APICS Colorado Virtual Professional Development Meeting

March 10, 2021
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Professional Development Meeting

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

6:30 to 8:30 pm MST

Cost: Free

Registrants will receive a link the day before the Meeting

Topic: The Impact of AI & Data Science

Speaker: Dr. Ben Amaba

Technology and externalities are changing the dynamics of the supply chain, and the new systems are incorporating machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, autonomous vehicles and robotic process automation. The convergence of these technologies holds great promise, this presentation describes the changes occurring in our supply chains caused by these new technologies and the primary patterns where ASCM professionals are taking an active role. The presentation will show how people with certifications in CPIM, CLTD, and CSCP can lead in the domain process, governance, and foundation, rather than the algorithms and technology alone. Dr. Amaba will share best practices in APICS/ASCM using CPIM, CLTD, CSCP, and SCOR will provide a foundation where we can align measurable goals to the development of new machine learning or AI systems. Finally, he will show how the talent to connect the processes, data, and garner trust will be vital to our supply chain profession as it advances for the future.


Dr. Ben Amaba’s expertise is in executive management, strategic planning, operations, and engineering. Dr. Amaba is a registered and licensed Professional Engineer in several states with International Registry; certified in Production 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. At IBM he is responsible for industrial manufacturing, infrastructure and logistics solutions in his role as the Chief Technology Officer for the Industrial Sector – Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence Elite Team.


Progressive Drawing

Zach Leland would have won $400, but did not attend our last meeting ☹.

March PDM drawing will be for $500!


6:30 Networking
7:00 Welcome and Chapter Business Meeting
7:15 Presentation
Students: $0
Members: $0
Non-members: $0
Dinner Menu
Starter:  Hot and Sour Soup.
Entrée:  Orange Chicken with Brown Rice
Desert:  Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Butterscotch Sauce.


$0.00 Virtual Member Ticket

$0.00 Guest Virtual Ticket