I like several of the devices and think that they will be very important, but I don't really see Intel as being the prime driver on them. It is like Microsoft claiming credit for documents written using MS Word. I can certainly acknowledge Intel for pushing overall computing capability as an enabler, but this seems like trying to hog the limelight with a list of sexy applications.
@Jessica: Yes, I would say Intel is on the right track. Of the list you posted, I am a fan of self-driving cars and of connected vehicles. Intel may be on to something here and I would imagine it is actively working with automobile companies to get its next 'Intel Inside" logo on cars!
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.