Fingerprint authentification for mobile payments is an important step toward security in devices. Again, other companies are likely to follow Samsung's lead. This is a response to some serious security issues, and represents an appropriate response.
The Galaxy S5 has become an important device for other vendors to look at as a sort of standard, much like the Apple iPhone. Now this latest refresh signals Samsung's dedicateion to the device as a central piece of its overall corporate strategy.
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.