David Friedman is the CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks, a leading end-to-end cloud platform for the Internet of Things. Prior to founding Ayla Networks, David served as Vice President, business development for ZeroG Wireless, a company providing low-power Wi-Fi products to the embedded space. In that role, David forged partnerships with leading micro-controller companies, and built relationships with OEMs serving a variety of markets including health, fitness, home controls and smart energy.
Prior to ZeroG, David was an early employee at Matrix Semiconductor, serving in various sales and marketing roles before Matrix was acquired by SanDisk. In earlier roles, David helped drive pricing strategy at Intel, and was an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at Chase Bank. David has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Colgate University; he holds five US Patents.
Room: N-123 | Time: 9:00am - 9:20am
The Internet of Things is here and the pressure to develop these internet connected products is mounting. As innovative companies like Nest disrupt their respective markets, companies are now feeling the pressure to not only internet enable existing products but to get new innovative products to market as quickly as possible. However, there are a lot of pieces to this puzzle and there are a number of challenges that need to be addressed. Do you build it yourself? How do you architect for unforeseen challenges? Do you know what you don’t know?
This discussion will center on best practices for architecting an IoT solution, key issues to consider as well as a number of pot holes to avoid on the road to achieving complete flexibility and the ability to innovate, learn and adapt.