O'Dowd is another obvious idiot - spewing FUD and not having a clue about anything in IT. Case in point the website for their company is running: Apache/1.3.33 (Unix) PHP/4.3.10
They are using a minimum of three open source packages - running on LINUX - and they need to be updated at that.
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.