Arin Ray is a Senior Analyst focusing on technology trends in trade processing and operational risk. When he is not writing or presenting research, you will find him reading a book, listening to podcast, or making plans for the next trip.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM ORIGINALLY / WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
In Calcutta/Kolkata, India.
WHERE DO YOU CURRENTLY RESIDE?
In the great state of New Jersey.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY/PLACE YOU’VE TRAVELED?
My favorite city is Vancouver, BC; my favorite state is Alaska if the weather cooperates. Favorite country is Argentina for its stunning and diverse natural beauty. But there is so much that remains to be seen.
I would say penguins – they look silly but survive in very harsh conditions and have amazing social skills, and I recently made friends with some in Chile.
Reading, which I do less than I should, and traveling, which I do more than my wallet would like me to.
FAVORITE FOOD DISH?
It is hard to discriminate when it comes to food. Turkish is a recent favorite, and street food and sweet dishes are all time favorites.
What Don't Your Celent Colleagues Know About You?
I can write backward (also called mirror writing) in two languages, though I am not sure my colleagues would be too pleased if I applied it at work.
What Do You Enjoy About Your Work?
A unique vantage point in the industry that gives us the opportunity to freely and critically talk to a wide range of institutions with diverse interests. Also the opportunity to meet with people from different background and cultures – within Celent and outside. There are always new things to learn and improve.