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R 'Ray' Wang

R 'Ray' Wang

Founder, Chairman & Principal Analyst of Constellation Research Inc.

R 'Ray' Wang

Founder, Chairman & Principal Analyst of Constellation Research Inc.


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 coined the term "Metaverse Economy" in 2020 for this $20.7 T market size by 2030 and is a leading authority on the AI and AI Policy.

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 an advisor to the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue.

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 Think, 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 recent best-selling book about Digital Giants and the future of business titled, Everybody Wants to Rule The World was 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, BBC, 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. Ray is a true road warrior and averages more than 200 days on the road and is a 4 million miler flyer on United Airlines.

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Which kinds of companies will thrive and which will get crushed by the powerful forces in the global business landscape now at work? This groundbreaking new guide will help you adapt and change your business to thrive among digital giants, including Google, Facebook, and Amazon.

Drawing on considerable original research and case studies from Wang’s acclaimed firm, Constellation Research, this groundbreaking guide reveals which kinds of companies will thrive and which will get crushed by the powerful forces now at work.

Ultimately, you will understand how the business world is changing in the face of extreme competition and, most importantly, you will learn how to adapt now to stay relevant and in demand.

Everybody Wants to Rule the World will help you:

  • Understand the power of Data-Driven Digital Networks and how they have driven the most successful companies of our time.
  • Learn how extreme consolidation is changing the global business landscape and what this means for businesses of all types and sizes in terms of understanding where you fit in the value chain.
  • Gain insights into what innovative companies are doing right now to position themselves in this new reality.
  • Take your business from status quo to market leader.
  • Advocate the regulatory frameworks to ensure innovation and free and fair markets


Much hype has been made about the Metaverse. However, very few organizations have fully grasped the impact the Metaverse will have on experiences and engagement inside the enterprise. More than just gaming worlds or hardware devices, the Metaverse economy brings new opportunities for enterprises to bring their physical presence and 3D digital presences together in one unified offering to their stakeholders—customers, employees, partners, and suppliers. Learn the 23 use cases for Customer Experience and Commerce and the 21 use cases for the Future of Work and Employee Experiences. Learn from Ray and his work with over 50 Fortune 500 companies on the steps you can take to Monetize the Metaverse Economy!


More valuable than computer chips and oil, the insights inside multisided digital networks create a new asset class. These entities are not necessity tech companies nor marketplaces. They are data driven digital networks (DDDNs) - 100 year platforms that bring analytics, automation and AI together to identify pricing trends, supply constraints, consumer preferences, market risks, and security threats. Learn who’s building them, how they are succeeding and what you can od to get started on this new journey.


Big tech stocks have dominated the growth story for the past decade with trillion dollar market cap trades in Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft and FAANG stocks like Facebook and Netflix. As investors have rushed into the tech space, many are discovering how not all tech stocks are equally created. Applying the playbook in R "Ray" Wang's latest book Everybody Wants To Rule The World, every investor can identify the new digital giants and evaluate how they will fare in both the IPO market and the post-IPO climate. Learn the 5 elements of digital giants and why the world is moving to duopoly markets.