Sad News

bernhardIt is with sincere regret that we announce The Management of Technology community has lost a dear friend and valuable colleague.

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, Professor Bernhard Katzy passed away.

Our thoughts are with his family: Claudia, Rebecca and Jonathan.

Next Thursday, 19th of November, there will be a small ceremony at 10.30 a.m. in the Dorpskerk, Hoofdstraat 19, 2351 AA Leiderdorp, The Netherlands.

A week later, on the 26th of November, there will be an official “celebration of life” at 10.30 St. Sebastian, Ahornstr. 51, Aachen, followed by the burial of the urn at 12:00 p.m., at the chapel of the cemetery Westfriedhof 2, Vaalserstr. Aachen.

Recognition of Professor Bernhard’s contribution to the field of MOT will take place during the IAMOT 2016 Conference in Orlando, Florida, May 15-19, 2016.

For more information please see this link:

IAMOT 2016- Abstract Submission Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015

Dear Friends and Colleagues

Greetings from the beautiful Orlando.

The IAMOT2016, May 15-19, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, USA promises to be a big event for the MOT community.

With a great theme, “Technology – Future Thinking”,  a program that includes 4 pre-conference workshops, over 350 papers, two keynote speeches, two panels, and a Ph.D. Colloquium, and in a great location with an excellent venue;  the IAMOT 2016 will be a great opportunity for students, academicians, and practitioners to network in a perfect environment.

The deadline is fast approaching, and It is not too early for you you submit your contribution ASAP.

The link for paper submittal (  The Guidelines for Submissions and the Call for Papers are posted below.

Looking forward to greeting you all in Orlando,

Dr. Yasser Hosni, PE

Co Chair IAMOT2016, May 15-19, 2016, Orlando, FL. USA

IIE Fellow, Professor Emeritus

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Fl. 32816


Prof. Leon Pretorius and Prof. Tinus Pretorius are the Winners of the IAMOT 2015 Service Awards.

IAMOT announced that Prof. Leon Pretorius and Prof. Tinus Pretorius are the winners of the IAMOT 2015 Service awards.

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Prof Leon Pretorius                                                               Prof Tinus Pretorius

The IAMOT “Service to the MOT Community” Award is awarded for “Valuable contribution to the MOT community.  Nominations are from the membership and selection is by the award committee.   Award recipient receives a plaque, a certificate, recognition by the IAMOT, letter to his/ her organization, waiver for the conference fee, and one year IAMOT membership.

Dr. John Aje, the president of IAMOT, in his letter to the winners “It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that the IAMOT Service Award Committee has selected you as the recipients of 2015 Service Award in recognition of your several years of dedication and service to the MOT Community culminating in one of the most successful IAMOT annual conferences, in Cape Town this year. You will be given this recognition and award during the 2016 Conference in Florida.  Congratulations!!!”

Highlights of the IAMOT 2015 BOD Meeting in Cape Town – South Africa

7 and 9 June 2015

  • Board met on 6/7 and 6/7, 2015 during the IAMOT 2015 Conference.
  • Minutes of IAMOT 2014 Meeting was approved.
  • IAMOT 2015 Conference: Well attended IAMOT 2015 conference. 136 full members, 231 registrations from 31 countries, 5 well attended keynote speeches by prominent academicians and practitioners, and two sessions for Ph.D. Colloquium (8 papers). Conference well managed and praised by attendees.  Thank you to conference administration and to Leon Pretorius and Tinus Pretorius the Conference chairs.
  • IAMOT Finances: Separate budgets for IAMOT, IAMOT Conferences, and MOTAB.  Optimize expenses and revenues through:  invoicing for the dues, Quality conferences, and Organizational partnerships. Other Innovative ideas are being explored.
  • Publication: Technovation (IAMOT Journal) maintains its position as a premier MOT Journals.  IAMOT Members may receive the journal on-line.
  • Membership: IAMOT is studying an on-line membership DB system.
  • Strategic: IAMOT imitated the study “Future thinking for IAMOT”
  • IAMOT 2016 Conference: will be held in Florida, May 2016 (Venue and Call for paper is due in July 2015)