William S. McNee
Mr. McNee is the President and CEO of Saugatuck Technology, a subscription research and advisory firm focused on emerging industry trends and disruptive technologies driving change in enterprise IT. Over the past few years, Mr. McNee has helped spearhead the firm's research into evolving business models as a result of the shift to software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing. More recently, he has been actively involved in launching the firm’s CIO-targeted Cloud migration / leadership practice.
Prior to founding the firm in 1999, Mr. McNee spent eleven years with Gartner, Inc., most recently as Group Vice President and Research Fellow, responsible for guiding the firm's overall research strategy. A recognized expert in enterprise software and related business / IT services, Mr. McNee spent five years leading Gartner's Business / IT Management practice as its Director of Research, focusing on CIO governance, IT sourcing models and e-commerce management strategies. Prior to this role, he was a lead analyst focusing on enterprise business applications, and asset management strategies. Prior to Gartner, Mr. McNee held strategic planning, financial management and marketing positions at CBS, HBO, Comshare and the Institute for Social Research.
A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Mr. McNee has published hundreds of articles and consulted with thousands of business and IT executives, and vendor clients around the globe.
Mr. McNee is a University of Michigan alumnus, and has completed graduate work in economics at New York University. Since 2001, he has been a Board or Advisory Board member for the Westport Public Library.
Follow Mr. McNee on Twitter at @billmcnee.