Louis Giokas

Louis Giokas started out in the aerospace business holding positions in development and management.  At General Electric Aerospace (now part of Lockheed Martin) he held positions of software engineer, systems engineer and staff engineer. While there he worked on spacecraft and military systems. Prior to that he worked for companies such as Sperry UNIVAC and Link Simulation Systems, also working or spacecraft and military systems. Over the past two decades he has worked in the database management software area for Oracle and IBM and various start-ups. Over the past several years he has worked on development projects and has consulted in a number of different areas, including embedded systems.  He is currently the CTO of a start-up, Iron Layer Security, which specializes in advanced encryption technologies and applications. He is a long standing member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  He has a degree in Computer Science from Villanova University and is pursuing a MS in Applied Statistics from DePaul University.

July 26 – Day 5 – Connectivity and Trends

One benefit of a microprocessor-based industrial controller is the increased capability for connectivity. This may include connectivity between controllers, as well as between controllers and higher-level control systems. It may also include HMI devices both local and remote. Finally, we will look...
July 26, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

July 24 – Day 3 – Controller Examples – 1

It is important to understand actual applications in the field of Microprocessor-Based Industrial controllers. By studying these we can get a good grasp of the issues involved and the engineering process. In this first lecture on the topic, we will review various types of motor control. Control of...
July 24, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

July 22 – Day 1 – Concepts and History

In this lecture, we review the history and detail the concepts common to industrial controllers. We lay out the types of algorithms that are used and the conceptual basis for controller design.
July 22, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

May 24 – Day 5 – Distributed Operations and External Connections

Many operations in modern industrial enterprises have multiple facilities, including warehousing and distribution sites. These will have many devices internally and will need to work together. This can be done by direct connection, or by integration with centralized computing resources, often...
May 24, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

May 23 – Day 4 – Architectures for Individual Plants

The traditional and main use for the IIoT was to connect devices within a single industrial plant or facility. As many of the facilities contain interconnected devices in large physical areas, it is important to plan the layout and architecture of the communications. These architectures must be...
May 23, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

May 22 – Day 3 – Wireless Options

As wireless technology has improved, the ability to use it in an industrial setting has presented itself. In addition, wireless technologies can be easier to install and maintain. We will look at the technologies in use and how they are adapted in industrial situations.
May 22, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

May 21 – Day 2 – Wired Options

Interconnection between industrial components has long been accomplished using various wired technology solutions. Many of these are still in use and valuable today. In this lecture we will give an overview of those options, including their capabilities and applicability.
May 21, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

May 20 – Day 1 – IIoT Landscape

In this lecture we shall introduce the IIoT and how it is used. An understanding of the basic components in play will be given with an eye toward understanding how they may need to communicate and what those requirements might be.
May 20, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

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