Dr Osman Ahmed – New IAMOT President

Dear Board Members,

It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that, based on the results of the votes of the election that was conducted by the Chairman of the Board, Prof. Leon Pretorius, Dr. Osman Ahmed has been elected the new President of our Association. Many of you know Osman as a loyal and valuable member of IAMOT for many years.  He has contributed to the association in numerous ways, including recently being a keynote speaker at the 2016 conference in Orlando.

Osman brings a strong academic background and excellent professional experience to the position. After many years of high level technical positions at Siemens Corporation, he recently joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the USA, where he is now a Principal Technical Advisor, Advanced Controls.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Osman Ahmed on this special honor.

John Aje,

Outgoing President, IAMOT2017.



John O. Aje, D.Sc. | Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology

Message from the President

Dear Colleagues, story

Good evening from Minneapolis and many thanks for your participation/votes in the election of the incoming IAMOT executive Council for 2012-2014.

As a follow up to the IAMOT Chairman Prof. Khalil’s announcement* last month in Munich at the IAMOT/EuroMOT, view I thank all the candidates for their leadership and continued support of the mission of IAMOT as a world-class international organization dedicated to advancing state-of-the-art in the MOT education and research:


*IAMOT Executive Council2012–?2014

Position                                   Name

President                                 Prof. Massoud Amin

V.P. Programs                         Prof. Bernhard Katzy

V.P. Public Affairs                   Prof. Laure Morel–?Guimaraes

Treasurer                                 Prof. Mario Yanez

Secretary                                 Prof. Christine Shea

Director                                   Prof. Yasser Hosni (as former President)

Directors                                 Prof. Marianne Hörlesberger, and  Prof. Paulo Antonio Zawislak (as IAMOT Chair 2013)

Director of Communications (Ex Officio)  Prof. Richard Smith


It is a privilege to serve the IAMOT and I’m honored to congratulate our superb colleagues who are elected and to recognize and thank the distinguished past officers and board members for their ongoing service and long-term dedication to the mission of IAMOT.

As you know, IAMOT performs its activities through committees.

The Standing Committees are:

SC1)  Education: Accreditation of MOT Programs , MOT BOK

SC2) Publications: MOT Book series, Technovation

SC3) Industry: perform MOT trend research and MOT Careers.

The Working Committees are”

1) Conference(s)

2) Awards

3) Membership

4) Special Research(s)

5) Web site


I’m writing to request your nomination/volunteering to actively serve on any of IAMOT committees. In order to start planning for September –April and beyond for the expected activities, please submit your nominations (including self-nominations) to Ms. Silvia Rodriguez (IAMOT@miami.edu) and to me (amin@umn.edu) by August 15, 2012.

From a broader perspective, I’m often asked “What does MOT mean in the context of the second decade of the 21st Century and beyond?” Part of the answer is to appreciate the transformative power of science and technology, its effective management, and their role in positively shaping societies and improving quality of life throughout the world. During the past ten millennia, fundamental understandings gained through scientific discovery and enabled by innovation and its management—sometimes planned and at times serendipitously! – have provided us the tools to ascend from savagery to civilization.

The 20th Century in particular marked a period of technology triumphs. Electrification, telecommunications and the Internet, fast and efficient transportation, modern medicine, scientific agriculture, and other advances changed—and continue to change—the conditions of human life all around the globe. In little more than 100 years, the average human lifespan nearly doubled. Many times greater still have been the new opportunities and possibilities afforded by technology to each individual during that longer life. It is clear that science and technology and their effective management are major driving forces in shaping global society.

We are building on strong foundations as plan for the future together to continue to serve IAMOT, and there is much work to be done together both in financing the association and in governance. Your commitment to excellence, skills and energy can help IAMOT become even better.

Thank you for your efforts, leadership and dedication to IAMOT and all of its stakeholders.

Best regards,

S. Massoud Amin, D.Sc.

President, the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT) http://www.iamot.org

Director, Technological Leadership Institute (TLI)

Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

University Distinguished Teaching Professor