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SAP chief embarks on health-care mission after losing eye in an accident

SAP chief executive Mr McDermott in a photo taken before the accident that caused him to lose his left eye. He now wants SAP to work at making health care better by focusing on cross-disciplinary work, sharing of digitised information and big data.

San Francisco

On July 6, Bill McDermott, the chief executive of one of the world's largest software companies, fell down the stairs at his brother's house. He awoke in a pool of blood.

He had been holding a drinking glass when he fell, and it shattered and cut his face from above