I wouldn't call "smart grid" a blunder, after all it is a catchy name and the effort has not been damaged in anyway by this so-called misnomer. Also, why is Blue Origin's failed rocket a electronic news?
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.