Build Systems that Drive Business
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Ben Amaba

Ben Amaba
Chief Innovation Officer for the Industrial Sector, IBM

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.


2:10pm–2:50pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: LL20 C
Ben Amaba (IBM)
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The digital world has produced efficiencies, new products, and closer customer relationships. Yet as systems continue to gain complexity through emerging technology, the failure rates in budgets, schedules, and quality goals become increasingly unmanageable. Ben Amaba explains how to effectively use frameworks and methods to create business models that are intelligent and resilient. Read more.