Zynq is an interesting device, but unfortunately is quite costly for the entry-level reprogrammable market (in my opinion). Even the "cheap" ZedBoard is in the range of $300-400 (academic/regular price). If Xilinx supposedly wants to enforce a new reprogrammable paradigm, then why just the focus on the high end of the market? (same goes to Altera).
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.