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Thomas M. Siebel

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Tom Siebel is 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.

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Tom Siebel

Thomas M. Siebel

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Siebel is the founder and chief executive officer of C3.ai, a computer software company that provides a Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications for rapidly developing and operating enterprise-scale big data, predictive analytics, AI, and IoT solutions.

Mr. Siebel was the founder and chief executive officer of Siebel Systems, one of the world’s leading software companies. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems pioneered the CRM software market, becoming the global leader with more than 8,000 employees in 32 countries, over 4,500 corporate customers, and annual revenue in excess of $2 billion in less than seven years. Siebel Systems merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006.

Mr. Siebel is the chairman of the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation. Established in 1996, the Foundation funds projects to support energy solutions, educational and research programs, public health, and the homeless and underprivileged. In 2015 the Foundation launched the Siebel Energy Institute, a global consortium for innovative and collaborative energy research for the public domain. The Siebel Energy Institute fosters research collaboration among premier universities and spurs the greatest minds in engineering and computer science to address the most pressing energy challenges of our time.

Mr. Siebel serves on the College of Engineering boards at the University of Illinois and the University of California, Berkeley. He is a director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mr. Siebel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History, an M.B.A., and a Master of Science in Computer Science. He is the author of four books, including most recently Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction (RosettaBooks, 2019).

Honors and Awards
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, EY, 2018
  • Wall Street Journal CEO Council, 2018
  • Goldman Sachs Most Intriguing Entrepreneur, 2018
  • Glassdoor Top CEO, 2018
  • Ph.D. (Hon), Politecnico di Torino, 2018
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, EY, 2017
  • Best Places to Work, 100% CEO approval rating, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Most Admired CEO Lifetime Achievement Award, San Francisco Business Times, 2016
  • 50 Years, 50 Innovators, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
  • The World’s Top 25 Eco-Innovators, Fortune Magazine, May 2014
  • The Chancellor’s Citation, University of California, Berkeley, February 2014
  • Academy of Arts and Sciences, Elected Member, April 2013
  • Alumni Achievement Award, University of Illinois, March 2013
  • #3 of the World’s Top 25 Philanthropists – Barron’s, November 2010
  • Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship – The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution, 2010
  • Engineering at Illinois Hall of Fame – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
  • #5 of the World’s Top 25 Philanthropists – Barron’s, 2009
  • Top 50 Philanthropists – BusinessWeek 2007, 2008
  • Lincoln Academy Laureate – The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, 2008
  • Ph.D. (Hon) Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
  • White House Commendation, Most Influential Drug Program – Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2006
  • Leadership Award – Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2006
  • Lewis & Clark Pioneers in Industry Award – University of Montana, 2006
  • One of the 50 Best Companies to Work for in Silicon Valley – San Jose Magazine, 2004
  • Thomas M. Siebel, Master Entrepreneur of the Year – Ernst & Young, 2003
  • Entrepreneurial Company of the Year – Harvard Business School, 2003
  • Hall of Fame – CRM Magazine, 2003
  • David Packard Award – Business Executives for National Security, 2002
  • CEO of the Year – Industry Week, 2002
  • Top 25 Executives, Readers’ Choice – Computer Reseller News, 2002
  • Top 25 Managers in Global Business – BusinessWeek, 1999 to 2002
  • Top 25 Executives – Computer Reseller News, 2001
  • University of Illinois Presidential Award and Medallion, 2001
  • Second Fastest Growing Company in America – Fortune, 2000
  • Top 10 CEOs of 2000 – Investor’s Business Daily, 2000
  • Hall of Fame: in Recognition of Contributions to the Business and Technology of Customer Service – Call Center Magazine, 2000
  • The World’s Most Influential Software Company – BusinessWeek, 2000
  • Third Fastest Growing Company in America – Fortune, 2000
  • The Most Influential Company in IT – Intelligent Enterprise, 2000
  • Fastest Growing Technology Company – Deloitte & Touche, 1999
  • Fastest Growing Company in America – Fortune, 1999
Publications
  • Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction, RosettaBooks, July 2019
  • “Digital Transformation: The Post-Industrial Utility,” Aspenia Magazine, June 2018
  • “Why Digital Transformation Is Now on the CEO’s Shoulders,” McKinsey Quarterly 2018 Number 1
  • “Thought Leaders Speak Out: Key Trends Driving Change in the Electric Power Industry,” The Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation (IEI), 2015
  • Advanced Smart Grid, introduction, Artech House, 2015
  • “The Internet of Energy,” Electric Perspectives magazine, 2015
  • Written Testimony to the United States House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, 2015
  • “Big Data and the Smart Grid: Is Hadoop the Answer?”, Stanford Energy Journal, 2014
  • Taking Care of eBusiness, Doubleday, 2001
  • Cyber Rules, Doubleday, 1999
  • Virtual Selling, Free Press, 1996
Tom Siebel

