Thomas Siebel

Thomas Siebel is a software developer, businessman, and investor.
Summary

Thomas M. Siebel (November 20, 1952) is an American billionaire businessman. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of C3, an AI software platform and applications company. He is the chairman of First Virtual Group, a diversified holding company with interests in investment management, commercial real estate, agribusiness, and philanthropy.

Biography

Career

Tom Siebel is now the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of C3.ai. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Siebel Systems, which merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems became a leader in application software with more than 8,000 employees in 32 countries, over 4,500 corporate customers, and annual revenue in excess of $2 billion. 

Mr. Siebel is also Chairman of the Siebel Energy Institute, a global consortium for innovative and collaborative energy research for the public domain. Mr. Siebel serves on the boards of advisors for the University of Illinois College of Engineering and the University of California at Berkeley College of Engineering. 

Mr. Siebel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a B.A. in history, an M.B.A, and an M.S. in computer science.


Vision

Siebel is a proponent of building a “self-learning corporate culture” that motivates employees to continue their education on the job. C3.ai offers cash awards of $1,000 to $1,500 to employees for each course they complete from a curated Coursera curriculum. In 2019, Siebel initiated a program at C3.ai that pays 100 percent of the costs for employees to complete an online master's degree of computer science (MCS) program from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Employees who complete the MCS degree receive a salary increase of 15 percent, a cash bonus of $25‚000, and additional stock options.


Recognition and Awards
As a well-known and successful businessman, Thomas Siebel has been recognised with the following merits: - Call Center Magazine inducted Siebel to its Hall of Fame in 2000 in recognition for contributions to the business and technology of customer service. - CRM Magazine inducted him into its inaugural CRM Hall of Fame in 2003 in recognition of his vision, strong leadership, and enduring commitment to innovation. - Top 10 CEOs – Investor’s Business Daily, 2000 University of Illinois - Presidential Award and Medallion, 2001 - One of Top 25 Managers in Global Business – BusinessWeek, 1999 to 2001 - One of the Top 25 Executives – Computer Reseller News, 2001 and 2002 (Readers Choice in 2002) - CEO of the Year – Industry Week, 2002 - David Packard Award – Business Executives for National Security, 2002 - Thomas M. Siebel, Master Entrepreneur of the Year – Ernst & Young, 2003 - Lewis & Clark Pioneers in Industry Award – University of Montana, 2006 - The 50 Most Generous Philanthropists – BusinessWeek, 2007, 2008 - Lincoln Academy Laureate – The Lincoln Academy of Illinois (Illinois’ Highest Honor) 2008 - One of the World’s Top 25 Eco-Innovators – FORTUNE magazine, 2014

References
Thomas Siebel
Nationality
American
Residence
Woodside, California, US
Occupation
Software developer and businessman
Known for
Investor, Industry Leader, Software Developer, Businessman, Author
Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Social Media
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