Dan Ryan

Managing Director, Head of Digital Analytics Catalysts, Swiss Re

Dan has an MA in Medical Sciences from Cambridge University, and was a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Ageing for four years.

Dan leads the Digital Analytics Catalysts based in London and Boston. The Catalysts will provide Swiss Re with an outside-in perspective on the digital ecosystem along the full insurance value chain, working together with academia, start-ups and established technology corporates.

For the last 6 years, Dan has been Head of Life & Health R&D at Swiss Re. Dan led a multi-disciplinary group that developed leading edge research in the insurance industry on behavioural economics and forward-looking models of disease and mortality.

Prior to this Dan was Head of Mortality Consulting and Research at Towers Watson from 2002 to 2010, and was the founder and principal investigator of a research collective involving 12 major reinsurers and insurers.