IoT seasoned technologist now leads the IoT platform provider chosen by trusted brands
REDWOOD CITY, CA – June 17, 2015 – Arrayent (arrayent.com), the Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider chosen by trusted consumer brands such as Whirlpool and Chamberlain/LiftMaster, announced today that it has appointed Cyril Brignone as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors. Cyril has been at Arrayent for over three and half years, most recently as Vice President of Field Operations and GM Europe. Mr. Brignone succeeds Shane Dyer, Arrayent’s founder.
Cyril brings more than 15 years of Internet of Things and Internet application technology and entrepreneurial experience. Before joining Arrayent, Cyril co-founded Vator.tv, an online portal for emerging startup companies to showcase themselves. As Vator.tv COO he architected the Vator platform, and established business partnerships with premier companies including AOL, Entrepreneur.com, Microsoft and others. Before co-founding Vator, he was at Hewlett Packard Laboratories where he led a team of scientists, developing leading edge technologies and applications for first generation of Internet of Things (IoT) products (RFID and sensor networks).
“Cyril has played a key role in enabling some of Arrayent ‘s largest customers to launch their IoT products successfully. Through his efforts Arrayent has established itself as one of the few IoT platforms operating at true scale and with some of the world’s leading brands,” said Jason Krikorian, General Partner DCM and Arrayent board member. “Cyril brings experience in leading both new technology development and business expansion, a unique combination of skills that will lead to Arrayent’s growing success.”
“I’ve been engaged in the Internet of Things market since 2000, and the market is now starting to achieve scale,” said Mr. Brignone. “I truly believe that Arrayent, with customers that include the most trusted consumer brands in the world, with demonstrated experience in deployments at consumer scales, and with an exciting product roadmap that enables customers to profit from their IoT initiatives, is poised to increase its leadership in a fast growth segment with tremendous opportunities.”
“I am truly excited we selected Cyril to lead Arrayent,” said Shane Dyer, Arrayent’s founder. “I am very confident in his ability to take the company to the next level and to continue and extend Arrayent’s leadership in the Internet of Things platform market.” Mr. Dyer will continue to play an active role as an advisor to Arrayent.
Cyril earned his M.S. in Computer Science from Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France. He holds 23 patents in distributed sensor networks and the Internet of Things.