2022 TBM Council Award Winner:
BNY Mellon’s Global Operations and Technology (GOT) organization manage all the technology and application investments to support their business partners, while seeking to offer seamless delivery through best-in-class operations. Leveraging Technology Business Management (TBM) principles and tools, BNY Mellon moved away from spreadsheets to a sustainable, centralized, credible, and scalable operating model. This investment in TBM has been critical to achieving the bank’s 2022 strategic goals and priorities across Global Operations and Technology.
BNY is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment and wealth management and investment services in 35 countries. As of Sept. 30, 2022, BNY Mellon had $42.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. Since its founding by Alexander Hamilton in 1784, BNY Mellon has built a legacy of innovation and been at the forefront of change in the financial world.
Given the broad scale and vast array of services, BNY Mellon’s integrated Global Operations and Technology (GOT) organization needed a simple and sustainable unit costing model. This model would ensure that services were being delivered in a cost-effective way for the enterprise, but most importantly, for their clients.
BNY Mellon invested in implementing TBM principles and tooling to move away from spreadsheets to a sustainable, centralized, credible, and scalable process. The TBM solution provides automated, transparent, inter-company cost allocations to GOT business partners. Additionally, the solution enables GOT leaders to transparently drive efficiencies into technology products and business services through unit cost analysis.
Through an iterative collaboration with partners across the organization, BNY Mellon transformed their vast amounts of data into meaningful total cost of ownership reports and eliminated flat allocations.
Increasing transparency and the availability of data using TBM practices is a priority at BNY Mellon. To ensure that TBM is weaved into the fabric of the organization, a Cost Transparency team was established, as well as a formal Executive Steering Committee to support and develop TBM metrics. Sitting within Global Operations and Technology, the Cost Transparency team is responsible for all central development, communication, and onboarding for the Technology and Operations organization as relates to TBM initiatives. This small team drives the organization towards further ingraining TBM practices and data across the enterprise. BNY Mellon Technology has gone a step further to create a Bill of IT Governance Forum made up of approximately 80 senior technology leaders, application managers, and finance partners. This collaborative group of leaders drives accountability and organizational change using financial transparency. Similarly, an Operations Cost Transparency Steering Committee consisting of senior leaders from Operations and Finance was established. This committee drives and tracks the development of TBM practices and the suite of metrics critical to running the Operations functions across the firm. Additionally, the Cost Transparency team developed user guides and playbooks to document and market the costing efforts across the organization.
Today, the GOT Executive Committee members regularly use and benefit from the reporting and decision-making tools delivered by the Cost Transparency team. The Executive Committees include the BNY Mellon CIO and Global Operations & Technology CFO, as well as internal business executives. Senior technology and business leaders gain tremendous insights into the consumption patterns that drive their key investment decisions. The Cost Transparency team has trained managers, application owners, and product managers on the reports available to them. These reports allow them to understand the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the products they consume, and how to optimize costs where possible. Finance leaders have clear visibility of the inter-company allocations and enable data-driven conversations between groups. Unit costs and unit cost trends put spending into the context of the volumes providing insight into new technology and automation returns on investment. TCO reporting enables leaders to view high-level trends and drill to the most detailed technology data to answer “why” questions and provide insights to affect change in the organization.
By aligning product volumes with the cost impact, BNY Mellon leaders are far more informed on the financial outlook of their business. Beyond the increased granularity, TBM reduces the time to market for new services and streamlines the associated finance planning processes. Understanding where to expect increases in cost because of investments at the onset is incredibly beneficial. It has reduced the absorption of unplanned run costs, eliminated breakdowns in the target-setting process, and enabled prioritization of allocations during the planning processes. Most notably, it provides a simple and reliable way to track benefits realization.
TBM has also eliminated flat allocations and given business partners the levers needed to optimize their technology spend. In addition, BNY Mellon has deployed business performance metrics for critical business services and their consumption by various business lines. These metrics allow for internal benchmarking across the critical business services and their consumption by business lines. Specifically, BNY Mellon has established a monthly cadence of reporting using TBM as part of the ongoing business reviews in the Technology space. Beyond the 80 senior leaders within the Bill of IT Governance Forum, Technology and Operations staff have been trained on the TBM discipline and practices used at BNY Mellon. By educating the organization on TBM practices, consumers of the data can help refine the model to better represent reality. The centralized Cost Transparency Team has completed over 130 change requests because of user feedback and has a growing backlog of improvement opportunities. This demonstrates the effectiveness of the team’s change management efforts and a strong desire to leverage the powerful data and analytics capabilities they have developed with TBM.
