Fireside Chat with Tom Siebel: AI and IoT at Industrial Scale

Panel Discussion | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 Tom Siebel, C3 IoT

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Please join us for our launch of the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum 2018 while we share our innovative, cross-disciplinary research. Forums will be held the first Thursday of each month, starting March 1, to discuss emerging trends in high-impact technology from the source. Our Spring 2018 series begins with a "Fireside Chat" about AI and IoT at Industrial Scale, featuring visionary entrepreneur Thomas M. Siebel of C3 IoT and Costas Spanos, Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. The talk will be hosted at the UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley campus in Santa Clara, CA. Refreshments will be provided.

Featured Speakers:
Tom Siebel

Thomas M. Siebel, Chairman, and CEO, C3 IoT
Mr. Siebel is the Chairman and CEO of C3 IoT, the leading software PaaS provider for rapidly developing and operating big data, predictive analytics, AI, and IoT applications at industrial-scale. He founded Siebel Systems, a leader in application software with revenue exceeding $2 billion before merging with Oracle in 2006. Siebel received a B.A., MBA, and M.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Siebel serves on the board of advisors of the engineering colleges at UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana. He is a former Princeton trustee. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013.

Costas Spanos

Costas Spanos, Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
Costas Spanos is the Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. He is also the Andrew S. Grove Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, and the Chief Technical Officer of the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS). He has served as the EECS Department Chair and the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering at Berkeley. His present research is focusing on energy and sustainability.


What is the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum?

The Silicon Valley Forum series will share the innovative, cross-disciplinary research of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. We will focus on topics like designing sustainable energy, water, transportation systems, fostering civic engagement in the digital era, improving the human experience through advances in robotics and automation, and modernizing healthcare delivery. These talks will be held on the first Thursday of every month.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available on-site at the UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara Campus, 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions regarding the Silicon Valley Forum Series, please contact our Development Coordinator Emily Sawicki at

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  Register online by March 3.  Contact person: Emily Sawicki, (510) 664-4301