I firmly believe that we are poised on a new "age" -- in the same way that people now refer to the past few years as the "Information Age" -- I think that the next few decades will come to be known as the "Materials Age" (see also my review on The Dissapearing Spoon)
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.