April 10 - 11, 2018  ·  Omni Hotel San Francisco
Ayla Connect
April 10 - 11, 2018  ·  Omni Hotel San Francisco

Ayla Networks' Inaugural "Excellence in IoT" Conference

Top Reasons to Attend Ayla Connect

‣  Hear from thought leaders in the IoT such as AWS, Parks Associates and Google

‣  Learn from successful product brands and retailers like SharkNinja, Culligan and AO Smith

‣  Connect and network with your peers at 2 evening networking events

‣  Get hands-on training from Ayla IoT engineers and other experts


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Join us for a dinner buffet and cocktails at our welcome reception at the Omni Hotel the evening before the event begins. Network with your peers, IoT industry experts and Ayla staff.
Mezzanine - 2nd Floor
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Mezzanine - 2nd Floor
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Using IoT to Win in the Outcome Economy
Bruce Sinclair, Founder of IoT-Inc., will discuss the state of the Internet of Things and what’s happening in IoT technology and business that’s naturally leading us to the Outcome Economy.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
All Things Connected: Ayla's Vision for IoT in 2018 and Beyond
Ayla CEO & Co-Founder Dave Friedman discusses Ayla's perspective on the digitization of business in a connected world and how Ayla's customers can accelerate transformation in their businesses.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
IoT Analyst Briefing: Parks Associates
Tom Kerber, Director of IoT Strategy with Parks Associates, will brief the audience on topics such as consumer expectations and adoption of connected products, and creating consumer value with voice control.
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Customer Success Story: Owlet Smart Sock
Owlet Co-Founder Jordan Monroe discusses how Owlet disrupted an industry by leveraging connectivity to provide peace of mind for parents of infants.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mezzanine - 2nd Floor
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Ayla Product Launch
Ayla's Product and Engineering team will demonstrate new products and solutions upcoming for 2018.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Customer Success Story: Shark Vacuums
Scott Pirdy, VP of Global IoT Technical Solutions at SharkNinja, shares details on how they launched a massively successful robot vacuum in under six months.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Launching Successful Connected Products - The Journey to 5-Star Ratings and Beyond
Ayla's Director of Customer Success & Education moderates a panel of Ayla customers like Lockstate, SharkNinja and others, to discuss their journeys of launching successful IoT products and the path to 5-star consumer ratings.
Customer Panel
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Silicon is the New Steel: Building the Internet of Everything
Stanford Professor Tom Lee shares the evolution of IoT and the historic challenges and opportunities that we face now and in the future.
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Ayla Product Launch
Ayla's Product and Engineering team will demonstrate new products and solutions upcoming for 2018.
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
IoT Cutting Edge - What's Cool, New and Noteworthy
Ayla and partner Vectorform present amazing consumer experiences, innovative solutions, and discuss disruptive technologies such as blockchain.
Ayla Team
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Wrap Up and Evening Event Information
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Evening Event
Join us this evening at Sens, a modern San Francisco mediterranean restaurant with dramatic views of the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge. Enjoy networking, dinner, and cocktails in this stunning setting, including outdoor space to relax and take in the views. Don't forget your camera!
Sens Restaurant, 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111
Dinner & Drinks
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Mezzanine - 2nd Floor
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Introduction to Day 2
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
How to Monetize Your IoT
Bill Schmarzo, former CTO, Big Data Practice at EMC Global Services, will discuss the transformative potential of data and analytics and offers an overview of the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index—a guide for helping organizations understand where and how they can leverage data and analytics to power their business models.
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Deriving Business Value and ROI from IoT
This session will discuss ideas on where the greatest chance for IOT return on investment (ROI) lies, and how to best reach it.
Ayla Team
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Making Smart Products Smarter - Building the Intelligent Ecosystem
Experts from UEI, AWS, IFTTT and mnubo discuss key IoT emerging technologies like ML, AI and predictive analytics to make your smart products smarter. Moderated by Ayla COO, Jon Cobb.
Panel Discussion
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Wrap Up and Ayla University Overview
Recap and information on afternoon breakout tracks.
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Mezzanine - 2nd Floor
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Product Workshop: Building a Great Connected Product
This workshop, presented by Bruce Sinclair of IoT-Inc., will cover IoT business, including value creation and how to monetize that value using IoT business models.
Product Track
Mobile Developer Roundtable
This roundtable and Q & A session will feature a mobile deep dive into AMAP 6 and the Ayla SDK.
Mobile Track
Embedded Developer and Design Roundtable
Ayla experts present new options such as portable white box, cellular, and more.
Embedded Track
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Conference Wrap
Omni Hotel San Francisco - 500 California Street San Francisco, CA 94109 United States


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