William “Bill” Newman
William (“Bill”) Newman serves as Chief NA Strategic Industry Advisor at SAP, providing industry perspective, strategic business advice, and thought leadership to support SAP NA automotive and discrete industry customers and their co-innovation programs. Bill is also an author, professional speaker, writer and consultant with +30 years of experience in strategy and IT planning across multiple industry sectors. A Certified Management Consultant since 1995, he has led consulting practices at Booz & Company, KPMG BearingPoint, and Grant Thornton, and led his own consulting firm, Newport Consulting Group, prior to SAP. The author of two books on enterprise performance, Bill’s writings have been a featured LinkedIN Editor’s Choice. He was a national board member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC USA), and currently serves on the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) Management Consulting Taskforce and the McKinsey Quarterly Executive Panel.