Sr Director Analyst
3 years at Gartner
31 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Bill Ray provides written research and inquiry support covering wireless connectivity, primarily for Product Managers and Tech CEOs. His researches focus on evolving standards for IoT connectivity and 5G services, and the semiconductors needed to support them.
Bill Ray's Recent Gartner Activity
Market Share Analysis: Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, GNSS and NFC Semiconductors, Worldwide, 2018
Market Share Analysis: Mobile Phone Application-Specific Semiconductors, Worldwide, 2018
Market Insight: Roadmap for Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 6 in Smart Workspaces — When to Invest
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.
Informa Telecoms Academy, Trainer, 10 years
O2, Head of Enabling Software, 2 years
Situation Publishing, Wireless Correspondent, 8 years