Bill McNee is a thought-leader in business software and business computing with more than 25 years of experience as a research executive, entrepreneur and industry analyst.

Prior to founding McNee Associates, Bill spent two years with Information Services Group (ISG – NASDAQ: III) after the acquisition of Saugatuck Technology, a subscription research and advisory he founded and successfully ran as its CEO for more than a dozen years. As a Partner at ISG, Bill worked to integrate Saugatuck into the firm, including launching a follow-on research service called ISG Insights.

While at Saugatuck, Bill built and led a team of industry analysts and strategy consultants focused on the most important emerging and disruptive trends in enterprise IT, with a major focus on Cloud and related technologies. Clients included enterprise IT and Finance leaders at F1000 brands, established and emerging technology vendors and service providers, and private equity investors.

Prior to Saugatuck, Bill was a senior research leader at Gartner for more than a dozen years, the last five as GVP and Research Fellow responsible for guiding the firm’s overall research agenda. While in this role, Bill also led its IT Management practice which focused on CIO governance and sourcing issues. Prior to this assignment, Bill headed up Product Strategy for Gartner after several years as a lead analyst focused on enterprise software strategies.

Earlier in his career, Bill held strategic planning, financial management and marketing leadership roles in the broadcast and cable television industry (CBS Network TV, HBO), as well as at Comshare and the Institute for Social Research.

Mr. McNee is a proud University of Michigan alumnus.

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Authored by Bill McNee on October 12, 2017
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