INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LEADER AWARD
Bill McDermott is a member of the executive board of SAP AG and serves as President of Global Field Operations, overseeing the company’s strategic business activities around the globe. Previously, McDermott was responsible for managing SAP’s operations in the United States, Canada and Latin America and in the Asia Pacific Japan region. Since McDermott’s arrival, SAP USA has delivered 25 consecutive quarters of market share gains, revenue growth and customer satisfaction improvements.
Prior to joining SAP, McDermott served as executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations at Siebel Systems, and president of Gartner, Inc. Prior to that he was at Xerox Corporation, where he rose through the ranks to become the company’s youngest corporate officer and division president. In 1997, McDermott’s division received the Malcolm Baldrige Award.
McDermott has received numerous awards including Idealist of the Year by City Year Greater Philadelphia, Humanitarian of the Year by Triangle, Inc., the Yitzhak Rabin Public Services Award, and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Applied Technology. In 2005, McDermott was elected to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and to the Chamber Foundation Board.
McDermott received an MBA degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and he completed the Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Graduate School of Management. He received his B.S. degree in business administration from Dowling College. In 2004, McDermott was elected to the Dowling College Board of Trustees and was also recognized by Dowling College as its Alumnus of the Year in 2003.