Susan - Outside of the hobby and cool gadget markets, I'm not sure many engineers take the Arduino seriously. I see that changing in the not too distant future though. I'm working with a ChipKit Arduino that's powered by a 32 bit PIC with 512K of RAM. Boards in this class could start to change attitudes, especially for engineers in non electronics and non software fields.
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.