TBM Council Adds Four to Board, Appoints General Manager

Blog Post created by nlockwood Employee on Aug 13, 2015

By Ali Kramer

The TBM Council has expanded its board of directors and appointed a new general manager, marking a point of significant momentum for the Council, which was founded three years ago to establish and promote Technology Business Management standards and practices.

The Council today announced that Todd Tucker joins as General Manager, and four industry leaders join as board members: 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 board members significantly expand the Council’s reach into new verticals and new geographies, while also adding fresh perspectives to advance the TBM discipline as it becomes the standard operating model for IT.

"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.

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