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If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a network to grow a business.

Forward-thinking IT leaders are increasingly tapping into the expertise of the TBM Council as the network to leverage to take their organization to the next level, whether they’re seeking to communicate IT’s value to the business, optimize IT costs and investments, plan efficiently and accurately, or transform the IT operating model. And there’s no better chance for you to join forces with the TBM Council than to attend the TBM Conference 2015, October 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

The TBM Conference is only event where this elite community of innovators, experts, and pragmatists come together to learn and share applied lessons, tactical skills, and proven best practices to manage the business of IT. Don’t miss your chance to collaborate and explore what’s new, what’s possible, and what’s next for IT’s most pressing challenges – register now!

Must-see Speaker Lineup

This year’s event – designed to empower attendees with the collective ideas, tools, and networking opportunities that are only possible through the TBM Council – will feature more than 50 CIO speakers from enterprise organizations. Keynote speakers this year include ExxonMobil’s CIO Mike Brown and Microsoft’s CIO Jim DuBois, and there will be more inspiring presentations from IT executives at organizations like Merck & Co., SunTrust, AOL, Apptio, and many more.

Passionate IT leaders who are interested in presenting on a TBM topic during this year’s event are encouraged to submit an abstract or topic idea. Elevate yourself and your organization by sharing your knowledge and expertise, while helping to shape the evolution of the TBM discipline.

Should You Attend?

Senior IT and finance leaders from Global 2000 organizations will get the most benefit from the TBM Conference. Infrastructure and operations leaders, CIOs and CTOs can look forward to sessions on IT services transformation, CIO key performance indicators and metrics, vendor billing standardization, financial transparency, funding innovation budgeting and planning, communicating tradeoffs, optimizing costs, benchmarking, infrastructure strategies, application rationalization, and many more.

There will be tons of great content for senior finance professionals too, including sessions on the CFO of IT competency model, financial transparency, benchmarking, M&A best practices, budgeting and planning, total cost of apps and services, IT services portfolio, optimizing costs, and economic trends impacting IT, including the financial benefits of cloud, shifting to a more variable cost structure, and reducing unit costs over time. If you are a CFO, CFO of IT or finance manager, you won’t want to miss this event.

Stay tuned for more information on the full speaker lineup and agenda. In the meantime, be sure to register now to get the early bird rate, which ends June 26. And bring your whole team for a 20% discount (for teams of seven or more).

I'm thrilled to announce that nominations are now open for the third-annual TBM Awards. These awards, driven by the Technology Business Management (TBM) Council, honor IT and finance leaders for their ingenuity, creativity, and contribution to the TBM discipline.

You can submit your nomination for an IT or finance leader, or an organization for recognition. But hurry - the TBM Council will be accepting submissions through June 28, 2015.

What are the TBM Awards?

TBM is a methodology and discipline for managing the business of IT. These awards recognize the profound impact that these technology leaders have on their organization by empowering operational excellence, business innovation, business transformation, and TBM best practices.

The TBM Awards were established to recognize strategic and operational excellence in five distinct areas:

  • Business Innovation: Recognizing CIOs, CTOs and CFOs who help their technology organizations drive or empower business innovation.
  • Infrastructure Trailblazing: Celebrating CTOs and/or SVPs of Infrastructure who have leveraged infrastructure engineering for a new level of business results.
  • IT Services Transformation: Honoring CIOs and other executives who have transformed IT from a technology-focused, order-taking organization into a strategic business partner that brings the value of IT to the business.
  • CFO of IT Excellence: Recognizing finance leaders with IT responsibilities who drive an IT financial strategy that matches the demands of the organization.
  • TBM Championship: Commending leaders who champion TBM initiatives, institutionalizing it as a methodology and functional role within their organizations.

Expert Panel of Judges

Winners will be highlighted during the TBM Conference 2015 on October 27 at the historic Field Museum in Chicago. Entries will be evaluated by a committee of industry-leading technologists in both academia and business. This year's judging panel includes:

  • Todd Tucker, General Manager, TBM Council
  • George Westerman, Research Scientist, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
  • Martha Heller, President, Heller Search Associates
  • Carl Stumpf, Managing Director, CME Group
  • Alex Mueller-Herbst, Partner, ISG

Each year, we are blown away by the level of innovation and creativity Council members demonstrate through their application of the TBM discipline. I encourage you to nominate technology leaders that have demonstrated success in the award areas and seize the opportunity to be recognized among industry leaders and peers!