The Finalists Are In! The Technology Business Management (TBM) Awards Will Honor IT Leaders For Managing The Business Of IT With Creativity And Ingenuity

TBM Award Winners to be Recognized at Second-Annual TBM Conference in Miami on October 28

Sep 17, 2014, 06:00 ET from TBM Council

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The TBM Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting best practices for managing the business of IT, is excited to announce the finalists of the second-annual TBM Awards. Many IT leaders today are reinventing themselves with a new set of skills to drive technology innovation. Modern IT leaders are focused on delivering better value for their spend, while offering the right services, at the right quality, and the right price. They are driving a dialogue about cost, quality, consumption, and value between the IT department, the finance department, and the business units using language that everyone understands. The TBM Awards were designed to recognize these best-in-class IT leaders.

TBM Award winners will be recognized for the profound impact they've had on their organizations by driving operational excellence, business innovation, business transformation, and the overall TBM vision. The ceremony will be hosted by Martha Heller, president of Heller Search Associates, and attended by all TBM Conference guests at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on October 28th.  

Finalists were chosen as a result of nominations submitted by their colleagues and business partners in five previously defined categories. This year's nomination process resulted in close to 40 submissions from Fortune 2000 companies, more than doubling last year's entrants. After an extensive evaluation process, the following finalists were chosen based on their contributions to advancing the practice of TBM.

TBM Award 2014 Finalists:

IT Services Transformation:

IT Financial Pioneer:

•   AXA Investment Managers

   CME Group

•   Campbell Soup Company

   The Clorox Company

•   Fannie Mae

   Wells Fargo

•   Hillshire Brands Company

•   Nationwide Building Society

TBM Champion:

Digital Innovator:

•  State of Washington



•   NutriSavings

   Cox Enterprises and Cox Automotive Group

•   HBO Latin America

Infrastructure Trailblazer:

•   Mylan

•   AOL

•   Microsoft

"The sheer quality of success stories submitted this year blew the selection committee away," said Chris Pick, President of the TBM Council. "The dedication to advancing the practice of TBM seen in the nominations was remarkable. TBM is more than methodology for managing the business of IT, it's an opportunity to maximize spend potential, create news lines of revenue, and increase trust with business partners."  

The above finalists are currently being voted on by a selection committee comprised of industry leading technology executives, academics, and IT thought leaders. This year's TBM Awards selection committee includes:

  • Richard Gilbert | Former CTO / SVP Technology Services, SunTrust Bank
  • Julie Flaschenriem | Former CIO, Park Nicollet Health Services
  • Dean Nelson | Vice President, Global Foundation Services, EBAY
  • Dale Christian | CIO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Larry Godec | CIO, First American
  • Kelli Trosvig | CIO, University of Washington
  • Martha Heller | President, Heller Search Associates
  • George Westerman | Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy
  • Brian Watson | IT Leadership Author, Editor & Analyst
  • Ashar BaigResearch Director, Cloud, GigaOm
  • Romi Mahajan | President KKM Group, Investor, Author, IT Strategist
  • Nigel Hughes | Partner, Information Services Group
  • Steve Bates | Principal, Advisory KPMG

The TBM Conference is the only event for IT leaders focused on managing the business of IT.  The conference was designed to bring together Global 2000 CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and CFOs to learn from their executive peers who have successfully transformed the IT organization.

This year's three-day conference will feature keynote speakers, industry leaders, visionaries, and innovators from companies like Amazon, H-P, DIRECTV, and Time Warner, to name a few. For more information, or to register for the 2014 TBM Conference, please visit:

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.

To learn more about the TBM Council,

Sarah Vreugdenhil
TBM Council

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