TBMC 2023 On-Demand Session Catalog

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  • Breakout Session (94)
  • Keynote Session (20)


  • Apptio Platform (18)
  • Cloud Financial Management (43)
  • Enterprise Agile Management (22)
  • Technology Business Management (49)

Technical Level

Technical Level
  • Intro (44)
  • Intermediate (31)
  • Advanced (25)

Presented By

Presented By
  • Apptio (52)
  • Customer (22)
  • Partner (33)
  • TBM Council (13)
Sunny Gupta
Co-Founder and CEO
Jack Bischof
General Manager
TBM Council
Ashley Pettit
Chair, TBM Council

State Farm Insurance
JR Storment
Founder & Executive Director
FinOps Foundation
Ankur Sharma
IT Finance Director
Freddie Mac
Jennifer Bishop
TBM Program Manager
Jane Daniel
TBMO Finance Director
Kaiser Permanente
Manik Patil
Head of Cloud Enablement
US Bank
Intelligent cloud adoption and unit economics are hollow concepts unless these are anchored on business value. Value conversations as TBM defines these are designed to create a collaborative exchange of ideas that result in better business outcomes for the organization. This breakout session will provide tangible actions to deliver cloud…

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Nik Jethi
Senior Manager
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Mark Steckel
Specialist Leader
Deloitte Consulting LLP
By leveraging ITFM and FinOps, businesses can gain comprehensive insights into IT spending, optimize costs, and maximize business value. This results in increased IT cost accountability, better IT visibility of expenditures, and more accurate cost allocation. Donʼt miss this exciting opportunity to learn about the benefits of combining ITFM and…

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Michael Snyder
Managing Director, Technology Strategy & Advisory
Lori Doon
Sean Halligan
Director, FinOps
Maryville Consulting Group
Learn about the best practices and common pitfalls to avoid when standing up and maturing your FinOps practice. Understand the quick wins that can set your program up for success while establishing credibility within your organization.
Parker Nancollas
FinOps Practice Lead, North America
Achieving FinOps success requires a cohesive, cross-functional effort that brings together various personas within an organization. This session dives into the essential steps for building a FinOps team that bridges the gap between finance, procurement, security, IT, and business owners. Discover how each role contributes unique expertise and value to…

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Toyan Espeut
Chief Customer Officer
Bhushan Ivaturi
Kelly Glavin
Director of Technology Business Management
Maryville Consulting Group
Laura Walsh
Smithfield Foods
Tracey Del Rosario
Chief, Contracts & Financial Management Branch
US Strategic Command
Maddy Yeazel
Strategic Director, FinOps Solutions
Building KPIs in TotalCost: How to build and track a COIN metric KPI With Cloudability Total Cost and track in Apptio BI
Alex Long
Principal Solutions Consultant, Cloud
Best practices for building and automating business mappings and tagging
Marisa Banigan
Vice President Product Marketing, Cloudability and FinOps
Discover how organizations can establish a robust FinOps capability within the framework of Technology Business Management (TBM) to effectively manage cloud costs. Learn how to align oversight and governance with TBM principles to build out a comprehensive FinOps strategy. Gain insights into implementing cost transparency, optimizing resource allocation, and driving…

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Leiyian David Motongo
FinOps Consultant
In the session, Leiyian dives into the exciting potential of how Cloud FinOps is empowering marginalized communities in the tech industry. By tackling some of the main obstacles that marginalized communities are faced with in the tech industry and focusing on solutions. Leiyian will provide his take on why FinOps…

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Margaret Dawson
Chief of Staff to the CEO and Communications Officer
Public cloud is absolutely a vital part of a next-generation architecture and needed to achieve digital leadership. But no application is an island. When pursuing this cloud-first strategy, many organizations don’t take the time to develop a smart cloud strategy or application assessment process. For any workload, there are dependencies…

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Greg Holmes
AVP Solutions, EMEA
In this session, we will explore advanced concepts in cloud spend management, focusing on various issues related to its consumption. These include minimizing waste, understanding connected spend, managing risks, generating sustainability reports, and more.
Alex Gahrmann
Solutions Consultant
Ingesting Data with Cloudability Total Cost- how to maximize your cloud program FINOPS
Dzmitry Ramaniuk
Manager, Site Reliability Engineering
Hear about Apptio Targetprocess’s journey through a massive migration from legacy IBM bare-metal data centers to AWS Cloud. Learn how we tackled the overall complexity of this project to transform our operations, adopting FinOps/TBM practices and optimizing our cloud spend.
Vik Saluja
Director, TBM Cloud Economics
As cloud adoption grows and expands, so does the need for a reliable method of managing finances. As a result, for this visibility. most companies utilize a traditional budgeting process to track actuals vs forecast. Unfortunately, this process falls short as it does not react to what is happening during…

