|Ryan Clayton Bank|
April 27, 1981 |
Lake Forest, Illinois
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
|Occupation||Emerging Technology Expert, New Media Expert, Communications|
|Home town||Bannockburn, Illinois|
|Title||Founder, Social Intelligence Corporation|
|Social Intelligence Corporation, Personal Site|
Ryan Clayton Bank (born April 27, 1981) is an Emerging Technology Expert and Social Innovation Evangelist. Bank is the Founder of Social Intelligence Corporation, a start-up company that enables governments and corporate clients to gather Social and Open Source Intelligence. Besides advising governments and corporations on the use of Emerging Technology, Bank is also a featured speaker both nationally and internationally on the organizational value of Innovation.
Prior to founding Social Intelligence Corporation, Bank was an award-winning television producer, new media expert and President of Clayton Entertainment, a Chicago, Illinois based media production and distribution company.
Bank is the son of Charles Nicky Bank, a financial industry executive, and Charlotte Bank, a homemaker. He attended Bannockburn Elementary School and then Deerfield High School (Illinois) in Deerfield, Illinois, where he first started in media production. While in high school, he received numerous national and international media awards. Ryan Bank graduated cum laude from the School of Communications through the School of Continuing Studies of Northwestern University where he was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda society.
Ryan Bank served as the president of Clayton Entertainment, a media production company based in Chicago, Illinois. Clayton Entertainment was founded as a media production company and has worked on projects ranging from music videos, television programs, media production and now New Media.
A Private War
In 2001, Bank produced a documentary and feature film, A Private War, about the life of Dr. Eugene Lazowski. Lazowski saved the lives of about 8,000 Jews in the town of Rozwadów as well as in surrounding villages by creating a fake typhus epidemic during World War II. He used medical science to save Jews and other Poles from being deported to the Nazi concentration camps.
Based on an extensive set of tools — including the remarkable work of several NGOs and Private Volunteer Organizations — he was able to monitor hundreds of thousands of messages coming from Haiti, looking for those that needed immediate rescue. Upon receiving distress messages, Bank worked with military responders to coordinate message traffic with information from other sources. Ultimately, this intelligence would be passed to commanders in the field and rescue teams were launched to the location.,
Honours and Awards
- 2012: Coast Guard Auxiliary Achievement Medal
- 2010: Coast Guard Foundation Award
- 2010: Named United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Member of the Year
- 2010: VITA Award for Humanitarian Aid from CTIA – The Wireless Association
Bank has received over 30 awards for projects he has produced. Of those awards, 5 were international awards and several dozen were national honors including:
- Emmy Nomination from the Midwest Chapter
- Two Telly Awards
- Gold and Silver at the Houston International Film Festival
- Two national “Awards of Distinction” from The Communicator Awards
- Charleston International Film Festival
- Two “Mark of Excellence Awards” from the Society of Professional Journalists
- American Film Institute and The Sony Corporation
- The Videomaker Award