Ryan Wakefield has over 15 years of experience in Data & Analytics with experience in strategic leadership and driving data solutions from inception to delivery. He has a proven record of guiding business and technology stakeholders through long-term strategy and transformation and leading diverse, distributed teams in delivering complex data & analytics solutions. He believes that a failure to invest in data & analytics is a failure to invest in the future of business.
Prior to AIM Consulting, Ryan held a variety of technology leadership roles at Accenture, Slalom Consulting and World Vision. Most recently, he was the Head of Data Strategy & Architecture at World Vision where he developed and managed the global data strategy, architecture and governance encompassing 100 countries and localized data requirements. At Slalom Consulting and Accenture, Ryan lead the Data, Business Intelligence & Analytics practices in the Netherlands and the US where he developed complex data & analytics strategies and solutions.
Ryan graduated from DePauw University with a degree in Computer Science and has accreditation in statistical analysis from John Hopkins University.
When not researching and studying data science, Ryan enjoys hiking, rowing, riding his omafiets and connecting with nature. He has an awesome wife and son and loves to spend time with them. Ryan also loves traveling, diversity and experiencing new cultures and languages.
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”