IEEE Communications Society New York Chapter Technical Session

Co-sponsor: IEEE Computational Intelligence Society New York Chapter


On the Design of an Industrial IoT Device

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Location: Fordham University – Leo Loweinstein, Room: LL 306

113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023

Time: 6:30pm – 7:45pm


The session will provide introduction on the beginning of an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution that eventually could be deployable worldwide, and on how to realize a simple inexpensive IIoT method with large scalability. The speaker will explain the methodology from two aspects. The first part addresses the market and practical considerations required prior to product definition and development, including the reasons behind choice of a Boat Area Network (BAN) networking scheme, the final MCU chip selection, Internet access gateways and standards involved required to provide for retrofit with existing wired networks, or for new installations. The second part is a description of the architecture of the first IIoT product resulting from this development and lessons learned.


Warner Sharkey, P.E. (NY, DE); P.Eng. (ON)

Managing Principal, iOTA World Inc.

BSc EE, Electrical, Royal Military College, Kingston, ON Canada

BSc EE, Communications-Electronics, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada

Graduate work, Systems Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA


Life Senior Member of IEEE

Senior past Chair- IEEE Communications Society NY Chapter

Member , American Water Works Association (AWWA)



Warner has done engineering work for major entities, countries, cities, companies and regional– in the United States, Canada, India and China. Warner’s experience includes technical consulting, embedded micro-controllers, LAN and WAN network design, wireless network design, complete 9-1-1 system design, QA/QC reviews, complex system design and budgeting, contract review, implementation and project management.


PDH/CEU Credits

IEEE members are eligible to apply for 0.1 CEU/ 1.0 PDH credit





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