Thanks for the kind comments; I wish I had read this before I decided to switch the video for the final submission.
By the way the accent is Kiwi; thirty plus years of living in New Zealand will do that to you :)
Hopefully, jmSCAG will add audio to the video so that they can more effectively compete with his/her counterparts. I agree with Jim about Layout's video. The narrative is clear and pleasant. The accent and humble learner's attitude lend a didactic quality to the video. The robot clock is delightful and an excellent teaching tool. It would be neat to edit the video further with lines/names of the components. I think Jim's evaluation of whether or not a device is truly utilitarian is a good idea since (as we've witnessed with Apple products) consumer design and highly capable technical requirements are both required for a successful product.
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.