016.

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 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. IBM
2. Cisco
3. Microsoft
4. Siemens
5. Hitachi
6. Huawei
7. SAP
8. Panasonic
9. Oracle
10. Ericsson

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 diversity of smart city projects?
  • How are smart city 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   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

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     Microsoft

4.2.2     Siemens

4.2.3     Hitachi

4.2.4     Huawei

4.2.5     SAP

4.2.6     Panasonic

4.2.7     Oracle

4.2.8     Ericsson

4.2.9     GE

4.2.10   Schneider Electric

4.2.11   Silver Spring Networks

4.2.12   Toshiba

4.2.13   Itron

4.3  Challengers

4.3.1     ABB


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

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

List of Charts and Figures

  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid
  • Annual Smart City Technology Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2023
  • IBM Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Cisco Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Microsoft Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Siemens Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Hitachi Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Huawei Strategy and Execution Scores
  • SAP Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Panasonic Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Oracle Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Ericsson Strategy and Execution Scores
  • GE Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Schneider Electric Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Silver Spring Networks Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Toshiba Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Itron Strategy and Execution Scores
  • ABB Strategy and Execution Scores

List of Tables

  • Annual Smart City Technology Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2023
  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Strategy Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Execution Criteria

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