Raymond Lau, Ray Lau
StuffIt, WebGALAXY, iPhrase now IBM, PalmCentral/Handango now Appia...
...today at RAMP Holdings, Inc. as Chief Technology Officer
Raymond Lau
(Photograph circa 1997)

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Raymond Lau, Ph.D. is currently at RAMP Holdings, Inc. (f/k/a EveryZing) as its Chief Technology Officer. RHI is an early stage company providing multimedia (audio & video in addition to text) content optimization (publishing and merchandising) solutions for media companies. RHI's platform uses leading edge speech recognition, text analytics and search technology to provide for both multimedia search (on Web site) and multimedia publishing to Web search engines. You can see RHI's technology at work on FoxNews, Better Homes & Gardens and numerous other media sites.

Born in 1971 in the city of New York, he spent the majority of his early years there and moved to Boston, Massachusetts at the start of college in 1989. Ray has remained there since and presently resides along the Boston Harbor waterfront in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard.

Raymond obtained all three of his degrees (S.B., S.M., Ph.D.) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. To learn more about his academic credentials, please visit the Learn link. Professionally, he is known for numerous entrepreneurial achievements in the technology area including iPhrase (sold to IBM), PalmCentral/Handango (sold to Appia) and StuffIt (now part of Smith Micro). He has received numerous awards including the MacUser Derek Van Alstyne Rising Star award (1989), the MacUser UK Lifetime Achievement award (1995), the TransPacific Top 40 Asian American Professionals distinction (1996), and Technology Review's TR100: Innovators Under 35 Who Will Create the Future (2002). Please see the Work link for more details. Finally, to read more about his obsession for great food and other things, be sure to click the Eat and Like links.

While a fan of social media (and investor in certain providers), at present, Ray only has authorized presences on LinkedIn and Twitter (though the latter is really more for friends wanting to follow his stream of thoughts on the capital markets). For various ownership of data reasons, he is resisting Facebook.