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The Faces in FinOps podcast profiles practitioners, influencers, and thought leaders in cloud financial management.

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The Faces in FinOps podcast profiles practitioners, influencers, and thought leaders in cloud financial management.

    Ep#22 Faces in FinOps Part 2 with Bryson Walpus (AWS) and Grace Gui (ProsperOps)

    Ep#22 Faces in FinOps Part 2 with Bryson Walpus (AWS) and Grace Gui (ProsperOps)

    Welcome to another insightful episode of the Faces in FinOps podcast, brought to you by ProsperOps. In this episode, our host Jon Myer is joined by two distinguished guests, Bryson from AWS and Grace from ProsperOps, to delve deeper into the world of AWS discount instruments. From the basics to advanced strategies, they cover a wide range of topics including savings plans, reserved instances, and the intricacies of cloud financial management. Whether you're a seasoned FinOps professional or just starting out, this episode is packed with valuable insights and practical advice to help you optimize your cloud spend.
    Timestamps:0:00 - Introduction and Welcome0:39 - Guest Introductions1:10 - Bryson's Role at AWS and Insights into FinOps2:08 - Grace's Experience in Product Marketing at ProsperOps3:35 - Deep Dive into AWS Discount Instruments6:54 - The Usage and Non-Usage of AWS Discount Instruments8:08 - Bryson's Insights on Customer Utilization of AWS Discounts10:31 - The Relationship Between Company Size and Discount Instrument Adoption12:13 - Misconceptions About AWS Discount Instruments16:11 - Strategies for Unused AWS Discount Instruments20:54 - The Role of Automation in Managing AWS Discounts23:46 - Future Trends and Challenges in Cloud Cost Optimization28:53 - Tools and Resources for Managing AWS Discounts29:48 - Advice for Beginners in Cloud Financial Management35:18 - Looking Ahead: Opportunities and Challenges in Cloud Cost Optimization
    About Faces in FinOpsFaces in FinOps is a podcast series that highlights thought leaders in the cloud financial management space, bringing insights from experts on how they're making an impact within their organizations and the broader FinOps community.
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    • 40 min
    Ep#21 Faces In #FinOps with Daniel Pettibone & Eric Lam from Google

    Ep#21 Faces In #FinOps with Daniel Pettibone & Eric Lam from Google

    #finops #cloudfinops #costoptimization
    Faces In FinOps Podcast is Powered by  @prosperops  with host  @JonMyer 
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    Dive into the world of cloud financial management with the Faces in FinOps podcast, powered by ProsperOps. In this episode, hosts Jon Myer welcomes Eric Lam and Daniel Pettibone from Google to explore the intersection of FinOps and generative AI.
    Discover insights from these thought leaders on optimizing cloud costs, the evolving role of FinOps in organizations, and the potential of AI to transform financial operations in the cloud space.
    Timestamps
    00:00 Introduction to the podcast and guests
    00:57 Daniel Pettibone's role and insights on FinOps at Google
    01:51 Eric Lam's perspective on cloud FinOps and its impact
    04:07 Discussion on the difference between FinOps and cloud financial management
    07:18The evolving nature of FinOps and its challenges
    11:34 Introduction to generative AI's role in FinOps
    15:23 How generative AI can address mundane tasks in FinOps
    18:25 Enhancing anomaly detection and actionability with generative AI 23:05 The future of job roles with the integration of generative AI in FinOps
    28:50 Importance of training and skills development in adopting new technologies
    35:50 Common challenges faced by FinOps teams, mature and immature
    39:00 Discussion on usage and rate optimization in cloud FinOps
    43:49 The future trends of cloud FinOps and generative AI
    Join us for a deep dive into how Google is leveraging FinOps and AI to drive efficiency and innovation in cloud financial management.

    • 48 min
    Ep#20 Faces In #FinOps Navigating FinOps with Bryson Walpus from AWS - Part 1

    Ep#20 Faces In #FinOps Navigating FinOps with Bryson Walpus from AWS - Part 1

    #finops #cloudfinops #costoptimization
    Faces In FinOps Podcast is Powered by  @prosperops  with host  @JonMyer 
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISddrYoR6fyY2mAjPCTWr
    Join us for an insightful episode of the Faces in FinOps Podcast, featuring special guest Bryson Walpus from AWS. Dive into the world of cloud financial management as Bryson shares his extensive experience in cost optimization and the strategic implementation of FinOps at AWS.
    Whether you're a FinOps veteran or new to the field, this episode is packed with valuable insights on optimizing cloud costs and fostering a FinOps culture within organizations. Don't miss Bryson's expert advice on reserve instances, savings plans, and the evolving landscape of cloud finance.
    Join the conversation and gain insights to elevate your FinOps strategy with Bryson Walpus. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell for more expert discussions on FinOps.

