Seems like American universities are playing catch-up here, with realignment of many EE programs (see this article on EE titles of the future to learn more about how unis are changing their game: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1321315).
Schools are often combinging electrical engineering and computer science, and putting hardware in students' hands much earlier.
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.