Panasonic's new office in downtown Rochester officially opened on Wednesday in the First Federal Plaza building utilizing the old Changing Scene restaurant on the 21st floor.

Panasonic’s new office in downtown Rochester officially opened on Wednesday in the First Federal Plaza building.

George Daddis, the Industrial Internet of Things for Panasonic, says he hopes to fill many of the positions Panasonic will create with some of Rochester’s young tech minds.

“One of the things Rochester needs to work on is keeping the fantastic talent that is being taught and grown in schools like U of R and RIT right here in downtown Rochester,” Daddis said. “That's one of my main goals. We would like to engage even more tightly with RIT, U of R and a number of the other companies to bring those students directly in.”

The office is on the twenty-first floor of the building, where the Changing Scene revolving restaurant used to be.