Ayla Networks executives shared some of their company’s hard-won platform expertise in the Internet of Things (IoT) in general, and the connected home in particular, during multiple sessions at the upcoming IoT Evolution Expo, being held July 11 to 14, 2016, in Las Vegas.
The IoT Evolution Expo encompassed four co-located conferences, including the Connected Home & Building Conference. With an overall goal of “driving business transformation through the Internet of Things,” the IoT Evolution Expo offers conference tracks, an IoT exhibition floor, case studies, special events and netodtworking opportunities to help IoT ecosystem and worldwide business leaders learn how to leverage the power of the IoT to transform and move their businesses forward.
“Ayla Networks has become the number-one IoT platform provider for manufacturers in many markets, including home appliances, residential and commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning), water heaters, water softeners, and home fire and safety products,” said Rod McLane, Ayla’s senior director of product marketing and the speaker for three of Ayla’s IoT Evolution Expo sessions.
During the Connected Home & Building Conference at IoT Evolution, Rod McLane conducted the following two smart home certification courses:
- What is IoT and How Can It Help Me?, Monday, July 11, 1:00pm, CHC-01. The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us and touches almost every industry. But the smart home—with the opportunity to connect everything from door locks, appliances, thermostats, security systems, lighting, irrigation and other embedded systems—stands to be one of the biggest drivers of success for the IoT. Join us as we discuss the challenges, opportunities and system architecture requirements presented by the smart home.
- The State of IoT: Where Do We Go From Here?, Monday, July 11, 3:00pm, CHC-03. The IoT has come a long way since its inception, but there are still a number of massive obstacles on the road to its mainstream adoption. From security to interoperability, the success of IoT is dependent on solving these hard-to-solve problems. In this session we will discuss the state of IoT, where it’s heading, and what manufacturers of products for the smart home must do to be successful with their connected products.
Oliver Cockcroft, senior product manager for Ayla, conducted the following certification course:
- Mobile Device Trends in the Internet of Things, Monday, July 11, 2:00pm, CHC-02. No one wants 50 different mobile apps to control 50 different things in their smart home or smart health environments. With IoT product manufacturers championing different communications protocols, the challenge is to enable one mobile app to control many devices. This session will explore how IoT platform technologies can achieve interoperability, even if manufacturers never agree on protocol support, while also giving manufacturers greater flexibility to navigate future unknowns.
Rod McLane will also participated in the following panel session:
- Home is Where the App Manages, CH-02, Tuesday, July 12, 1:00pm
Moderator: John Greenough, BI Intelligence
Rod McLane, Ayla Networks
Greg Roberts, Icontrol Networks
Home and Hearth! It is said that the typical family home could have more than 500 smart devices by 2022. Keeping the house secure and controlling heating and cooling is the focus of many smartphone applications. At the same time, many household appliances are integrating their features and functions with smartphone operating systems. This panel discusses the trends in the industry and how the transition to smart homes is being facilitated.
Justin Ruiz, product marketing manager for Ayla, presented during the following panel:
- Facilities Management: Making the Cost Center a Buyers Market, CH-05, Wednesday, July 13, 4:00pm
Moderator: Dan Shey, ABI Insights
Justin Ruiz, Ayla Networks
Marc Josephson, Coris
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems have been built to manage energy consumption, but using IoT platforms to manage HVAC has expanded the capability to prioritize services. Hear how implementations in campus, hospital and similar settings are highlighting the value of IoT in HVAC systems.
Smart Machines Show Focuses on IoT and AI Futures
Also in July, Ayla executive Mark Wright will speak at the Smart Machines Conference, co-located with All About the API, being held July 18 to 21 in Las Vegas.
Session Title: “Training Intelligent Machines”
When: Tuesday, July 19, 9:30-9:55am
Where: Smart Machines @ All About the API, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Who: Mark Wright, Director of Partnerships and Evangelism, Ayla Networks
More info: Smart machines will be digital disruptors because of the effects they will have on society. The Smart Machines Conference presents sessions covering a range of topics, including the role of cloud, big data, IoT and robotics as smart machine enablers.
For more information, visit www.aylanetworks.com.