Patrick Ryan is an Engineering Manager at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), and leads the research, development, and transition of augmented reality technology for shipbuilding and industrial uses at NNS. The NNS AR Team that Patrick established is now a full scale department of over 30 AR professionals and growing, has been developing industrial AR solutions since February 2011, and has over 70 industrial projects completed or currently underway including the first ever scaled roll-out of a permanent shipbuilding process change using AR. In addition to his role at NNS, Patrick holds the same title at a small start-up company called Index AR Solutions. In 2014, NNS and Index AR Solutions entered into a teaming agreement around AR Technology. Through Index AR Solutions, the technology and expertise of the NNS Team is available to commercial customers. Patrick also sits on the Board of Directors for theAREA.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing augmented reality into the Enterprise. Patrick earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Ocean and Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1998, and a Master’s Degree in Ocean Engineering, also from Virginia Tech.