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Disruptive Technologies Expert Ray Wang to Keynote RAPS' Regulatory Convergence Conference in San Jose, CA

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. "Ray" Wang, principal analyst, founder, and chairman of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research will deliver the opening keynote Sunday evening, 18 September, at the 2016 Regulatory Convergence in San Jose, CA. The Convergence is the largest annual gathering of healthcare product regulatory professionals and the signature event of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS). It 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 10s 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.

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About RAPS

The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, non-lobbying nonprofit organization. RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credential to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with offices in Shanghai and Singapore, and chapters and affiliates worldwide. www.RAPS.org

CONTACT: Zachary Brousseau Senior Manager, Communications RAPS +1 301 770 2920, ext. 245 zbrousseau@raps.orgSource:Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society