Dennis Loktionov is the Director of Development at Boeing Vancouver Labs. He leads multiple cross-functional teams of product owners, UX designers, developers, DevOps engineers and automation testers working in close collaboration with the data science team on a mission to rapidly deliver innovative aviation software solutions with advanced analytics at the core.
Having joined the Boeing Vancouver team in 2016, Dennis’ vision for the Labs is inspired by his past experience working with startups and a strong belief that corporate startup innovation is an imperative for any enterprise today.
Starting his career as a software engineer in Belarus, Dennis moved to Vancouver in search of new professional challenges and career growth opportunities. Over the years he had a chance to work for startups and mid-size companies across a variety of industries and ran a successful software consulting practice as well.
Thriving in dynamic and creative environments, he learned the importance of a culture of entrepreneurial risk-taking, innovation, continuous improvement and craftsmanship. Dennis is driven to create a workplace that combines the best aspects of startup culture with Boeing’s resources, opportunities, and capabilities in order to build and grow a successful corporate innovation center.
In addition to his involvement in the Vancouver tech scene, Dennis is an active volunteer and community leader. He helps to organize meetups, speaks at the local industry events and encourages Labs teams to play an active role in building stronger communities in Vancouver. He is particularly interested in contributing to youth and educational charities, and has volunteered for multiple years at Free the Children’s annual We Day Vancouver event, built classrooms in rural Nicaragua, and is a volunteer mentor for KidStart youth.