As part of its digital business transformation, global energy leader ENGIE is partnering with C3 IoT to build a Center of Excellence consisting of highly skilled data scientists, software developers, and business analysts who are trained to be experts on the C3 IoT Platform, tools, and applications. During a training session at C3 IoT headquarters, ENGIE Digital’s Big Data Analytics Project Leader Arnaud Barres sat down for this video interview to share his perspective on the power of partnership in applying big data and advanced analytics to deliver real business value for ENGIE.
Watch the technical lead for ENGIE’s digital transformation describe his role at the Global Fortune 500 company. He explains the value of training his team to manage and leverage huge amounts of data on the C3 IoT Platform, and exploit the platform’s technical capabilities to rapidly deliver new digital products “to serve the ENGIE world.” He also describes the benefits of team building between C3 IoT and ENGIE engineers to deliver tangible business value to ENGIE.
Interview with CNBC Co-Anchors Andrew Ross Sorkin, Joe Kernen, and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
On Tuesday, December 20, C3 IoT CEO Tom Siebel appeared on CNBC Squawk Box to discuss the industrial Internet of Things, the future of enterprise software, and the market players poised to capitalize on the emerging market opportunity.
Co-anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin (also a financial columnist for the New York Times) led a lively discussion about the potential economic impact of the Trump administration’s plan to expand infrastructure programs in the U.S., and which companies are likely to be market winners.
Siebel’s observations include:
- “The President is going to make massive investments in critical infrastructure – in the last mile, in highways, airports, and smart cities. All of these value chains will be sensored in order to really optimize everything from traffic flow to safety to cybersecurity. It will require an entire new generation of software.”
- “Amazon Web Services is a winner. What Amazon is doing with IoT is changing everything.”
- “We sit on top of Amazon’s platform and enable these large-scale, IoT, big data, predictive analytics applications for the largest corporations in the world.”
- “We go to market with Amazon in a huge way.”
Watch the CNBC Squawk Box segment here:
Squawk Box is CNBC’s signature morning program focused on early-morning analysis of breaking news from the financial markets. The biggest names in business and politics appear on the show to offer their opinions on the day’s top stories.
At this week’s AWS re:Invent 2016 in Las Vegas, C3 IoT is featured as a premier member of the just-launched AWS IoT Competency program. This recognition amplifies C3 IoT’s role as an APN Advanced Technology Partner possessing deep technical proficiency, proven customer success, and domain expertise in IoT technology and solutions that leverage AWS services.
During the AWS Global Partner Summit keynote on November 29th, Terry Wise, VP of Worldwide Alliances, Channels, and Ecosystem at AWS, highlighted C3 IoT and AWS customer successes and also showed a video interview featuring Tom Siebel, C3 IoT CEO.
In the video, Siebel states, “IoT is the fastest growing software market in the history of information technology. Utilities, discrete manufacturing, travel and transportation, aerospace, and healthcare, are all being upgraded in the way that they’re remotely machine addressable. This looks to us like a complete replacement market for everything that’s going on in enterprise applications software.” Siebel concludes, “AWS is hands down the leader in terms of quality, performance, technology leadership, and acceleration of that technology.”
Thomas Siebel received the 2016 Most Admired CEO Lifetime Achievement award from the San Francisco Business Times at a gala awards and dinner ceremony held in San Francisco last night.
“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,” said Publisher Mary Huss.
An editorial profile, “Siebel Aims to Do It All Again,” about Siebel’s leadership, industry contributions, and vision for C3 IoT, published in the November 11th edition of the newspaper, offered these insights:
- Standing on the brink of another potentially world-changing industry, [Siebel] aims to “become larger than the sum of all competitors combined.”
- With C3 IoT, Siebel now finds himself vying for market position in an industry projected over the next decade to be worth $250 billion as companies race to equip buildings, homes, cars, and all manner of “things” with sensors and software analytics suites.
- “C3 IoT is well positioned within the evolving ‘Big Data stack’ sought by companies in a variety of industries with ever-growing volumes of operational data to parse,” said investor and board director Nehal Raj, a partner with TPG Capital.
- Once again [Siebel] is on the ground floor of an industry that’s poised for exponential growth.
- His ambitions remain untamed. Siebel’s not aiming for a mere slice of the IoT market, or even the most profitable one. His stated objective is global dominance in the Internet of Things: to “become larger than the sum of all competitors combined.”
- Siebel has a track record of beating multinationals to new markets. “In emerging markets, these behemoths don’t tend to do so well,” Siebel said. “Large companies tend to miss transitions.”
- “When you’re in emerging markets, the leader gets to set the rules,” Siebel said, citing the examples of Siebel Systems and Oracle. Staying ahead of the herd is crucial to establishing enduring models for pricing, licensing, distribution, and other pillars of future deals in the space.
- [Pat] House describes day-to-day life inside Siebel’s companies as “a high performance culture.” She said many talented employees have bought in over the years, following Siebel from Oracle, to Siebel Systems, and, now, to C3 IoT. “Much of our team has remained consistent across those three companies,” House said. “That tells a lot about a person, doesn’t it?”
Patricia House, Siebel’s long-time colleague, collaborator, and friend, presented the 2016 Most Admired CEO Lifetime Achievement award to Siebel during the publication’s ceremony on Thursday night. She noted, “Tom leads by example in all regards – his work ethic, quality of work product, commitment to customer success, and high levels of professionalism. Tom’s leadership at Oracle, Siebel Systems, and now C3 IoT is characterized by his unwavering commitment to building global companies known for excellence, quality, integrity, and performance.”
On Nov. 1, C3 IoT CEO Tom Siebel appeared on Bloomberg Technology TV to discuss the IoT market with host Emily Chang. Their discussion ranged from the hype and reality of the Internet of Things, to C3 IoT’s early leadership position in this dynamic market, to the benefits of cloud computing in an era of increasing cybersecurity threat.
Siebel’s observations include:
- “It is clear that the next generation of computing is all about smart connected devices and the Internet of Things. This is an entire replacement market for enterprise software.”
- “All value chains are being sensored: healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, transportation, the energy industry, you name it.”
- “When we started Oracle, we took on all the big software companies and we did pretty well. When we built Siebel Systems, we took on all the large software companies – Oracle, SAP, IBM – and we did pretty well. In each of those markets, we established and maintained a market leadership position globally. We have about 100 million sensors under management today, which is 100 million more than anyone else in the market. So far we’re doing pretty well.”
- “Cybersecurity is a critically important issue to which we do not pay enough attention, especially when you look at the threat that critical infrastructure is under. There is a myth, however, that somehow data are more secure behind our own firewall than they are in cyberspace. I would argue that the opposite is true. Data used to be secure in our own data rooms when it took a forklift to move a storage device. It no longer takes a forklift. I would suggest the only opportunity where we can really secure data – using encryption in avoiding penetration – is in cyberspace.”
Watch the Bloomberg Technology TV episode here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2016-11-01/the-security-risks-facing-the-internet-of-things
Tom Siebel was interviewed by Press:Here host Scott McGrew, USA Today’s Jon Swartz, and Pando’s Sarah Lacy about C3 IoT, trends in the Internet of Things industry, and the tech economy. The show aired Sunday, June 26, 2016 on NBC Bay Area TV.
Watch the first Press:Here segment: “Tom Siebel: The longtime entrepreneur and cofounder of Siebel Systems knows where he’ll make his next billion: the Internet of Things.”
Watch the second Press:Here segment: “Siebel on Startups: In the second half of our interview, the CEO of C3 IoT talks about whether the bubble is bursting.”