Chief Executive Officer | episode 541

Managing the Business of IT with Apptio CEO Sunny Gupta

Sunny Gupta is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apptio, a company that defined a technology category: Technology Business Management or TBM. In this role, Sunny has driven the company to become a market leader with significant scale. Prior to Apptio, Sunny was the executive vice president of products at Opsware. March 15, 2021

541: Sunny Gupta, the CEO of Apptio, has driven his company to become a market leader with significant scale. In this interview we discuss the Technology Business Management Council the company created and its strategic priorities, the four areas where technology business management plays a role today, and Sunny’s advice for those low on the transformation curve. We discuss why there is no separation between the business and IT anymore, how Apptio integrates with other platforms to create a central financial technology decision engine, and Apptio’s experience going public and then going private. Lastly, we discuss four acquisitions the company has made in recent times, some of the emerging technologies Sunny has his eye on, and a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

"In order to really drive the transformation around these principles, the CIOs have to become really strategic business partners."

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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