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The 2016 Election will be studied for generations to come and the TBM Council wants to make sure all TBM Conference 2016 attendees are a part of history. More than 85% of attendees are traveling from out-of-state and will need to submit an absentee ballot before leaving for San Diego. Here are 3 things every conference goer needs to know to make sure your votes counts this election.

 

Every State is Different

Every state has different rules and deadlines when it comes to absentee voting. For example, all Washington State
residents vote by mail. They do not have to worry about requesting a specific ballot for voting out-of-state unless the ballot needs to be mailed to an alternative address. If you are from New York, all absentee ballots need to be postmarked no later than seven days before the election, and all Delaware voters must have their ballots notarized. Make sure to check out your state’s specific guidelines and rules for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

 

You Might Need an Excuse

21 states require that all voters requesting an absentee ballot provide a legitimate excuse as to why they cannot vote in person. What qualifies as a valid excuse differs depending on the state. Luckily for TBM Conference attendees, being out of the state for work and/or travel is seen as an approved excuse. Submitting an absentee ballot can take additional time and resources (Copy of I.D., social security information, notarization), so it is essential that you fully understand your state’s guidelines at least two weeks before you leave for TBM Conference 2016.

 

How to Request a Ballot

The deadlines for requesting an absentee ballot are fast approaching. As mentioned before, each state has different rules and dates around requesting and submitting a ballot. Visit www.usvotefoundation.org or  www.vote.org to register to vote and to request your absentee ballot.

 

2016 will be a year for the history books for both the United States and the TBM Council. We are excited to share this historical moment with you at the 2016 TBM Awards Gala. Not registered for the conference yet? There is still time to register and receive the extended discount rate of $1995.

 

Questions about the upcoming TBM Conference 2016? Contact us at tbmconference@tbmcouncil.org

Who demonstrates excellence in using facts, business processes and culture to improve the business value from IT?

To find out, join us at the TBM Conference in San Diego, November 7-10. Our annual awards ceremony, taking place Tuesday evening, recognizes IT and finance leaders for their ingenuity, creativity and contribution to Technology Business Management. With the support of our Premier Sponsor, KPMG and leadership of our 2016 Selection Committee, the nominees have been narrowed down to 12 transformational finalists.

 

2016 TBM Awards Finalists

 

Business Innovation 

Nike
Royal Bank of Scotland

 

IT Optimization 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

MetLife

 

IT Services Transformation 

Berkley Technology Services a W.R. Berkley Company

FedEx

Strategy and Planning Excellence

CHRISTUS Health

Cargill

 

CFO of IT Excellence 
KeyBank

Xerox

 

TBM Business Leadership

ExxonMobil

Maritz

 

Their stories will be shared at our always amazing TBM Awards Ceremony! At the conference, you'll hear from dozens of CIOs, IT finance leaders and TBM executives on how they've tackled tough challenges with facts.

To learn more and to register, visit
http://tbmcouncil.org/events/tbmconference-2016

The engines are revving and we are getting ready to arrive in San Diego for TBM Conference 2016 next month!

Hosted by the Technology Business Management (TBM) Council, the TBM Conference is the world’s only multi-day gathering dedicated to managing the business of IT. Technology and Finance leaders from around the globe will convene to exchange ideas, share strategies, advance careers, and connect with peers between November 7th and November 10th. Over the course of the conference, more than 65 business-technology leaders will take the stage and bring light and learnings to many of the challenges facing our industry today. Topics and discussions include best practices for investment optimization and more balanced business conversations; increased transparency and the resulting improved relationships with business partners; and how TBM is an accelerator to cloud adoption and better cloud management. But that is just highlighting a small portion of the powerful conversations taking place!

 

Kicking off this year’s conference is Rob Carter, EVP and CIO for FedEx Corporation who will present Monday, November 7th in our evening Welcome Keynote. Carter will set the tone for the next few days as top business-technology leaders continue the momentum and sharing of the conference theme “Deliver Business Value in the Digital Economy”. Some sessions to watch out for are:

 

DAY 1:

  • ExxonMobil’s Ulka Wilson, IT CFO, Arthur Borges, TBM Office Manager, and Chris Kiser, TBM Analyst will share how their TBM practice has advanced business conversations to focus on cost, performance, and value.

 

DAY 2:

  • A joint conversation between two leading healthcare providers, Ascension Health and Intermountain Healthcare will provide insight into how they are each tackling the transition to consumption-based chargeback, and their reasons for moving from showback only. A truly insightful and transparent conversation!

 

DAY 3:

  • A panel discussion that shares how TBM is the “Rosetta stone” for merger & acquisition activity. Including providing the financial transparency for processing the deal, guiding the organizations on how best to achieve cost savings and maintain data integrity as they join, and a record of reference which supports and communicates decisions across the two organizations.
  • The TBM Adoption Series, for the 3rd year in a row, we will hold sessions which include a panel of TBM practitioners focusing on how to overcome data challenges, and how best to socialize TBM through the adoption process

 

In addition to a packed agenda of TBM learning, you won't want to miss the amazing evening events including the 2016 TBM Awards sponsored by TBM Council Alliance Partner and Market Leader, KPMG on Tuesday night, then Wednesday night a private yacht tour of the San Diego Bay.

 

To learn more and to register to attend, check out the complete agenda for TBM Conference 2016 and secure your seat today!