Executive Team

Board of Directors

Thomas M. Siebel

Tom Siebel

Thomas M. Siebel

Mr. Siebel is the founder and chief executive officer of C3.ai, a computer software company that provides a Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications for rapidly developing and operating enterprise-scale big data, predictive analytics, AI, and IoT solutions.

Mr. Siebel was the founder and chief executive officer of Siebel Systems, one of the world’s leading software companies. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems pioneered the CRM software market, becoming the global leader with more than 8,000 employees in 32 countries, over 4,500 corporate customers, and annual revenue in excess of $2 billion in less than seven years. Siebel Systems merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006.

Mr. Siebel is the chairman of the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation. Established in 1996, the Foundation funds projects to support energy solutions, educational and research programs, public health, and the homeless and underprivileged. In 2015 the Foundation launched the Siebel Energy Institute, a global consortium for innovative and collaborative energy research for the public domain. The Siebel Energy Institute fosters research collaboration among premier universities and spurs the greatest minds in engineering and computer science to address the most pressing energy challenges of our time.

Mr. Siebel serves on the College of Engineering boards at the University of Illinois and the University of California, Berkeley. He is a director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mr. Siebel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History, an M.B.A., and a Master of Science in Computer Science. He is the author of four books, including most recently Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction (RosettaBooks, 2019).

Honors and Awards
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, EY, 2018
  • Wall Street Journal CEO Council, 2018
  • Goldman Sachs Most Intriguing Entrepreneur, 2018
  • Glassdoor Top CEO, 2018
  • Ph.D. (Hon), Politecnico di Torino, 2018
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, EY, 2017
  • Best Places to Work, 100% CEO approval rating, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Most Admired CEO Lifetime Achievement Award, San Francisco Business Times, 2016
  • 50 Years, 50 Innovators, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
  • The World’s Top 25 Eco-Innovators, Fortune Magazine, May 2014
  • The Chancellor’s Citation, University of California, Berkeley, February 2014
  • Academy of Arts and Sciences, Elected Member, April 2013
  • Alumni Achievement Award, University of Illinois, March 2013
  • #3 of the World’s Top 25 Philanthropists – Barron’s, November 2010
  • Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship – The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution, 2010
  • Engineering at Illinois Hall of Fame – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
  • #5 of the World’s Top 25 Philanthropists – Barron’s, 2009
  • Top 50 Philanthropists – BusinessWeek 2007, 2008
  • Lincoln Academy Laureate – The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, 2008
  • Ph.D. (Hon) Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
  • White House Commendation, Most Influential Drug Program – Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2006
  • Leadership Award – Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2006
  • Lewis & Clark Pioneers in Industry Award – University of Montana, 2006
  • One of the 50 Best Companies to Work for in Silicon Valley – San Jose Magazine, 2004
  • Thomas M. Siebel, Master Entrepreneur of the Year – Ernst & Young, 2003
  • Entrepreneurial Company of the Year – Harvard Business School, 2003
  • Hall of Fame – CRM Magazine, 2003
  • David Packard Award – Business Executives for National Security, 2002
  • CEO of the Year – Industry Week, 2002
  • Top 25 Executives, Readers’ Choice – Computer Reseller News, 2002
  • Top 25 Managers in Global Business – BusinessWeek, 1999 to 2002
  • Top 25 Executives – Computer Reseller News, 2001
  • University of Illinois Presidential Award and Medallion, 2001
  • Second Fastest Growing Company in America – Fortune, 2000
  • Top 10 CEOs of 2000 – Investor’s Business Daily, 2000
  • Hall of Fame: in Recognition of Contributions to the Business and Technology of Customer Service – Call Center Magazine, 2000
  • The World’s Most Influential Software Company – BusinessWeek, 2000
  • Third Fastest Growing Company in America – Fortune, 2000
  • The Most Influential Company in IT – Intelligent Enterprise, 2000
  • Fastest Growing Technology Company – Deloitte & Touche, 1999
  • Fastest Growing Company in America – Fortune, 1999
Publications
  • Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction, RosettaBooks, July 2019
  • “Digital Transformation: The Post-Industrial Utility,” Aspenia Magazine, June 2018
  • “Why Digital Transformation Is Now on the CEO’s Shoulders,” McKinsey Quarterly 2018 Number 1
  • “Thought Leaders Speak Out: Key Trends Driving Change in the Electric Power Industry,” The Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation (IEI), 2015
  • Advanced Smart Grid, introduction, Artech House, 2015
  • “The Internet of Energy,” Electric Perspectives magazine, 2015
  • Written Testimony to the United States House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, 2015
  • “Big Data and the Smart Grid: Is Hadoop the Answer?”, Stanford Energy Journal, 2014
  • Taking Care of eBusiness, Doubleday, 2001
  • Cyber Rules, Doubleday, 1999
  • Virtual Selling, Free Press, 1996

