Standards, such as Windows 8 are important in that they provide a common infrastructure on top of which applications can be built. I am not sure if Windows 8 is the long term solution and we may find that for the IoT we need completely different OS concepts. Networking has to change and become much more adhoc and multi-discipline for example.
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.