About

Dr Ryan Samaroo is a philosopher of science based at the University of Oxford.This website provides a brief overview of my work, variously as a strategy consultant, policy advisor, and sometime lecturer, currently with the Government of Canada, previously at Oxford.

In early chapters of working life, I lectured and wrote about theoretical and empirical aspects of scientific method. My focus was on the foundations of physics and mathematics, at times touching on related issues in the theory of computation, cognition, and language.

An accumulation of influences, including an unlooked-for stint lecturing in Oxford’s program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, led me to explore how certain strands of my work come together at the intersection of corporate strategy, data strategy, and technology strategy. Now, I wear several hats and divide my time between Ottawa and Toronto.

Right now, I serve as an advisor to a group of tech executives within the Government of Canada. In this capacity, I give advice on developing business intelligence to support strategic planning and program management in matters of income security, the labour market, workforce development, and socio-economic development in the broadest sense. In plain English, and at the risk of dealing in clichés, my team and I play a form of “Moneyball” with social services analytics. It worked for Major League Baseball and we think it can work for the social contract.

Bare-bones LinkedIn profile here; email me for a résumé or indeed a CV.

Contact

ryan [dot] s [dot] samaroo [at] gmail [dot] com