2020 TBM Council Award Finalists Selected

There are some bright spots during challenging times. One of them is celebrating TBM heroes, as we do every year around this time, rain or shine. For the eighth consecutive year, the coveted TBM Council Awards will recognize the innovation and contribution of IT and finance leaders across several categories, which are built around the pillars of Technology Business Management (TBM). Usually there are nine categories, but this year we added a tenth to reflect COVID and the economic disruption unique to 2020.

In this blog we name the forty-three TBM Council Award finalists and the categories where they shine. We’ll follow up with a blog later this month when we will name the TBM Council Award winners. Finalists will be announced on Thursday at our virtual TBMC20. And, bonus: Many of these award finalists will be presenting their stories during TBMC20. Register today!

TBM Excellence – Cloud & Hybrid

Nominees power innovation using public cloud or a hybrid public/private cloud approach. They master the unit economics of cloud and have developed a sound cloud migration strategy. They continuously optimize cloud and hybrid investments. Our award finalists are:

• 3M
• Asurion
• Humana
• Nationwide Building Society
• Standard Chartered Singapore

TBM Excellence – Strategic Planning

Nominees automate a collaborative budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis process for their tech organization. They align financial plans with business priorities and adjust plans as priorities change to reduce risk and capitalize on market opportunities. Our award finalists are:

• Church & Dwight
• Logistics Management Institute
• US Steel

TBM Excellence – Vendor Optimization

Nominees drive efficiency and excellence within their IT vendor portfolio, aligning spend to business objectives. They drive savings via consolidation, manage POs and contract spending, and regularly optimize their contract commitments. Our award finalists are:

• Cleveland Clinic
• Lowe’s Companies
• St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network
• University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

TBM Excellence – Application Rationalization

Nominees measure and report the TCO for their applications and services. They use this knowledge to drive a rationalization initiative yielding measurable results to impact the bottom line of the organization. They have simplified their app or service portfolios. Our award finalists are:

• AT&T
• Barclays Bank PLC
• Lockheed Martin Corporation
• Marshfield Clinic Health System

TBM Excellence – Investment Planning

Nominees embrace project- and product-centric models to deliver software products and services that improve business outcomes. They’ve shifted from waterfall to Agile, while capitalizing development, optimizing development effectiveness, and improving team utilization. Our award finalists are:

• NatWest
• University of Pennsylvania
• University of Texas at Arlington

TBM Excellence – Business Value Innovation

Nominees have implemented a Bill of IT to shape demand for IT services and improve relationships with their business partners by articulating consumption and cost, and by offering more cost-effective alternatives to meet their business needs. Our award finalists are:

• HSBC Global Services
• Sony Pictures Entertainment
• CenITex
• Macquarie Bank

TBM Excellence – Value Acceleration

This award category recognizes the organization’s exemplary work in adopting Apptio’s TBM solutions in under 18 months. Our award finalists are:

• State of Maryland IT
• R+V
• University of Central Florida
• Wells Fargo

TBM Excellence – Overall Performance

The winner is recognized as an organization that has put all the pieces of TBM together with urgency, speed, and quality—all to move beyond compliance, and to spend justification. Our award finalists are:

• Logistics Management Institute
• Markel Corporation
• Morgan Stanley
• University of Pennsylvania

TBM Excellence – Innovation Acceleration

The winner in this category adopts a broad set of TBM solutions across the enterprise, optimizes technology spend, and fundamentally changes the dialogue between IT and the business. Our award finalists are:

• Humana
• Standard Chartered Singapore
• University of Pennsylvania

TBM Excellence – Thriving Through Disruption

This is a brand new TBM Awards category that recognizes 2020 has been a challenging year. The awards team included a question about how teams have used TBM to deal with disruption due to the COVID pandemic. Our award finalists are:

• Cleveland Clinic
• Morgan Stanley
• Macquarie Group
• Marshfield Clinic Health System
• NatWest Group

Register for TBMC20 today! The sessions will be available for conference attendees until November 2021!

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