Brian Laughlin
Technical Fellow/ Systems Engineer- Digital Transformation / New Airplane Program, Research and Technology

A problem-solving, business solutions architect, and usability expert (33+yrs, 28 at Boeing), specializing in Web/Internet/ Advanced Visualization, XR, Mobile technologies, with an extensive Lean process improvement background in IS/IT, engineering and manufacturing production environments, with a proven record of strategic business innovation, collaboration, and leadership resulting in hundreds of millions in direct savings, and estimated totals of over 2 billion.

Brian has a Ph.D. in Human Factors and Masters in Experimental Psychology. A prolific inventor, Brian has 126 invention disclosures, patents (both pending and granted ) and trade secrets, with more in process, in the areas of: Supply Chain Management, XR, Security, eBusiness Processes and Utilities, Advanced Visual Display technologies, Deep Brain Stimulation, Drone Swarm, etc. Brian also has many awards attesting to his role as an innovator and problem solver including: 2 Tech Replication, 3 Special Invention, 5 Meritorious, an Ed Wells Innovation and Jack A Kraft Innovation, and WSU Alum of the year in Psychology, Awards.

Leveraging his extensive manufacturing and Lean process improvement background, and intimate understanding of our airplane business, he is a serial innovator of high-value, business process improvements using leading edge, emerging technologies, across a plethora of business needs.

Specialties: User Experience/UI, Human Factors Psychology, Usability, Innovation, Visioneering, Problem Analysis and deconstruction, Lean computing (IS/IT), Business Process Re-engineering, Lean Business Solution Development, Web, Internet/Mobile, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, RFID, Technology, Cloud, Virtual, IT Architecture, Systems Thinking, Business Systems Design, Business Process Re-engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Leadership, Executive Teaching, Coaching, Mentoring and Consulting.