Thomas Fisher is Senior Vice President and Global Commercial Chief Information Officer at Oracle Systems, responsible for operations and support of Oracle's On Demand and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions.
Tom has been a recognized global thought leader in three distinct phases of the recent history of information technology: (1) at eBay he was responsible for establishing the firm’s technology strategy to support the massive scale and shifting business requirements of the company’s first large growth phase; (2) at Qualcomm he had worldwide responsibility for the business and engineering systems that supported Qualcomm’s semiconductor and global positioning businesses; and (3) at SuccessFactors, one of the fastest growing software companies in the world, Thomas was responsible for the company’s cloud computing initiatives.
Recently, Thomas presented the keynote speech on "The Potential and Future of Cloud Computing: Selecting and Implementing an Enterprise Cloud Solution" at the Cloud Computing China Congress in Beijing on March 25, 2010.
At Qualcomm, Thomas was Vice President of IT and Chief Information Officer for QUALCOMM’s CDMA Technologies (QCT) Group – the largest fabless semi-conductor group in the world. Thomas had worldwide responsibility for the business and engineering systems that supported Qualcomm’s semiconductor and global positioning businesses. Thomas was instrumental in creating the ‘fabless five’ a regularly scheduled meeting of the five largest fabless semi-conductors in the world. Thomas was recognized, worldwide, as a technology and thought leader in IT.
Prior to joining QUALCOMM, Thomas was Vice President for Architecture and Technology Strategy and acting Chief Technology Officer at eBay. Thomas' responsibilities at eBay included helping to redesign and manage the delivery of the Web site after several massive outages. Thomas was also responsible for establishing the firm’s technology strategy to support the massive scale and shifting business requirements. Thomas was responsible for significant business development strategies at eBay, including the creation and establishment of eBay’s Developers Program, eBay’s StoreFront initiative and eBay’s internationalization as the company expanded globally.
Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science / International Relations from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.
SVP & Global Commercial Chief Information Officer
Jun, 2011 - Current (over 5 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
Member of the Board of Directors
B.A., Political Science / International Relations1978
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