A late-breaking news item to add to the list: Freescale announced that the One Box platform it developed with ARM and Oracle (and debuted at Java One) will additionally support the smart grid and telehealth IoT service markets. The One Box platform is a gateway reference design and cloud software support that simplifies IoT device development by providing an open, standards-based set of hardware and services that developers can apply to their own projects. Here's a more detailed story at Embedded.com.
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.