Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction

Thu November 19th 2020, 4:30 - 5:50pm
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Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction
Speaker: Thomas Siebel

Join us for the series keynote with Thomas M. Siebel, CEO, and author of Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in and Era of Mass Extinction.  Mr. Siebel writes, "The confluence of four technologies—elastic cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things is fundamentally changing how business and government will operate in the 21st century".  We'll discuss the game-changing technologies driving digital transformation and provide a roadmap to seize them as a strategic opportunity.Mr. Siebel is the founder and chief executive officer of, 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, and 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 the best-selling Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction (RosettaBooks, 2019).

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Digital Transformation Among New and Traditional Industries in Asia is a seminar series beginning Thursday, September 17, 2020 and continuing weekly until November 19, 2020. All seminars are open to the public and will be held online via Zoom, 4:30 PM -5:50 PM, with informal networking following until approximately 6:30 PM (PST).  

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