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Ryan Lewis, Partner
SRI Ventures

Ryan Lewis is a Partner at SRI Ventures, where he invests in early-stage companies across sectors and structures spin outs leveraging IP and expertise from SRI International’s research and development labs. He is particularly interested in startups developing dual-use technologies for private and public sector use cases.   Prior to joining SRI Ventures, Ryan was the Senior Practice Manager of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Amazon Web Services (AWS) National Security, where he led technical teams delivering a wide array of AI products and services to U.S. national security organizations.

Before he joined AWS, Ryan was Senior Vice President and Director at In-Q-Tel (IQT) Labs, where he led applied research teams focused on developing and open sourcing AI algorithms. Specifically, he co-founded CosmiQ Works, an IQT lab focused on accelerating adoption of commercial space innovations, and SpaceNet LLC, a data science challenge platform that hosted AI algorithms competitions and open-sourced curated satellite imagery data. Before starting CosmiQ, he was a member of IQT’s investment team leading customer accounts. Ryan started his career at Computer Sciences Corporation providing account management and software engineering to U.S. government organizations.

Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, where he was named a Memorial Fellow. He is currently a Senior Associate (Non-Resident) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies with the International Security Program.

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