C3 is a software provider of platform as a service (PaaS) for developing and operating big data, artificial intelligence, and IoT


C3.ai is a software suite for digital enterprise transformation. C3 delivers a comprehensive platform as a service (PaaS) for rapidly developing and operating big data, artificial intelligence, and IoT software as a service (SaaS) applications. C3 also offers a family of configurable and extensible SaaS products developed with and operating on its PaaS. It has achieved strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Amazon, among many others.

The core of the C3 AI Suite is a revolutionary, extensible, model-driven abstraction layer that dramatically enhances data scientist and application developer productivity while future-proofing applications against underlying IT evolution. The C3 AI Suite supports any enterprise value chain in any industry with configurable, pre-built, high-value AI applications for predictive maintenance, fraud detection, sensor network health, supply network optimization, energy management, anti-money laundering, and customer engagement.

The company was founded in 2009 by billionaire businessman Thomas Siebel, who is the current chairman and CEO of C3.ai, and Patricia House. The company is currently headquartered in San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, United States. It has secured $245 million in funding.

C3 AI Suite and Applications

C3 AI Suite

The C3 AI Suite is comprehensive software that uses a model-driven architecture to accelerate delivery and dramatically reduce the complexities of developing AI-enabled applications. The C3 AI Suite enables organizations to deliver AI-enabled applications 25x to 100x faster than alternative methods.

The C3’s AI Suite has enabled the company to build AI and IoT applications that use advanced machine learning based algorithms at scale, to provide ever-smarter actionable insights for business critical challenges. Their applications are thought to be used in a range of different industries and sectors: manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, banking, healthcare, aerospace & defence, cities and public sector, telecommunications, retail and transportation.

Here is a list of all applications built by C3.ai:

  • C3 predictive maintenance
  • C3 inventory organization
  • C3 energy management
  • C3 anti-money laundering
  • C3 sensor health
  • C3 fraud detection
  • C3 supply network
  • C3 CRM

Executive Board

  • Chairman and CEO – Thomas M. Siebel
  • President and CTO – Ed Abbo
  • Executive Vice Chairman – Pat House
  • Chief Product Officer – Houman Behzadi
  • Senior Vice President – Kira Kimhi
  • President, Federal Systems – Steve Coles
  • Chief Marketing Officer – Andy Burtis
  • Chief Financial Officer – Marc Levine

Awards and Recognition

C3.ai has been awarded for the innovative and advanced of their offerings in the field of technology. Among many others, it ranked #19 as hottest company in cloud computing by Forbes Cloud 100 Standout; it ranked #32 on CNBC Disruptor 50 2018 and also various top lists included C3 as the best place to work, like GlassDoor in 2017 and Cloud in 2018.