Bill at home in 2023. Yes, the hair is longer again and still staying in.

Bill speaking at the Google Cloud conference in San Francisco on July 25, 2018

A History of Delivering Digital Transformation and Innovation.

Former professional musician, trader and trading systems entrepreneur, global capital markets managing partner at Andersen Consulting and its post IPO incarnation Accenture, and head of the Intelligent Automation and AI Stratetgic Growth Initiative at KPMG, Bill Cline has a long history of successfully delivering game changing innovation. He pioneered the introduction of video switching systems and digital trading systems on Wall Street and the trading floors of the world, led major projects to create leading electronic exchanges including the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and FXAll, and sold hundreds of millions of dollars in long term managed services and outsourcing contracts to run trading floors and other critical infrastructure and operations for the largest global investment banks and exchanges.

As the Andersen Consulting and Accenture Capital Markets Global Managing Partner Mr. Cline was regularly one of the top 3 most quoted partners in the entire firm each quarter. He has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and newswires, NPR Marketplace and Talk of the Nation, Reuters & Dow Jones News, Marketwatch, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NY Times, Washington Post, Securities Industry News, Information Week, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Wall Street & Technology, and many other leading publications. Here's a fun clip from CNBC's Squawk on the Street the morning the NYSE went public, where the host tried to get him to compare exchanges going public to a "casino" (good thing he had lots of media training...).

This history of delivering innovation and digital transformation was made possible by the hard work of the many talented men and women with whom he had the privilege to work over the years and the many clients who trusted him with their most important projects. Nobody has been more at the forefront of making the electronic and algorithmic trading revolution a reality, creating the world's first digital trading systems and ticker plants, the world's first high speed global datafeed, and leading the design, build, and launch of new alternative trading venues like operationalizing the ICE from a single desktop PC prototype into what is now the world's largest exchange group. He has also led practices that delivered intelligent automation using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI to companies across all industries, the biggest inflection point for transformational business change since global outsourcing and still ongoing.

Soon his first book will be released, a personal memoir of the digital transformation of trading floors and markets on Wall Street in the 1980s and 1990s and how that type of automation propagated to other industries in the 2000s. No matter what you saw in the movies or read in books about 1980s-1990s Wall Street it was much wilder than that, and while not always politically correct by today's standards it was a time of dynamic change unparalleled in history. It also harkens back to a time when you could be both successful and have fun doing it and where talent, merit based performance and hard work were the keys to success free from any artificial preferences or discrimination.

Mr. Cline is still a regular industry commentator on many different aspects of the global capital markets, electronic trading and exchanges, advanced networking and computing technologies, and advanced process automation and AI. He does select independent consulting or advisory projects and currently serves on several boards. He is also the managing partner of Cline Properties LLC whose holdings include the Vintage Sunglasses Shop which he founded in 1998. To request a bio, for press or board service inquiries, inquire about speaking engagements, or to discuss independent consulting assignments he can be contacted at or by phone at (843) 359-9550.

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