Speaker's Short Bio

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 new best selling book Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press and globally available in Spring of 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

4 responses to “Why I’m Unplugging From Location Based Services Until The Privacy Issue Is Resolved”

  1. Hiren Patel

    Ray Ray,

    Good post. I agree with two level of privacy.

    But LBS is tip of the iceberg when it comes your personal information.

    Few minutes before I saw your post, I got an email from a friend regarding http://www.spokeo.com. It will tell you where you live and how much your home is worth and how long you lived there….and much more! Creepy!!!

    You may need to unplug from other places as well.


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  3. Carl Reed

    Great post. I do not use LBS for the same reasons! I facilitate geospatial and location service standards in the Open Geospatial Consortium. I helped write the Location Interoperability Forum (now OMA) Privacy manifesto. I help with standards in the IETF GeoPriv Working Group. While the standards are there, the policy is not. If there is policy, I suspect that such policy is not well enforced.


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