Ed Abbo

Ed Abbo

Ed Abbo

Ed Abbo is President and Chief Technology Officer at C3.ai, which provides an AI and IoT software platform-as-a-service to power enterprise digital transformations. Mr. Abbo leads C3.ai’s strategy and execution, including technology direction, innovation, and customer success.

Prior to C3.ai, Mr. Abbo was Senior Vice President at Oracle Corporation, where he was responsible for its application products. Prior to joining Oracle in 2006, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer for Siebel Systems.

Mr. Abbo earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.

Pat House

Pat House

Pat House

Pat House co-founded C3.ai and is Executive Vice Chairman of C3.ai. She co-founded and served as Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Siebel Systems. Ms. House is Chairman of the Mary Mae Foundation and is a member of the board of directors of the Hewlett Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University.

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates LLC.

From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001-2005, the first woman to hold the position.

Rice served as Stanford University’s Provost from 1993-1999, during which she was the institution’s chief budget and academic officer. As Provost, she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students. In 1997, she also served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender – Integrated Training in the Military.

From 1989 through March 1991, Rice served on President George H.W. Bush’s National Security Council staff. She served as Director; Senior Director of Soviet and East European Affairs; and, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, Rice also served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Rice currently serves on the boards of KiOR, a renewable fuels company; C3.ai, an enterprise IoT application software company; and Makena Capital, a private endowment firm. In addition, she is a member of the boards of the George W. Bush Institute, the Commonwealth Club, the Aspen Institute, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Previously, Rice has also served on various additional boards, for example: the Chevron Corporation; the Charles Schwab Corporation; the Transamerica Corporation; the University of Notre Dame; and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Rice earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver; her master’s from the University of Notre Dame; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Rice is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded ten honorary doctorates. She currently resides in Stanford, California.

Richard Levin

Richard Levin

Richard Levin

Richard Levin became the Chief Executive Officer of Coursera, the leading platform for the provision of open, online courses offered by more than 100 universities around the world, in April 2014.

Prior to his role at Coursera, Mr. Levin served as Yale’s President for two decades. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1968 and studied politics and philosophy at Oxford University, where he earned a B.Litt. degree. After earning his Ph.D. in economics from Yale in 1974, he joined the Yale faculty. Before becoming president, he was Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, chaired the economics department, and served as dean of Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

During Mr. Levin’s 20-year tenure as President, Yale invested over $5 billion in the renovation and construction of its facilities, advanced economic development and home ownership in New Haven, purchased and began to develop a 136-acre campus in nearby West Haven, strengthened Yale’s programs in science, engineering, and medicine, established a goal of reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent, and undertook a major set of initiatives to internationalize the University – extending need-based financial aid to international students in Yale College, making international experiences the norm for all undergraduates, and planning and opening Yale-NUS College in Singapore as a model of liberal arts education for Asia.

Mr. Levin served on President Obama’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology. He is a trustee of the Hewlett Foundation and a director of American Express and Flurry. He served on a bipartisan commission to recommend improvements in the nation’s intelligence capabilities and he co-chaired a major review of the nation’s patent system for the National Academy of Sciences that led to the America Invents Act of 2011. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

Michael G. McCaffery

Michael McCaffery

Michael G. McCaffery

Mike McCaffery is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Makena Capital Management. From September 2000 to June 2006, he was the President and CEO of the Stanford Management Company, the university subsidiary charged with managing Stanford University’s financial and real estate investments. Prior to Stanford Management Company, Mr. McCaffery was chairman and chief executive officer of Robertson Stephens & Company, a San Francisco-based investment bank and investment management firm.

