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Thursday, July 2 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
FinOps Mini-Summit

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The FinOps Mini-Summit is a 90-minute, single-track event on the topic of cloud financial management best practices. It will feature real-world stories, expertise, and inspiration for and by FinOps practitioners on cloud financial management best practices in engineering-focused companies.

Topics to be covered:

  • Why Cloud Financial Management has developed
  • Shifting responsibility for cloud spending to product teams
  • Implementing cost accountability and allocation
  • Strategies for ensuring developers take action on cost actions
  • Metrics-driven cost optimization in cloud

  • 3:30 - 3:40 PM   Intro to FinOps and Common Challenges with Engineering - J.R. Storment, FinOps Foundation 
  • 3:40 - 3:55 PM   FinOps from Migration to Operation - Ashley Hromatko, Pearson  
  • 3:55 - 4:10 PM   Metric Driven Cost Optimization - Engineers Edition - Mike Fuller, Atlassian 
  • 4:10 - 4:30 PM   Cost-Aware Software Development in the Cloud - Joshua Kwan, Sasha Kipervarg, Patrick Raymond, LiveRamp 
  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM   Panel Discussion, Q&A 

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Joshua Kwan

Freelance infrastructure, DevOps and SRE consultant, LiveRamp
Josh is a freelance infrastructure, DevOps and SRE consultant. Starting 15 years ago as a volunteer for the Debian Project while in high school, Josh most recently worked at LiveRamp, where he led the migration of their on-prem datacenter to Google Cloud Platform. During the move... Read More →
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Executive Director, FinOps Foundation
J.R. is executive director of the FinOps Foundation (a program of the Linux Foundation), co-author of O'Reilly's book on cloud financial management called "Cloud FinOps, Collaborative, Real-Time Cloud Financial Management", and was formerly the co-founder of Cloudability which was... Read More →
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Mike Fuller

Principal Systems Engineer, Atlassian
Mike Fuller has worked at Atlassian's Sydney Australia head office for the past 8 years, currently as a Principal Systems Engineer in the Cloud Engineering Team (Cloud Center of Excellence). Mike's role at Atlassian has him working with most of the AWS Services and assisting teams... Read More →
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Sasha Kipervarg

Head of Global Cloud Operations & Special Projects, LiveRamp
Sasha Kipervarg is the Head of Global Cloud Operations for LiveRamp. Sasha has decades of experience building engineering teams, organizational systems and delivering product at companies of all sizes – from large multi-national financial organizations to early stage startups. Sasha... Read More →
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Ashley Hromatko

Senior FinOps Manager, Pearson
Ashley Hromatko is the Senior FinOps Manager at Pearson who works with the Global Infrastructure and Operations team and hundreds of application engineers to provide cloud spending optimization insights. Her FinOps team is responsible for innovative stewardship of infrastructure finance... Read More →
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Patrick Raymond

Sr. Product Manager Infrastructure, LiveRamp
Patrick is Sr Product Manager Infrastructure. Most recently Patrick successfully led a large scale cloud migration to the Google Cloud Platform. Following the migration, Patrick has been leading the implementation of a FinOps practice at LiveRamp to help the company transform the... Read More →

Thursday July 2, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
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