BNY Mellon has deployed the TBM/EBM taxonomy to build a costing foundation that enables various operational processes, supports financial analysis, and provides insights for optimization. Furthermore, BNY Mellon has automated the technology rate-setting process. This process helps build forward-looking budgets and offers ongoing, accurate financial tracking.
As the winner of the 2022 TBM Council’s Service Excellence Award, BNY Mellon TBM leaders encourage new TBM programs to conduct a proof of concept with a willing partner to show early value. Dickerson Miles, Head of Global Operations and Technology Economic Architecture shared, “[We worked] with a small coalition of the willing to build momentum, show what good looks like, and [show] what can be achieved with TBM.”
The winner in this category uses TBM to support the efficient delivery of shared technology services to line-of-business partners and consumers and to continuously optimize the cost to serve internal and/or external customers. The winner uses the facts, tools and processes of TBM to provide a bill of IT for services consumed, communicate the cost and value of those services, and to support continued enhancements, modernization efforts, and other improvements to those services.
Red Hat built the world’s largest enterprise open-source software company, growing into a multi-billion-dollar firm before being acquired by IBM Corp. This open-source heritage often placed the value of technology in the product and engineering realm rather than with IT. Thus, not surprisingly, Red Hat’s TBM journey started with a new CFO wanting to know why IT costs were so high. Through the TBM framework and discipline, Red Hat IT successfully delivered cost transparency of all IT spend and then became a model for technology spend planning and forecasting. The IT team added the FinOps discipline to its capabilities and is now managing a broad hybrid cloud portfolio. However, TBM and FinOps have remained in the realm of IT only, until now. Red Hat’s current CIO, Jim Palermo, is driving TBM, FinOps, and Enterprise Agile Management across the company based on IT’s success and through the lens of value stream management. in this session, Jim will walk through Red Hat’s TBM journey and its current transformation to an operational business architecture framework built on value streams aligned to business outcomes.
When the team at Tenet Healthcare made the decision to move towards a model that provided more accurate financial transparency, they looked to TBM practices and solutions. Join Paola Arbour, EVP and CIO at Tenet healthcare as she answers the question “why TBM?”, including what Tenet was trying to solve with the TBM Taxonomy, the effectiveness of their KPIs, and how building support and momentum across the entire company was critical to their successful TBM adoption. In this session, Paola will also share how Tenet continues to evolve their use of TBM, including for mergers, acquisitions, and divestiture activity, as well as segmenting cost structures.
Data driven decision making has been a key to longevity and delivering best in class service to State Farm’s customers over the past 100 years. Recently, State Farm decided to use a managed services company for the day-to-day support of their Infrastructure Services. Today’s technology leaders need to be able to make real-time, informed decisions to help ensure technology investments are meeting their customer’s needs, while continuing to support company long-term goals. Ashley Pettit, SVP & CIO at State Farm, will be joined by Randy McBeath, Enterprise Technology Executive, and Andy Moore, Technology Director, and together they will share how TBM aided in State Farm’s analysis and decision to move to a managed service provider.
There is fast evolution occurring in the overall technology spend and value management market, with the advancements of cloud, Kubernetes, AI/ML, and other innovations. At the same time, we are seeing vast changes in the roles of the CIO, CFO, and business/digital leadership. In addition, TBM is intersecting with other disciplines and frameworks, such as Cloud FinOps, Agile engineering, and portfolio resource management. How is this affecting the TBM discipline, the TBM Council, and Apptio? For one, TBM is moving down market, becoming more accessible to all sizes and maturity of organizations, with easier ways to get started and a faster time to value. Cloud FinOps, meanwhile, is advancing and adding capabilities previously in TBM to the cloud cost management space. Join Apptio CEO Sunny Gupta as he explores the evolving TBM landscape and how he believes it will bring even greater opportunity and value to organizations worldwide.
