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The 5th annual TBM Council Awards ceremony this year in Las Vegas honored six outstanding companies and teams for their work with TBM. Over 1,300 IT leaders came together to celebrate 12 finalists, and hear their TBM stories (see the videos here). 

2017 TBM Council Awards 

The twelve TBM Council Award finalists represented a wide range of TBM practitioners. Some finalists are at the beginning stages of building their TBM practice, but are already seeing impactful results. Others have a more mature TBM program, which is influencing decision-making at the highest levels of their organization.


They are all change agents at their companies, and shaping the future of their businesses with TBM. Members of the 2017 Selection Committee, including past TBM Council award winners and other industry leaders, took the stage to announce this year’s incredible group of finalists, and be the first to celebrate the six 2017 winners.


Congratulations to the following 2017 TBM Council Award winners:


  • IT Financial Leadership: American Express
  • IT Optimization: Exelon
  • IT Services Transformation: Cisco
  • Business Innovation: SunTrust Bank
  • Strategy and Planning Excellence: Caesars Entertainment
  • TBM Pacesetter: Micron Technology


Each finalist had a story to tell and lucky for us, we can continue to learn from this impressive group of finalists well beyond TBM Conference 2017. Learn more about this year’s winners and finalists by downloading their TBM Council case studies and watching their full TBM Council Awards videos.


2017 has been a year of record growth for TBM Council. We’re excited to announce Mike Brown, VP of IT at ExxonMobil, has decided to sign on for a second term as the Chairman of the Board. Other highlights include the appointment of five new board members, advancements in the education mandate and record growth of the TBM Council’s membership base.


“This has been a monumental year for the TBM Council,” said Chris Pick, President of the TBM Council. “Between the commitments from our growing board to our momentum in the public sector and the exponential adoption of our executive certification, this year’s accomplishments have really cemented the power of the movement we started with TBM to make it an industry-wide discipline.”


Newly Appointed TBM Council Board Members

In the past year, we’ve appointed the following individuals to the board of directors:

  • Bhushan Ivaturi, Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer of Maersk Oil & Gas
  • Julia Davis, Chief Information Officer of Aflac
  • Rhonda Gass, Chief Information Officer of Stanley Black and Decker
  • Trevor Schulze, Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology at Micron Technology
  • Carman Wenkoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Dollar General


TBM Executive Certification Program

Since its inception at last year’s TBM Conference, the TBM Council has trained more than 540 executives from private companies such as AOL, Farmers Insurance, FedEx, HP Enterprise and Nike, and public sector agencies including the Department of State, Department of Commerce, Department of the Interior and United States Department of Agriculture through our first-ever TBM certification program.


The TBM Executive Foundation course is specifically tailored for senior IT, finance, or other business professionals who need to demonstrate a basic understanding of the TBM framework and how it can be used to improve business value, optimize IT spending, shape business demand for technology and better plan for the future. Learn more about the certification program and to register for an upcoming course here.


Public Sector Adoption

After speaking to more than 200 public sector IT leaders at the White House TBM Summit in late July, the Federal CIO Council, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of the Federal CIO (OFCIO) have committed to guiding agency adoption of TBM. To learn more about public sector adoption of TBM, please visit:


Record Growth in TBM Council Membership

In the last year, the TBM Council has increased its membership base significantly, growing more than 45% to include more than 4,500 innovative individuals in IT and Finance who are all committed to managing IT with business discipline. TBM Council membership is open to IT, finance or business leader who meets the applicable membership qualifications. For more information on membership and how to join, please visit


Strategic Partnerships

The TBM Council recently entered into partnerships with Business Relationship Management (BRM) Institute and CxONExUS to bolster research and collaboration. The TBM Council and BRM Institute will pursue projects and events designed to uplift knowledge of both disciplines. The partnership with CxONExUS will allow the TBM Council to deliver a peer-based research platform for joint members.


The TBM Council will also be announcing worldwide premium and corporate memberships. For more information on how to become a member, please visit: