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Ryan kelly

The Future of Transportation

Ryan Kelly
Head of Marketing and Communications at Virgin Hyperloop One

Ryan oversees global marketing and communications for Virgin Hyperloop One and supports the commercialization of hyperloop technology through strategic global campaigns.

Ryan gained knowledge and expertise in digital strategy and marketing from years spent consulting with hundreds of brands at companies large and small. He worked at The New York Times on one of the first integrated advertising teams, as well as WPP, one of the first advertising networks, and was the Digital Director at Media-Corps, managing a 6 billion impression per month network. Pivoting to the agency realm, as a partner at GWNewYork, he oversaw digital strategy, buying, and planning for B/S/H appliance brands and various others. Other clients included Salesforce, Oracle, Lufthansa, American Express, and Bose.

Ryan also teaches marketing strategy to Fortune 1000 companies through General Assembly and was named a 40 under 40 leader for Los Angeles county. He holds a BA in Advertising and BS in Marketing from Syracuse University.

Course Description:

Virgin Hyperloop One is the only company in the world that has successfully tested its technology at scale, launching the first new mode of mass transportation in over 100 years. Ryan Kelly, Head of Marketing and Communications for Virgin Hyperloop One, will dive into the company’s technology, vision, and pipeline of projects – explaining how they’re working with governments, partners, and investors around the world to make hyperloop a reality in years, not decades.

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to:


  • Embrace the type of radical thinking that is required to build a new form of transportation

  • Think outside the box with regards to traditional silos that impede development

  • Engage with local governments to ensure that hyperloop technology comes to fruition in years, not decades