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Bill McDermott

Current CEO of ServiceNow and former CEO of SAP

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Bill McDermott

Current CEO of ServiceNow and former CEO of SAP

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  • Current CEO of ServiceNow and former CEO of SAP, the world’s largest business software company
  • Manages a staff of over 66,000 employees in 180 countries
  • Author of the best-selling book Winners Dream, which looks at his journey from growing up in working-class Long Island to leading the world’s largest business software company


Bill McDermott is one of the technology industry’s most admired and accomplished leaders. In November 2019 he joined ServiceNow as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Member of the Board of Directors. The fastest-growing enterprise cloud company at scale, ServiceNow’s purpose is to make the world of work, work better for people. McDermott is also on the Board of Directors or Zoom.

Prior to ServiceNow, McDermott served as Chief Executive Officer of SAP, the largest maker of business software with more than 100,000 employees and 425,000 customers worldwide. During his tenure, SAP’s market value soared from $39B to more than $160B as all key metrics tripled or quadrupled. SAP employees routinely rated McDermott in the high 90s on employment websites, making him one of the most popular business leaders in the world.

In 2014 he authored Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office. The best-selling memoir chronicled McDermott’s roots as a small business owner and his remarkable rise up the corporate chain of command at iconic brands like Xerox, Gartner, Siebel Systems, and SAP. He has received countless awards for his business and civic leadership, including the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Children’s Aid Society of New York’s Promise Award. A recreational basketball player, McDermott is the grandson of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Bobby McDermott.

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
The Opportunity of a Lifetime: Services in the Era of the Consumer
Re-Engineering a Corporation
The Future of Technology
Global Business Outlook
Change Management
Power Selling
Corporate Culture

Bill McDermott Reviews

“First, what a fantastic speech. Bill simply rocked the house. People were raving about his speech and at least a dozen people commented they have never seen a CEO of such a large organization be so down-to-earth. We appreciated him sharing so many insights. He was the highlight of the our conference.”

— Cvent

“It was a great to have Bill be a part of our program. The initial feedback from the participants has been overwhelmingly positive. The fact that Bill came there and shared his story and experiences was especially appreciated.”

— Ericsson

“Bill was AWESOME! The team is still talking about it. Great job – definitely the highlight of the meeting. Please thank him for making the trip to be with us!”

— Hewlett Packard


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