Bill McDermott

Move fast and pray: The merits and perils of speed in enterprise tech

Sometimes speed wins. Other times, it kills. Speed to market, first-mover advantage, rapid deployment and quantum moves forward are generally considered to be positive attributes in the tech world. Yet is it also possible that enterprise tech, which has suddenly become a pretty hot sector, currently is enjoying too much of a good thing? Speed …

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We’re the Fastest Growing Cloud Company In the Enterprise Software Space

“We’re the fastest growing cloud company in the enterprise software space,” says SAP CEO Bill McDermott. “We grew total revenue by 16% and grew cloud 48%. Let me just put this on the line. When you grow cloud 48%, that’s 80% faster than Salesforce, that’s 30% faster than Workday. So when you have a franchise …

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We’ve Gotten Enormous Benefits From the Digital World, But Trust Has Really Suffered, Says SAP CEO

SAP CEO Bill McDermott released a video message on Twitter saying that “trust has really suffered” despite the “enormous benefits from the digital world.” Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, discussed his concerns about trust in the digital world in a Twitter video: I think trust has really suffered. In many ways, we’ve gotten enormous benefits …

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We’re Doubling Down in China

SAP CEO Bill McDermott remains very optimistic about doing business in China. He says that SAP has a fundamental belief in China and continues to invest in China. “We’re not having challenges in China,” says McDermott. “We’re doubling down in China. China has been very kind to SAP and we have been very kind to …

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SAP CEO: We Out-Innovated Everybody

SAP announced the completion of its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics which brings critical real-time customer experience data to its customers. SAP CEO Bill McDermott explains how the combination of Qualtrics’ Experience Management (XM) Platform with SAP’s enterprise software and cloud services is not only a game changer for companies, but solidifies SAP as the …

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SAP + Qualtrics – Why Did They Do It?

SAP released a compilation video (below) featuring SAP CEO Bill McDermott and Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith that really sums up well why SAP is acquiring Qualtrics: Bill McDermott: First it’s an honor to team up with Brian Smith, a great CEO, and an inspirational leader. We couldn’t be prouder of our relationship with Qualtrics. Ryan …

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