The Technology Business Management Council Adds Three Innovative IT Leaders To Board Of Directors And Appoints New Chairman

Executives from AIG, Aon and Cisco Join Non-profit As Board Members and TBM Council Welcomes ExxonMobil Executive as New Chairman of the Board

Oct 27, 2015, 09:00 ET from Technology Business Management (TBM) Council

CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Technology Business Management (TBM) Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting best practices for managing IT like a business, today announced that it has appointed Mike Brown, Vice President, Global Information Technology at ExxonMobil, as its chairman of the board. The nonprofit organization also added three industry leaders to its board, including Mike Brady, CTO of AIG, John Bruno, EVP of Enterprise Innovation & CIO of Aon and Guillermo Diaz Jr., SVP & CIO of Cisco.

"I am honored to be tapped for this role and to advance the discipline of TBM alongside this group of distinguished professionals," said Brown. "As someone with a background that expands beyond the IT organization, I believe the standards developed by the Council are critical for every CIO to more effectively communicate IT's value and change the conversation with the business."

In addition to the TBM Council's existing roster of board members, the organization welcomes the following new leaders to its ranks.

Mike Brady, CTO of AIG

Appointed as CTO in April 2015, Brady is AIG's first Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for the Infrastructure, Applications Development methodology, and Architecture functions of the technology organization. In this role, Brady leads AIG's technology strategy, ensuring that it is fully capable of serving the company's clients and employees by developing the technical infrastructure vision, leading its development, and being responsible for identifying appropriate leading edge technologies that result in tangible benefits to all of AIG's stakeholders. Although Brady was recently appointed to his position at AIG, he has a long-standing track record of success with TBM in his previous role at Kaiser Permanente, where he transformed the infrastructure technology organization.

John Bruno, EVP of Enterprise Innovation & CIO of Aon

Appointed as CIO of Aon in September 2014, Bruno is responsible for delivering industry-leading technology across Aon's Risk Solutions and HR Solutions businesses to support the firm's strategy to create valuable insight through data and analytics that empowers results for clients. In this role, Bruno oversees over 8,000 professionals globally, driving world-class service delivery, productivity, collaboration and business model innovation across the firm. With his senior leadership involvement at other Fortune 500 companies such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Cisco Systems, Bruno will bring a broad range of business experience to the TBM Council.

Guillermo Diaz Jr., SVP & CIO of Cisco

Appointed as SVP & CIO of Cisco in September 2015, Diaz is responsible for transforming the overall IT experience by strengthening foundational business capabilities, enabling new business models, and accelerating innovative business outcomes for Cisco customers, partners and employees. Since joining the company in 2000, Diaz has been a major driver in transforming Cisco's world-class IT organization by leading initiatives to build and manage significant business foundations including IT infrastructure, network and management systems, and enterprise resource planning, along with Cisco's internet and intranet network functions.

"As this organization continues to grow in size and relevance, we're excited to have these distinguished technology leaders become an integral part of the TBM Council," said Chris Pick, President of the TBM Council and Chief Marketing Officer at Apptio. "Our new Chairman, Mike Brown will help to shape our education and standardization mandates and increase our momentum in making Technology Business Management a mainstream business discipline."

Brown will succeed Rebecca Jacoby who was recently promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations at Cisco Systems and will now serve as Chairman Emeritus to the TBM Council.

In the last year, the TBM Council has increased its membership base by more than 40 percent, growing to include more than 1,700 of the world's most innovative individuals in technology. 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 

About the 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 governed by an independent board of IT leaders from a diverse group of the world's most innovative companies like Cisco Systems, DuPont, ExxonMobil, First American, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Nike, WorleyParsons, 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:

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