5 Sessions IT Finance Leaders Should Attend at TBM Conference 2022

Learn from the experiences of high-performing peers across industries who are accelerating decision-making and increasing their financial agility.

The 2022 Technology Business Management Conference (TBMC), hosted by Apptio in partnership with the TBM Council, will show you how technology leaders evaluate their investments and portfolio to reallocate resources and defund underperforming digital initiatives — all to win the digital race.

Our 10th annual conference will occur in Austin, Texas, November 7-10 and virtually November 15-16. Register today and prepare to join the conversation with more than 2,600 of your global peers on what it means to deliver TBM excellence.

TBMC is the gold-standard event for IT financial management (ITFM). You will hear from the experiences of high-performing peers spanning across industries about how they accelerate decision-making and increase their financial agility.

At TBMC, you’ll learn:

  • What it means to uncover tech investment insights to optimize your portfolio and deepen your partnership with the business
  • How financial agility and what-if analysis feed innovation
  • How robust and scalable cost models lead to defensible TCO models
  • How confidence in your planning process eradicates budget padding

And much more.

Additionally, the 2022 Executive Strategy Forum, hosted by the TBM Council Board of Directors at TBM Conference 2022 and reserved for vice presidents and C-level executives, will discuss the evolution and impact of the mega CIO and the three key phases of mergers and acquisitions.

TBMC 2022 has a packed four-day schedule of keynotes, breakout sessions, and workgroups. Moreover, this year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of the TBM Council Awards, which recognizes the most significant achievements using TBM disciplines, tools, data, and processes from around the globe. This year’s 29 award finalists and eight award winners will be featured throughout the conference in keynotes, on-demand sessions, and our coveted awards ceremony.

With so much happening at TBMC, we wanted to call out the key sessions IT Finance leaders like yourself do not want to miss.

1. Keynote: Advancing TBM with ApptioOne Billing (Tue, Nov. 8)

Hear from State Farm about how they continue to apply innovative solutions to drive business outcomes and help more customers in more ways. Ines Halloran, enterprise technology executive, and Andy Moore, technology director, will explain how ApptioOne Billing (formerly Bill of IT) drives more accountability and strategic conversations, further aligning IT investments to deliver business solutions for customers. Learn more about their iterative journey, including tips on navigating cultural transformation, creating lasting alignment between IT, Business, and Finance, and how to avoid getting bogged down in the data and letting perfection get in the way of incremental innovation.

2. Keynote: Embed Innovation Into Everyone’s DNA (Mon, Nov. 7)

None of us are going back to “Business as Usual”, and the secret sauce to success lies in the culture you create at work. But innovation is not something that happens by chance. It’s the result of building an environment in which it can thrive, and you have to give people a set of tools that you may use every day to grow.

Disney’s former Head of Innovation and Creativity Duncan Wardle will share how success in his career has been a direct reflection of his ability to create a culture where everyone on his teams was put in a position to let their inner creativity run wild.

3. Keynote: TBM and Application Portfolio Management: An offer you can’t refuse (Wed, Nov. 9)

Having completed a large and complex core transformation program in 2020, Bank of Ireland developed an updated IT strategy for the next five years which had a comprehensive approach to Application Portfolio Management at the heart of it. Bank of Ireland’s Principal Architect Ronan Hughes will discuss how one of the key elements to this was the ability to track, manage, and allocate accurately the full range of technology costs within the organization, which led them to Apptio and becoming a TBM user.

4. Breakout: 2022 State of TBM Research Report (Wed, Nov. 9)

TBM Council General Manager Eileen Wade will be joined by other members of the TBM Council to discuss the findings from the most recent, and authoritative, research study on applied TBM.

5. Workgroup: TBM & FinOps – How Do They Work Together? (Tue, Nov. 8)

Join Ankur Sharma, financial operations manager at Freddie Mac; Jennifer Bishop, IT finance TBM manager at UPS; and Jane Daniel, TBM finance director at Kaiser Permanente; to learn how organizations are adopting public cloud infrastructure (IaaS), platforms (PaaS), and software (SaaS) and are using or adapting TBM and related practices such as FinOps to manage and accelerate cloud adoption and outcomes. This session is brought to you by the TBM-for-Cloud Strategy community.

With 50 global speakers and 75 sessions around trusted decision-making, Agile transformation, and cloud optimization, TBMC is your opportunity to network with your IT Finance peers while still having access to TBMC virtual content for 60 days after the event. We look forward to seeing you in person and virtually at TBMC 2022.