IISE DFW Webinar:

The Future of the Digital Industrial and Systems Engineer

Monday November 28, 2022

Join us for a webinar focusing on The Future of the Digital Industrial and Systems Engineer presented by Dr. Ben Amaba.

Date: Monday, November 28, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST
Where: Join Zoom Meeting
              Meeting ID: 840 7698 1921
              Passcode: 547699

Click here to view the event details on IISE Connect and download to your calendar.

    Many systems today are enhanced and modified digitally while being integrated into physical systems in our world. Digital modernization with software, data, analytics, IoT, and artificial intelligence (AI) is embedded through sensors and actuators with Edge Computing, but digital transformations could be more successful. Technology is changing how we design, collect, analyze, operate, maintain, and decommission our legacy systems. Not only are digital systems and tools impacting our end products, the design and implementations are changing and at risk. Change warrants the way we should be accountable to protect the public’s welfare, security, health, safety, and environment (HSSE). ISEs are becoming the profession of choice for these quantitative, digital systems. The road to digitization is accelerating with globalization, COVID 19, supply chain challenges, new workforce design, and economics. The basic principles, methods, and laws that ISEs professional engineers are being presented a unique opportunity. The public looks to the profession to guide them. Accidents and fatalities have already occurred with improper fundamentals outside of the ISE Professional Engineers purview and oversight. We must incorporate and govern technology as we have did using classic engineering methodologies where ISEs orchestrate the physical, mathematical, and social science fundamental laws and not ignore that the systems will continue to be technology enabled. 

    Dr. Ben Amaba has been working in industry and technology for 35 years. He has been awarded Fellow for Industrial and Systems Engineering and serves as a Director for the National Society of Professional Engineers. He served as the Global Chief Technology Officer for IBM,’s Industrial Sector making him responsible for automation, data analytics, and artificial intelligence solutions. Dr. Amaba earned his BS in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s in Engineering/Industrial Management, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Miami.

    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® and Patent for Energy Optimization in 5G-RAN Moderation. 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.


Good Afternoon IISE DFW!

I am extremely pleased to announce that Chapter 10, Dallas-Fort Worth, was awarded the Chapter Recognition Program Gold Award by the IISE National Team for the South Central Region.

Chapter excellence is judged by a number of factors, including but not limited to quality of programs, membership growth and retention, participation in volunteer leadership development, student chapter support, and strategic planning.

To our board: Yuan Zhou, Josie Umoh, Tamara Wilhite, Shernette Kydd, Isaac Villarreal, and Chris Campbell. Thank you for your hard work planning and executing events and administrative items that are required to keep the chapter running! Organizing the chapter would be an impossible task without your vital efforts.

To our membership, THANK YOU for being active and attentive! There certainly is no chapter without a strong member base, and we have one of the best! This award is a reflection of your activities and participation in our community, and for that I am very thankful.

I look forward to more Gold awards in the coming years!

Brian Strevens
President, IISE Dallas-Fort Worth

IISE Coronavirus Response

Hello members of the IISE DFW community,

As everyone is aware, the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has begun impacting many facets of our daily lives. Schools are temporarily suspending activities, businesses are approving telecommuting options, and people across the country are restricting their interaction with others. It is with all of this in mind that we must be conscious of the reasons why this is all taking place.

The IISE DFW chapter will be suspending all in-person activities effective immediately. This includes the notice we sent out last week regarding dinner socials. Your IISE DFW leadership team will be monitoring the situation, and provide updates as appropriate. When it is the right time, we will resume in-person activities. Our members safety and health is at the forefront of our minds.

We encourage you to also be proactive during this time. Unfortunately, there are cybersecurity concerns as many people with poor intentions look to capitalize on our concerns and search for information. Please be cautious of the applications you download to your devices, and only engage with sources of information you have vetted and trust. Here is some literature that we hope will prove useful:

1] NBC News: Facebook Groups
2] Krebs on Security: Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware

In the Krebs on Security article, they mention applications linking to a real Coronavirus map. If you are curious about the status of the outbreak, I recommend going straight to the source. The dashboard published by Johns Hopkins University can be found here: Live Coronavirus Map

Thank you for your understanding. We will be pursuing virtual content in order to continue providing content and value for your membership with us. Please stay tuned for future announcements about online content as we continue in our hiatus from in-person activities.

Brian Strevens
IISE Dallas-Fort Worth

IISE Heart Walk

IISE Dallas-Fort Worth walked at the Dallas Heart Walk on September 14th, 2019. We had a great time, and more importantly, raised $135 for the American Heart Association. We can’t thank our members who donated enough – their donations really go a long way!

IISE DFW Receives Award of Merit!

Award of Merit

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers National Organization has awarded the IISE Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter the Award of Merit for 2018. We take this time to thank everyone who helped organize an event or participated at an event in 2018! Your dedication to the organization has not gone unnoticed.

We are looking forward to more awards like this in the future! Keep up the great work!

New Leadership!

The IISE Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter recently held elections, and your 2019 Officers are:

  • President – Brian Strevens
  • Vice President – Yuan Zhou
  • Treasurer – Josie Umoh
  • Secretary – Isaac Villarreal
  • Membership Director – Chris Campbell
  • Student Affairs Director – Emily Atchison
  • Professional Development Director – Shernette Kydd

We are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead of us, stay tuned for event announcements!

Amazon Tour!

On Wednesday October, we headed to Amazon for a tour of their exotic fulfillment center near Fort Worth Alliance Airport!


It was a fantastic experience and we want to thank everyone who came out! It was a rainy day, but everyone thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

A HUGE Kudos and Thank You to Michael Foss for getting everything set up for us!