An equivalent headline would have been "Tablets Surpass Netbooks in Popularity". The data is really telling us that there is no one-size-fits-all technology. Laptops, desktops, netbooks, smartphones, and tablets each have strengths and weaknesses and adapt differently to specific use cases.
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.