Ayla Networks Names Jonathan Cobb Chief Operating Officer
New Executive-Team Position Supports the Company’s Rapid Growth
July 27, 2017
Ayla Networks, a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform for manufacturers, has named software and services veteran Jonathan Cobb to the position of chief operating officer (COO).
Cobb comes to Ayla from the Bay-Area office of ARRIS, a UK company where he was senior vice president of consumer solutions. Previously, Cobb was president, software and services, at Pace, a public UK consumer-electronics company that ARRIS acquired in 2016.
“Ayla’s rapid growth now requires the skills of a COO, and Jon fits the bill,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks. “Not only does he have experience managing large global organizations, he also has spent nearly his entire career building and delivering complex software solutions to the world’s largest companies. I am confident he will enable the next phase of our growth here at Ayla.”
After graduating from Cambridge University with a master’s degree in computer science, Cobb began his career at IBM, then moved into executive consulting, operations and professional services roles at several companies, including Motive, ON Networks, and 2Wire. He lives in Los Gatos.
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 is a member of the elite Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network, so all connected products running on the Ayla IoT cloud gain the security and availability benefits of the AWS cloud infrastructure. For more information, visit www.aylanetworks.com.
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