@Max: The folks at Synapse Wireless (www.synapse-wireless.com) use Python in their wireless modules -- my understanding is tha tit's very memory efficient because of the use of byte code. True, for what it is, Python is very efficient. However, look at the cost of their module compared to the cost of a SCADA sensor. Their wireless module is 2-3 orders of magnitude more expensive and can support the RAM and MMU needed for full Linux.
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.