The Project Production Institute (PPI) is pleased to announce Ben Amaba, PhD, P.E. of IBM Watson and Cloud Division, has joined its Industry Council.

Dr. Ben Amaba is IBM’s Chief Innovation Officer for the Industrial Sector – North America for the IBM Watson and Cloud Division. He is responsible for industrial manufacturing, infrastructure and logistics solutions. He 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.

In addition, Ben holds positions on the Boards of Whoop Wireless Corporation, UCX Corporation and RANCS Group LLC. He also serves on the Executive Board of Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) and is an Editorial Board Member to IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) IT Professionals. He is a founding member of the Institute of Advanced Systems Engineering at the University of Central Florida.

Ben 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.

Ben’s focus and interest is in artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic process automation (RPA), software engineering, data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technology.


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