It seems to me that not everyone appreciates the difference between the terms "Gadget" and "Gimmick". The true genius lies not not with the engineers who create the products but with the marketing people who persuade people to pay money for these toys.
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.