5 Reasons You Should Attend the 2017 TBM Conference

By TBM Council posted 06-06-2017 15:27


This blog was originally written and published by the TBM Council's Technical Advisor, Apptio.

Original published date: June 1, 2017


By: Mckenzie Wright, Apptio


How do you manage the business of IT? If you’ve asked yourself that more than once, it’s time to consider another career path… just kidding. The reality is this isn’t a new concern. In fact, every year over 1,000 IT and finance professionals meet to discuss this very topic.


On November 6th in Las Vegas, the TBM (Technology Business Management) Conference will kick off its fifth annual event as the world’s only gathering dedicated to managing the business of IT. With 1,350+ technology and finance leaders from around the globe, the atmosphere is prime for the exchange of ideas, strategy sharing, advancement of careers, and networking opportunities.


 Here are just a few of the things past conference attendees have said about the experience:


"It’s good to have the diversity of perspectives because I think you usually come out with the best solution." – Gboyega Adebayo, TBM Conference attendee


"This is such a cool event, what it really means is that the profession we represent is finally coming of age." – Rob Carter, EVP & CIO, FedEx Corporation


Watch the video below to hear why you should attend the 2017 TBM Conference, November 6th -9th in Las Vegas.


Why Attend the 2017 TBM Conference


5 reasons you should attend


1. Network with leading IT professionals across all industries

Thousands of CIOs and other IT leaders from around the world will be in attendance from companies such as Nike, KeyBank, FedEx, CHRISTUS Health, Cargill, and more. With all these innovative leaders, you can hear about the best practices for investment optimization and increased transparency, the challenges of cloud migration, as well as other trending topics in the industry.


2. Be a part of advancing the disciplines, standards, and strategies of IT

In every industry, there is a basic structure that’s been around for ages. What’s different about the TBM conference is that you get to be a part of the advancement of the IT industry. Technology is no longer a keep-the-lights-on function. Innovative CIOs like James LaPlaine, of AOL, believe, “IT can be a strategic weapon, and can be a catalyst for business transformation.”


3. Experience the new conference breakout

First two days: Leadership Summit designed for elite IT and Finance leaders who will share their TBM adoption stories and their unique paths to delivering value to their organizations. The agenda appeals to all levels of TBM maturity – from transparency and cost optimization to services provider to digital enterprise. You’ll learn the strategies to evolve your organization's TBM discipline.


Second two days: Practitioner summit that focuses on gaining practical knowledge around the TBM Taxonomy, tools to manage TBM, anatomy of the TBM office, adoption best practices, and more. 


4. Hear from amazing conference speakers

TBM Council brings together some of the brightest leaders in the industry to help share their stories. Here are just a few past conference speakers:




5. Attend the annual TBM Awards Gala

Hear some of the most inspirational stories exemplifying incredible achievements in the areas of business innovation, IT optimization, IT financial leadership, services transformation, and TBM adoption. The TBM Council Awards honor IT and Finance leaders for their ingenuity, creativity, and contribution to TBM. 



Join us

Over the last 5 years, Apptio has had the pleasure of watching the TBM Conference grow past its origins in Seattle and we’re excited to continue supporting as the TBM Council’s Technical Sponsor. We hope to see you at the event.

If the list above isn’t incentive enough, sign up now and receive a $1000 off the full price. See you in November!