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Ryan Rist

Innovation, Internet of Things (IoT), and Blockchain Expert

Ryan Rist

Ryan Rist currently leads a team of innovation consultants who work to help American Family reimagine insurance. In 2014-2015, Ryan managed the Microsoft and American Family home automation accelerator in Seattle that incubated 10 of the most promising start-ups in home security, energy, water and automation.

Ryan has worked in a variety of roles within the company – including marketing and strategy – where he developed an award-winning application of in-vehicle technology that led to a reduced frequency and severity of car accidents among newly licensed drivers.

Prior to joining the company, Ryan started his career in supply chain at Lucent Technologies. Ryan also co-founded a software start-up that developed patented technology to rapidly analyze large amounts of bathymetric data and predict the location of fish. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.

Ryan Rist is available to talk about developments and trends in the areas identified. If you would like to arrange an interview with Ryan, please contact a member of the media relations team or send a message to the media relations mailbox.