Just to show how easy it is to be wrong in predicting the future of technology and trends, check out this EDN story on a 2005 market report claiming that smartphone cameras would actually cause the digital still camera market to grow, as users leanred to love digital photos but wanted a better camera experience:
Regardless of the number of pixels or quality of their lens, smartphones not only lack optical (true) zoom [digital zoom is a "fake" and greatly diminishes resolution]--but they don't have a socket for a tripod mount. So many of the photos taken with them come out a little fuzzy, since it is hard to hold them steady-enough while their "shutter" captures the image. It can be very frustrating--so it you want photos which are sharp, keep a regular digital still camera and a tripod handy.
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.