Portsmouth Business School

SAP Next-Gen Events

The SAP Next-Gen Innovation Lab Team meets SAP SE CEO Mr Bill McDermott at the London School of Economics, Old Theatre on the 14th June 2017.


Bill signed a Next-Gen plaque form the Portsmouth Lab, and copies of his biography for around 200 students and academics after a talk recounting his journey 'from the corner store to the corner office'. The University of Portsmouth team presented him with a picture of the Next-Gen Lab plaque after it was sent into space to celebrate the launch of the first SAP Leonardo Innovation Community in the UK. Pictured in the photo; Mr. David Smith, Associate Dean (Innovation and Business Engagement) University of Portsmouth, Dr. Penny Ross, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth, Mr. David Starkey, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth, Martin Gollogly, Director of SAP University Alliances and Director of SAP Next-Gen Labs UKI,  Bill McDermott, SAP SE global CEO, Professor Mark Xu, University of Portsmouth and Dr Alaa Garad, Assistant Professor in Marketing, Abu Dhabi University.