Andrew Nusca: Tom Siebel, Tech Pioneer, Bets Big on the Internet of Things

“We’re solving problems that have never been solved before.”

If you’re into technology, you’ve probably heard of Tom Siebel.

He first rose to prominence as an executive at business software giant Oracle ORCL 1.80% before setting off on his own to start Siebel Systems, a customer relationship management software, or CRM, company. In 2006 he sold his eponymous company to his former employer for $5.85 billion and started a new one, C3 Energy, focused on data analytics software for the so-called smart grid.

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