Ryan McManus


Ryan McManus is a technology entrepreneur, executive, investor, board director and advisor.  He is the founder techtonic.io where he advises Fortune 500 companies, governments, startups, and private equity investors on emerging technologies, digital transformation, business model strategy and generating speed within their organizations. Ryan is a member of the Board of Directors of Nortech Systems where he is the founding chair of the science & technology committee; President of the NACD New York Chapter board of directors and sponsorship committee chair; chairman of the board of EMPOWER, and chair of the advisory board of the Columbia University Technology and Growth Hub. He was previously the head of corporate development and partnerships at EVRYTHNG, and founded Accenture’s Digital Transformation practice after serving as the Accenture Strategy COO and a leader of their Corporate Strategy and International Expansion practices.

Ryan is the author of numerous articles on artificial intelligence, digital transformation, emerging technologies, sustainability, governance, strategy and leadership and has worked with over 10,000 leaders in partnership with Columbia University Business School, Duke CE, the NACD, G100 and other institutions.  Ryan earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has worked on the ground in over 50 countries and is fluent in English and French.

Ryan was recognized as one of the top 100 most influential corporate directors by the National Association of Corporate Directors in 2023.


Transformation Strategy Assessment and Planning

Agile Enterprise Investment

Leadership Development and Coaching

10000 Executive Students
50 Leading Clients
50 Countries
25 Publications
3 Trillion in Client Market Cap

Speaking Engagements

Ryan is a regular speaker at the world’s most prestigious universities, technology conferences, and the executive education and strategy sessions of leading global companies.

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Distinguished Author

Author of numerous articles on digital transformation, emerging technologies, ESG and corporate strategy.

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Transformational Strategist

You can’t win in the digital economy with strategies developed for the analog economy. Ryan has worked with leading global companies, governments and non-profits to utilize Emergent Strategy methods in evolving their business models, cultures and enterprise investment strategies.

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Growth Advisory
Executive Education and Development
Analog to Digital Transform
Private Equity & Venture


Ryan works closely with organizations to build and deploy new strategies and businesses to create new value through digital, emerging technologies and business models.


Evaluate strategic options and growth opportunities across portfolios.



Create new strategy, digital and growth models to drive financial performance.



Embed the operational and executional capabilities to optimize portfolio performance.

publication portfolio

In a world in which digital changes everything, it takes new tools and new ways of thinking to win.
The Atomic Unit of Strategy


The digital foundations of ESG


Corporate Boards Tackle Oversight of Technology, Innovation

The Wall Street Journal

Discovery-Driven Digital Transformation

Harvard Business Review

How to think strategically in the digital revolution

Dialogue Review

Future-Focused: The Acceleration of and Innovation

NACD Directorship Magazine

Strategy for the future of work

Duke Corporate Education

All eyes on outcomes

Duke Corporate Education

Leadership for the digital revolution

Duke Corporate Education

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