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R “Ray” Wang (pronounced WAHNG) is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. He’s the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View”. Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at institutions such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. His best selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press provides insights on why 52% of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000. Wang is a prominent dynamic keynote speaker, research analyst, and industry commentator working with clients to transform their business models using exponential technologies. He’s spoken around the world at almost every tech related conference including keynotes for tens of thousands of people and intimate executive settings such as Davos. Ray’s clients include a majority of the Fortune 500 and Global 200. Ray is well quoted in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, FoxBusiness, CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CGTN, Tech Crunch, Business Week, and Fortune. He has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award and has repeatedly been in the #1 slot in the AR Power 100 list for over 10 years. Ray resides in Silicon Valley when not traveling 500,000 miles a year in the air.

One response to “It’s Time To Consolidate Social Business Platforms”

  1. Net Assets Business Intelligence Solutions

    Hi Ray

    WRT your comment ‘This natural evolution in the DEEPR framework means IT must scale while line of business focuses on innovation’. Agree totally but I don’t see it happening in day-to-day business.

    Organizations are running lean in today’s economic climate and there is not a lot of free time (or resources) for innovation. In our experience, most innovation is the other way round, being driven by IT and external consultants.

    I have no doubt that social media will consolidate over time as they lose their ‘newness’, adopt each others features and benefits and merge into a similar offering. But regretfully, its not fast enough.

    All the best, JK