Good deal for both sides. Krasnikov has methodically maneuvered the choppy waters of the Soviet nomenklatura, and then the Russian bureaucracy to bring some sense to Mikron's existence in the commercial world. Many Russian factory chiefs come and go, but Krasnikov has survived to see a better day. It all started some fifteen years before the following interview in 2008: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4193415
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.