Press Release

TBM Council Announces New Regional Advisory Board to Support Improved Technology Investment Practices in EMEA

Technology and finance leaders from Adidas, NatWest, Emirates, and Blue Prism to help TBM Council members improve IT cost stewardship

London, UK – 28 March 2022 – The Technology Business Management (TBM) Council, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to advancing the discipline of TBM through education, standards, and collaboration between IT leaders and business partners, has revealed the new members of its EMEA Regional Advisory Board, who will use their expertise to support the Council’s regional membership in improving their technology investment practices.

Following two years of uncertainty and an escalation in digital operations, businesses are currently faced with critical decisions on where to invest their technology spend to ensure long-term success and innovation. Research from Apptio and Harvard Business Review has shown that 82% of businesses have increased their investment in digital initiatives, and with this increased investment comes the need to effectively report on and communicate value to ensure funds are spent effectively.

Technology Business Management (TBM) is a discipline used by CIOs, CTOs, CFOs, and their teams to improve business outcomes by connecting business value to technology investments. TBM delivers a single source of truth that all teams can understand – leading to better collaboration, increased trust, and defensible decisions. More than 10,000 IT and finance leaders are members of the TBM Council globally, united in their aim of implementing 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.

The new EMEA Regional Advisory Board was 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 Board will meet on a quarterly basis to set the agenda for the EMEA branch of the Council and will also use their own expertise in TBM implementation to provide education and guidance to members on key IT finance topics.

The EMEA Regional Advisory Board members are:

  • Markus Rautert – SVP, Technology Enablement, Adidas (Board Co-Chair)
  • Jenny Wood – Global COO, Services, NatWest Bank (Board Co-Chair)
  • Hillevi Agranius – VP, Finance & Performance, Securitas Group
  • Giuseppe Amoroso – Head of Digital Strategy & Governance, Enel
  • Jack Bischof – VP, Europe & Middle East, TBM Council
  • René Botter – SVP & CIO, ASML
  • Christoph Hanewinkel – Managing Director (CFO), ON Digital Technology
  • Frank Hocke – Former Senior Executive, ITVolkswagen Group
  • Tillmann Lukosch – CIO, R+V Versicherung AG
  • Tony McCandless – CTO, Blue Prism
  • Marco Moretti – CIO, A2A Group
  • Hartmut Mueller – VP IT Technology & Cross Functions, Mercedes-Benz AG
  • Mian Shah – Business Finance Manager (Head of) IT Finance, Emirates Group
 

“TBM is about ensuring that IT investments are managed in a way best suited to each business, so the EMEA Regional Advisory Board is a key step in ensuring that the TBM Council is meeting region-specific needs of members across EMEA,” said Jenny Wood, Global COO of Services, NatWest, and Co-Chair of the EMEA Regional Advisory Board. “Having served as a Co-Chair of the Banking Strategy Community for the Council since 2018, I look forward to welcoming my new peers on the Regional Advisory Board and working together to help our members succeed and grow.”

“We have seen first-hand the benefits in collaboration and the communication of IT value thanks to the implementation of TBM,” said Markus Rautert, SVP for Technology Enablement, Adidas and Co-Chair of the EMEA Regional Advisory Board. “While the future holds great opportunities for IT leaders in new technologies and ways of working, there are also challenges in ensuring investments are managed effectively. By bringing together expertise from IT and finance leaders across EMEA, the Regional Advisory Board will help members to accelerate and improve TBM adoption.”

The Board will come together to discuss key trends for businesses in EMEA, including the rising popularity of Agile funding, cloud transformation, and regulation. Alongside guiding the agenda for regional TBM Council members, the Board will partner with other TBM Council Regional Advisory Boards to provide critical input to topics such as new funding models for technology investments and sector-specific taxonomies to improve TBM adoption for certain industries. Board members will also contribute to the annual State of TBM research report to better understand governance, investments, and operational trends.

“With more than 10,000 members across the world, the TBM Council is helping to set the industry discipline for how technology and finance leaders collaborate and communicate the value of IT,” said Jack Bischof, VP, Europe & Middle East for the TBM Council. “The EMEA Regional Advisory Board will be instrumental in providing best-of-breed education and standards to our members in the region through insights into the current state of TBM, sector-specific taxonomies, and trends analysis.”

For more information about the TBM Council, its membership, and the education and standards it offers, please visit the TBM Council website here.

 

About the Technology Business Management (TBM) Council

The Technology Business Management (TBM) Council is a nonprofit business entity dedicated to advancing the discipline of TBM through education, standards, and collaboration. TBM connects business value to technology investments by giving finance, technology, and business leaders comprehensive visibility, benchmarking, optimization, billing, and planning of their investments regardless of technology stack, delivery, or development model. The TBM Council provides best practices for leaders to leverage so they can react quickly to changing market dynamics and optimize cloud and agile strategies to deliver on business objectives. Membership is open to qualified IT, finance, or business leaders and practitioners who meet applicable membership requirements. For more information or to join, please visit www.TBMCouncil.org.