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AJ Nish
Director of Product Management, IBM Turbonomic
Casey Doran
VP, Product Management
Public cloud is now widely adopted across businesses large and small, from traditional enterprises to the most innovative startups with traction across all key verticals. FinOps practitioners are pushing the boundaries of “what’s possible” in cloud cost management and pushing for advanced support and use cases. The future of FinOps…

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Shuler Littleton
Solution Architect
Apptio products have some standard integrations built in. However, there are also some non-standard solutions for integration that can drive incredible value for your business. During this session you will learn common and new ways of integrating across Cloudability, Cost Transparency, IT Planning, and Targetprocess
Eric Mulartrick
FinOps Lead
Boomi, LP
Nisha Raghava
You’ll hear from Eric Mulartrick (Head of FinOps) and Nisha Raghava from Boomi (Sr. Manager of Financial Analysis) discussing why collaboration between finance and engineering is so important to get right on your FinOps journey.
Mallory Beaudreau
Customer Portfolio Director - EMEA
An increased focus on sustainability is driving organizations to deploy measures that minimize environmental impact. Ensuring cloud applications are designed to help reduce environmental impact can help support this effort. This session explores considerations and best practices for supporting sustainability initiatives within your cloud program, including assessing and reporting on…

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Shawn Moore
Director of Technology Finance & Analytics
Kyle Dammann
Senior Customer Success Advisor
Elisabeth Price
Senior Consultant
BECU built out the framework and practice within an IT group, establishing best practices and reports. Our achievement of saving $5M though effective cloud cost management and averting a major issue was an extraordinary success. It brought about positive changes which jumpstarted the communication cycle and widespread adoption of TBM…

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Mahima Patnaik
Sr. Partner Development Manager
Amazon Web Services
Scott Kellish
Solutions Architect, Cloud Services
Amazon Web Services
The increasing breadth and depth of cloud services makes the cloud a powerful enabler of efficiency, agility, and rapid innovation. However, building and operating a foundational AWS Cloud environment securely and efficiently at scale requires a lot of cross-domain considerations covering security, governance, application and resource management, cloud financial management,…

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Executive Strategy Forum Sessions

Meet face to face with some of the world’s foremost AI experts and practitioners. From those working in public and private sector AI strategy, governance and policy, to the executives that are making and applying AI technologies that are shaping the modern landscape.

Join Forrester industry analyst Tracy Woo and tech industry executives to exchange insight into the successes and failures of operating a tech organization in a hybrid world, where Agile and waterfall combine with private, public and multi-cloud strategies, creating operational challenges modern organizations must master. Meet your tech and finance executive peers, to exchange insight into how these modern obstacles are being addressed.

Who wouldn’t want to find 3% of their technology budget to be used differently – either for cost savings or to move from run the business to change the business? Even if you aren’t in cost cutting mode, you’re most likely still have budgets stuck in contracts, redundant services, or legacy infrastructure. Hear from leaders who have successfully uncovered millions of dollars to put into savings or redirected to strategic initiatives and transformation.

Digital innovation is driving organizations to adopt new technologies, delivery capabilities and operating models. Adoption of Agile methods and cloud services often figure prominently on the digital agenda, join our panel of executive industry practitioners and partners as they share insight into their journey from Project to Product.

Pressure from investors, customers, governments and regulators is driving the ESG agenda, and tech has a key role to play. Sustainability is increasingly linked to brand identity as regulatory compliance requirements become more demanding worldwide. Join us to explore the standards, approaches and solutions organizations are leveraging to mitigate the challenging environment of “Tech Sustainability”.

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Executive Strategy Forum Sessions

A look back at 10 years of TBM leadership and community building.

  • Eileen Wade, General Manager, TBM Council
  • Tom Murphy, VP IT & CIO, University of Pennsylvania

Innovating through technology is not new. For decades technology leaders have navigated the landscape of delivering competitive innovations that drive business value. CIOs have been known as “Transformational Leaders” and “Change Agents” – and this remains true today. However, what escalated seemingly overnight was the competing need to reconceptualize both employee and customer engagements that deliver anytime, anywhere experiences with minimal risk and a nimbleness rarely seen before. In this session, discussion leaders will share their own experiences and set up table engagements for attendees to answer various questions, including:

