A good slide show along with an insightful commentary.
You wrote: As the Taiwan-based PC industry grapples with the disruptive impact of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, there was little if anything on the show floor that was new, different or disruptive. These days, disruptive technology tends to reside in software.
That's so true. I think you are right on the money. How do you differentiate and showcase what's really different about your products, if you are Taiwan companies? You can't just keep pumping out the same Ultrabooks at every show -- that won't justify a big show like Computex.
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.