@Rich, the Verizon facility is for devices that use Verizon's network for connectivity and that includes IP. They have a test lab where companies can sign up for free testing with Verizon's network. Impressive place.
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.