Palm Springs, Calif. – November 12, 2018 – EY announced that C3 CEO and Chairman Thomas M. Siebel received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award for technology at the organization’s Strategic Growth Forum on November 11. This prestigious award celebrates Siebel’s four decades as a leader in the technology industry and his continued commitment to innovation, customer success, and making the world a better place.
This is the third time Siebel has received this honor from EY. Last year, Siebel was honored as 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year for his vision and achievement building and leading C3 as a successful, growing, and dynamic company. As Chairman and CEO of Siebel Systems, he was recognized as Ernst & Young’s 2003 “Master Entrepreneur” for founding and managing one of the most successful software companies in history and pioneering the customer relationship management (CRM) market.
“I am fortunate to work alongside some of the most gifted individuals to solve today’s most pressing problems, supporting our customers across industries to realize positive economic impact,” said Siebel. “This honor reflects the dedication and vision of the entire C3 team.”
At C3, Siebel is enabling global organizations to leverage advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to increase efficiencies and solve large-scale problems. C3 is well positioned to establish a global leadership position in the software market for AI and IoT applications, which is estimated to exceed $250 billion by 2025.
C3 has seen tremendous success in the past year including 130 percent year-over-year bookings growth, 60 percent year-over-year revenue growth, and cash positive operations. This year, C3 was also named a leader in The Forrester Wave™ for Industrial IoT Software and honored on several high-profile lists including the 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50, JMP Securities ‘The Hot 100’, and the 2018 Forbes Cloud 100.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
C3 is the world’s leading AI software platform provider for digital transformation. The proven C3 Platform provides the comprehensive tools to build enterprise-scale AI applications 10 to 100x faster than alternative approaches. At the core of the C3 offering is the revolutionary C3 Type System—an extensible, model-driven AI architecture that dramatically enhances data scientist and application developer productivity. The C3 Platform supports any value chain in any industry with pre-built, configurable, high-value SaaS applications for predictive maintenance, fraud detection, sensor network health, supply network optimization, energy management, anti-money laundering, and customer engagement.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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