In today’s challenging economic times it is critical that CFOs, CIOs, and CTOs speak the same language when it comes to the value of technology spend. Having a single source of truth that everyone can feel confident in, track progress continuously throughout the year with shared insights, and analyzing options for resourcing and funding in order to reduce waste is where TBM deepens their partnership. In this discussion, join members of the TBM Council Board of Directors as they discuss the pivotal conversations and steps taken to collectively adopt TBM practices across the organization, including responding to naysayers and gaining allies.
Fumbi Chima has led technology teams across multiple organizations throughout her esteemed career, including retail, manufacturing, media, and financial services. As a turnaround and high growth leader, Fumbi has leveraged TBM as a foundational practice to bring repeatable processes, purchasing guidelines, and cost/resource savings. Now at Boeing Employe Credit Union (BECU) serving more than 1.2 million members, Fumbi is driving their digital transformation with a clear vision and strategy to optimize their public-cloud with TBM and Cloud-FinOps, adopt a product model, and set the groundwork for future innovation and growth. Join Fumbi and Larry Blasko, President, Field Operations at Apptio, as they discuss the lessons Fumbi has learned along her TBM journey, and where this transformation leader sees the evolution of TBM taking the Technology industry.
Technology leaders have a unique opportunity to transform their organizations into environmental champions with sustainable business practices. In this session, Neal Ramasamy, CIO at Cognizant and Phil Alfano, Field CTO at Apptio will share how TBM can be leveraged to achieve comprehensive visibility into real-time data-driven tracking to ensure company goals and actions are being met to achieve a sustainable future.
For McGraw Hill, having a transparent framework that drives smart investment strategies and a common language across this 135-year-old company is critical. Known as one of the “big three” education publishers, McGraw Hill must stay ahead of their competitors with innovation and value delivery. Join Yuliya Oberman, Finance Director for McGraw Hill Education and Eileen Wade, General Manager of the TBM Council as they discuss how TBM is essential to McGraw Hill’s enterprise resource strategies and digital transformation journey.
In this fireside chat, Matt Yanchyshyn, GM, AWS Marketplace & Partner Engineer at AWS will join incoming General Manager of the TBM Council, Jack Bischof, for a discussion on best practices for building successful TBM practices focused on cloud financial management. Including a deep dive into the nuances, learnings, and milestones that the world’s 9th largest insurance company is achieving on their Cloud FinOps journey.
Hear from Ajay Patel, COO at Apptio and Zubin Irani, CEO at Cprime as they discuss how the intersection of TBM and enterprise agile planning is a critical strategy for organizations to adopt if they want to drive business growth more efficiently, in real-time, and keep up with the speed of change that today’s organizations face.
Join Origin Energy’s Adrian Thivy, GM, Enterprise Technology Services, as he shares how TBM is creating complete confidence in their spend-to-value ratios across IT and the broader company, allowing a rapid response to the market forces driving significant pressure on the “cost to serve” customers. A finalist for the 2022 TBM Council Award for TBM Pacesetter, hear how their TBM practice was built in record time, including lessons learned as they developed business capabilities and managed a significant cloud migration and transformation.
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Many organizations aspire for a cloud-native posture, however few have the time, resources and budget to transform into 100% public cloud operations. Equifax has broken through those barriers to modernize its infrastructure globally — driving faster innovation for customers, more business agility, and stronger cybersecurity. Hear from Manav Doshi, GM, Technology Solutions on how the Equifax team is rebuilding a century-old company, with a real-time approach to optimizing cost and revenue growth in the cloud.
Transport for NSW is the winner of the 2022 TBM Council Award for TBM Pacesetter, which recognizes significant progress and value with TBM in a relatively short period of time. In this session, hear how the merger of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and Transport for New South Wales resulted in the fastest consolidation of TBM data, models, and reports into a single TBM practice. Hear from Poonam Kataria, Sr. Manager of TBM, as she shares how TBM is driving Transport’s three key strategic outcomes: connecting a customer’s whole life; successful places for communities; and enabling economic activity.
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Discuss how TBM supports visibility of investments across the enterprise to support setting best practices and standards for managing the impact of environmental, societal, and governance strategies by IT departments and organizations.
