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Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction (Hardcover)
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From visionary Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tom Siebel comes a penetrating examination of the new technologies that are disrupting business and government—and how organizations can harness them to transform into digital enterprises.
The confluence of four technologies—elastic cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things —writes Siebel, is fundamentally changing how business and government will operate in the 21st century.
Siebel masterfully guides readers through a fascinating discussion of the game-changing technologies driving digital transformation and provides a roadmap to seize them as a strategic opportunity. He shows how leading enterprises such as Enel, 3M, Royal Dutch Shell, the U.S. Department of Defense, and others are applying AI and IoT with stunning results.
Digital Transformation is the guidebook every business and government leader needs to survive and thrive in the new digital age.
About the Author
Thomas M. Siebel is CEO of C3.ai, a leading provider of enterprise artificial intelligence software. A globally renowned leader in information technology, Mr. Siebel has been at the forefront of several major innovation cycles, including relational databases, enterprise application software, Internet computing, AI, and the Internet of things. He pioneered the customer relationship management (CRM) category with the founding of Siebel Systems. Recognized by Businessweek as one of the top 25 managers in global business, Mr. Siebel is a three-time recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award and was named a Glassdoor Top CEO in 2018. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013.
“Urgent doesn’t begin to describe the insights contained in Tom Siebel's Digital Transformation. His combination of historic perspective and an incisive approach to the specific technologies reshaping our world should be essential reading for any leader." —Eric Schmidt, Former CEO of Google Inc.
“Tom Siebel has laid out in simple terms how to understand and thrive in today’s new information economy. Digital Transformation is a must read for today’s business leaders.” —Charles Schwab, Founder and Chairman, The Charles Schwab Corporation
“Siebel skillfully describes the new technologies that you must understand to give you confidence to ask the right questions and drive change that delivers both short-term results and long-term competitive advantage.” —Robert Simons, Professor, Harvard Business School
“Digital Transformation delivers a detailed look at the big picture, explaining not only what is happening now, but what companies must do and why. Instead of being fearful, read this book and learn how human leadership, strategy, and risk-taking can make the most of it.” —Garry Kasparov, Former World Chess Champion
“In this book, Tom Siebel offers compelling insights from a practitioner’s point of view—he cuts through the hype and offers practical advice for CEOs and other leaders. In doing so, Tom paints an inspiring vision for an inevitable future.” —George Roberts, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, KKR
“Tom Siebel’s Digital Transformation should alarm every CEO and government leader about the simultaneous arrival of an existential technological threat—and an historic opportunity. A must-read for every leader in business and government.” —Robert M. Gates, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
Siebel explains why business evolution is speeding up, ushering in a new era of real-time data analysis and prediction. Digital Transformation is a top-priority read for CEOs and boards in every large organization in the world.” —Rich Karlgaard, Publisher and Futurist, Forbes
“Digital technology is changing the world with breath-taking speed. In a clearly written book that combines market-tested experience and piercing insight, Tom Siebel provides leaders with the advice they need to guide organizations.” —Christopher L. Eisgruber, President, Princeton University
“Everyone talks about digital transformation and here is our chance to actually understand and execute it well.” —Jay Crotts, Chief Information Officer, Royal Dutch Shell
“In Digital Transformation, Tom Siebel describes how the disruptive technologies of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big, data, and the internet of things are propelling massive changes in how nations, industries, and corporations function. Throughout the book, he offers valuable advice to corporations and individuals working in this transforming landscape.” —Robert J. Zimmer, President, University of Chicago