"Continuing Education"
Presented by:
Michael S. Belk




Michael S. Belk has a diverse career that consists of people, process, & technology management within Information Technology that spans 33 years.  He’s demonstrated expertise in computer systems operations, training, auditing, application development/testing, IT contract/vendor management, as well as project/program management.  Following 13 years in the US Navy Submarine service, Michael directed his career into increasingly challenging IT roles within the software, manufacturing, and logistics industries, and has leveraged that experience as an adjunct professor in Christian Brothers University’s Graduate Engineering program.  He’s earned a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering Technology and a M.E.M. degree in Engineering Management.  Michael has received multiple technical certifications; the most prominent being the Project Management Professional (PMP). 

"Innovation and Change"
Presented by:
Dr. Ben Amaba





Dr. Ben Amaba's focus is industrial and systems engineering in the industrial and public sectors. With over 25 years of professional leadership experience working with goverment and Fortune 100 companies to solve complex business, operations, and technology challenges, Dr. amaba has achevied a proven track record of success worldwide in operations and technology for such firms as Verteran Hospital Administration, NextEra Energy, Austin Energry, IBM, Intel Corporation, National Semiconductor, and General Motors. He has focus on safety critical control and information systems for infrastructure, energy and health care systems. Dr. Ben Amaba holds a PhD. degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering, a M.B.A. / M.S. degree in Engineering, and a B.S. degree in Eletrical Engineering.