Helping Create a Future using Data

Build a Data Strategy

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About Ryan

Since creating the first data science specific blog on the internet in 2012, Ryan now helps to educate people about using data to solve problems. Ryan has nearly 20 years of experience as a data scientist and software engineer with companies like Microsoft, Wells Fargo and SAIC. He has built software to: track nuclear weapons, process satellite images, ingest millions of dollars a day, and score software development. Ryan has recently founded Swanstrom Analytics to provide companies with better strategies for using data. He holds a PhD in Computational Science and Statistics from South Dakota State University.

He lives in South Dakota with his bride and 5 children. 

Cloud Data Science Weekly

Every week, I do a brief show highlighting the news related to cloud data science products. Think Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon AWS, and a few others. There are typically tons of announcements, and I am here to break it down into a 60 second weekly update. Follow my Youtube Channel for the latest weekly show.

Data Science 101 Blog

This is the oldest data science blog on the internet. It was started in 2012. Originally, it began as a way for me to share some of my own thoughts on data science and some interesting resources I have found online. It still does that, but it also provides some posts for building data strategies and even some guest and sponsored posts. Go visit the Data Science 101 blog to learn more.


I love to speak at events. I bring a positive energy and two decades of experiences and stories. I can help energize your audience and get the attendees connecting with each other.

Audiences I like to speak with the most:

  • Business professionals interested in using data
  • College students looking to start a data science career

Topics I love to speak about:

  • Stories of using Data Science
  • Getting Started with Data Science
  • The world is changing, we need to learn to be creators and not just consumers
  • Why the midwest is great for data science

If you are interested in having me speak at your event, I would love to hear from you. Please send me a message.