Thanks for this behind-the-scenes amusing story. Besides illustrating the pitfalls of async design techniques, it also illustrates the importance of having a common design methodology among all members of the design team -- so success doesn't depend on a "wizard" flying by the seat of his pants.
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.