2024 Aspen Cyber Summit

Connecting the dots between the cybersecurity challenges of today and the topics that matter to you.

Join us for the 9th annual Aspen Cyber Summit in Washington, DC, on September 18!

Aspen Digital

Ryan Merkley

Senior Technology Fellow

Aspen Digital

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Ryan Merkley is the Senior Technology Fellow at Aspen Digital, where he focuses on AI, open source, intellectual property, data and privacy, and information integrity. He recently served as Managing Director for Aspen Digital, and was Director of the Commission on Information Disorder. He is the CEO of Conscience, an emerging biotech non-profit, using AI and collaborative science to address areas of market failure in drug discovery. He is an affiliate of the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and the founding Chair of the Flickr Foundation. Previously, Ryan was Chief of Staff at the Wikimedia Foundation, served five years as CEO at Creative Commons, was COO of Mozilla, served as Director of Corporate Communications for the City of Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games, and was a Senior Advisor to Mayor David Miller in Toronto, where he led budget policy and founded Toronto Open Data.