Mr. McCaffery holds a BA from Princeton University; a BA honors and an MA as a Rhodes Scholar from Merton College, Oxford University, Oxford, England. As well, he holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Mr. McCaffery is also a director of KB Home. Mr. McCaffery is a member of the advisory boards of Accel Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Sageview Capital, Silver Lake Partners, SPO Partners & Co., Stadium Capital and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Mr. McCaffery is a trustee of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust.

Nehal Raj

Nehal Raj

Nehal Raj

Nehal Raj is a Partner of TPG. He is a leader of the firm’s investing activities in the technology sector. Prior to joining TPG in 2006, Mr. Raj was an investor at Francisco Partners, a private equity firm focused on the technology industry, where he was involved with the firm’s investment in OfficeTiger (acquired by RR Donnelley). Previously, Mr. Raj worked in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructurings Department of Morgan Stanley, where he specialized in advising technology companies.

Mr. Raj received an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Mr. Raj also received an A.B. with Distinction in Economics and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Raj is currently a director of C3.ai, CCC Information Services, Domo, Noodle Analytics (Chairman), Sutherland Global Services and Zscaler. Mr. Raj previously was a director of Aptina Imaging (acquired by ON Semiconductor), Decision Insight Information Group (acquired by CoreLogic), IMS Health (NYSE: IMS), Intergraph (acquired by Hexagon AB) and Symbility Solutions (TSX-V: SY).

Mr. Raj also serves on the Board of Trustees of San Francisco Day School and on the Advisory Board of Breakthrough San Francisco.

S. Shankar Sastry

Shankar Sastry

S. Shankar Sastry

S. Shankar Sastry is currently the Dean of Engineering at University of California, Berkeley. From 2004 to 2007 he was the Director of CITRIS (Center for Information Technology in the Interests of Society), an interdisciplinary center spanning UC Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz. In February 2007, he was appointed the faculty co-director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies. Dr. Sastry has served as Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley from January 2001 through June 2004. From 1999 to early 2001, he was on leave from Berkeley as Director of the Information Technology Office at DARPA. From 1996 to 1999, he was the Director of the Electronics Research Laboratory at Berkeley.

Dr. Sastry received his Ph.D. degree in 1981 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was on the faculty of MIT as Asst. Professor from 1980-1982 and at Harvard University as a chaired Gordon McKay professor in 1994. His areas of personal research are embedded and autonomous software for unmanned systems (especially aerial vehicles), computer vision, computation in novel substrates such as quantum computing, nonlinear and adaptive control, robotic telesurgery, control of hybrid and embedded systems, network embedded systems, and software. Most recently he has been concerned with cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection, and has helped establish an NSF Science and Technology Center, TRUST (Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technologies).

Bruce Sewell

Bruce Sewell

Bruce Sewell

Mr. Bruce Sewell is Apple’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal and Global Security, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Mr. Sewell serves on the company’s executive team and oversees all legal matters, including corporate governance, intellectual property, litigation and securities compliance, global security, and privacy.

Mr. Sewell joined Apple from Intel Corporation in September 2009. At Intel, he was responsible for leading all of Intel’s legal, corporate affairs, and corporate social responsibility programs, managing attorneys and policy professionals located in more than 30 countries around the world. He joined Intel in 1995 as a senior attorney assigned to counsel various business groups in areas such as antitrust compliance, licensing, and intellectual property. In 2001, Mr. Sewell was promoted to Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, managing Intel’s litigation portfolio, and handled corporate transactions including M&A activities.

Prior to joining Intel, Mr. Sewell was a partner in the litigation firm of Brown & Bain P.C. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1986 and to the Washington, D.C. Bar in 1987. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Sewell received his J.D. from George Washington University in 1986, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Lancaster, in the United Kingdom, in 1979.

Stephen M. Ward Jr.

Steve Ward

Stephen M. Ward Jr.

Stephen Ward is the retired CEO of Lenovo, the international company formed by the merger of Lenovo of China and IBM’s PC business. As CEO of Lenovo, Mr. Ward established the global management team, the strategy, and the operational structure of the company. Prior to joining Lenovo, he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of IBM’s Personal Systems Group, responsible for IBM’s Retail Store Solutions Division, IBM’s Personal Systems Group, and IBM’s Personal Computing Division. During his 26 years at IBM, Mr. Ward held a number of management and executive positions, including that of Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Ward is a founder and a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of e2open, a software-as-a-service-based, multi-company supply chain solutions provider. He is a director of E-Ink, the electronic paper display company. Mr. Ward is also a director of Carpenter Technology, a specialty metals company. Mr. Ward holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo.

