First off, hear from Amy Race (Cloud Governance & FinOps head at Citizen’s Bank) on her journey from FinOps noob to FinOps leader over the last couple of years.
Then Robert Duffy (SVP Development at Expedia Group) shares how he is working to transform the culture to one of cost accountability by creating a movement, not a mandate!
Plus Yulia Perlis (FinOps Manager at Amdocs, now at Logz.io) who is a central figure in the vibrant Israeli Cloud FinOps scene sharing how the industry has progressed and what’s working for FinOps leaders at big vs small companies.
Resource Utilization & Efficiency definitions, measures, maturity, etc. led by Mike Martin (SRE at GLG) + Joe Daly chair #wg-reducing-waste
Container Cost Allocation when, where and how led by David Sterz (Mindcurv) + Bala K (Apptio) #wg-cca
We’re kicking off a Scholarship program for certification. Stacy Case will share the details and Rob Martin will preview the rubrik for the FinOps Professional certification course which will be accepting its first applicants this month!
Be there for the official kick-off of the 2022 State of FinOps survey. Hear what insights we’re looking to pull out and how you can use the data. Plus Bailey Caldwell from McKinsey introduces their upcoming complimentary executive FinOps survey.
And of course, get there early for networking 30 minutes before the start on Zoom at 7:30am Pacific time - simply register to receive the event details.
Jason Fuller (Head of Infrastructure at HERE Technologies, AWS Customer Advisory Board Member, and FinOps Foundation founding board member) tells his story of building 3 cloud financial management practices at 3 large enterprises over nearly a decade. Hear what has changed and what’s stayed constant in the space.
A group of big cloud spenders from GLG, Telus, Dell Boomi have been collaborating with cost optimization leaders from AWS, Google, SADA, and Virtasant come together to curate a story-based, cross-cloud list of waste cutting ideas by service. Hear their stories and compare against your list of opportunities. Also check out the slack channel #wg-reducing-waste on this topic.
A large working group of FinOps leaders from Pearson, Cigna, Citi, Target has been working with thought leaders from over a dozen consulting/platform (Accenture, Deloitte, McKinsey, Flexera, Thebes, Cloudzero, Contino, and more) to build a customizable FinOps pitch deck that can used to speak to a variety of executives with a variety of different drivers which can be customized for your business, and a roadmap which is customized based on RACI within each team. Also check out slack channel #wg-adopting-finops on this topic.
Kinjal Tanna & Pathik Sharma from Google Cloud share a first look at some of Google’s new FinOps & cost pillar updates connected to resources in the FinOps Framework.
Based on a lively conversation in Slack started by Josh Bauman (EA), we’ve assembled a panel of FinOps experts from heavy streamers to discuss the ins/outs of data transfer cost management. This roster includes: Anders Hagman (Spotify), Teresa Meade (Electronic Arts), and others.
Chair Member Ashley Hromatko and Tech Lead Mike Eisenstein are back to present an updated executive buy-in deck for building a FinOps practice that the working group has been tackling. They will also unveil the new FinOps Framework poster that gives a one-page overview of the core tenants of the practice with Vas Markanastasakis. Also hear from Melvin Brown (US Gov OPM) and Natalie Daley (HSBC) on their stories and follow-along in #wg-adopting-finops.
Borrowing from Joseph Daly’s post on the topic, we’re opening up a conversation about how to tackle and prioritize the tiny inefficiencies of cloud (molehills) vs. the optimization opportunities that can transform value (mountains). Panelists include Andrew Brixton (Citrix), Melissa Lorton and Michael Kerns (Virtasant), Scott Meyer (Spotify), and Teresa Meade (EA) sharing their tales on tackling waste. Check out slack threads in #aws and #azure on this topic.
The event is free to approved FinOps Foundation members - join here! It’ll also feature breakout rooms on each topic as well as updates from our various Working Groups and Technical Advisory Council. There will be breakouts sessions during the last 30 minutes.
When we joined the Linux Foundation last summer and held the first FinOps Day on Aug 20, 2020, we had around 1500 practitioner members and no vendor members. Today we are proud to host the over 4100 practitioner members and 40 vendor members with a half dozen active workgroups contributing to the FinOps Framework.
Getting to Unit Cost (Activity Based Costing): or “Marrying cloud spend to the rest of your business data” by Run-stage FinOps leader, Jason Rhoades (Intuit).
Adopting FinOps in the Enterprise: Learn how to promote the cultural change and gain executive buy-in needed to setup your CFM practice, new working group led by Ashley Hromatko (Pearson).
State of FinOps for Kubernetes get a first look at the new Kubernetes cost survey results (spend patterns, challenges, tooling and more!) from Cloud Native Computing Foundations’s CTO, Chris Aniszczyk as well as a panel discussion on best practices with Kapil (Expedia) and Jay (Nationwide)
Over 500 people joined our June FinOps Summit last week. Watch the recording on YouTube! In case you missed it: Welcome to Rob Martin who joined the FinOps Foundation full time as our Director of Learning. So great to have you here.
This month’s member summit is on June 10 from 8am - 10am Pacific Time. There will be an Asia Pacific timezone friendly event the following week.
Approved members will receive an invite with zoom details. Didn’t get one? Complete or update your info at https://www.finops.org/membership/ or check #events in Slack.
In April, we had 492 people join our live FinOps member call (April summary here). We’re back with a packed line-up for the May!!
This month’s member summit is on May 13th from 8am - 10am Pacific Time.
A warm welcome to our new Slack members in #intros including folks from Telstra (Australia), YPF (Argentina), Serverless (Canada), Hulu (USA), JP Morgan Chase (USA), AIG (UK) and Allegro (Poland).
The TAC is adding three new seats. Send an email to email@example.com to nominate a thought leader.