Tom Fisher

Tom Fisher is Senior Vice President and Global Commercial CIO of 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, Tom was responsible for the company’s cloud computing initiatives.

Recently, Tom Fisher 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, Tom was Vice President of IT and CIO for QUALCOMM’s CDMA Technologies (QCT) Group – the largest fabless semi-conductor group in the world.  Tom had worldwide responsibility for the business and engineering systems that supported Qualcomm’s semiconductor and global positioning businesses.  Tom was instrumental in creating the ‘fabless five’ a regularly scheduled meeting of the five largest fabless semi-conductors in the world.  He was recognized, worldwide, as a technology and thought leader in IT.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Tom was vice president for architecture and technology strategy and acting Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at eBay. His responsibilities at eBay included helping to redesign and manage the delivery of the Web site after several massive outages. He was also responsible for establishing the firm’s technology strategy to support the massive scale and shifting business requirements.  Tom 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.