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Ben Amaba

Ben Amaba

CTO, Data Analytics and AI Elite Team, Industrial Manufacturing, IBM

Speaking Sessions

October 7, 202003:00pm - 04:00pm


Dr. Ben Amaba holds a PhD. degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering, a M.B.A./M.S. degree in Engineering and Operations, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Amaba is a registered and licensed Professional Engineer in several states with International Registry; certified in Production, Operations, and Inventory Management by APICS ®; LEED® Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design); and certified in Corporate Strategy by Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is responsible for industrial manufacturing, infrastructure, engineering, and supply chain solutions. Dr. Amaba is the Global Chief Technology Officer for the Industrial and Distribution Sector – Data And AI Expert Labs And Learning. Dr. Amaba’s focus and interest is in artificial intelligence, data analytics, software engineering, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), blockchain, and cloud technology.

Dr. Amaba holds a copyright for Process Activity Flow Framework®, the framework for requirements, design, architecture, simulation, and application development techniques. Dr. Amaba is prominently featured in “Giving 2.0,” by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen with Stanford Business School, which details contributions to bolster and promote STEM education and careers, and is an Alexis de Tocqueville Society/United Way Member, which recognizes local philanthropic leaders.

Dr. Amaba holds positions as Board Member to the Dearborn Artificial Intelligence Research Center (DAIR), Council of Systems and Industrial Engineers (CISE), Founding member to the Institute of Advanced Systems Engineering, Founding member to the Center of Advanced Supply Chain Management, Industry Council Advisor for the Project Production Institute, Board of Director of Whoop Wireless Corporation and RANCS Group LLC, Executive Board Member of Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) and Editorial Board Member to IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) IT Professionals, Editorial Board of The Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal, and Executive Advisory Board Member to the University of Miami, University of Houston, and University of Central Florida.

Sample Publications and Work

  • B. Amaba, S. Bose, S. Lord, “A Novel Data Analytics Framework for the History Matching Problem for Reservoir Simulation in Up-Stream Petrochemical Industry”, IEEE SysCon 2020, April.

  • B Amaba, V. Clark, D. Cross, M. McMahon, “Technology Changing the Future: Artificial Intelligence is enabling Manufacturing 4.0”, 75th Annual Instrumentation and Automation Symposium For the Process Industries January 2020.

  • B. Amaba, P. Laplante, S. Sargolzaei, A. Sargolzaei, T. Ahram, J. Daniels, “Advancing Technology on a Systematic Platform Professionally”, IEEE Southeast Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, 2019.

  • B. Amaba, S. Sargolzaei, A. Sargolzaei, M. Abdelghani, “Cloud-based Smart Health- care Platform to tackle Chronic Disease.” International Journal of Innovative Studies in Sciences and Engineering Technology, Volume: 2 Issue: 8, August 2016.

  • B. Amaba, J. Daniels, A. Sargolzaei, “Industrial Control System Applications go Mobile in the Cloud.”, IEEE MetroCon, Dallas, Texas, 2015.

  • P. Fechtelkotter, G. Bleakley, B. Douglass, B. Amaba, “Model-Driven Development for Safety-Critical Projects in Intelligent Energy.” Society of Petroleum Engineers 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2013.

  • Worked with General Electric, Caterpillar, Pepsi, Lockheed Martin, National Semiconductor, FedEx, Intel, Westinghouse, Walmart, Ministry of Defense, Veteran Administration