APAC TBM Summit 2020

Managing Disruption 

8 July 2020 | 9-11 am SGT / 11-1 pm AEST 

Optimising IT Costs During Economic Uncertainty
In collaboration with the TBM Council
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2020 has brought the biggest push to reduce IT costs since the Great Recession. IT leadership is being asked to cut spend by up to 30% in as little as 48 hours. CIOs must replan their IT spend—quickly—while still delivering key services.

Join our virtual event on 8 July 2020, to hear how leading organisations across APAC are responding to the economic crisis by re-planning IT spend through data-driven cost-cutting and re-allocations using the discipline of Technology Business Management (TBM).

The TBM framework defines the tools, processes, data, and people needed to enable evidence-based decision-making around managing, planning and optimising technology investments.

Hear from our CEO Sunny Gupta as well as global and local IT leaders on how to:
  • Re-plan, optimise and re-focus IT spend to free-up funds
  • Quickly identify and remove redundancies to decrease spend
  • Balance supply and demand through continuously changing conditions

09:00 SGT
11:00 AEST
Opening Keynote 
Sunny Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Apptio 
09:20 SGT
11:20 AEST
Adapting technology spend during rapid change at UniSuper
Learn how UniSuper is using data-driven decision making to strategically manage and optimise technology costs to respond to a changing business landscape.
Anna Leibel, CIO, UniSuper 
Jennifer Schuster, TBM Office, UniSuper
09:50 SGT
11:50 AEST
TBM in NSW Government – strategic intent and practical experience
Learn how Transport for NSW has built a sustainable business, reduced the unit cost of delivering IT and built trust through strategic intent and how TBM is utilised across NSW Government to optimise technology spend.
Simon Geraghty, Executive Director Government Technology Platforms, NSW Department of Customer Service
Zahid Arain, Finance Executive, Transport for NSW 
10:10 SGT
12:10 AEST
CIO Panel Discussion: Managing Disruption: Optimising IT Costs During Economic Uncertainty featuring: 
  • Jarod Greene, General Manager, TBM Council (Moderator) 
  • George Fattouche - Head of Technology Business Management & IT Business Partnering, Cbus Super Fund
  • Shirin Hamid, CIO, Asian Development Bank 
  • Les Ottolenghi, EVP & CIO, Caesars Entertainment Corporate & Board Member, TBM Council
10:55 SGT
12:55 AEST
Q & A
11:05 SGT
13:05 AEST
Close of the Event

Check back regularly for updates on agenda and speaker information. 

Meet our speakers:  

Anna Leibel - Chief Delivery and Information Officer at UniSuper

Anna leads UniSuper’s Delivery and Information division and is responsible for delivering strategic projects, member administration operations, developing and implementing the IT strategy, and information security management. She has been leading the business through a technology transformation to deliver better value to members through efficient, scalable and modern processes and technology.
As a highly accomplished senior executive and corporate adviser, Anna is renowned for her ability to blend strategy development and transformational change across technology, business practices and growth culture.
Anna is also a board member of Ambulance Victoria and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jennifer Schuster - Head of Business Management Office at UniSuper

Jennifer leads the business management of UniSuper’s Delivery and Information division. With extensive experience in contract management, governance and financial modelling, Jen oversees financial and vendor management, governance and risk management to support strategic delivery of technology and fund administration services.
Jennifer is an accomplished senior manager with over 15 years in management working across the Financial Services sector and is a Certified Practicing Accountant

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Simon Geraghty - Executive Director Government Technology Platforms at NSW Department of Customer Service

Simon was appointed Executive Director Government Technology Platforms in the NSW Department of Customer Service (formerly Department of Finance, Services & Innovation) in January 2017. In this role he leads the delivery of whole of government platforms and services, including the NSW Government Data Centres, digital licencing services, payment platforms, contact centre platforms and citizen facing apps such as FuelCheck and Park’nPay.
Previously, Simon spent six years as Director Information Services and Chief Technology Officer at eHealth NSW. In this role he led transformational change to deliver shared application and infrastructure services to Local Health Districts and Speciality Health Networks across NSW Health. This followed four years leading Infrastructure Service Delivery in the former NSW Department of Community Services.
Zahid Arain - Finance Executive, Transport for NSW

