I fully agree with you. Specially next generation engineers will only start working with it when the free version gets available.
I am happy Xilinx has one this way, because Altium, or proprietarily Cypress have shown the huge impact of their products capabilities.
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.