R “Ray” Wang (pronounced WAHNG) is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. As a leading futurist and authority on business transformation and technology, he’s the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View”. Wang has held executive roles at institutions such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He's the author of a best selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press Wang is a prominent dynamic keynote speaker, research analyst, futurist, and industry commentator working with clients and is well quoted and appears in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, FoxBusiness, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CGTN, Tech Crunch, ZDNet, and Fortune.
How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?
I spent 20 years in management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, product management, marketing, analyst relations, and business development in the high tech space. Those experiences bring different points of view that help me understand a holistic view of the market, the stakeholders, and the dynamics that influence trends.
What topic areas are you most passionate about?
- Human Ingenuity vs Intelligent Automation;
- Autonomous Decade;
- Authenticity vs Deep Fakes;
- US vs China, Open vs Closed;
- Stakeholder vs shareholder Capitalism;
- Privacy as a Property Right;
- Culture of Abundance vs Culture of Scarcity.
Outside of key topics, who else influences you?
Key change agents who can think independently. Individuals who demonstrate critical thinking, avoid politics and partisanship as a crutch in conversations. Individuals who share aspirational characteristics of a world built on self-reliance, empathy, meritocracy, creativity, expertise in their professional area, and grit.
How would you describe your offline influence?
We reach individuals in the top 20% of organizations who are change agents, seek innovation, can inspire others to drive business transformation. These individuals seek other innovative individuals who can deal with abstraction and execute with precision. This is advisory, meetings, and workshops.
If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?
Live event production, keynotes, videos, speaking apps.
What’s your best source of information for getting ahead of a story?
What brands have you worked with?
Almost 400 of the Fortune 500 and every technology vendor
Which non-paid activities would you be keen to take part in if the opportunity raised your profile or delivered value to your audience?
- Provide a quote for content or news article
- Share / create a social post
- Speak at or attend an event
- Participate in a podcast or webinar
- Participate in online chat (e.g. Twitter chat, Crowdchat, Google Hangout)
- Create video content
What are your passions outside of work?
Mentorship, DJ’ing, Food, Skiing, Travel, Building organizations & Hosting events.
What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?