@erhk: Zynq will be able ro drive cheap LCD display?
I think with the Zynq you can drive just about anything. You can configure some of the programmable fabric to drive an HDMI display if you wish. One of the things folks are doing over on All Programmable Planet is creating their own soft cores to drive VGA displays -- I'm sure there will be soft cores available to drive cheap-and-cheerful LCDs
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.