I didn't hear back from Ransom about the reasoning behind his statement that FeXT was more important than NeXT. It is commonly accepted that FeXT is less important than NeXT, especially for embedded striplines.
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.