TBM Council ushers in new directors to its board on 10th anniversary

Eileen Wade, General Manager of TBM Council

The Technology Business Management (TBM) Council, a not-for-profit firm dedicated to advancing TBM through education and collaboration between IT leaders and business partners, is celebrating 10 years of ushering in an era of transparency and communication across lines of business with TBM. The TBM Council is announcing new members to its board of directors and continued advancement of TBM by modernising the discipline.

Technology Business Management (TBM) is a discipline that improves business outcomes by giving organisations a consistent way to translate technology investments to business value.

TBM defines the tools, processes, data, and people needed to manage the business of tech. More than 10,000 IT and finance leaders are members of the TBM Council globally, united to implement best practices for leaders to leverage so they can react quickly to changing market dynamics and optimise cloud and agile strategies to deliver on business objectives.

Who are the new elected members?

The newly elected members of the TBM Council Board of Directors include Fumbi Chima, Chief Technology & Transformation Officer at BECU, and RJ Hazra, SVP & CFO, Technology and Security at Equifax. “TBM provides a vision of how technology and business executives work together, but more importantly, it turns the vision into action,” said Chima.

The expansion of the TBM Council Board of Directors brings new perspectives, but long-time TBM expertise to the group. “We want to make sure we continue to source standard TBM knowledge supporting the vision of TBM from a broad range of industries. The new additions will expand its diversity of experience,” said Eileen Wade, General Manager, TBM Council.

At the recent 10th Annual TBM Council Board of Directors Invitational, the board announced the latest evolution of TBM to meet the challenges of the modern enterprise.

“Leaders must connect tech investments not just to an App or Services total cost of ownership (TCO), but to an end-product TCO tied to the business strategy. TBM provides firms with a roadmap to a profit and loss focus where product innovation and speed to market are key,” said Phil Armstrong, Chairman of the TBM Council Board of Directors.

What is TBM’s stance on technology in business?

One of the changes TBM has kept pace with in the last 10 years is the evolution in the role of tech in the business. Tech has gone from operations support to translating business strategy into the tech roadmap. “TBM started with a focus on IT costs and planning for an on-premises, data centre-focused world. Costing and planning has changed with cloud adoption, and a shift away from data centres where many apps are monolithic and static,” said Wade.

The new APAC and EMEA Regional Advisory Boards were set up as part of the TBM Council’s commitment to supporting its diverse global membership with leadership and initiatives tailored to local trends and needs. The APAC board is co-chaired by Gerard Florian, Group Executive for Technology at ANZ, and Craig Wishart, CIO at KPMG Australia.

Board members include representatives from CenITex, eHealth NSW, Macquarie Group, Services Australia, Woolworths Group and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The regional boards meet every quarter to set the agenda for their branch of the Council and use their expertise in TBM implementation to provide guidance to members on key IT finance topics.

The TBM Council will bring its community together later this year at its 10th annual TBM Conference. Taking place in Austin, Texas November 7-10, and then virtually November 15-16. Learn more at tbmconference.org. Read about TBM for the modern enterprise here.