He is former Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer at Brave, the private web browser. Dr Ryan led Brave’s campaign for GDPR enforcement, and liaised with government and industry colleagues globally. His regulatory interventions and expert commentary has appeared in media such as The New York Times, The Economist, Wired, Le Monde, and the front page of The Financial Times. Protocol published a profile about some of his work.
Previously, Dr. Ryan worked in adtech, media, and policy. His previous roles included Chief Innovation Officer of The Irish Times and Senior Researcher at the Institute of International & European Affairs (IIEA).
Dr Ryan is a regular speaker at high level industry fora, and has testified at the United States Senate and the European Commission.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s expert network on media, entertainment and information.