All-Star Lineup Of CXOs To Discuss The Economics Of IT At Second-Annual TBM Conference, October 28-30

Executives from Amazon Web Services, The Coca-Cola Company, DIRECTV, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Apptio, and Many More to Share Best Practices for Managing the Business of IT

Sep 10, 2014, 09:00 ET from Technology Business Management (TBM) Council

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Technology Business Management (TBM) Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting best practices for Technology Business Management, is excited to announce the speaker lineup for the second-annual TBM Conference. Keynote speakers and session panelists include industry leaders, visionaries, and innovators from the Global 2000 who have successfully transformed their IT organizations with TBM. Held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on October 28-30, the TBM Conference is the only event for IT leaders focused on managing the business of IT.  

The theme of this year's TBM Conference focused on how The Economics of IT are disrupting the way IT is managed and run today. It's the preeminent opportunity for IT leaders to gather and learn how their peers are bolstering their instincts with facts and hard data to make the tough decisions that will optimize the business value of IT.

The three-day TBM Conference will focus on C-suite alignment and transformational strategies for CXOs and IT Executives. Core content areas include:

  • Highlighting the key metrics and dashboards every CIO should know
  • Implementing the winning strategies and tactical tools of the modern CXO
  • Showcasing the economics of IT: supply and demand
  • Positioning the CIO as a broker of IT services for the business
  • Enabling agility and fact-based decision making when undergoing M&A
  • Insight into how the executive board discusses the value and performance of technology

"In my more than 25 years as a CIO, IT leader and product manager, I've never seen an approach so effective at changing conversations with my business partners as Technology Business Management," said Mike Dreyer, TBM Council board member and President, Monitise Americas, Inc. "The TBM Conference is one of the most effective ways for IT executives to engage because of its dedicated focus on the most critical issues facing IT today. The level of discussion and knowledge sharing delivered at the TBM Conference is unmatched by any other forum."

Just a few of the incredible leaders who will be sharing their experiences include:

  • Ramon Baez, SVP and Global CIO of Hewlett-Packard
  • Mike Benson, CIO of DIRECTV
  • Mike Brady, SVP and Chief Infrastructure Executive of Kaiser Permanente
  • Don Duet, Co-Head Technology Division of Goldman Sachs
  • Dennis Gilmore, CEO; and Larry Godec, SVP and CIO of First American
  • Andy Jassy, SVP of Amazon Web Services
  • Bill Krivoshik, SVP and CIO of Time Warner
  • Dean Nelson, Vice President Global Foundation Services of eBay
  • Jim Scholefield, CTO of The Coca-Cola Company

In addition to the above mainstage speakers, TBM Conference attendees will also hear from presenters and moderators representing leading companies such as AOL, AutoTrader, Campbells, ExxonMobil, Forrester Research, Gartner, ISG, KPMG, Las Vegas Sands, Molina Healthcare, Skyhigh Networks, Sysco, Troux, Union Pacific, and more.

The TBM Council was created to help them deliver better value for their IT spend while offering the right services, at the right quality, and the right price. The Council is governed by a group of industry-leading CXO luminaries whose mission is to guide the collection and creation of a standard operating model for IT and share it with the market. The TBM Council is also proud to welcome two new board members to this year's conference. Recent additions to the TBM Council Board of Directors include:

  • Mike Dreyer, former CIO of Visa
  • George Westerman, Research Scientist at MIT's Sloan School of Management and co-author of 2009's The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value and October's Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation

"I am thrilled to have Mr. Westerman join the TBM Council board of directors and serve as its Academic Advisor. In this role, Westerman will work closely with the Council to explore how the rapidly evolving digital economy has transformed the role of the CIO and the expectations of IT," said Chris Pick, TBM Council President and Apptio CMO. "Mr. Westerman's expertise and experience will prove invaluable as he designs and drives the Council's future research agenda. The leadership team and I could not be more excited about this addition to the TBM Council."

The TBM Conference will also host the second-annual TBM Awards. Designed to honor IT and finance leaders for their ingenuity, creativity, and contribution to TBM. Today, more than 35 organizations are already in review by the selection committee. The awards recognize the profound impact that these professionals have on their organizations by empowering operational excellence, business innovation, business transformation, TBM vision, and best practices.

Hosted by Martha Heller, president of Heller Search Associates, the TBM Awards will take place on Oct. 28, following the first day of the conference.

About the TBM Council
The TBM Council is led by some of the world's most innovative CIOs at companies like Time Warner, Goldman Sachs, The Clorox Company, The Coca-Cola Company and Cisco, to name a few. The TBM Council's technical advisor is Apptio, the leading provider of Technology Business Management (TBM) SaaS applications.

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.

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