TBM Council Adds Four Industry Leaders To Board Of Directors And Appoints New General Manager

IT Executives from ExxonMobil, Microsoft, RWE and WorleyParsons Join Nonprofit To Support Advancement of Technology Business Management

May 13, 2015, 12:45 ET from TBM Council

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Technology Business Management (TBM) Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to standardizing and promoting best practices for running IT like a business, is expanding its board of directors to include a new general manager and four industry leaders; all dedicated to redefining the role and value of IT within business. The TBM Council is proud to appoint Todd Tucker as its General Manager and welcome Michael Brown, VP of global information services at ExxonMobil; Jim DuBois, CIO of Microsoft; Michael Neff, CIO of RWE; and Brian Adams, CIO of WorleyParsons to its board.

"These giants in their field represent the future of the TBM Council. Now with a membership of over 1,600 visionary technology professionals, the TBM Council has already made a significant impact on the way IT investments are strategically made and communicated within enterprise organizations," said Chris Pick, President of the TBM Council. "These skilled, dedicated, and brilliant new board members and general manager will join us in advancing the TBM discipline as it becomes the standard operating model in IT."

Todd Tucker brings a deep understanding of TBM to the Council, having previously served as the Director of Research for the organization. During that time, he organized and led all of the Council's Workgroups, was responsible for writing the TBM Book, and developed the TBM Framework. As General Manager, Tucker will now be responsible for fulfilling the Council's mandates of education, standardization, and collaboration while growing its current member base.

Today's new TBM Council board members will be joining their peers from organizations like Goldman Sachs, Cisco Systems, Apptio, DIRECTV, Time Warner, and many more as they collectively advance business management practices for technology leaders. 

Michael Brown, VP Global Information Services at ExxonMobil
Appointed to VP of Global Information Services in July 2011, Brown is responsible for ExxonMobil Information Technology. Brown initially joined ExxonMobil in 1980 as a process engineer and has held a variety of executive positions prior to his current role in IT. As a result, Brown brings an innovative perspective to the TBM Council, specifically around how IT leaders can more productively partner with their counterparts in the business.

Jim DuBois, Corporate VP & CIO of Microsoft Corporation
Appointed to CIO in January 2014, DuBois is responsible for Microsoft's global security, infrastructure, IT messaging, and business applications. In this position, DuBois has acquired a keen level of understanding of how IT works within a broader technology organization. Additionally, his expertise in the public cloud market will serve as an asset to the TBM Council as IT leaders are increasingly called to demonstrate the value of cloud technology.

"I have dedicated my career to ensuring that one of the world's leading software, services and devices organizations is optimizing its own technology investments. This is no easy task. As a result, I know just how important the mission of the TBM Council is to my counterparts," said DuBois. "The TBM Council's approach to measuring and communicating the value of IT investments to the business is the key to the success of CIOs today."

Michael Neff, Managing Director of IT GmbH at RWE & CIO of RWE
Appointed to CIO in July 2010, Neff is responsible for IT at RWE. With a background in information systems, project management, and business process engineering, Neff has a true technical understanding of how to maximize IT's investment in technology while rendering business results. As the TBM Council's first board member in Europe, Neff will be working directly with the existing network Council members throughout the United Kingdom and Germany.

Brian Adams, CIO and Director of Procurement at WorleyParsons
Appointed to CIO in 2011 and Director of Corporate Procurement in 2014, Adams is responsible for all IT services and corporate procurement across WorleyParsons. Adams has spent the past four years transforming the IT function within the company, aligning it closely to the TBM philosophy. Before being appointed to his current position, Adams served as the CFO of WorleyParsons for Australia/New Zealand. As a board member, Adams will bring his unique business perspective to the Council in addition to assisting his peers understand the TBM discipline as it expands throughout its newest markets in Australia and New Zealand.

TBM Council membership is open to any qualified IT, finance or business leader and TBM practitioners who meet the applicable membership standards. For more information or to join the TBM Council, please visit www.TBMCouncil.org 

About TBM Council
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. It is directed by an independent body of IT leaders from a diverse group of the world's most innovative companies like Cisco Systems, First American, Hewlett-Packard, Apptio, and more. The TBM Council's mission is to serve its members by delivering on key mandates of collaboration, standardization, and education. To learn more about the TBM Council, visit:www.tbmcouncil.org.

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