Ryan Shanks

Director at The Dock

Ryan is the Director of The Dock, Accenture's global multidisciplinary research and incubation hub based in Dublin’s Silicon Docks. It researches, incubates, prototypes and pilots new technologies with pioneering clients across multiple industries and sectors.

Ryan is a high performing international executive with 20 years experience improving business performance across the private and public sectors. The theme throughout Ryan’s career and his expertise lies in the intersection of business strategy, people and technology.

His experience ranges from innovation to corporate operating model design to digital culture change and leadership development. Ryan has experience across several industries such as telecommunications, software, banking and the public sector. He is a global thought-leader on talent and organisation strategy who frequently presents at academic, governmental and business events. His recent publications are in the areas of the future of work and human/robot collaboration.

An American, Swedish and Irish national with international experience having been based for a number of years in Chicago, Stockholm and Dublin while managing projects across North America, Europe and Asia.