Ryan Tubbs

1st January, 1970

Ryan Tubbs

Co-Founder, Clinical Research Innovation Hub, Microsoft Corporation

The Clinical Research Innovation Hub (CRIH) is the first industry focused internal startup in Microsoft. Innovation hubs are engines that allow Microsoft to focus on pressing industry problems by combining the speed, agility and autonomy of a startup with resources available to a large enterprise. CRIH analyzes problems deeply through interviews and experiments, then rapidly builds solutions alongside Microsoft customers and partners.

Ryan is responsible for the operations of the innovation hub, for the management of the portfolio, and for creating the conditions for agile and open innovation. CRIH is enabling Microsoft and its partners to conceptualize, incubate, and ultimately deliver the technology innovations that will drive the adoption of new clinical research paradigms.

Ryan has been with Microsoft for 12 years. Prior to his current role he served as a Chief Transformation Officer for the US subsidiary, responsible for designing and executing change management strategies for transforming sales, marketing, and services operations for the $33B business.

Before joining Microsoft, Ryan was the CIO for the City of Chicago city council, responsible for implementing IT policies and data security protocols to protect the integrity of sensitive citizen and employee data. He partnered with Microsoft and implementation partners to modernize and transform dozens of legacy systems, enabling greater transparency in government and more citizen-centric applications.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business).


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