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Welcome to The Jon Myer Podcast… Now I know what you’re thinking, “Not another freaking podcast”! But I promise you this is anything but a normal podcast.

What is this show about? I’m bringing weird quirkiness to the podcasting industry for tech and public cloud. I’m the Ellen of Tech and the Luke Bryan of podcasting. This show isn’t for everyone but one thing it is, it’s a show that allows us to be ourselves while providing fun, entertaining, educational content around public cloud topics.

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Welcome to The Jon Myer Podcast… Now I know what you’re thinking, “Not another freaking podcast”! But I promise you this is anything but a normal podcast.

What is this show about? I’m bringing weird quirkiness to the podcasting industry for tech and public cloud. I’m the Ellen of Tech and the Luke Bryan of podcasting. This show isn’t for everyone but one thing it is, it’s a show that allows us to be ourselves while providing fun, entertaining, educational content around public cloud topics.

    Ep#191 Maximizing AWS Cloud Financial Management with Bina Khimani

    Ep#191 Maximizing AWS Cloud Financial Management with Bina Khimani

    Join Jon Myer in Episode #191 of his podcast as he dives into AWS Cloud Financial Management (CFM) with special guest Bina Khimani, Director of Product Management and Go-To-Market at AWS Insights. They discuss the latest tools, the importance of cost optimization, and strategies for enhancing financial operations on AWS. Whether you're new to CFM or seeking to optimize your current setup, this episode provides essential insights and practical tips directly from an AWS expert. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell for more insightful discussions!Timeline:0:00 - Introduction and guest welcome0:19 - Bina Khimani’s role at AWS and focus on customer value0:57 - What is Cloud Financial Management (CFM)?2:13 - Approaches to solving CFM challenges with AWS customers3:43 - Discussing new tools and customer support for CFM4:03 - Simplifying customer experiences and decision-making processes6:28 - Importance of centralized optimization recommendations7:05 - Discussing the Cost Optimization Hub and its benefits10:02 - Integration with QuickSight for enhanced business intelligence12:43 - Customizing AWS recommendations for specific business needs15:32 - The value of native QuickSight integration for AWS customers17:04 - Application-centric cost management on AWS19:35 - New releases and enhancements in AWS CFM tools23:08 - Cancellation options for AWS Savings Plans25:05 - The significance of cost visibility and immediate access to data27:16 - Benefits of the latest AWS data export functionalities28:33 - The evolving landscape of cloud financial management33:39 - The importance of setting the right guardrails and policies in cloud environments34:13 - Closing remarks and podcast outro🔔 Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and hit the notification 🔔
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    • 34 min
    Ep#190 2024 Framework Update for #FinOps - Domain: Optimize Cloud Usage & Cost with Rick Ochs

    Ep#190 2024 Framework Update for #FinOps - Domain: Optimize Cloud Usage & Cost with Rick Ochs

    Ep#190 2024 Framework Update for #FinOps - Domain: Optimize Cloud Usage & Cost with Rick Ochs

    • 6 min
    Ep#189 AWS Savings Plans 7-Day Return Window with Rick Ochs - The Value for FinOps

    Ep#189 AWS Savings Plans 7-Day Return Window with Rick Ochs - The Value for FinOps

    AWS blog: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2024/03/aws-7-day-window-return-savings-plans/

    🔄 Returning AWS Savings Plans: Eligible within 7 days of purchase if in the same calendar month.
    💸 Refund Policy: Full refund for upfront payments, with usage reverting to On-Demand rates or other plans.
    🔒 Restrictions Apply: Based on account limits, plan activation, user permissions, and more.

    For detailed guidance, check the [AWS documentation](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/savingsplans/latest/userguide/sp-purchase.html#return-sp).

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    • 11 min
    Ep#188 State of FinOps 2024: Insights with Erik Carlin | 20-Minute Expert Breakdown

    Ep#188 State of FinOps 2024: Insights with Erik Carlin | 20-Minute Expert Breakdown

    Join Jon Myer in this captivating episode of his podcast as he delves into the State of FinOps 2024 with Erik Carlin, the co-founder and Chief Product Officer at ProsperOps. In a detailed 20-minute breakdown, they explore the pivotal findings from the FinOps Foundation's 2024 survey, discuss key priorities and changes from 2023, and offer expert insights into optimizing cloud services, the power of automation, and the future of financial operations in tech. Whether you're a FinOps practitioner, involved in cloud management, or just keen on the evolving landscape of tech finance, this episode is packed with valuable takeaways.



