Q&A with Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP

Date: 
March 25, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Learn how a deli can prepare you to lead an organization, and get the chance to have your career questions answered by an innovative CEO.

Bill McDermott, chief executive officer of SAP, will speak at noon Wednesday, March 25 at Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall. In a Q&A session, McDermott will speak with students and share his insights on leadership, entrepreneurship and his career path.

The talk will be moderated by Pulin Sanghvi, the executive director of Career Services, and is part of the G.S. Beckwith Gilbert ’63 Lecture Series. A reception will follow the event, and lunch will be provided for students and faculty. 

The leader of the world's top business software company and national best-selling author, McDermott has more than three decades of experience in business technology. He joined SAP in 2002 to lead the business in North America and has steadily risen to his current role as chief executive officer. McDermott's career started as a young entrepreneur running a small delicatessen business on Long Island at age 16. A passionate believer in engaging up-and-coming young leaders, McDermott is a frequent speaker on the topic of leadership, and has been recognized by organizations ranging from City Year of Greater Philadelphia to the Children’s Aid Society of New York City. 

About the Gilbert Lectures: Founded in 1988, the Gilbert Lecture Series was established by G. S. Beckwith Gilbert of the Class of 1963 to bring innovative leaders in business, government, and the professions to the Princeton campus to discuss their ventures and the insights gained in their careers.

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