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Modern IT leaders are reinventing themselves with a new set of skills to drive technology innovation. These leaders are focused on delivering better value for their spend, while offering the right services, at the right quality, and the right price. They are driving a dialogue about cost, quality, consumption, and value between the IT department, the finance department, and the business units using language that everyone understands.
Many of you already know this, because you are one of these modern IT leaders who believe in the power of Technology Business Management (TBM) – or managing IT like a business. It’s also this type of special leader that the TBM Awards were designed to recognize.
After an extensive nomination process, we’re proud to reveal the finalists who are in the running to win a TBM Award today.
These awards recognize the profound impact IT professionals have on their organizations by driving operational excellence, business innovation, business transformation, and the overall TBM vision. These leaders are the best-in-class are we’re thrilled to be honoring them for their contribution to the industry!
And now the drumroll…the 2014 TBM Award Finalists are:
Digital Innovator: Recognizes CIOs who are leading their organizations to “think differently” about their business— through a digital innovation lens and TBM practices. Digital innovators leverage technology for new markets, new sales channels, and new sources of revenue and provide digital technology leadership to business executives.
- HBO Latin America
Infrastructure Trailblazer: Acknowledging technology leaders who have leveraged infrastructure engineering for a new level of business result with technology business. These companies have likely migrated their business to cloud-based technologies, re-modeled their network architecture to flatten the topology, or developed an internal IT architecture practice to reduce complexity all in a successful way.
IT Services Transformation: Recognizing leaders who have implemented effective TBM-based lingua franca that communicates the value and metrics of TBM, and improves the capabilities, productivity and credibility of the IT organization. These leaders have transformed IT from a technology focused, order taking organization with little credibility with the business, into a highly regarded and strategic business partner that consistently brings the value of IT to the business as a whole.
- AXA Investment Managers
- Campbell Soup Company
- Fannie Mae
- Hillshire Brands Company
- Nationwide Building Society
IT Financial Pioneer: Championing leaders who no longer merely account for IT spend, they drive an IT financial strategy and capability that matches the new demands of the IT organization. This group of innovators have become chief financial officers of the IT organization by translating cost data into meaningful perspectives for technology and business decision makers with the help of TBM.
- CME Group
- The Clorox Company
- Wells Fargo
TBM Champion: Honoring teams or team members who are at the forefront of the TBM initiative, institutionalizing TBM as a methodology and functional role within their organizations. TBM leaders apply rigor and expertise to the TBM methodology to elevate and ensure its practices across the business, evangelizing through community engagement, such as through the TBM Council.
- State of Washington
- Cox Enterprises and Cox Automotive Group
In today’s rapidly changing IT landscape, there are certain players who stand out among the rest as visionaries. While we wish we could recognize all the amazing work going towards advancing the practice of TBM, this group who stands out above the rest.
Over the next week, you will see a series of blogs describing why we think these companies are worthy of a TBM Award crown. We are so excited to honor this impressive list of finalists and announce the winners at October’s TBM Conference in Miami on Oct. 28.
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Congratulations to all our finalists, you really blew us away with your commitment to advancing the practice of TBM and displaying real innovation within your organizations!