    Timeline:

    0:00 - Introduction to the Episode

    0:48 - Welcoming Erik Carlin

    1:02 - Initial Thoughts on FinOps Survey

    2:34 - The Influence of ProsperOps and Trading Places

    3:07 - Discussing Key Priorities for 2024

    6:08 - Shift in Priorities and Importance of Optimization

    7:40 - Increased Priorities and the Role of Automation

    13:30 - Challenges in Optimizing Across All Services

    18:37 - The Evolution of Automation in FinOps

    22:38 - Closing Thoughts and Episode Wrap-Up



    **Key Highlights:**

    - Insightful discussion on the shift in FinOps priorities from 2023 to 2024

    - The significant role of automation in enhancing efficiency and reducing waste in cloud spend

    - Expert analysis of the survey data and its implications for the future of FinOps



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    • 24 min
    Ep#187 Data-Driven Strategies Without Data with Erik Norman

    Ep#187 Data-Driven Strategies Without Data with Erik Norman

    Dive into an enlightening conversation on The Jon Myer Podcast with our distinguished guest, Erik Norman, a FinOps specialist from Italy, who challenges conventional wisdom by embracing data-driven strategies even in the absence of data. Uncover Erik's unique journey from software engineering to becoming a global subject matter expert in system integration, and how a pivot during a critical time led him to the cloud and FinOps.

    This episode is a must-watch for anyone interested in cloud cost optimization, efficient cloud migration, and the transformative power of a data-informed approach, even when data is scarce.

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    Key Takeaways:-

    The importance of starting with a strategy even in the absence of complete data.

    - The benefits and pitfalls of the lift-and-shift approach to cloud migration.

    - Understanding the broader implications of costs, beyond just financial figures.

    - Strategies to engage and motivate engineers to embrace efficiency and cost optimization.

    - The impact of company culture and structure on the success of cloud and FinOps initiatives.

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    00:00 - Introduction to the concept of strategies without data

    00:15 - Erik Norman's introduction and background01:38 - Transition to cloud and FinOps

    03:40 - The evolving tech landscape and cloud advancements

    04:04 - Discussion on FinOps and its implementation challenges

    08:00 - The importance of KPIs and executive support in cloud migration

    12:55 - How to build data-driven strategies in the absence of data17:24 - Debating the best approach to cloud migration: Optimize before or after?

    22:54 - Delving into the complexity of cost optimization and its implications

    29:56 - Encouraging a culture of efficiency and ownership among engineers

    33:48 - Comparing cloud adoption in startups vs. enterprises3

    8:13 - The role of silos and office politics in cloud transformation

    43:26 - Erik's advice for implementing FinOps and driving change

    46:36 - Conclusion and farewell

    • 46 min
    Ep#186 Marketplace-Led Growth and the rise of Cloud Commerce (cCommerce)

    Ep#186 Marketplace-Led Growth and the rise of Cloud Commerce (cCommerce)

    Dive into the dynamic world of Cloud Commerce with Jon Myer's latest podcast episode, featuring the AWS Community Builders and sponsored by Labra.io. This episode explores marketplace-led growth and its transformative impact on SaaS and cCommerce. Gain valuable insights from top industry experts discussing strategies, challenges, and the future of cloud commerce.

    Guest Speaker Line Up
    Jai Kumar 👉 Co-founder and CTO at Labra.io
    Bill Tarr 👉 SaaS Evangelist  @AWS 
    Sean Falconer 👉 Head of Developer Relations at Skyflow
    Brian Rinaldi 👉 Developer Experience  @LaunchDarkly 
    Yehuda Cohen 👉 CTO at Sela US

    🔑 Key Takeaways:
    - The evolving role of AWS Marketplace in cloud commerce.
    - Strategies for SaaS providers to maximize their presence in the marketplace.
    - Insights into marketplace-led growth from AWS Community Builders and SaaS experts.
    - The impact of cCommerce on the current tech landscape.

    🕒 Timeline:
    0:00 Introduction and Sponsor Acknowledgment
    2:28 Discussion on Marketplace-Led Growth for SaaS
    4:15 The Role of AWS Marketplace for SaaS Providers
    6:20 Insights into AWS SaaS Factory
    9:41 Profitability of SaaS on AWS Marketplace
    14:07 Subscription-Based Billing in Cloud Commerce
    19:30 Panelists Share Experiences with AWS Marketplace
    23:48 Closing Remarks and Thoughts from Panelists

    Enjoy this insightful discussion and stay ahead in the world of cloud commerce. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the bell for more updates from the Jon Myer podcast!"

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