Devon Ryan is a multifaceted individual who has diverse interests. He graduated with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio. After graduating, he gained invaluable experience as a developmental electrical engineer working for General Dynamics where he contributed to the research and development of direct energy weapons for the Air Force Research Laboratory, RF Bio-effects Branch. In 2013 he received the “Distinguished Performance Award” at General Dynamics for his contributions in research, performance, and overall personal attributes.
In 2013, he founded the mobile application company LION Mobile, a software company that develops mobile applications. At LION Mobile, he leads a team of engineers who developed the popular social wine app called “unWine”, a social networking platform that enhances your wine experience by making it fun and engaging.
A particular organization he has continually volunteered and excelled in is the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Association – the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology. In 2011, he was awarded the IEEE Officer of the Year award for his contributions, passion, and leadership to the organization. In 2015, he was appointed to the IEEE-USA Board as the Young Professionals Representative where he provides effective liaison and promotes mutually beneficial collaborations between IEEE-USA and the IEEE Young Professionals community.
He also serves as the Young Professionals Voice Columnist for IEEE-USA’s flagship online publication, IEEE-USA InSight. As the Young Professionals Voice, he publishes monthly columns on topics of relevance and interest to young engineering professionals. In conjunction to writing articles, he is an international public speaker and speaks on topics related to entrepreneurship and young professional career advice.
In his personal time he enjoys surfing, theatre and creating short films.