i2O appoints Oracle VP to expand global smart water network

Posted: Tuesday 16th February 2016

i2O, the smart water network technology company, has appointed Kevin Rutledge as Global Sales Director. Kevin joins i2O from Oracle, where he led its professional services team working with water, gas and electricity providers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

In his new role Kevin will help the worlds water companies integrate disparate data systems and adopt smart technologies to monitor, remotely control and optimise the flow of water through their networks. i2Os technology is already used by more than 100 water utilities to save over 235 million litres of water every day and ensure supply to many millions of people.

Kevin is a seasoned sales professional and has worked with utility customers for more than 20 years. He has built dedicated business consulting and professional services practices to support utilities customers at Wipro Technologies, HCL AXON and BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

Joel Hagan, Chief Executive Officer of i2O, comments: We are delighted to welcome Kevin to i2O. His consultative approach, utility sector experience and deep understanding of technology will help i2O expand its global footprint and enable many more water companies to improve their customer service, business efficiency and environmental performance.

Kevin Rutledge comments: i2O is an exciting technology company with terrific potential. Its data and engineering capabilities are second to none in the water market and it is already proving its value day in day out around the world cutting leakage, reducing bursts, extending the lifespan of aging water infrastructure, driving efficiencies and improving customer service. There is even more water utilities can do with i2O technologies to improve how they manage their networks and businesses, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to be part of that journey with i2O.

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