Practice Areas

  • My services are sector-neutral, with particular expertise in these areas:
  • Practice areas in Strategy consulting - Ryan Samaroo
  • Government & Public Sector

    My work has focused, in one way or another, on helping government departments play a form of “Moneyball” with socioeconomic data. I have experience navigating the machinery of government, and also that of their implementation partners and contractors, particularly social services departments. This includes knowledge of the legislative and regulatory environments that constrain their activities, their law-making and policy-making processes, administrative machinery, and procurement cycles. Most importantly, I have a deep knowledge of inherited organizational challenges such as technical debt, manumation, and the phenomenon of “escalation of commitment,” so am well placed to diagnose both particular problems and systematic ones.

  • Healthcare

    My experience working with social services departments has led me towards healthcare providers, whose patient management processes rely on similar case management systems. From my early work on measures of health and disability, through my more recent work on the analysis of social determinants of health, to contemporary issues in healthcare management, modernization, and transformation, I bring with me long experience with trends and drivers of change in healthcare systems. My interests and expertise centre on enterprise redesign to support improved healthcare management.

  • Technology

    My work has taken me into various parts of the technology sector, especially FinTech, GovTech, and HealthTech. As of recently, I am attempting to learn something about recent work in CleanTech – it is of our time and a matter of urgency. I look to these fertile sectors and their disruption of established value chains and business models for inspiration. I look for opportunities to bring relevant innovations into my engagements with clients, partners, and stakeholders. I have also worked with a handful of entrepreneurs who are starting up or scaling up, providing advice on pitch decks, market positioning, and business model design. And though I have long departed the world of research, I bring to this work a mixture of scientific and commercial acumen, taking the perspective of the innovator and that of a potential investor.