Industry Executive Advisor
William (“Bill”) Newman serves as Industry Executive Advisor (Chief), Automotive for the Customer Innovation Office at SAP North America. Bill has over 35 years of executive leadership, strategy, consulting, practice management experience balanced with extensive public speaking and higher education experience. A former leadership team member for Volkswagen’s IT division, he is the author of two books on enterprise performance and has worked with many OEMs and suppliers across the automotive industry. A native of Southern California, Bill’s has lived for 25 years in his adopted home of Michigan which has provided many opportunities for his family and career for which he is grateful.
Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from UCLA and an MBA with a graduate certificate in International Business from Loyola Marymount University. He now shares his time between the Detroit Metro area and Southern California with four adult children across the country.
MBS 2022 Power Session Panelist: The Future of Vehicle Profitability, Sourcing and Sustainability – Sponsored by SAP and Deloitte