Operations Science Institute


Ben Amaba, Operations Science Institute Board of Advisors board member

Federal Business Development, Sonatype

Operations Science in Cybersecurity, Cloud Technology, and Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Ben Amaba has held positions as a Chief Technology Officer at IBM, Vice President of an AI startup, and several board member positions at the University of Miami, University of Houston, University of Central Florida, and National Society of Professional Engineers.

He is currently developing the Federal Business for Sonatype in “Securing the Software Supply Chain” from cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the engineering life cycle for defense and infrastructure systems using operations sciences and engineering best practices.

Dr. Amaba is well known for his focus and interest in software engineering, artificial intelligence, data sciences, and cloud technology. He is a Fellow with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dr. Amaba holds a copyright for Process Activity Flow Framework®, framework for requirements, design, architecture, simulation, and application development techniques as well as patents.

He has worked with global companies and governments from Intel, US Department of Defense, Australia’s Ministry of Defense, Veteran Administration Hospitals, Lockheed Martin, Ford, Caterpillar, NuScale, Westinghouse, FedEx, and several Fortune 500 institutions during his 30-year career.

Ben holds a PhD. degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Miami, 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 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.