About the conference
Technology and business leaders lean on Technology Business Management (TBM) as their framework for trusted decision making, enabling new product-driven funding and cost-saving cloud and consumption decisions.
Join the more than 2000 of your peers who’ve already experienced TBM Conference 2021. Get on-demand access to the 16 keynotes and more than 75 sessions from executive leaders and decision makers on how TBM can help you manage the business of IT, establish standards, and Futureproof Your Innovation.
What You'll Learn
Trusted Decision Making
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TBM Conference 2021 Agenda
The agenda for TBM Conference 2021 includes deep dives into Apptio’s product line, new features, and how Apptio’s products and services will help your organization implement TBM best practices. On top of these in-depth product overviews, here is a sampling of some of the discussions we have lined up.
To gain the most value from TBM, start by establishing the right foundation. The TBM Taxonomy enforces a standardized cost allocation methodology aligning IT, Finance, and the Business. Costs are presented in language each understands – supporting meaningful reports, metrics, and KPIs to enable leadership to make informed technology investment decisions more quickly. In this session, we’ll discuss the Taxonomy, what it is, how it works, and how it adds value to the budgeting, forecasting, and financial/variance analysis processes.
If you want to establish a FinOps practice or mature your existing practice, this session is for you. Join us as we dive into cloud financial management principles and share best practices for building and maturing a FinOps team in your own organization, featuring real-world challenges of building out a FinOps practice and gaining alignment enterprisewide, from your cloud practiioners to your executive team.
With over half of the average IT budget going to external service providers, understanding and proactively managing your vendor spend is more critical than ever before. But most technology leaders are not able to easily answer questions such as how much is spent, with who, and how that spend aligned to strategic priorities. Join us in this session to learn more about how ApptioOne enables a defensible single truth for vendor spend and allows you to identify optimization opportunities to stretch your vendor spend further.
Understanding the rationale and process behind the organizational change from implementing Projects to building Products. This session explores the driving forces behind the shift from Project to Product driven by Agile adoption. We also cover optimization of Product Portfolio Management, connecting strategy, innovation, and transparency using tools such as Apptio Targetprocess to help solve complex business challenges.
With labor being one of the single largest line items in any IT budget, making sure you’re making the most of this investment is critical. This includes making the right split between internal and external labor as well as where these heads are located. Join this session to learn more about how ApptioOne enables you to quickly assess and adjust how much you spend on IT-related labor, where it resides and what they do.
Most enterprises will have legacy applications to support even while undergoing a digital transformation, meaning waterfall and agile will need to co-exist in the same organization. Apptio Targetprocess accelerates agile transformation while being able to support existing delivery methodologies. In this session, you’ll see how Apptio Targetprocess can bring together traditional waterfall projects with agile product delivery to provide a unified view into all workflows. You’ll discover how Targetprocess can support your transition to a scaled agile practice while continuing to keep the waterfall projects going.
Over the last few years Kubernetes deployments have been steadily growing as a percentage of public cloud spend. This “cloud-inside-a-cloud” requires novel strategies to quantify its precise contribution to each cloud bill and even more importantly to split this spend up so that it can be allocated back to the business groups responsible. In this session we will explore how this can be achieved with Cloudability, bringing full financial accountability to this spend. This includes a review of the central role three particular Kubernetes constructs play within financial governance and how we can integrate Kubernetes related costs into broader cost management activities.
In a world that is increasingly multi-cloud it is becoming crucial for organizations to establish common ways of understanding cloud cost data and to bring financial accountability across clouds. In this session we will start by briefly reviewing the different billing sources, then look at handy ways Cloudability automatically groups cloud usage across categories such as usage family and lease type. This session will also explore your options for standardizing cost representation, such as currency and RI amortization, and considerations for achieving chargeback across clouds. The ultimate goal is to provide stakeholders a single-pane-of-glass view of all cloud spend, and we’ll finish up by reviewing a multi-cloud dashboard that surfaces the most important KPI and trend information
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2021 TBM Council Awards
The TBM Conference also showcased the 9th edition of the TBM Council Awards. These awards celebrate the year's best implementations of TBM disciplines, tools, data and processes from around the world!