I like the new site and I like the expanded focus. The event has, for years, covered more than just embedded, but I think the name may have been pigeonholing the show a bit in some people's minds. The new name should dispell any of those questions.
Embracing open source and the Internet of things can only help. Both are areas with huge amounts of potential.
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.