IT Executives From Microsoft, Cisco Systems, CKE Restaurants and First American Financial Share Best Practices for Delivering Business Value Through IT Leadership

Torrance, CA. - February 2, 2011 - Apptio, the leading provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, today announced a forum on IT cost transparency in cooperation with the Society for Information Management. The event will feature leading executives who will discuss how to enhance the credibility of IT organizations by employing financial transparency.

Delivering Business Value Through IT Leadership

When: Wed., Feb., 2 from 3:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PT
Where: Torrance Holiday Inn, Torrance, CA
Speakers: Charlie NcNerney, GM for Microsoft Global Foundation Services
Sean Worthington, VP Information Technology, Cisco Systems
Jeff Chasney, EVP and CIO, CKE Restaurants
Larry Godec, SVP and CIO, First American Financial
Why: Whether you call it IT cost transparency, showing value for the dollars spent in IT, IT service management, Technology Business Management or transforming CIO’s from technical to business leaders, the message is the same – we need to demonstrate, in the language of the business, the value of technology investments. This forum will empower fact-based decision-making capabilities by helping IT executives understand the underlying costs and value of delivering IT services to the business. The presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion on how to get started on making the most of a company’s technology investments.

About Apptio

Apptio is the leading independent provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions for managing the business of IT. Apptio enables IT leaders to manage the cost, quality and value of IT Services by providing deep visibility into the total cost of IT services, communicating the value of IT to the business through an interactive Bill of IT™, and strategically aligning the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. Apptio's TBM solutions play a critical role in helping companies understand and drive chargebackvirtualizationcloud and other key technology initiatives. Global enterprise customers such as Bank of America, Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, St. Luke's Health System, and Swiss Re rely on Apptio® products and services to reduce costs and align IT with business priorities. For more information, visit the Apptio website or the Apptio blog.


Karli Overmier
Barokas PR for Apptio
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