i2O, the smart water network company, has appointed David Kenny as European sales director. David, who has almost 20 years’ experience in the UK water sector and specialises in smart water technologies, joins i2O from TaKaDu, where he was responsible for sales and business development in the UK.
Prior to TaKaDu David spent 12 years at Crowder Consulting, supporting water companies in the UK and Ireland with leakage, clean water asset management, pressure management and data analysis activities.
In his new role, David is responsible for expanding the penetration of i2O’s smart water network technologies across Europe. These include oNet, which provides water utilities with the ability to remotely control and automatically optimise their networks, and dNet, a system of affordable loggers that gathers network data relating to water demand, flow, pressure, asset condition and transients. He reports to Kevin Rutledge, i2O’s global sales director, who joined the company from Oracle in January.
Joel Hagan, Chief Executive Officer of i2O, comments: “European water utilities are focused on optimising their networks in order to reduce leakage, bursts and energy costs, extend asset life and improve customer service. David’s experience, industry knowledge and consultative approach strengthens both our team and ability to help clients achieve their goals and improve customer service in the face of population growth and more frequent extreme weather events.”
David Kenny comments: “i2O is recognised across the water industry for its high-quality technology and ability to help utilities turn legacy distribution infrastructure into truly smart networks. Through its continued innovation and commitment to product expansion there is a now a highly compelling business case for large scale deployments of this incredible smart network technology and I look forward to helping clients across Europe embrace it to address the challenges they face.”