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

6 responses to “So You Want A Tesla Model S? See Why It’s Cheaper Than ICE.”

  1. Logical_thinker

    typo: “hepatic” should be “haptic”.. except while the screen is touchscreen, I am not sure it has vibration feedback to input (I.e. haptic responses).

  2. Steve G

    How do you get $2,000 a year for regular car service? There’s a 4 year =, 50,000 mile warranty on cars that cost over $50,000 and oil changes and tire rotations don’t cost anywhere near that. I had one on order and cancelled it when I looked into the Tesla further.

    1. Neil Horning

      If that’s the case Steve, you must feel like a total goof.

    2. Mike D

      And after the 4 year warranty runs out and you have another 4 years of ownership to go you do what Steve? I’m sure the costs start to add up when you have to look at timing belts, oil changes, gaskets, breaks (with re gen breaks they last for the life of the car), spark plugs, etc.. etc… that you don’t have with an electric. So average that over the course of your 8 year ownership and presto!…. $2,000/average for ICE cars. Do your research….

  3. Ev.sans.opec

    Don’t forget that you no longer need emissions tests (which clearly carry the potential to be a huge fiasco). Additional unexpected benefits include (in my case) a 20% decrease in annual insurance premiums. You can cut the .15 cost/kwh by using Chargepoint, Tesla superchargers or solar panels for free. Factor in Zero emissions, HOV access, regenerative braking, low drag coefficient, copious cargo space, OPEC independence (priceless), associated costs for cleaning up oil on the streets and in the oceans (Valdez, BP, Gulf wars etc). It all adds up.

  4. Paul Roddick

    Your calculations do not make sense. You have to repay the capital on the loan somewhere, where is that?