Hmm... Good question. Ostensibly, the IoT is the collection of devices that are on the Internet. These may or may not have humans associated with them. Hence the IoT has a lot of Machine-to-machine characteristics that make it unlike the Web 2.0 world we've been living in up to this point.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.