Excellent piece, Rick. The DESIGN West/East shows are getting broader recognition as people realize they combine the best of embedded/ESC with the rising tide of Android, MEMS, medical and other disciplines/technology which are forming the basis of today's new embedded world.
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.