Ken Sain is vice president of Digital Solutions and Analytics (DS&A) for Boeing Global Services. His team is responsible for defining, designing, developing and supporting the industry’s broadest portfolio of aviation data, charting and operational efficiency support solutions. With the formation of Boeing Global Services in 2017, Boeing’s customer-facing analytics teams joined Digital Solutions to embed cutting-edge analytics capabilities into current and future digital solutions.
DS&A solutions are powered by Boeing AnalytX and span four key aviation markets – commercial airlines, military, business aviation and general aviation – and ten domains: Flight Deck Solutions, Data Solutions, Maintenance & MRO, Leasing Solutions, Crew Management, Flight Planning, Managed (Industry) Solutions, Analytics Solutions, Network & Ops Management, and Business Consulting.
Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, the DS&A team includes subsidiaries Jeppesen, AerData B.V., Boeing Vancouver, ForeFlight and Tapestry Solutions. Sain manages a $1B digital solution portfolio with 3,500+ employees operating from 20+ sites around the world.
Prior to this role, Sain was chief operating officer for Digital Aviation where he led Flight Optimization Solutions and the Professional Services team responsible for seamlessly implementing and supporting the suite of software solutions across the Digital Aviation portfolio.
Before joining Boeing, Sain was a principal at management consulting firm A.T. Kearney and specialized in strategy, top-line growth and new market entry for airlines, airline alliances, airline IT providers, global distribution system providers and aviation aftermarket service providers.
Early in his career, Sain co-wrote an investor memorandum for a new Part 121 airline, helping to secure launch funding and a successful startup of operations. He served the airline in multiple functions, including operations and Director of Marketing as the company grew to employ over 1,000 people.
Sain holds both a Master of Business Administration degree from the J. L. Kellogg School of Management and an undergraduate degree in economics from Northwestern University. For fun, he enjoys spending time with family, skiing and flying – he is an instrument-rated pilot.