Boeing has established a new Disruptive
Computing and Networks (DC&N) organization to develop computing
and communications solutions for advanced commercial and
government aerospace applications.
By leveraging core technologies in quantum
communications and computing, neuromorphic processing and advanced
sensing, the new organization will enable Boeing to develop
breakthrough solutions in secure communications, artificial
intelligence and complex system optimization.
In addition to
building internal capabilities, DC&N will also work closely with
Boeing HorizonX, the company's innovation cell, to identify
external partners for collaboration to accelerate growth.
"Advanced computing and communications
technologies are increasingly at the core of all aerospace
innovation," said Greg Hyslop, Boeing's chief technology officer
and senior vice president of Engineering, Test & Technology.
"We're excited to stand up the Disruptive Computing and Networks
organization because it will help us develop new businesses and
partnerships in this rapidly-expanding field, delivering more
value to our customers and helping further define our second
century of aerospace leadership"
DC&N will be based in Southern California and
operate as a part of Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology.
Charles Toups (pictured), formerly the vice president and general manager of
Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), will lead the organization as
vice president and general manager.
Prior to leading BR&T, Toups served in a number
of senior engineering management and business positions at Boeing,
including vice president and general manager of the Network and
Tactical Systems division at Boeing Defense, Space & Security,
vice president of engineering for Boeing Defense, Space &
Security, and vice president of Boeing Satellite Systems, where he
led multiple commercial and government communication satellite
Toups earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from
the University of California at Irvine, master's degree in
mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of
technology and master's degree in business management from the
Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Naveed Hussain will serve as the new leader of
BR&T, the company's advanced central research and development
BR&T is comprised of nearly 4,000 engineers,
scientists, technicians and technologists who create and
collaborate with research and development partners around the
world to provide innovative systems and solutions to the aerospace
industry's toughest challenges. Hussain will have oversight of
five facilities in the U.S. and six international research
Hussain is currently vice president of
Aeromechanics Technology and leads the BR&T facility in Southern
California. He has held a number of key leadership roles at Boeing
since joining the company as a Howard Hughes Doctoral Fellow
nearly 30 years ago. His accomplishments include leading Platform
& Networked Systems Technology for BR&T, launching the BR&T-India
research center in Bangalore and directing BDS Flight Engineering.
Hussain earned his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, as well as a master's degree and PhD in
mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He also completed
his MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.