2019 Technology Business Management Awards
The 2019 TBM Awards are designed to honor the most successful leaders and teams in the global technology and finance community for their ability to drive tangible business value with Apptio. This year’s winners will be announced at the TBM Conference on November 5th in Las Vegas.
For the seventh year, the TBM Awards showcase the best-in-class technology and finance teams at companies of all sizes to celebrate how these modern, technology-first organizations are using the Power of Insights and technologyto navigate complex digital landscapes and accelerate growth.
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Six Award Categories
The 2019 award categories are built around the six pillars of Technology Business Management, with one winner for each category.
In addition to their qualifications in the below categories, TBM Award winners are required to participate in the case study and video process and attend the TBM Conference in November (they will receive a free pass).
This year’s categories are as follows:
Cloud & Hybrid Acceleration
The winner in this category must demonstrate the ability to drive innovation with a cloud-first approach. This team brings together technology, business and finance to master the unit economics of cloud to fine-tune speed, cost, and quality. Additionally, they’ll have developed a sound cloud migration strategy and continuously optimize cloud and hybrid investments.
The winner in this category will have developed an automated collaborative budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis process for their technology organization. This team will have demonstrated their ability to align their financial plan with business priorities and quickly adjust the plan as priorities change to reduce risk and capitalize on market opportunities.
Vendor Financial Management
The winner in this category will have driven operational efficiency & excellence within their IT vendor portfolio – aligning spend to IT strategy and business objectives. The organization will have demonstrated measurable savings across areas such as strategic categorization and consolidation of vendors or contracts, proactive management of purchase orders or contracts, or ongoing optimization of their ARC/RRC commitments.
Apps & Service Optimization
The winner in this category will have a solid understanding of TCO for their applications and services. They will also have used this knowledge to drive a rationalization initiative yielding measurable results to the bottom line of the organization.
The winner in this category will have embraced Agile practices to deliver software-based products and services that provide greater end customer experiences and increase business value. They will demonstrate the shift from a waterfall-only culture to one that has adopted Agile methods, including capitalizing labor, optimizing development effectiveness and improving team utilization.
The winner in this category will showcase the business value of a well-executed showback / chargeback implementation. This should include the ability to shape demand for IT services and deepen relationships with the business units by clearly articulating their cost structure and offering more cost-effective alternatives to meet their business needs.