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CEO, SAP, NY Times Bestselling Author, ‘Winners Dream’

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Growing up in working-class Long Island, a sixteen-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way into a job selling copiers door-to-door for Xerox, where he went on to rank #1 in every sales position he held and eventually became the company’s youngest-ever corporate officer. Eventually, Bill left Xerox and in 2002 became the unlikely president of SAP’s flailing American business unit. There, he injected enthusiasm and accountability into the demoralized culture by scaling his deli, sales, and management strategies. In 2010, Bill was named co-CEO, and in May 2014 he became SAP’s sole, and first non-European, CEO. His journey is chronicled in McDermott’s best-selling book, "Winners Dream," which was released in October 2014.

As the world’s leading provider of business software, SAP’s more than 66,000 employees and its vast ecosystem enable 252,000 customers of all sizes in more than 25 industries and 180 countries worldwide. SAP AG is headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, and McDermott is based at the company’s North American headquarters location in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

McDermott was first named to the SAP Executive Board in 2008 to manage global field operations. During this time, he has been instrumental in re-architecting the company’s go-to-market strategy, closely aligning the field organizations with the product development teams.

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. 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.

McDermott is a member of several external boards, including the boards of ANSYS, a company that designs and develops engineering simulation solutions used to predict how product designs will behave in manufacturing and real-world environments, and Under Armour. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for Villanova School of Business.

McDermott has been recognized for his business leadership by a number of organizations. In 2013, he and Jim Snabe were ranked #2 on Glassdoor.com’s listing of the top 50 Highest Rated CEOs, based on their 99% approval rating from employees.

He is an active community leader and advocate for corporate social responsibility. For his commitment to an unprecedented children and families information system, he was honored with the 2012 Promise Award by the Children’s Aid Society of New York City. He was lauded as the 2012 NPower Gala Honoree and was also named “Idealist of the Year” in 2008 by City Year Greater Philadelphia for his civic leadership and “commitment to improving the community and the lives of those who live in Philadelphia.” In 2005, he was elected to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation, and to the Chamber Foundation Board. In 2011, the TechAmerica Foundation presented him with the Terman Award for Corporate Leadership in recognition of his commitment to public-private partnerships, education and innovation.

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.

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Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office

Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office

Speaking Topics
  • The Opportunity of a Lifetime: Services in the Era of the Consumer

  • Reinventing a Corporation

  • The Future of Technology

  • Global Business Outlook

  • Change Management

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    Booking fees for Bill McDermott, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bill McDermott, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Bill McDermott?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill McDermott for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill McDermott for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bill McDermott or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bill McDermott or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Bill McDermott

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Bill McDermott Biography

Growing up in working-class Long Island, a sixteen-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way into a job selling copiers door-to-door for Xerox, where he went on to rank #1 in every sales position he held and eventually became the company’s youngest-ever corporate officer. Eventually, Bill left Xerox and in 2002 became the unlikely president of SAP’s flailing American business unit. There, he injected enthusiasm and accountability into the demoralized culture by scaling his deli, sales, and management strategies. In 2010, Bill was named co-CEO, and in May 2014 he became SAP’s sole, and first non-European, CEO. His journey is chronicled in McDermott’s best-selling book, "Winners Dream," which was released in October 2014.

As the world’s leading provider of business software, SAP’s more than 66,000 employees and its vast ecosystem enable 252,000 customers of all sizes in more than 25 industries and 180 countries worldwide. SAP AG is headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, and McDermott is based at the company’s North American headquarters location in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

McDermott was first named to the SAP Executive Board in 2008 to manage global field operations. During this time, he has been instrumental in re-architecting the company’s go-to-market strategy, closely aligning the field organizations with the product development teams.

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. 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.

McDermott is a member of several external boards, including the boards of ANSYS, a company that designs and develops engineering simulation solutions used to predict how product designs will behave in manufacturing and real-world environments, and Under Armour. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for Villanova School of Business.

McDermott has been recognized for his business leadership by a number of organizations. In 2013, he and Jim Snabe were ranked #2 on Glassdoor.com’s listing of the top 50 Highest Rated CEOs, based on their 99% approval rating from employees.

He is an active community leader and advocate for corporate social responsibility. For his commitment to an unprecedented children and families information system, he was honored with the 2012 Promise Award by the Children’s Aid Society of New York City. He was lauded as the 2012 NPower Gala Honoree and was also named “Idealist of the Year” in 2008 by City Year Greater Philadelphia for his civic leadership and “commitment to improving the community and the lives of those who live in Philadelphia.” In 2005, he was elected to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation, and to the Chamber Foundation Board. In 2011, the TechAmerica Foundation presented him with the Terman Award for Corporate Leadership in recognition of his commitment to public-private partnerships, education and innovation.

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.

Bill McDermott Videos

  • Run Simple: Bill McDermott Keynote Highlights - YouTube
  • CAA Speakers - Bill McDermott
  • The Best Executives Put Their Family First, with SAP CEO Bill McDermott

Bill McDermott Books

Bill McDermott Speaking Topics

  • The Opportunity of a Lifetime: Services in the Era of the Consumer

  • Reinventing a Corporation

  • The Future of Technology

  • Global Business Outlook

  • Change Management

FAQs on booking Bill McDermott

  • How to book Bill McDermott?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bill McDermott for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bill McDermott, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bill McDermott or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bill McDermott?

    Booking fees for Bill McDermott, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bill McDermott, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bill McDermott?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill McDermott for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill McDermott for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bill McDermott or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bill McDermott or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bill McDermott is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bill McDermott for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Bill McDermott generally travels from PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Peter Diamandis, J.B. Straubel, Tony Hsieh and Ray Kurzweil. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bill McDermott for an upcoming event.

Bill McDermott Speaker Videos

  • Run Simple: Bill McDermott Keynote Highlights - YouTube
    CAA Speakers - Bill McDermott
  • The Best Executives Put Their Family First, with SAP CEO Bill McDermott
    Keep It Simple - SAP CEO Bill McDermott at SAPPHIRE NOW ...

Bill McDermott Speaking Topics

  • The Opportunity of a Lifetime: Services in the Era of the Consumer

  • Reinventing a Corporation

  • The Future of Technology

  • Global Business Outlook

  • Change Management

Bill McDermott News

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