The TBM Council Standards Committee has built out TBM integration models with other IT disciplines, including Enterprise Agile and Product Thinking, as well as ServiceNow CSDM. Current findings will be shared to drive group discussion, experience, and feedback.
Public cloud strategies are often embraced for the promise of rapid scalability, on-demand agility, and best-in-class security, resiliency, and features. However, public cloud adoption presents significant financial challenges that, when not addressed, inhibit any firm’s ability to exploit the promises of public cloud.
To address these challenges, customers need to simultaneously resolve current inefficiencies and build capability to ensure avoidance of waste in the long term.
In this session we discuss a detailed framework combining TBM-Cloud with FinOps, allowing customers to understand how to implement a program to overcome these challenges and financially succeed in the cloud.
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A look back at 10 years of TBM leadership and community building.
Introduced more than 10 years ago, Technology Business Management (TBM) was born out of the need for CIOs to have a management system to drive their technology operating strategy. At its core, the TBM discipline gives visibility into technology spend to provide common ground and enable a collaborative partnership across teams for prioritizing resources and achieving business outcomes. In this session, the TBM Council Standards Committee Chair, Atticus Tyson will share how over the past few years TBM has evolved to ensure leaders are able to accelerate digital initiatives, embrace the cloud, and communicate today’s complex technology landscape. TBM enables organizations to frequently and quickly evaluate projects, platforms, and investments to address the needs of the modern enterprise.
Atticus Tyson and Phil Alfano will guide the group through an executive discussion to capture “What is digital success to you?”. Is it how your organization creates new business capabilities? The elimination of legacy processes and systems? Funding innovation? Or all of the above as long as it drives an improved customer experience? Discuss with your table mates, as an overall group, and capture learnings and takeaways to bring back to your own team.
How does a 170-year-old financial institution deliver a new, fully modernized technology strategy while supporting 24×7 service to their customers across a multitude of platforms, including point-of-sale, mobile, and web services? Mike Brady, Nicole Holmes, and Chad Schmidt will share how at Wells Fargo, they are creating a Technology Infrastructure team founded in the TBM discipline and responsible for aligning with internal partners to adopt an automation first approach for accelerating the delivery of services and deploying enhancements at speed. All while remaining compliant, secure, and agile.
It’s been two years since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a global pandemic. To re-imagine employee and customer experiences, every company was forced to speed up their shift to digital from multi-year project plans to instead creating, executing, and delivering new business models in a matter of weeks. As we emerge from this crisis, we recognize this shift is not slowing down but exponentially increasing as businesses continue to respond to societal expectations of anytime, anywhere. In this session, Sunny Gupta will share how the companies best positioned to quickly respond to changing market conditions and hyper competition have a holistic view of their technology spend so they can be agile in their investment decisions, use the cloud as a competitive advantage, and align their resources to product delivery models and continuously measure value.
Spinning up a cloud-native posture is a desired strategy for many organizations, however few have the time, resources, and budget to achieve 100% public cloud operations. In 2018, Equifax set a 5-year goal to achieve this, striving to provide their customers with faster innovation, more flexible business agility, and stronger cybersecurity. Hear from RJ Hazra, SVP & CFO, Technology on the lessons and successes the Equifax team has found along their journey, and what remains as they cross into their final year of their company-wide digital transformation.
The cloud is a significant shift in computing and companies need to get maximum value from it. FinOps is the evolving cloud financial management practice that empowers organizations to track and maximize cloud spend and enable tech, finance, and business teams to collaborate on data-driven spending decisions. In this talk, J.R. Storment, Executive Director of the FinOps Foundation will explore the intersection between TBM and the FinOps practice and the benefits achieved. Session discussion topics include:
In this engaging conversation, executive leaders will share both the challenges and best practices realized on their journey to embrace product-based innovation.
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TBM empowers hundreds of decision makers with the facts they need to execute a digital strategy faster, without bias, and in alignment across business units. This includes technology consumers, service and application owners, LOB CIOs, enterprise PMOs, compliance leaders, budget coordinators, and many more. What are the fundamentals of developing and executing a successful TBM practice? In this session, experienced practitioners will share the lessons and foundations they’ve learned delivering business value for their organizations with TBM.
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