Analyst Profile

Bill Ray

Bill Ray

VP Analyst

7 years at Gartner,  36 years industry experience

Location:  United Kingdom  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Bill Ray provides written research and inquiry covering autonomous things and wireless connectivity. He covers applications of robots and drones, and connectivity extending from low-power networks to orbital satellite constellations, primarily for Product Managers and Tech CEOs.


Previous Experience

Mr. Ray has extensive experience in developing wireless products and services, which was accumulated at international telecommunications companies including Telefonica, Swiss Telecom and Cable & Wireless. His experience extends into securing communications and systems, having developed cryptographic software and created secure applications for execution on SIM cards and other embedded platforms. Before joining Gartner, he worked with telecommunication companies around the world, advising and training staff on the impact of the IoT and how to prepare for it. He has also authored two books on embedded application development, focused on working with wireless protocols and secure communications.

Professional Background

  • Informa Telecoms Academy, Trainer, 10, Trainer, 10 years
  • O2 (Telefonica), Head of Enabling Software, 2 years
  • Situation Publishing, Wireless Correspondent, 8 years