Ian Wall

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Ian Wall
Occupation Head of Enterprise Architecture
Employer CME Group
Location New York, NY USA
Website www.cmegroup.com

Ian Wall is head of enterprise architecture for the CME Group Inc. He was named to that position in January of 2010. He was previously managing director of NYMEX Information Technology for the CME Group Inc. [1]

Wall moved into the enterprise architecture position previously held by Scott Kaufman, a managing director at CME who came from the CBOT. Kaufman moved into a new role, overseeing all the project management and portfolio management within the CME's Enterprise Solutions Division.

Wall is also involved with the Green Exchange, a joint venture for trading carbon emissions that NYMEX started and CME is taking over.


As managing director of NYMEX IT, Wall oversaw all technology integration efforts as well as NYMEX technology operations.[2] Previously, Wall was senior vice president of technology for the New York Mercantile Exchange before it was acquired by the CME Group.[3]

Before joining NYMEX, Wall was a consultant for TradinGear, Inc., an capital markets focused technology company then founded[4] by Sam Gaer. After NYMEX acquired TradinGear in 2003, Wall consulted with NYMEX until June 2004, when he was retained as its vice president of software development.

In this role, Wall managed the transition of NYMEX futures contracts to the CME Globex electronic trading platform, the launch of the NYMEX ClearPort® Eco-system, and trading of NYMEX miNY futures contracts.

Also, he has been a lead technical architect for various companies including Raytheon E-Systems, Long Island Lighting Co., Intel, and Kaiser Permanente.


Wall graduated with honors from the University of Sheffield in England with a bachelor of science degree in computer science.


  1. CME Elevates Ian Wall To Head Enterprise Architecture. Wall Street & Technology.
  2. Executives. Wall Street Journal.
  3. Ian Wall. CME Group/NYMEX.
  4. Prominent People. Futures Industry Magazine.