@hpreinitz: The discovery board needs to plugged into the PC using a USB cable in order for you to see an entry in Device Manager. If the driver install was not successful, you should at least see a "STM32 STLink" device under "Other Devices" with a yellow exclamation mark.
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.