We've been hearing about the "Internet of Things", "ubiquitous computing", and "data ubiquity" in an era of "bag data" for a long time. What we need now is for all the pieces to come together in a user friendly form. Remote controls are multiplying as quickly as the new application ideas. When automated lights don't require a user manual, we're making progress. Otherwise we're just adding to the technology overhead.
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.