Ray is currently a D.B.A. student in the Technology and Operations Management group at Harvard Business School.
Prior to his studies, Ray founded and ran a technology consulting firm and value-added reseller. Virgin Mobile USA, Plumtree Software, and the state of California represent just a few of his clients. Most recently, he provided financial and strategic consulting advice to a high-technology firm in Dubai that is contemplating an IPO, and operational and marketing advice to a local diamond merchandiser.
Ray has also worked as an international oilfield engineer for Schlumberger, where he explored and characterized petroleum and natural gas reservoirs throughout the world, especially in Russia and South East Asia.
Ray earned both an MBA and a Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as part of the MIT LFM Fellowship program. He earned dual-B.S. degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering from UC-Berkeley. He is also close to completing a Master's degree in Information Technology at Harvard.
Ray's research interests include the management and competitive strategies of the telecom/datacom, Internet, software, and media industries. He is especially interested in technology platform development and innovation. He is also a trivia enthusiast who enjoys discussing politics, culture, and history.
Ray's current research is on technology platforms - how technology companies can platformize their technology offerings, how platforms impact competitive strategy and create pricing power, and how technology consumers interact with technologies that are platforms.