Ryan is a consultant and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in developing and commercialising digital publishing solutions, starting with an ePub-like digital reading ecosystem in 2003, a multichannel content management system and an award winning direct sales platform. His entrepreneurial achievements include a successful crowdfunding campaign for a subscription-based website, www.practisingthepiano.com and two exits.
In 2009 his company, Offline Digital, was acquired by emerging market media giant Naspers where he ran a digital innovations business unit which developed a number of firsts for the South African market, including an eBook distribution platform, a mobile newsstand and a browser based reading application. After two years at Naspers, Ryan moved to London where he founded Erudition Digital as an incubator for new digital publishing concepts.
Outside of commercial endeavours, Ryan enjoys books, Burgundy (of a drinkable nature) and playing the piano (with a predilection for works by German composers with surnames begin with “B”).