Zahid is a Senior TBM Executive with over 25 years experience managing IT Finance across top tier ASX and multinational organizations with large and complex IT spend.
His expertise in TBM today and the ability to leverage opportunities for tomorrow developed through implementations across a range of enterprises in the private and public sectors. Zahid's focus lies on delivering value through change programmes with core fundamentals based on optimisation, productivity and efficiency.
Shirin Hamid - CIO at Asian Development Bank

Shirin has more than 20 years of executive leadership in digital transformation and innovative use of information management and technologies for complex, large multinational and multi-dimensional organizations at an international scale. As CIO of the ADB, Shirin is responsible for the Bank's digital strategies and transformation, and its IT infrastructure, operations and talents spanning across more than 30 countries. Prior to ADB, Shirin was the Chief Technology Officer of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York from 2005 to 2016. Before that, she was the General Manager of IS/IT in Singapore's Keppel Offshore and Marine and concurrently, of its parent company, Keppel Corporation.
Shirin was honored in 2014 as a Top 100 Premier Global IT Leader by ComputerWorld. In 2019, she made it to The World's 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government for her digital transformation initiatives. In the same year, GovInsider's Women in GovTech 2019 acknowledged her leadership in public sector innovation.
George Fattouche
George Fattouche - Head of Technology Business Management & IT Business Partnering at Cbus Super Fund

George is an accomplished, forward-thinking senior manager with a strong track record in leading successful technology and digital transformations within diverse environments. He combines these skills with the ability to lead organizations through the changes necessary to optimize IT service capabilities in environments that are digital first, customer centric, agile and data driven.
George currently heads up the technology business management and IT business partnering teams at CBUS Super - an Industry Super Fund with over $50B worth of funds under management. As a member of the funds IT leadership team, George’s day to day focus is on improving our member and employer experience through interactions that drive alignment of technology and the CBUS Business Units to help support the delivery of the overachieve company strategy.

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Les Ottolenghi - Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Caesars Entertainment Corporation

As a C-level leader, Les brings 30+ years of experience as a Fortune 500 IT executive, an entrepreneur, and a creator of several of the travel and entertainment industries’ most game-changing technologies. Les has been lauded by top executives at many of the world’s most respected technology companies including HP, Microsoft, Google, Dell, and Cisco and in 2018 earned the distinction of a CIO 100 Award winner (IDG Communications), Breakaway CIO Award winner (Gartner), CIO of the Year for Gaming & Hospitality (Cox & Greenspun Media). In 2019, he received the CSO-50 award recognition for top Fortune 50 cyber security program.
Les’ expertise encompasses cyber security, big data, real time CRM, and consumer-centric mobile applications development. He’s led the IT strategic business planning process at the enterprise level by leveraging TBM and introduced the NIST Cyber Security Framework and IT governance and compliance standards.

Sunny Gupta - Co-Founder and CEO at Apptio 

Sunny Gupta is the Co-founder and CEO of Apptio. He is a market and product innovator with a customer obsession that led him to uncover significant untapped demand for an analytics-based business management system for CIOs. Since founding Apptio in 2007, he pioneered a market category (Technology Business Management or TBM) and drove the company to become the market leader in a disruptive industry with significant scale. 
Prior to founding Apptio, Sunny was EVP of Products at Opsware, responsible for all product businesses, until Opsware’s acquisition by HP in 2007. He was also the co-founder and CEO of iConclude, which pioneered the IT runbook automation market through its acquisition by Opsware. Previously, Sunny held senior leadership roles in Products, Business Development and Engineering at Mercury Interactive, Rational Software, and IBM. Sunny earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina, was selected as a “Top 40 CEO Under 40”, and was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year finalist in 2011.

Jarod Greene
Jarod Greene (Panel moderator) - General Manager, TBM Council & VP of Product Marketing at Apptio 

Jarod Greene is the VP of Product Marketing at Apptio. He has over 15 years of IT industry experience at Cherwell and Gartner, serving as a Research Director. Jarod has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Trinity College and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.