William “Bill” Newman
William "Bill" Newman serves as North America Executive Industry Advisor Chief at SAP, providing industry perspective, strategic business advice, and thought leadership to support SAP NA automotive and discrete industry customers and their coinnovation 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, Bills writings have been a featured LinkedIN Editors Choice. He was a national board member of the Institute of Management Consultants IMC USA, and now serves on the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants MACPA Management Consulting Taskforce and the McKinsey Quarterly Executive Panel.