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R "Ray" Wang          

Constellation Research CEO, HBR Press Author: Disrupting Digital Business, Keynoter, Futurist, Innovation Junkie, BizModel Strategist, Provocateur, Negotiator, EDM DJ

R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. He’s also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View”. With viewership in the 10’s of millions of page views a year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models such as digital transformation impact brands, enterprises, and organizations. Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

His best selling new book Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press May 2015, provides insights on why 52% of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000. In fact, this impact of digital disruption is real. However, it’s not the technologies that drive this change. It’s a shift in how new business models are created.

Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Personify, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a prominent and dynamic keynote speaker and research analyst working with clients on digital, innovation, business model design, engagement strategies, customer experience, matrix commerce, and big data.

His Silicon Valley research firm, Constellation Research, Inc., advises Global 2000 companies on the future, business strategy, and disruptive technology adoption. Ray is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and well quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC TV, Reuters, IDG News Service, and other global media outlets. Wang has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award

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Disrupting Digital Business: The Post Sales, On Demand, Attention Economy Is Here

We’re standing at the dawn of a digital business revolution, but we barely realize it. As with the beginning of every revolution, those in the midst of it can feel it, sense it, and realize that something big is happening. Yet it’s hard to quantify the shift. The data isn’t clear. From how we interact with each other to how we engage with organizations, the shift is right in front of us. However, organizations usually react to change by denying, delaying, and disparaging — a key reason why 52 percent of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000.

Digital business disruption is no longer an option—it’s a necessity. Social, organizational, and technology shifts require a new way of thinking about business, one that leverages a digital DNA to deliver experiences and outcomes, and to transition from selling products to keeping brand promises. Learn how digital transformation allows you to use digital to disrupt instead of become one of the disrupted

Join R "Ray" Wang (@rwang0), head of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research and best selling author of the Harvard Business Review Press book, Disrupting Digital Business, as he shares practical guidance on how to disrupt and transform in any industry.

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.

Join R "Ray" Wang (@rwang0), head of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research and author of the Harvard Business Review Press book, Disrupting Digital Business as he shares insights in to this fascinating human right that must be defended at all costs

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 pathway forward will involve a multidisciplinary approach. However, the skills behind digital business transformation will require chief digital officers or those tasked with digital.

Join R "Ray" Wang (@rwang0), head of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research and author of the Harvard Business Review Press book, Disrupting Digital Business, as he shows how the path forward from CDO to Digital CXO's will take place over the next 3 years.

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At next month's Cloud Identity Summit 2013, Principal Analyst and CEO of Constellation Research R “Ray” Wang will discuss how evolvi.

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