Ryan Ward is a technical account manager working for Irdeto in the connected transportation field. Ryan, a 20 year automotive-industry veteran, has focused his career on developing and launching new innovation. Ryan began his career in the fastening industry, where he filed multiple patents and had the opportunity to work in Germany/France for 5 years. In 2017, Ryan made the shift into electronics and managed an innovation team developing advanced human machine interfaces (HMI) and passive-entry-passive-start (PEPS) systems. Understanding the importance of cybersecurity for connected vehicles, Ryan joined Irdeto in 2019 to help the automotive and trucking industries embrace connectivity without fear.