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R “Ray” Wang is the CEO of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research Inc,, He co-hosts DisrupTV, a weekly enterprise tech and leadership webcast that averages 50,000 views per episode and blogs at www.raywang.org.  His ground-breaking best selling book on digital transformation, Disrupting Digital Business, was published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2015. Ray's new book about Digital Giants and the future of business titled, Everybody Wants to Rule The World will be released July 2021. Wang is well quoted and frequently interviewed in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, and Bloomberg.

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R “Ray” Wang (pronounced WAHNG) is the Founder, Chairman and Principal Analyst of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research Inc., He co-hosts DisrupTV, a weekly enterprise tech and leadership webcast that averages 50,000 views per episode and authors a business strategy and technology blog that has received millions of page views per month.  Wang also serves as a non-resident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center.

Since 2003, Ray has delivered thousands of live and virtual keynotes around the world that are inspiring and legendary. Wang has spoken at almost every major tech conference. His ground-breaking best selling book on digital transformation, Disrupting Digital Business, was published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2015.  Ray's new book about Digital Giants and the future of business titled, Everybody Wants to Rule The World will be released July 2021 by Harper Collins Leadership.

Wang is well quoted and frequently interviewed in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, CGTN America, Bloomberg, Tech Crunch, ZDNet, Forbes, and Fortune.  He is one of the top technology analysts in the world.

Speaker's Bio

R “Ray” Wang (pronounced WAHNG) is the Founder, Chairman and Principal Analyst of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research Inc., a research and advisory firm which studies disruptive business and exponential technology trends.

Ray’s the co-host and co-founder of the widely watched DisrupTV, a weekly enterprise tech and leadership webcast that averages 50,000 views per episode.  He’s also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View” that has received millions of page views per month.  Wang also serves as a non-resident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center.

Since 2003, Ray has delivered thousands of live and virtual keynotes around the world that are inspiring and legendary. Wang has spoken at almost every major tech conference, including Salesforce’s Dreamforce, Adobe Summit, IBM, HR Tech Conference, NASSCOM, Mobile World Congress, CES, NRF, HIMSS, Oracle, Microsoft, Wipro, ServiceNow, Google Next, SAP, Infosys, TCS, SXSW, CIO100, TEDX, and sessions at Davos for various clients.  His clients include the Global 2000 companies, governments, startups, and investment firms.

Wang has held executive roles at institutions such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. His ground-breaking best selling book on digital transformation, Disrupting Digital Business, was published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2015.  Ray's new book about Digital Giants and the future of business titled, Everybody Wants to Rule The World will be released July 2021 by Harper Collins Leadership.

Wang is well quoted and frequently interviewed in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, Bloomberg, CGTN America, Tech Crunch, ZDNet, CIO Magazine, Forbes, and Fortune.  Ray frequently receives accolades and awards from various independent organizations as one of the top technology and business analysts in the world.

Big Ideas

Dominate Digital Disruption Before It Dominates You

Since 2000, 52 percent of the companies in the Fortune 500 have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, ceased to exist, or dropped out of the Fortune 500. In fact, the pace of change has increased, competition has intensified, and business models have been disrupted. Digitalization of business is a key factor in this accelerated pace of change. Information flows faster. Every node reacts more quickly. How will you dominate digital disruption?

From P2P To Authentic Business

Ignore the shift to authentic business at the risk of your company – and potentially your career. Why? A seismic shift has occurred. The constructs of B2B and B2C have changed to People to People (P2P). Contextual relationships, trust, transparency, and value exchange are the key pillars. What will it take for you to exemplify an Authentic Business? As more and more people interact this way, organization will be forced to deal with a whole new set of external and internal realities. Employees, suppliers, and partners now rely more on their networks to amplify their voices and influence each other than with the companies they conduct business with. The rules of business have changed. It’s about serving P2P. The 10 new laws of business reveals the realities in play today that will help companies and their management teams succeed with a holistic and pragmatic approach.

Augmented Humanity and AI Driven Smart Services: What Happens When The Machines Take Over

Searching for a competitive advantage and fearful of disruption, board rooms and CXO’s have rushed to artificial intelligence as the next big thing.  The investment in pilots for AI’s subsets of machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and cognitive computing have moved from science projects to new digital business models powered by smart services.  This unifying force for digital transformation in customer journeys, Internet of Things, future of work, commerce, and distributed ledger block chain technology revolves around the creation of AI driven smart services.

Learn how to bring immersive experiences, mass personalization at scale, and value exchange to create an orchestration of trust.  Understand how these smart services will drive seven outcomes from artificial intelligence and jump start growth in every industry.  While these smart services will dominate the landscape over the next decade, learn what rules and ethics need to be applied to not only augment humanity, but also keep humanity safe.

The Right To Choose To Be Disconnected: An International Human Right For The Digital Age

In this increasingly digital and connected world, no person nor object will be left disconnected. Yet, humanity faces the biggest human rights abuse – the loss of privacy. What will it take to keep the right to choose to be disconnected a human right and what will you do to defend this freedom.

The Shift From Chief Digital Officers To Digitally Enabled CXO’s

The existing leadership structure in most organizations is ill-equipped to drive the change required for dominating digital disruption. Consequently, the emergence of the chief digital officer (CDO) is essential for the new age of digital business.

Though the current debate often centers on whether the CIO or CMO will win out or whether chief digital officers may arise from an expanded role for the CIO, we see these arguments as short-sighted. As with any other massive transformation, the skill sets required for digital will be infused throughout the executive ranks and the organization’s DNA. The role of the CDO will be mostly gone by 20205.  The pathway forward will involve a multidisciplinary approach. However, the skills behind digital business transformation will require chief digital officers or those tasked with digital.

Interests

  1. Teaching the Next Generation Timeless Values of Success
  2. Vinyl DJ mixing and EDM
  3. Geopolitical discussion
  4. General science
  5. Futurist pontifications
  6. Star trek society
  7. Objectivism