Ben Amaba is chief innovation officer for the industrial sector for IBM’s Watson and Cloud Division, where he is responsible for industrial manufacturing, infrastructure, and logistics solutions and leads digital transformation of complex integrated systems where performance, quality, and sustainability measurements are foundational to a successful outcome. He has published globally on best practices and robust approaches to drive market innovation, economic development, and public-private partnerships. Ben holds a copyright for the Process Activity Flow Framework. An advocate of professional engineering licensure, he has been a keynote in major professional and industry conferences around the world for the past 30 years and is prominently featured in Giving 2.0 by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen. Ben is a member of the United Way Tocqueville Society, which recognizes local philanthropic leaders. He holds a PhD in industrial and systems engineering, an MBA/MS in engineering and operations, and a BS in electrical engineering. He is a registered and licensed professional engineer in several states with International Registry, is certified in production, operations, and inventory management by APICS, is a LEED Accredited Professional in leadership in energy and environmental design, and holds a certificate in corporate strategy from MIT.
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