As Director of Advanced Analytics and Boeing’s Business Consulting Analytics Practice Lead, Dawen Nozdryn-Plotnicki is responsible for leading the Analytics team in collaborating with Boeing’s airline, airport, and defense customers to enhance their operations and maintenance through applied analytics, and creating analytics-driven solutions.
Dawen has played an instrumental role in evangelizing (both within Boeing and externally) the power of data science to improve operations for Boeing’s global clients. Her consultative approach combined with business acumen and technical prowess has provided a blueprint for the concept and development of Boeing Vancouver’s Digital Aviation Labs division, opened in September 2016. Today, Dawen leads a team of data science and analytics professionals in our new Labs environment, bridging the gap between technical and business groups to find solutions to some of the most challenging problems facing carriers today. Since joining Boeing Vancouver in 2014, Dawen has worked on a number of projects, ranging from anomaly detection using text mining and machine learning to inventory optimization and passenger flow simulation.
At Boeing Vancouver, Dawen’s focus as a leader revolves around empowerment – empowering her team to get the job done, shape their own careers, grow as leaders, and build the team that everyone is proud to be part of. By providing the right coaching, mentoring and training to her team, she enables them to take control of their projects, workspace, and careers, gaining the skills necessary to develop as the company’s next leaders. As an alum of Sauder’s Center for Operations Excellence from UBC, Dawen realizes the importance of industry and academic partnerships from an early stage. She spearheads these efforts with universities across Canada to stay current with the latest development in her field, and to build up talent from the early stages of their career with a strong sense of purpose.
During her tenure with Boeing Vancouver, Dawen’s Advanced Analytics team has filed numerous IP and patent-pending applications on behalf of The Boeing Company. In addition, the team was awarded Boeing’s Service Excellence Award in 2016, which recognizes innovation and dedication to customer service in the Commercial Aviation Services division. In 2017, Dawen’s team was recognized as the top engineering team of Boeing’s Global Services & Support organization within the defence business.
Dawen has worked in the Analytics and Data Science spaces of many industries as a management consultant globally, but to her, the complexity, impact, and meaningfulness of working in the aviation industry is unrivaled. She and her team not only work with some of the latest, cutting edge technology, they also solve problems that impact the entire planet, from businesses to communities to our environment. As aviation technology continues to evolve at lightning speeds, the possibilities of what Dawen and her team can do next are endless.