Managing Director – The Dock
Ryan's passion is making innovation real, from ideas to impact, by combining business and technology innovation with perspectives from people and society. Ryan has the privilege of pursuing his passion as the Managing Director of The Dock, Accenture’s Flagship R&D Centre Innovation Centre. The Dock is a diverse team of over 250 creative problem-solvers – where design, technology and business meet under one roof. It is a crossroads where Accenture, its clients and partners connect to pioneer new ways to fulfil human needs using emerging technology
Ryan has been working for over 20 years at the coal face of industry around the globe implementing new technologies, restructuring organisations and developing talent with global organisations. His experience ranges from corporate innovation and organisation design, to culture change and leadership development. Ryan leverages his experience across several industries including telecommunications, software, banking and the public sector to create tailored approaches for his clients. He is a thought-leader on corporate innovation, talent and organisation development who serves on a number of advisory boards and frequently presents at academic, governmental and business events. His recent research and publications are in the areas of the future home, future of work, responsible business and human/robot collaboration.
Ryan was born and raised in rural Illinois and has spent the majority of his adult life living in Sweden and Ireland. He has undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Communication, and Masters Degree in International Relations where he studied the role of multinational business in society.