Out of respect for Mr.Gannsle, I'd like to point out that he's been doing embedded system work since the first microprocessors rolled off the line. Perhaps you could extend him the common courtesy of at least Googling him to find out he is a highly respected expert who was around prior to the term "noob" becoming part of Gen X vocabulary. You may find out you'd actually like to attend his lecture or his excellent course.
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.