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Tom Siebel Inducted into UIUC Engineering Hall of Fame

Siebel Delivers Keynote, Meets with Siebel Scholars

April 23rd 2010

On April 23, 2010, Tom Siebel was inducted into the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Engineering Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame induction was center to UIUC's celebration of 140 years of engineering innovation and the 10th anniversary of its Technology Entrepreneur Center, with special events themed "Transforming the World, One Generation at a Time." 

As part of the day's events, Tom Siebel met with UIUC Siebel Scholars and delivered the Dean's Distinguished Leadership Lecture on the “Dynamics of Innovation and Opportunity.”  Tom Siebel's lecture focused on global demographic, technology, and geopolitical dynamics in an attempt to infer trends in the nature of prospective economic and technological opportunity.  To view Tom Siebel's lecture, Click Here.

The 2010 inductees into the Engineering at Illinois Hall of Fame, in addition to Tom Siebel, include John Bardeen, co-inventor of the transistor;  William W. Grainger, founder and chief executive of W. W. Grainger, Inc.; Jack S. Kilby, co-inventor of the integrated circuit, the hand-held calculator, and the thermal printer used in portable data terminals;  Harlan E. Anderson, co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation; Marc L. Andreessen and Eric Bina, co-authors of Mosaic and co-founders of Netscape Communications Corporation;  Donald L. Bitzer, inventor of the plasma display monitor;  George M. C. Fisher, former president and CEO of Motorola and retired CEO of Eastman Kodak Company; Nick Holonyak, Jr., inventor of the Light Emitting Diode (LED);  Shahid R. Khan, president of Flex-N-Gate Corporation, a global automobile parts manufacturer; Gerald E. McGinnis, chairman of the board of Respironics, Inc. and Walter J. (Jerry) Sanders, III, co-founder and retired CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

The College of Engineering at Illinois is one of the most prestigious and largest engineering institutions in the nation, consistently ranked in the top five nationally.  Illinois faculty and alumni are internationally renowned.  Their leadership and scholarship have been recognized with such top awards as Nobel Prizes, MacArthur “genius” awards, and memberships in the nation’s elite academies.

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