Gartner Expert

Bill Ray

VP Analyst

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.

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

Situation Publishing

Wireless Correspondent


Head of Enabling Software

Informa Telecoms Academy, Trainer, 10


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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Which wireless technology is right for my IoT project?

2How will the launch of 5G impact my business?

3Which wireless technologies are going to succeed in the market place and which will disappear?

4How can wireless networks and the endpoints connected to them, can be protected from hackers and other miscreants?

5What are product designers looking for in wireless semiconductors and how can I make my product stand out?