Dr. Ben Amaba’s expertise is in executive management, strategic planning, operations, and engineering. He is responsible for health care, manufacturing, energy, petroleum, chemical, nuclear, government and logistics industries. Dr. Amaba is the IBM Global executive for the Hybrid Cloud Products Division.
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.
Dr. Amaba holds a copyright for Process Activity Flow Framework®, the foundation for IBM’s Business Driven Development 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 has published globally on best practices and robust approaches to drive market innovation, economic development and private public partnerships.
Dr. Amaba holds positions as Board of Director of Whoop Wireless Corporation, UCX Corporation, and Rancs Group LLC, Executive Board Member of Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) and Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC), Founding member to the Institute of Advanced Systems Engineering, Founding member to the Center of Advanced Supply Chain Management, member for Citizens for Clean Energy, 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. Dr. Amaba is a member of the organizations: American Nuclear Society (ANS), Society of Health Care Systems (SHS) Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), Engineering Club of Memphis, and Florida Engineering Society (FES).