Ryan is the Data Science Practice Area Director for the UK, Ireland, Germany and Switzerland. After receiving his clinical doctorate in optometry, Ryan practiced for five years as a clinical optometrist in the military. Shortly after, he returned to school to earn an MBA and Masters in Biomedical Engineering. His research focused on biomedical imaging technologies, laser optics, and digital signal processing. Before joining Teradata, Ryan worked for Hospital Corporation of America in the US health care industry both as an individual contributor and analytics manager for business intelligence and data science projects.