Speaker Bio: William McDermott

Prior to his role on the SAP Executive Board, McDermott led SAP's operations in the Americas and Asia Pacific Japan regions. Since he joined SAP in 2002, the company has delivered unparalleled growth in market share, revenue and customer satisfaction in key markets.

Before joining SAP, McDermott served as executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations at Siebel Systems and president of Gartner, Inc., where he led the company's core operations. He spent 17 years at Xerox Corporation, where he progressively rose through the ranks to become the company's youngest corporate officer and division president. In 1997, through his leadership, McDermott's division received the Malcolm Baldrige Award, presented annually by the President of the United States to businesses judged to be outstanding in several areas. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for Villanova School of Business.

McDermott holds an MBA in business management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and he completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree in business management from Dowling College.

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