Artificial Intelligence | episode 417

C3.ai CEO Tom Siebel

Tom Seibel is the CEO of C3.ai, a leading enterprise software provider for accelerating digital transformation, and the author of Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction. C3.ai enables large organizations to design, develop, provision, and operate industrial-scale AI and IoT applications. Tom founded C3.ai after a long track record of success as an entrepreneur. Tom’s previous company, Siebel Systems, pioneered CRM software before being acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2006 for $5.8 billion. October 28, 2019

417: C3.ai CEO Tom Seibel discusses how AI is going to impact commercial, industrial, and government systems. Tom believes that the global information technology market will jump from 3.5 trillion to 8.5 trillion in the next five years, mostly because of AI. This will be achieved by lowering the cost of production and delivering products and services with greater safety, greater cybersecurity, and lower environmental impact. That said, Tom recognizes the consequences of AI. He warns companies that if they do not adapt to new technologies, they will cease to be competitive, and he believes the U.S. will be in trouble if they do not win what he describes as a non-kinetic war over AI with China. We also Tom’s belief that large organizations have the advantage in the new generation of 21st-century technology, how Tom stays motivated after a long career of success, Tom’s view on the global rush at the boardroom and the CEO’s office to digitally transform their company, among other topics. 

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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