Ryan Gariepy is co-founder and CTO of both Clearpath Robotics and OTTO Motors. Along with his involvement with Open Robotics, he co-founded and co-chairs the Canadian Robotics Council, is an advisor to several startups and venture capital groups, and helped found the Next Generation Manufacturing Canada initiative.

He is a regular speaker, panelist, and expert guest on topics including robotics, AI, and technology policy. Ryan completed both a B.A.Sc. degree in Mechatronics Engineering and a M.A.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and has over sixty pending patents in the field of intelligent systems.