Seminar Series

TPI Efficiency Consulting

Manufacturing Works Seminars, presented by TPI Efficiency Consulting, are affordable, convenient, and timely: keeping you up to date with the latest trends. You can learn from industry professionals with first-hand knowledge of current best practices and trends in areas that matter most to manufacturers.


Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT)

This is a fast-paced overview of the many considerations involved when designing, developing, and connecting a physical device to the Internet. This seminar will cover a number of technologies, unique challenges of the User Experience, the complexity of managing an IoT ecosystem, and provide you an opportunity to see some of the tools and products in use at LeanDog.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the Internet of Things
  • Breadth of technologies and integrations involved with a connected device
  • Specific challenges of the User Experience for integration of hardware and software
  • Interacting with devices from embedded, web, and mobile applications
  • Importance of data collection, telemetry, and analytics
  • The wide-range of connectivity options
  • Connecting devices to the internet and security implications
  • Managing and growing your IoT ecosystem

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the breadth of the problem space
  • Focus on User Experience
  • Cross-platform integration for embedded, web, and mobile technologies
  • Learning why data, telemetry, and analytics are drivers for success
  • Awareness of security issues and implementation approaches
  • Understanding when connectivity can enhance your work

About Our Speaker

LeanDog has been building connected products for clients for years and after the incredible success of their Internet of Things course at Case Western Reserve University, they are now ready to share their knowledge with the business world.

Eric Hankinson is a Connected Products Engineer at LeanDog. He is a polyglot software developer with extensive experience in web, mobile, cloud & embedded/connected device technologies and platforms leveraging Lean/Agile techniques. Eric has a diverse background working in the manufacturing, financial services, education industries.