Redwood City, Calif. – November 11, 2016 – C3.ai CEO Thomas M. Siebel received the 2016 Most Admired CEO Lifetime Achievement award from the San Francisco Business Times. At a gala awards and dinner ceremony held yesterday in San Francisco, Siebel accepted the award from long-time colleague, collaborator, and friend Patricia House, who described Siebel’s impact on the technology industry and the community at large.
“Tom’s leadership at Oracle, Siebel Systems, and now C3.ai is characterized by his unwavering commitment to building global companies known for excellence, quality, integrity, and performance,” said Pat House, Executive Vice Chairman of C3.ai, Chairman of the Mary Mae Foundation, and member of the boards of directors of the Hewlett Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “Tom leads by example in all regards – his work ethic, quality of work product, commitment to customer success, and high levels of professionalism. At C3.ai, Tom is again prepared to establish and maintain a global market leadership position in next-generation enterprise software. He is building another great company that will change the face of computing and benefit customers, employees, and our global society.”
Siebel is founder and CEO of C3.ai, which provides enterprise Internet of Things application software that employs advanced analytics and machine learning at scale to deliver actionable business insights. He was founder, chairman, and CEO of Siebel Systems, one of the world’s leading business software companies, with more than 8,000 employees in 32 countries, 4,500 customers, and annual revenue in excess of $2 billion when it merged with Oracle Corporation in 2006.
He serves on the College of Engineering boards at the University of Illinois and the University of California at Berkeley. He is a director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Siebel is the founder and 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.
He 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.
“We selected Tom Siebel for this honor based on the longevity of his career, health of the companies he’s led, including C3.ai, his effectiveness as a leader, high esteem in the business community, and tremendous commitment to philanthropy in the fields of education, environment, healthcare, energy, fighting poverty, and beyond,” said San Francisco Business Times publisher Mary Huss. “Tom embodies the attributes of exceptional leadership – strong values, clear vision, innovation, integrity, and community contribution. We are proud to honor his talent and passion for building strong, vibrant organizations and inspiring employees to ever-higher performance.”
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