Thomas M. Siebel

CEO | C3 Energy

As the founder, chairman, and CEO of Siebel Systems—one of the world’s fastest-growing software companies, Mr. Siebel built the foundation of the CRM market. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems rapidly 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 before it merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006. Now as chairman and CEO of C3 Energy, Siebel leads an accomplished team of machine learning, computer science, power system, and engineering experts to tackle one of the toughest technology challenges—to apply the sciences of big data and machine learning to today’s energy industry to unlock significant value across the power grid.

Mr. Siebel serves on the board of advisors for the Stanford University College of Engineering, the University of Illinois College of Engineering, and the University of California at Berkeley College of Engineering. He is a director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is the chairman of the board of the American Agora Foundation. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science in 2013.

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.