  • Is modernization the driving force behind the “Mega CIO”?
  • Is the “Mega CIO” a fit for all strategies?
  • Are executives with line-of-business backgrounds relegating professionals with technology-focused backgrounds to the executive sidelines?
  • If not the CIO, then who else is as uniquely positioned to understand and lead company and product strategy transformations?
Discussion Leader:
  • Les Ottolenghi, EVP & Chief Information and Technology Officer, Stride
  • Greg Douglass, Senior Managing Director, Global Technology Strategy & Advisory, Accenture
  • Rhonda Gass, CIO, Stanley Black & Decker

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. In this session, we’ll hear from leaders who are managing their cloud strategy with both TBM and FinOps, and how they are leveraging the maturity and rigor of TBM to align their organization’s capabilities and requirements. We’ll then break into small groups to discuss both challenges and approaches for building and launching a TBM-for-Cloud journey, including:

  • Defining a TBM-for-Cloud function with FinOps
  • Practices for tailoring FinOps to your organization based on goals and capabilities
  • Establishing company financial constructs and controls
  • Benefits of building a FinOps capability with the oversight and governance of TBM


Discussion Leader:
  • Nathan Besh, TBM-for-Cloud Evangelist, TBM Council
  • Melissa Croft, Managing Director, UBS
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2021 surpassed the level achieved before the global pandemic, with $5.1 trillion worth of M&A transactions being completed across multiple industries. Success is non-negotiable, so corporate boards look to technology leaders to articulate how a deal will lower costs, mitigate risk, and increase revenue. To achieve this, many leaders have found that TBM is their Rosetta stone for navigating the three key phases of M&A: due diligence, integration, and run/optimize. In this discussion hear from Jack Bischoff, Regional VP of the TBM Council, as he shares use cases gathered from across our membership on the ways global organizations are leveraging TBM to deliver successful M&A processes with transparency, including the ability to:
  • Better identify areas of synergistic opportunity, risk, activity, and expected outcomes
  • Prioritize critical decisions about people, organizational structure, major system consolidation, and standardization
  • Provide the capabilities that determine how the organization is running, where costs are, and how to prioritize and optimize activities that are realized
  • Establish an improvement loop that creates a repeatable M&A playbook


Discussion Leaders:
  • Jack Bischof, VP, Europe & Middle East, TBM Council

Delivering business value faster is a primary reason why many organizations are aggressively scaling Agile practices across their enterprise. At the same time these practices can conflict with traditional ways of working including planning, organizational, and funding models. Agile practices risk creating financial blind spots for both product teams who are expected to make decisions faster and with more autonomy than ever before, and their financial peers. In this session, hear from executives who are applying the rigor and guidance of TBM to Agile-at-scale so they can maximize their shift from projects-to-products quickly and transparently. Discussion topics will include:

  • Best practices for gaining company-wide support to make the shift
  • Experiences and challenges maintaining cost transparency alongside Enterprise Agile
  • Identifying and prioritizing opportunities for TBM and Enterprise Agile frameworks (SAFe, Spotify Model, Scrum of Scrums, etc.)
  • Prioritizing Agile-specific financial management solutions for TBM
Discussion Leader:
  • Carolyn Gehrke, TBM Product Manager, John Deere
  • Kathy Higgins, VP – Tech Business Management, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
  • Justin Mann, TBM-for-Agile Evangelist, TBM Council

Financial management of your technology investments is critical, now more than ever in high-paced and increasingly financially constrained markets. Cloud, hybrid, and digital development of products and services is integral to your business. But the decentralized, federated nature of those technological advancements has made it more difficult than ever to get a clear, accurate picture of the total costs of delivering those products and services. Furthermore, once you have an accurate view of those total costs, concerns arise on the best way to understand and communicate how those costs drive value, specifically the profitability of those products. In this session, we would like to hear your thoughts on how you, your peers, and your organization sees the evolution of technology costs and the need to see the profitability of the products that incur those costs informing your future decision-making processes.

Discussion Leader:
  • Eugene Khvostov, SVP, Products, Apptio

To understand what drove the Great Resignation, Humu asked more than 90,000 employees across large, global organizations why they are (or are not) looking for new roles. Their biggest finding? For most would-be quitters, culture matters more than compensation.

Join Laszlo Bock, former CHRO at Google, and now Co-Founder of Humu – a software platform that combines technology and behavioral science to make managers and their teams more effective – as he leads an interactive session on the essential traits that drive high-performing teams and engaged employees, including:

  • The difference between team culture vs. team composition
  • The five top factors that make (or break) team performance and retention
  • How leadership can encourage managers to build a team culture worth sticking around for
Discussion Leader:
  • Laszlo Bock, Co-Founder & Chairman, Humu (Former CHRO at Google)

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