Day One • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Leveraging Service Portfolio & Project Management Strategies for Effectively Prioritizing IT Investments for the Business
Managing an IT Services Portfolio enables organizations to pro-actively and systematically assess the strategic business alignment and value of IT projects. In this presentation, get an inside look into the successful design and application of an IT portfolio management framework. Hear leading practices and lessons learned relating to:
Nan Braun, CEO/Founder, Thavron Solutions
- Adopting an objective and holistic approach to understanding and prioritizing IT investments
- Defining metrics for managing the Service Portfolio lifecycle
- Creating a process to review, prioritize and refresh existing services
- Leveraging visibility to maximize the business value of IT Services
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Case Study: How Globe Life Successfully Developed A High-Performing Team CultureIn any organization, the culture of a team affects its ability to deliver results. Join speakers from Globe Life as they walk you through the successful methodology used to develop a culture that resulted in a high performing finance team. You will learn the ingredients in their secret sauce to achieve hyper productive including goal setting, communication, collaboration and accountability, and how they have been able to successful foster the cultural mindset. At the end of the presentation, you will be inspired to create a culture in your organization to achieve hyper-productive.
Jeremy King, Vice President, Technology Business Management, Globe Life and Accident Insurance Company
Michael Kruse, MBA, CTBME, Director IT Finance, Technology Business Management, Globe Life and Accident Insurance Company
1:00pm – 1:45pm
Case Study: How To Engage Others In Your ITFM Or TBM SuccessITFM cannot just be done from a cubicle using several spreadsheets and tools. In order to be successful, it must be transformative. To be transformative, other functions need to get involved and on board. This spans from BRM to EA to ITSM. Join Intermountain Healthcare in this session to hear first-hand strategies, insights and lessons learned to engage key players in your ITFM and (or) TBM success.
Steve Morley, Technology Business Manager, Intermountain Healthcare
Day Two • Thursday, April 30, 2020
Cultivating a Technology Business Management Mindset to Secure Leadership Buy-In Across the Organization
Building a comprehensive framework for IT costing is only the first step in any successful IT financial management journey. In order to truly harness the power of transparency to drive change, CFOs of IT must cultivate a TBM mindset throughout the enterprise to secure complete buy-in from leadership, business units and stakeholders. In this session, presenter will discuss:
- Partnering with the business from day one to ensure IT finance objectives drive business strategy
- Successfully navigated the challenges that result from increased transparency such as disputes over costs, resistance to change and new IT process implementations
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Fireside Chat: Leveraging An IT Business Service Culture to Optimize The IT Budget
The cost of technology and pace of digitalization is ever increasing, yet most companies still continue to requires intense administrative cost pressures for profitability and competitiveness. In this session, Nan Braun from Thavron Solutions and Ginger Allen, Sr. Director of IT Business Management Office for GuideWell/Florida Blue will be discussing how the discipline of aligning IT costs to the business processes they enable can not only support the annual budget conversations but can also be leveraged to help optimize administrative costs across the enterprise. Join this engaging discussion and take away some key ideas that may help you in your next budget cycle and beyond.
Nan Braun, CEO/Founder, Thavron Solutions
Ginger Allen, Senior Director, IT Business Management, GuideWell/ Florida Blue
Case Study: Argo’s IT Financial Management JourneyFrom having little IT financial management to repeatable budgeting process, improved invoicing and vendor spend to business unit IT spend transparency, Argo has purposely identified a higher level maturity for its IT financial management. In this presentation, speaker will share insight into their journey, including the good, the tough lessons and the what the future looks like.
Kevin Bermann, AVP, IT Business Management Office, Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.