FinOps Monthly Updates

July FinOps Summit

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Keynotes:

  • 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)

Working Group Updates

  • #Intros: 30 second new practitioner and vendor intros led by Stacy (FinOps)
  • New Premier Member: Last month we welcomed Deloitte to our Governing Board, this month we will be announcing another major GSI who is joining the FinOps Foundation as a premier member. Come find out who it is!
  • Multi-Cloud-WG: Get an update on the group’s efforts to normalize billing terminology between cloud providers led by Kim (Target)
  • FinOps Framework - Vas Markanastasakis (FinOps Foundation) shares the latest revision to the FinOps Framework.
  • Education: This month’s instructor led FinOps Practitioner Certification is led by Ben De Mora (Sky UK)
  • Breakouts: 30 minute breakout rooms on each main topic at the end!

Vendor Showcases

  • You told us you wanted vendor showcases (91% yes!). The top 3 voted platform vendors from CNCF’s FinOps for Kubernetes survey (Kubecost, Cloudability, Cloudhealth) show off their tooling for managing Kubernetes costs back-to-back. 8 minutes each. Go…

Breakout Rooms - Must have Zoom client installed

  • Adopting FinOps
  • Unit Cost
  • Kubernetes (includes Vendor Showcases)

Speakers


June FinOps Summit

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.

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June Summit Agenda

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.

  • #Intros: 30 second new practitioner and vendor intros led by Stacy (FinOps)
  • Accurate Forecasting-WG: first draft preview of playbook plus member stories by Melanie (CVS) and Dieter (Roku) with user stories from Scott Linn (Chevron) and Drew Lowe (Hulu)
  • Tracking Cloud TCO with Anthony Tambasco, NBC Universal/Comcast
  • Multi-Cloud-WG: See an outline of the Working Group’s first efforts to normalize billing terminology between cloud providers led by Kim (Target)
  • FinOps for Engineers: 10 minute crash course on enabling engineers on cost consciousness by Rob Martin (FinOps Foundation, former AWS)
  • Container Cost Playbook: Restarting last year’s working group to update the whitepaper and playbook
  • Growing the FinOps Foundation Team: more new FTE hires including a product leader for the Framework!
  • Training & Certification: This month’s instructor led FinOps Practitioner Certification is led by Ashley Hromatko (Pearson)
  • Breakouts: 30 minute breakout rooms on each main topic at the end!

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.


May FinOps Summit

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!!

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May FinOps Summit Agenda

This month’s member summit is on May 13th from 8am - 10am Pacific Time.

  • #Intros: 30 second practitioner and vendor intros led by Stacy (FinOps)
  • Accurate Forecasting: panel discussion and playbook preview led by Melanie (CVS) and Dieter (Roku)
  • Engineering Action: demo of Unikraft: cost optimization at the Kernel level with Felipe (NEC Labs)
  • State of FinOps: Vendor profiles preview (mapping the FinOps Ecosytem) led by Joe Daly (Nationwide)
  • Google Cloud: The GCP team kicks off a working group to normalize cloud terminology led by Kenneth (King.com) and Kim (Target)
  • Dealing with Shared Costs: reveal of the new playbook by Tracy (Scout24)
  • Training & Certification: This month’s instructor led FinOps Practitioner Certification is led by Alex Hullah (HSBC)
  • 30 minute breakout rooms on each topic at the end!

New Members

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).


April FinOps Summit

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April FinOps Summit Agenda

Technical Advisory Council Elections!

The TAC is adding three new seats. Send an email to tac@finops.org to nominate a thought leader.