As director of Analytics, Stefan Karisch is responsible for the development and application of data analytics capabilities to improve decision making across Boeing Global Services and enhance the experience of Boeing customers globally. Additionally, Stefan plays a leading role in Boeing AnalytX, the enterprise capability that unites together existing analytics services and products across Boeing’s commercial and defense portfolios.
Stefan began his career in 1998 with Carmen Systems, which was purchased in 2006 by Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary. He has worked in a variety of commercial and technical leadership roles for Carmen Systems, Jeppesen, and Boeing in Gothenburg (Sweden), Montreal (Canada), Denver, and Seattle. Under his leadership, Jeppesen excelled in fact-based decision making for which the company was awarded the prestigious INFORMS Prize in 2010 by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. He also led the definition and development of new operational efficiency solutions based on advanced analytics for the commercial, military, and business aviation markets. Preceding his current role, Stefan led analytics efforts across Boeing’s former Commercial Aviation Services business unit.
Prior to his career in industry, Stefan held academic positions in Denmark and Austria. He received a doctorate and a master’s degree in mathematics from Graz University of Technology (Austria) and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo (Canada). In addition, Stefan served as vice president of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), as president of the Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS), and as president of the Analytics Society of INFORMS.
Stefan is married and lives with his wife and a rescue dog in Seattle. He has a daughter who is already attending university.