    • 33 min
    Ep#19 Faces In #FinOps with Eric Mulartrick

    Ep#19 Faces In #FinOps with Eric Mulartrick

    Dive into the dynamic world of FinOps with Eric Mulartrick on this fascinating episode of "Faces in FinOps." Eric, from Boomi, shares his rich experiences, emphasizing the significance of strategic tagging, the evolution of FinOps, and its crucial role in cloud financial management. Discover how Eric leverages automation, governance, and AI to revolutionize cost optimization and why building strong relationships is key to a successful FinOps culture. Eric's unique approach, including his memorable stint as the "Boomi Grinch," showcases innovative ways to promote cost-efficiency while keeping teams engaged. Whether you're a FinOps veteran or new to the field, this episode is packed with insights, best practices, and a glimpse into the future of cloud financial management.
    🚀 Key Takeaways:
    - The vital role of tagging in cloud cost management
    - The impact of market conditions on FinOps' relevance
    - Strategies for engaging teams in cost-saving initiatives
    - The intersection of AI, automation, and FinOps
     
    📅 Episode Timeline:
    0:00 Eric's introduction and role at Boomi
    1:00 Eric's journey into FinOps
    2:54 The growth and significance of FinOps
    4:07 Cloud Financial Management (CFM) vs. FinOps
    5:49 Eric's day-to-day activities in FinOps
    8:50 Implementing FinOps at Boomi
    11:17 Enhanced visibility and governance
    12:16 The "Boomi Grinch" story
    15:52 Gamification in FinOps
    17:47 The Grinch Awards
    19:07 Boomi's FinOps maturity
    21:58 Automation and overcoming early challenges
    26:54 Challenges for mature FinOps organizations
    28:21 The future of FinOps with AI
    31:57 Starting a FinOps culture
    33:44 Influential FinOps practitioners
    37:14 Personal insights from Eric
    🌟 Don't miss out on this insightful journey through the world of FinOps with Eric Mulartrick. Whether you're looking to optimize your cloud costs, understand the nuances of FinOps, or simply get inspired by innovative practices, this episode has something for everyone. Click play now!
     
    Faces in FinOps is powered by ProsperOps

    • 40 min
    Faces in FinOps: ProsperBot Theater Highlights from the First 18 Episodes

    Faces in FinOps: ProsperBot Theater Highlights from the First 18 Episodes

    #finops #cloudfinops #costoptimization
    Join us on the Faces in FinOps podcast, hosted by Jon Myer and powered by ProsperOps, as we dive into the first 18 episodes packed with insights from cloud financial management thought leaders. Explore a range of topics including maturity stages in FinOps, centralized vs. decentralized operations, the inevitability of cloud waste, and the essence of accurate reporting. We tackle the big questions: What does FinOps truly mean? How does automation enhance FinOps? And, should FinOps begin at the architecture stage? Don't miss the wisdom shared by our guests on optimizing cloud spend and fostering a culture of efficiency and growth.
    Faces In FinOps Podcast is Powered by ProsperOps with host  @JonMyer 
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISddrYoR6fyY2mAjPCTWr
    Ep1 ➡️ https://youtu.be/tKi5mXdSTjY
    Ep2 ➡️ https://youtu.be/RJz1zVllh1o
    Ep3 ➡️ https://youtu.be/YbtUmLUMmFc
    Ep4 ➡️ https://youtu.be/-irfuus2FCc
    Ep5 ➡️ https://youtu.be/tkDySS3gCOA
    Ep6 ➡️ https://youtu.be/TUc8tw2nJhY
    Ep7 ➡️ https://youtu.be/sKoO4upBCIg
    Ep8 ➡️ https://youtu.be/NiqJxxi0b6k
    Ep9 ➡️ https://youtu.be/M3O6D43UYUI
    Ep10 ➡️ https://youtu.be/v2__qYBBtm4
    Ep11 ➡️ https://youtu.be/E3EZoawgr0Y
    Ep12 ➡️ https://youtu.be/6i3-xH6up3U
    Ep13 ➡️ https://youtu.be/wqhCSt6oSfI
    Ep14 ➡️ https://youtu.be/fr0OF8WVO-I
    Ep15 ➡️ https://youtu.be/EAF7sQwkmcg
    Ep16 ➡️ https://youtu.be/sr42i4clFQ8
    Ep17 ➡️ https://youtu.be/J7sHbbojUA0
    Ep18 ➡️ https://youtu.be/dpOa75bywgI
     

    • 42 min
    Ep#18 Faces In FinOps with Eli Mansoor - Part 2

    Ep#18 Faces In FinOps with Eli Mansoor - Part 2

    #finops #cloudfinops #costoptimization ProsperOps Blog:
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    Welcome to Episode 18 of the Faces in #FinOps Podcast with host Jon Myer and special guest Eli Mansoor! 🌟 In this enlightening Part 2 discussion, we dive deeper into the world of FinOps, Kubernetes, and cloud cost optimization. Don't miss out on the valuable insights shared by Eli, a seasoned expert in cloud business and FinOps culture. 🚀
    🔸 Episode Highlights:
    🌐 Eli Mansoor's extensive experience in cloud business and FinOps.
    📊 Deep dive into Kubernetes and its cost management challenges.
    💡 Effective strategies for optimizing cloud costs.
    🛠️ The role of automation in managing cloud resources.
    📈 The impact of FinOps on business decisions and cloud architecture.
     
    🔹 Key Takeaways:
    0:00 Introduction
    0:25 Eli's journey in the cloud business and FinOps.
    2:33 The challenges and solutions in Kubernetes cost optimization.
    9:47 Discussing overprovisioning and optimization strategies in cloud environments.
    13:20 The importance of visualization and monitoring in FinOps.
    18:36 The role of FinOps in lift and shift strategies.
    25:39 The impact of product design and processes in cloud cost optimization.
    35:17 Exploring the payback period of FinOps implementation.
    39:39 Advice for companies considering implementing FinOps.
     
    👉 Don't forget to check out Part 1 for more insights! https://youtu.be/EAF7sQwkmcg
    If you find this episode valuable, hit like, subscribe, and turn on notifications for more FinOps content.
    #FinOps #CloudManagement #Kubernetes #CostOptimization Faces In FinOps Podcast is Powered by  @prosperops  with host  @JonMyer 

    • 44 min

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