REDWOOD CITY, CA. July 9, 2019 — C3.ai today announced the publication of CEO Thomas M. Siebel’s new book, Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction, by RosettaBooks, with a foreword by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In the book, Siebel explains the confluence of four 21st century technology vectors—elastic cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT)—and he offers a roadmap for executives to seize these technologies as a strategic opportunity to create billions of dollars in value, cost efficiencies, and social benefit.
Digital transformation is one of the most game-changing revolutions in history, estimated to add more than $20 trillion annually to the global economy. But it has also become one of the most misunderstood buzz phrases of our times.
“The scale and velocity of the change we are experiencing today is unlike anything we have seen before in the Information Age. It is more disruptive than the smart phone and more impactful than the internet,” said C3.ai CEO Tom Siebel. “Businesses—and governments—that do not overhaul their core to digitally transform will not survive, while those that grasp the true meaning, urgency, and promise of digital transformation can unlock a multi-trillion-dollar digital future.”
In Digital Transformation, Siebel explains how leaders can and must:
- Deploy elastic cloud computing with multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud approaches to avoid vendor lock-in and achieve maximum flexibility;
- Convert big data into near real-time inferences using all of their organization’s data, not just data samples;
- Harness the power of IoT to make every device a computer that can monitor, interpret, and react to conditions and observations in real time; and
- Apply the latest in AI including natural language processing, supervised learning, and deep learning to solve previously unsolvable problems from detecting fraud, to optimizing manufacturing processes, to accurately predicting equipment failures.
Digital Transformation shows organizations how to deploy a new technology stack, and offers the quintessential blueprint for achieving one of the most fundamental business imperatives of today.
Digital Transformation is available wherever books are sold. For additional information, visit https://digitaltransformation.ai/.