Advisory Board

Jacques Attali

Jacques Attali

Jacques Attali

Advisory Board

Professor, writer, Honorary Member of the Council of State, Special Adviser to the President of the Republic from 1981 to 1991, founder and first President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London from 1991 to 1993, Jacques Attali (www.attali.com) is currently CEO of A&A, an international consulting firm (www.aeta.net) specialised in new technologies, based in Paris, and President of PlaNet Finance (www.planetfinance.org), an international non-profit organisation assisting microfinance institutions all over the world. PlaNet Finance is the most important world institution of support to the microfinance. PlaNet Finance advises and finances the development of the microfinance in 80 countries.

He founded Action Contre la Faim in 1980 and the European programme Eurêka (a major European programme on new technologies that invented, among other things, the MP3). In 1989, he also launched an international programme of action against the disastrous floods in Bangladesh. Jacques Attali then advised the Secretary General of the United Nations on the risks of nuclear proliferation. He is at the origin of the higher education reform, known as LMD, to bring all European degrees into line.

Jacques Attali has a doctorate in Economics and is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (first in the class of 1963), the Ecole des Mines, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and the Ecole Nationale de l’Administration. He taught Economic Theory at the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées and the University of Paris-Dauphine. He has received honorary doctorates from several foreign universities and is a member of the Universal Academy of Cultures.

Jacques Attali is a columnist for the magazine L’Express. He has written 65 books, translated into more than 30 languages, with over eight million copies sold all over the world, including essays (dealing with a wide variety of subjects ranging from mathematical economics to music), biographies, novels, children’s tales and plays. Dr. Attali has been designated as one of the three most influential intellectuals in France and one of the 100 most influential worldwide.

On April 2011, he was honored with the Corporate Citizenship award from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Richard H. Ledgett, Jr.

Richard H. Ledgett, Jr.

Advisory Board

Mr. Ledgett has four decades of intelligence, cyber security and cyber operations experience, including 29 years with the National Security Agency (NSA), where he served as Deputy Director from January 2014 until his retirement in April 2017. He was the Agency’s chief operating officer, responsible for providing foreign intelligence and protecting the nation’s most important national security-related networks and information.

Mr. Ledgett led NSA’s Media Leaks Task Force, responsible for the totality of the Agency’s efforts following the unauthorized disclosure of classified information in June 2013. Previously he led the NSA’s 24/7 Threat Operations Center (NTOC), responsible for identifying and countering cyber threats to our national security systems. Mr. Ledgett was the Intelligence Community’s first National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, serving as principal advisor to the Director of National Intelligence on all cyber matters. He was also the DNI’s Director for Collection, overseeing all of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s collection programs.

Previous jobs at NSA included leading global collection and cryptanalytic operations, global language and analytic operations, and all NSA activities in the Pacific area. He was an instructor and course developer at the National Cryptologic School and an adjunct instructor at the National Intelligence University. Mr. Ledgett spent nearly 11 years in the U.S. Army as a cryptologist.

Currently Mr. Ledgett is a Senior Visiting Fellow at The MITRE Corporation, a Director on the Board of M&T Bank, a Trustee of the Institute for Defense Analyses, an advisor for the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a Managing Director at Paladin Capital Group, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Intelligence Community Studies Board, and serves on several corporate and startup advisory boards.

Franck Cohen

Franck Cohen

Franck Cohen is the former President SAP Digital Core & Industry Solutions.

In 2018, Franck took over the responsibility for the newly created Digital Core organization where SAP decided to consolidate all product and development activities related to ERP and industry solutions with the objective to migrate from on-premise to cloud architecture with a subscription model . Franck has invested massively on ML and AI as the main catalyst of the digital transformation.

Franck joined SAP in 2009 as Senior Vice President, COO for EMEA. In 2011, he was appointed President of Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2017, he became SAP’s first global Chief Commercial Officer responsible for SAP’s go-to-market, operations and all underlying processes across all LoBs globally.

Franck began his career in 1987 when he successfully launched and ran an enterprise resource planning (ERP) reseller in France. Ten years later, he joined Intentia, a Swedish ERP company, where he held several roles including General Manager of EMEA and EVP of Sales worldwide. In 2006, when Intentia merged with Lawson Software, Franck remained with the new company as General Manager for EMEA. He subsequently relocated to the United States to lead the North American and the EMEA organization.

Franck studied Mathematics and Electronic Engineering at Tel Aviv University. He has lived in Israel, Singapore, Germany, the US and France.

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