Timothy Chou has been a leader in bringing business applications to the cloud since 1999, when he became President of Oracle On Demand. Since leaving Oracle in 2005 he has focused on being a teacher, lecturer, author and investor in cloud computing. In 2006, he returned to Stanford University and started CS309A, the first class on software as a service and cloud computing. And in 2009 started a 10-lecture series on cloud computing at Tsinghua University in Beijing China. He published his first book, The End of Software in 2005 and in 2009 released his second book Cloud: Seven Clear Business Models.
Dr. Chou has appeared in various publications including Forbes, BusinessWeek, The Economist and The New York Times as well as on CNBC and NPR. He continues to be an active public speaker keynoting events in Europe, Asia and North America. In addition to his role as teacher he has also invest both time and treasure in several new companies which are either building new cloud-based applications or focused on reducing the cost of sales and marketing application, platform and compute & storage cloud services.
Chou holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.