I know it's wrong to focus on material "things" -- but there's a certain "something" about having something that is made well and engineered to last. Apart from anything else, how often does anyone come up to you and say "wow, that's a nice iPad case -- where did you get that?"
Or what about the time the airport security were convinced my belt contained contraband because it was the most robust belt they had ever seen (click here to see that blog
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.