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Technology Business Management (TBM) in Government: Enabling IT Costs Transparency for your Mission while Meeting OMB Requirements

Preparing your organization for success as you comply to OMB's Requirements and Goals

Thursday, August 16, 2018

We are posting this event as soon as possible to allow for a longer registration period. We will post more details as they become available.


Keynote Speaker


David A. Shive

Chief Information Officer

General Services Administration

Pending Agency Approval



This workshop is limited to government attendees only to encourage candid discussion.  Industry and the Press are not permitted.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Meeting Location: 
Willard InterContinental Hotel

Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington 20004
United States

Metro Center (Red, Orange, Blue Lines). Use the exit marked “12th & F Sts” to exit onto F St., then continue straight two blocks and cross 14th St.


With the Technology Business Management (TBM) outlined as a priority in the President's management agenda, and the progress made by OMB/GSA in formalizing the overarching approach to TBM for the federal government, agencies must be equipped with the right knowledge to make their TBM implementation decision to ensure alignment with their missions, goal, structure, and IT environment.


This workshop aims at providing the actionable elements to understand quickly what TBM is, how to plan your effort, and step into the mapping effort quickly and safely.


What You Will Learn: 

  • Acquire fundamental knowledge about the TBM Framework, and how to leverage each of its components.
  • Develop your TBM assessment baseline and use it to draft your roadmap beyond compliance.
  • Understand the composition of the TBM Taxonomy and how to best use it within your organization
  • Understand the key relationships between TBM, category management, and other IT-based frameworks.
Who Should Attend: 

  • CIOs, Deputy CIOs, and CIO staff.
  • Executives and managers of leading business programs that will eventually be held accountable the performance of IT financial reporting and investments
  • Program/Service Managers who are interested in the role of TBM within their operations.
  • Federal Executives and managers interested in gaining insight into the TBM process and practices, and understanding how it will impact agency IT service delivery and costs to their programs
  • CFOs, Deputy CFOs and staff
  • Acquisition Executives
  • IGs and Staff

• Formal presentation • Panel discussion • Group discussion




Registration and Continental Breakfast


Welcome and Introduction


Art Chantker, President, Potomac Forum



Introduction: TBM Past, Present, and Future


LaVerne Council, Principal for Enterprise Technology Strategy & Innovation, Grant Thornton LLP



Keynote: The Benefits of TBM within the Federal Government


David A. Shive, Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration - Pending Agency Approval



Refreshment Break



TBM Introduction for the Federal Government



TBM Assessment & Roadmap Design



Interviews: Setting a Strategic Vision for TBM






Methods and Techniques for TBM Taxonomy Mapping



Panel: What Value Did You Get Out of Your TBM Data Analysis?



Refreshment Break



TBM, IT Modernization, & Category Management



Wrap-up and Closing, Q&A Session


Art Chantker, Potomac Forum



Networking with TBM Instructors



Registration Information: 

This workshop is limited to government attendees only to encourage candid discussion. Industry and the Press are not permitted.



Super Early Bird

Until July 7th

Early Bird Registration Fee

July 8th -- Aug. 2nd

AFTER Aug. 2nd
Government Employees:
(Federal, State or Local Government Issued ID)

Special Reduced Rates

in Support of Government Budget Reductions

Special Reduced Rates in Support of Government Budget Reductions
Team Rate for Government: Send a government team to learn together. Register two government employees from the same office at the same time and the third person registers at 50% of the current government rate.


Keynote Speaker: 

David A. Shive

Chief Information Officer

General Services Administration

David A. Shive is the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration.


Shive oversees GSA IT - formerly known as the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) - and information technology operations and budget, ensuring its alignment with agency and administration strategic objectives and priorities.


Shive joined the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of the Chief Information Officer in November 2012. Prior to being named CIO, he was the Director of the Office of Enterprise Infrastructure, responsible for the enterprise information technology infrastructure platforms and capability that support the GSA business enterprise. He was also the Acting Director of HR and FM Systems for the GSA CFO and CPO offices.


Prior to joining GSA, he served in the District of Columbia government as a Chief Information Officer. In this role, Shive had executive responsibility for agency IT operations including financial systems, security and privacy programs, internal controls and compliance, strategic planning, enterprise architecture and performance management and measurement programs and directed the transformation of enterprise systems and processes, to public/private cloud hybrid. Shive was the recipient of the 2012 Washington, D.C., CFO Meritorious Service Award.


Shive began his career at Lockheed Martin Corporation in management and consulting roles overseeing large, customer-centric, IT organizations serving state and local, federal and international government customers. He is the recipient of numerous sector awards including the 2006 State & Local Government Executive Management award and the 2003 Management Award for Transformational Technology.


Shive is a member of the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System Alumni Association; American Meteorological Society, DC Chapter; Project Management Institute, DC Chapter; the Air Force Association and the Government Finance Officers Association. He holds an undergraduate degree in physics from California State University, Fresno; a master’s degree in research meteorology from the University of Maryland College Park; and a post-graduate management certificate from the Carnegie Mellon Graduate School of Industrial Management.


LaVerne H. Council

National Managing Principal for Enterprise Technology Strategy & Innovation

Former Assistant Secretary, Office of Information and Technology and CIO, Department of Veterans Affairs

LaVerne H. Council is the national managing principal for Enterprise Technology Strategy and Innovation for Grant Thornton’s U.S. Advisory business. She has more than 30 years of experience in both the public and private sector, implementing global technology solutions and supply chain strategies that drive growth and innovation in industries, including healthcare, consumer products and telecommunications.


Council previously served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Information and Technology and chief information officer (CIO) for Veterans Affairs; Corporate Vice President and first global CIO for Johnson & Johnson; Global Vice President for information technology, global business solutions, and development services at Dell Inc; and, as the global partner for supply chain at Ernst & Young LLC.


Council was twice named one of the Top 50 Women in Information Technology by FedScoop, which also gave her the Golden Gov: Federal Executive of the Year Award. She is listed among Healthcare Data Management’s Most Powerful Women in Healthcare Information Technology. Business Trends Quarterly named her one of the top four CIOs in America. The New Jersey Technology Council inducted her into its CIO Hall of Fame, and the Global CIO Executive Summit awarded her the Top 10 Leaders & Change Agents Award and the Top 10 Leaders & Innovators Award.

Cancellation Policy: 

Confirmed registrations who cancel within 3 business days of the program will be subject to a $250 cancellation fee. Registrations cancelled after the program starts are subject to the full registration fee. Substitutions can be made at any time. In the event a particular training workshop is cancelled, the liability of Potomac Forum, Ltd is limited to refund of any prepaid registration fee.

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