BELLEVUE, Wash., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The TBM Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting best practices for Technology Business Management, opened nominations for its second-annual TBM Awards today. The awards were designed to honor IT and finance leaders for their ingenuity, creativity, and contribution to the practice of TBM. Winners will be recognized during the 2014 TBM Conference on Tuesday, October 28, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
TBM is a methodology and discipline for managing IT like a business subscribed to by more than 1,300 senior IT leaders globally. The TBM Awards recognize IT and finance professionals, teams, and organizations for operational excellence, business innovation, business transformation, and execution of the TBM vision.
Martha Heller, president of Heller Search Associates, will serve as the Master of Ceremony at this year's awards dinner, following the first full day of the TBM Conference. The Council will recognize IT and finance technology leaders in five distinct areas:
- Digital Innovator Award- Recognizing CXOs that think differently about their business - through a digital innovation lens.
- Infrastructure Trailblazer Award- Celebrating technology leaders who have leveraged infrastructure engineering for a new level of business results.
- IT Transformation Award- Honoring leaders who have transformed IT from a technology-focused organization into a strategic business partner.
- IT Financial Pioneer Award- Recognizing finance leaders who drive an IT financial strategy that matches the new demands of the IT organization.
- TBM Champion Award- Applauding TBM leaders at the forefront of institutionalizing TBM as a methodology within their organizations.
"I have spent more than 15 years working with CIOs, and I believe that the challenges and demands facing this profession today are bigger and more complex than ever," said Martha Heller. "The digital economy and a rapidly evolving technology landscape require the CIO to work smarter, harder and faster to demonstrate the value of IT to the business. TBM provides CIOs with the framework and best practices they need to bridge the trust and value gap between IT, the business and finance."
The TBM Awards judging committee is comprised of industry-leading technologists, in both academia and business. This year's judging panel includes:
- Richard Gilbert | Former CTO / SVP Technology Services, SunTrust Bank
- Larry Godec | CIO, First American
- Julie Flaschenriem | Former CIO, Park Nicollet Health Services
- Martha Heller | President, Heller Search Associates
- George Westerman | Research Scientist, MIT Sloan
- Ashar Baig | Research Director, Gigaom Research
- Brian Watson | IT Leadership Author, Editor & Analyst
- Romi Mahajan | President, KKM Group
- Nigel Hughes | Partner, Information Services Group
- Steve Bates | Principal, KPMG
The TBM Council will accept submissions for the 2014 Technology Business Management Awards through Sunday, August 17, 2014.
The TBM Conference was designed to bring together Global 2000 CIOs, CTOs, and CFOs to learn from their executive peers who have successfully transformed the IT organization with TBM. The three-day conference will focus on c-suite alignment and transformational strategies shared by IT leaders at companies such as Kaiser Permanente, DIRECTV, The Clorox Company and many others. Event registration is now open.
About TBM Council
Governed by innovative CXOs from a diverse group of Fortune 500 companies, the Technology Business Management (TBM) Council is a nonprofit business entity focused on the development of a definitive framework for running technology organizations like a business. Our mission is to serve equally our members and our profession by synthesizing TBM best practices into a professional and recognized discipline for technology leaders. By participating in the TBM Council, members learn from their peers how to maximize the business impact of every dollar invested in technology and to become more strategic to the business. The TBM Council is open to any qualified business technology executive. To learn more about the TBM Council, visit: www.tbmcouncil.org.
SOURCE TBM Council