Experts and Successful IoT Products to Highlight Ayla Networks User Conference

Ayla Connect Attendees to Explore Business Transformation Through IoT

February 8, 2018


Manufacturers with successful Internet of Things (IoT) products and IoT experts will headline Ayla Connect, the inaugural user conference for Ayla Networks, a global leader in IoT platform-as-a-service (PaaS). The overall theme of the Ayla Connect user conference is 'Connect. Learn. Transform.'

"Everyone's trying to unlock the secrets to IoT business transformation-and as the world's premier IoT experts, Ayla Networks is ideally positioned to provide a forum where current and prospective Ayla customers, partners and experts can come together to explore what works," said Mike Merit, vice president of customer success for Ayla Networks. "Think of Ayla Connect as a way to tap into the 'community brain' at the source of IoT innovation and expertise."


Ayla Connect will be held Tuesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 11, at the Omni Hotel in San Francisco. An evening reception on Monday, April 9, will precede the conference, and a special offsite networking dinner will take place the evening of April 10.


Representatives of leading smart-home brands such as Hunter Fan, Culligan and AO Smith will tell how they transformed their products-and their businesses-through IoT technology. A case study of particular note will have Jordan Monroe, co-founder of baby-monitoring company Owlet, describe how, using a "smart sock," his company provides peace of mind to parents.

Executives from some of the world's leading brands will participate in a fireside chat to discuss the 'why' behind IoT and the role of IoT data in business transformation.

SPEAKERS: IoT Thought Leaders

IoT-Inc. Publisher Bruce Sinclair will keynote the first conference day, presenting his outlook on how IoT technology is leading to what he calls the "Outcome Economy." He'll also lead a workshop on how to transform a business through IoT.

On the second day, attendees will find out from keynoter Bill Schmarzo, chief technology officer of EMC Global Service's big-data practice, how to monetize IoT technology.

A number of Ayla senior executives and technical leads also will be among the conference presenters, to help attendees understand IoT issues such as:

  • Key steps to consider when starting a connected product initiative
  • How strong partner ecosystems can enhance product capabilities
  • Opportunities for venturing into new lines of business and massive revenue reorganization
  •  How organizations are developing 5-star products with IoT


The final hours of the conference will be devoted to "Ayla University," expert-led breakout workshops on how to apply Ayla offerings to the creation, launch and support of successful IoT products, as well as what to expect at each step of the connected product journey.

Hands-on technical training will include sessions on mobile SDKs and the Ayla Agile Mobile Application Platform (AMAP), embedded development, interoperability and IoT rules engines.


Admission to Ayla Connect-including the April 9 welcome reception; two full days of keynotes, presentations and training; breakfast and lunch on April 10 and 11; and an evening dinner and networking event in downtown San Francisco-is $595. Admission discounts are available for early registrants. More information and online registration details can be found at

About Ayla Networks

Ayla Networks, a global IoT platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider, enables the world’s largest companies to connect and ingest data from nearly any sensor, system and cloud. By leveraging Ayla's Agile IoT Platform™, customers are able to quickly productize future-proofed, connected products, while normalizing data for ongoing insights and analytics. Ayla is a member of the elite Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network, so all products and data using the Ayla IoT cloud gain the security and availability benefits of the AWS cloud infrastructure. For more information, visit

Agency Contact:

Colleen Martell

Martell Communications

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