Recipients Recognized for Their Innovative TBM Vision and Leadership at Fourth-Annual TBM ConferenceSAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Technology Business Management (TBM) Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting best practices for managing IT like a business, today announced CHRISTUS Health, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, KeyBank and Royal Bank of Scotland as winners of the fourth-annual TBM Awards. Each organization was recognized during an awards gala of industry peers at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront during TBM Conference 2016. The TBM Awards honor IT and finance leaders for their ingenuity, creativity and contribution to the TBM discipline. These are professionals who have a profound impact on their organizations by driving operational excellence, business innovation, digital transformation, TBM vision and best practices. "As technology drives dramatic business transformation, it is increasingly important for IT to become a strategic driver of business value, which is no easy task," said Chris Pick, President, TBM Council and CMO, Apptio. "This year's award winners have risen to the challenge, bridging the gap between IT and the rest of their organizations, forging new paths that allow their businesses to be dynamic leaders in their respective industries." This year's TBM award winners were chosen by a selection committee comprised of industry-leading executives, consultants and academics. As part of this process, the TBM Awards Premier Sponsor KPMG interviewed 30 semi-finalists, delivering comprehensive evaluations to the selection committee who then narrowed the list to 12 finalists for the final vote. The committee selected the winners based on how they leveraged TBM to better understand and communicate IT costs, plan efficiently, optimize investments and transform their IT businesses. "Each year, the TBM Council's awards program recognizes IT leaders for their success in driving greater business value and transformation," said Steve Bates, KPMG CIO Advisory partner and global TBM Lead, KPMG. "The nominees we interviewed consistently showed greater maturity in areas such as delivering services to the business, reviewing their IT portfolios, managing their data, and building the right teams and executive sponsorship." Strategy and Planning Excellence Award Recognizes IT leaders who have found a way to bridge the gap between IT resources and the business goals to ensure IT is planning in accordance with strategic business imperatives.