R “Ray” Wang, principal analyst, founder, and chairman of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research will deliver the opening keynote Sunday evening, 18 September, at RAPS’ 2016 Regulatory Convergence conference in San Jose, CA. The Convergence, the largest annual gathering of healthcare product regulatory professionals, will be held at the San Jose Convention Center 17–20 September.
Wang works with Global 2000 companies on areas including innovation, business model design, engagement strategies and customer experience. He has written extensively on disruptive technologies as author of the business strategy and technology blog, A Software Insider’s Point of View, which attracts tens of millions or page views per year. His best-selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press and his contributions to Harvard Business Review provide insight into the digital disruption ahead and innovation required for success.
“With the Regulatory Convergence returning to the Bay Area this year, I can’t think of a better speaker to kick things off than Ray Wang,” said RAPS Board Chair Martha Brumfield, president and chief executive officer of Critical Path Institute. “Not only is he one of Silicon Valley’s most notable strategic thinkers, he also has a background in, and understanding of, healthcare that gives him a unique perspective to offer.”
Wang’s keynote remarks will touch on the rapid development of innovation and how regulation and regulatory professionals can and must keep pace.
Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy and consulting at Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in health policy and management, and health finance and management.
For more information about RAPS’ 2016 Regulatory Convergence, visit www.raps.org/convergence.