One trend I've observed, perhaps relevant to the Tesla question, is that companies that started out as mechanical goods and/or electrical goods (say decades ago) and happened into becoming embedded software companies, generally seem to have a lot better mechanical/electrical practices than software processes.
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.