Ryan Armstrong

Ryan Armstrong

PhD in Management, Systems Thinking

I joined SciDF back in 2017 to help organize the Talks team. As a researcher studying organizations and management, SciDF was fascinating: all volunteers, all entirely mission-driven, and concerned with the interconnections of a complex web of global actors and trends. To me, SciDF represents the best of science and the discovery process. It is inclusive, supportive, and creative—even as the odd ball social scientist I thoroughly enjoy the events and discussions. What has become clearer to me is that, even if we are concerned with different levels of analysis, the concerns each of us face are quite similar. In this, SciDF is a unique space with a unique mission. My role at SciDF, as I see it, is to encourage scientific thinking in strategy, problem solving, and in creating a learning organization. With nearly a decade of experience as a business analyst, and now as a strategy consultant, my mission is to empower my teammates to achieve the goals of SciDF and contribute to its harmonious functioning through openness, self-reflection, and ownership.