Siebel has been a frequent industry spokesperson. His books include: Cyber Rules (1999), and Taking Care of eBusiness (2001) published by Doubleday, and Virtual Selling (2002), published by the Free Press.
In 2015, Siebel founded the Siebel Energy Institute to research the data management of energy infrastructure monitoring data. He is currently Chairman and CEO of C3 IoT.
In 1999, 2000, and 2001, Fortune magazine recognized Siebel Systems as the fastest, third fastest, and second fastest growing company in the United States, respectively. The company earned other awards under Siebel's leadership:
One of the 50 best companies to work for in Silicon Valley by San Jose magazine in 2004
The Entrepreneurial Company of the Year, Harvard Business School, 2003
Among IT 100 List of Top-Performing Companies in High Tech - BusinessWeek, 2001
The World's Most Influential Software Company - BusinessWeek, 2000
The Most Influential Company in IT, Intelligent Enterprise, 2000
Call Center Magazine inducted Siebel to its Hall of Fame in 2000 in recognition for contributions to the business and technology of customer service. CRM Magazine inducted him into its inaugural CRM Hall of Fame in 2003 in recognition of his vision, strong leadership, and enduring commitment to innovation. He has also been named:
Engineering at Illinois Hall of Fame - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship - The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution, 2010
Ranked #5 of the World's Top 25 Philanthropists - Barron's, 2009
Ranked #3 of the World's Top 25 Philanthropists - Barron's, 2010
Alumni Achievement Awards - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
One of the World's Top 25 Eco-Innovators - FORTUNE magazine, 2014
The Siebel Foundation (founded 1996) is active in support of the homeless and underprivileged, educational and research programs, methamphetamine abuse prevention, and alternative energy solutions. The Siebel Foundation created the Siebel Scholars Foundation, the Siebel Energy Institute, the Dearborn Scholars Fund in Montana, and the Montana Meth Project. The Office of National Drug Control Policy awarded the Meth Project a White House commendation as the most influential prevention campaign in 2006, and Tom Siebel accepted the award on the program's behalf. He was also recognized for his work on the program with the 2006 Director's Community Leadership Award from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In 2001, Siebel donated $32 million to his alma mater, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to build the Siebel Center for Computer Science, opened in spring 2004. In 2006, Siebel donated $4 million to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to establish two endowed full professorships, the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science and the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science. Siebel pledged an additional $100 million gift to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007.
In 2013, C3 Energy hosted former Senator Max Baucus from Montana, and Siebel and Baucus discussed the ways in which information technology addresses the utility industry's big data challenge.
In April 2014, Congresswoman Jackie Speier from California met with C3 Energy executives, including Siebel, to discuss how the latest developments in IT are being applied to the power grid.
A part-time Montana resident, Siebel owns and operates the Dearborn Ranch in Wolf Creek, Montana, a working cattle ranch. Siebel's time in Montana has lasted 35 years.
On the morning of August 1, 2009, he and a guide were in Tanzania, observing a group of elephants from 200 yards away, when an elephant charged Siebel's guide and then turned on Siebel, breaking several ribs, goring him in the left leg, and crushing the right. They radioed for help, but it was three hours before he received any medical treatment. He was flown to the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, where they cleaned his wounds and stabilized his leg. He was then flown back to the United States on a 20-hour flight with only 10-hours of morphine and 15 hours of fluids. He had lost half of his fluids and was put in the intensive care unit. He was moved to Stanford Hospital where, over the next six months, they performed 11 surgeries, fixed his ribs and shoulder, and saved his left leg.
In September 2010, a year after the attack, Siebel had undergone 16 surgeries and an Ilizarov apparatus external fixator to mend, lengthen, and reshape the tibia of his right leg. After enduring 19 reconstructive surgeries total over two and a half years, Siebel has now made a full recovery. In 2013, National Geographic included Siebel's account in its TV series Dead or Alive: Trampled on Safari
Led Digital Marketing Efforts of Top 500 e-Retailers.
Worked with Top Brands at Leading Agencies.
Successfully Managed Over $50 million in Digital Ad Spend.
Developed Strategies and Processes that Enabled Brands to Grow During an Economic Downturn.
Taught Advanced Internet Marketing Strategies at the graduate level.
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