Three Ayla Directors Promoted to Vice President

Hunt, Myers and Sundaresan Are Now Vice Presidents of Engineering

May 23, 2017

Ayla Networks, a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform for manufacturers, today announced the promotion of three senior-level engineering directors to the position of vice president.

Ayla’s new engineering vice presidents lead the technical operations for the three main aspects of the company’s IoT platform: device, cloud and mobile. The new VPs are:

  • Peter Hunt, previously director of software device engineering, now vice president of device engineering
  • Daniel Myers, previously director of mobile engineering, now vice president of mobile engineering
  • Sudha Sundaresan, previously director of cloud engineering, now vice president of cloud engineering

“Peter, Sudha and Dan have been instrumental in helping Ayla become a top Internet of Things platform for global OEMs that are manufacturing and shipping connected products,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks. “They are important members of our senior team who have earned the ‘vice president’ title for their contributions in enabling our manufacturer customers to participate fully in the growing market for IoT products.”

Peter Hunt

Hunt leads Ayla’s engineering team responsible for Wi-Fi modules, embedded systems and Linux solutions. For more than 20 years, he has designed and developed network protocols, drivers and applications. Hunt joined Ayla in 2014 after five years at Silver Spring Networks, where he was director of platform firmware. He also worked at Nokia and Digital Equipment Corp. Hunt holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Queensland in St. Lucia, Australia.

Daniel Myers

Since joining Ayla in 2011, Myers has been responsible for defining and delivering on Ayla’s mobile strategy. He has built a revenue-generating team that delivers a range of high-value mobile products to Ayla’s Fortune-100 customers. He was formerly at Oracle, where he was engineering vice president responsible for Fusion Access Management. Myers also worked at Palm, where he was senior director of wireless engineering, and at Nokia, where he held the positions of director of engineering and head of architecture for the successful security appliance division eventually sold to Checkpoint. Myers has taken courses toward an MBA at Santa Clara University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and business from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he graduated with high honors.

Sudha Sundaresan

Chief architect of the Ayla IoT cloud, Sundaresan oversees the Ayla cloud platform, including architecture, product definition, hiring, cost model and execution. She and her team built the cloud from scratch and scaled it to support millions of connected devices and users in North America, Europe and Asia. Before joining Ayla in 2012, Sundaresan was employed for more than 12 years at Cisco, where as a software engineer, architect and technical lead, she delivered products targeted at enterprises, service providers and small businesses. She holds a master’s degree in computer science from San Jose State University and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Government College of Engineering in Salem, India.

About Ayla Networks

Ayla Networks empowers leading manufacturers by simplifying the inherent complexity of the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling them to turn their products into smart connected systems and transform their businesses to compete in the game-changing world of connectivity. Delivered as a cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Ayla’s IoT platform provides the flexibility and modularity to enable rapid changes to practically any type of device, cloud or app environment. Ayla Networks was named a 2015 Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things by Gartner, Inc. Ayla’s investors include Cisco, the International Finance Corporation, SAIF Partners, Crosslink Capital, Voyager Capital, Linear Venture and SJF Ventures. For more information, visit

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