Ryan Austin
Founder & CEO at Cognota

Ryan Austin is a serial entrepreneur who has spent over 10 years driving improvements in learning and development. In his current role as Founder & CEO at Cognota, Ryan is focused on developing innovative products to help learning teams increase productivity and automate operational processes to create impactful training at scale. Prior to Cognota, Ryan served as Senior Vice President for World Trade Group, an organization that offers live events, online products, and training courses. He also co-founded GoFish Cam, an underwater camera that sits on your fishing line, which exited in 2019. Ryan studied Sociology at York University; Business/Corporate Communications at Western University; and various entrepreneurship courses through DMZ, Surge Accelerator, StartEd Accelerator, Telluride Venture Accelerator, Capital Factory, and The Next Founders Program.

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LearnOps Leadership Series

Ryan Austin

Ryan is joined by Rob Lauber, former CLO at McDonald’s, to talk about structuring L&D functions for global operations and the shift to a “big picture” perspective for L&D.
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