Cities around the world are beginning to implement smart city solutions to ensure greater safety, efficiency and convenience for their citizens. For many cities, smart street lighting is the first step to creating a smart city, with its proven business case and ability to create a network canopy under which additional applications can be deployed, such as smart parking, water leak detection, natural gas leak detection, gunshot detection and more. With a connected network, cities can modernize their infrastructure with connected lighting, while providing a platform to manage additional smart city devices as their needs evolve.

Recognized as a global leader in smart streetlight solutions, Itron is collaborating with many cities, including London, Paris, Melbourne and Chicago, who are benefitting from our technology today. In fact, the City of Chicago recently installed its 100,000th light, an important milestone in its overall plan to upgrade more than 270,000 lights.

Itron’s partner Ameresco, a leading independent provider of comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, is continuing to drive momentum in this ambitious initiative, which is currently the largest municipally led smart streetlight project in the United States. With these streetlights on a connected network, the city will improve safety on the roadways while significantly reducing energy usage. The project is currently expected to save the City of Chicago over $10 million annually.

Intelligent streetlights deployed at scale unleash the potential of smart city solutions for its citizens. By starting with smart lighting, cities can lock-in immediate ROI while laying a foundation that encourages continuous innovation and accommodates an array of applications and use cases, from intelligent transportation, resilient and sustainable infrastructure, public safety and security, and municipal digital services.

Be sure to visit Itron at LIGHTFAIR International in booth #3731 this week to learn more about the potential of smart streetlights.

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Itai Dadon
Director, Product Management
Itai Dadon brings more than 15 years of experience in corporate leadership, new business development and product strategy in the telecom sector to Itron. Prior, Itai worked at Silver Spring Networks and Broadcom in several capacities, including leading the software product team in the wireless connectivity division and business development activities across multiple industries, generating $100M of growth YoY. Earlier in his career, he held product, development and sales roles for ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments and e-SIM Ltd.
Itai holds a master’s in engineering, computer science from the Paris Graduate School of Management school. A native of Jerusalem, Itai lived half of his life in France and speaks five languages.