Agenda

Wednesday June 19

1:00 PM

Early Registration

5:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Marina Terrace
Networking
7:30 PM

Sponsor Event

Networking

Thursday June 20

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Networking

Registration

8:00 AM

Main Keynote

Grand Ballroom
Keynote
9:30 AM

Break

Networking
9:45 AM

Navigating FinOps: Building a Lasting Culture for Financial Success

Janel Jensen (Paramount)
Breakout B
Breakout
Level: 100

Taking FinOps to the Next Level: Beyond Optimization

Workload Optimization
Ziva Tubul (Wix) Dvir Mizrahi (Wix)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

Simplifying FinOps in a Complex Business

Invoicing & Chargeback
Jarred Clore (Cisco) Lucas Paratore (VMware)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 200

Making Cloud Sustainability Actionable with FinOps

Cloud Sustainability
Vik Saluja (Mastercard) Mike Jaco (Mastercard)
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 300

Aligning Duolingo's Cloud Architecture with Strategic Business Goals

Unit Economics
Erik Peterson (Cloudzero) Vitor Pellegrino (Duolingo)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 300

Chalk Talk: Managing the FinOps Practice

Rachel Palmarozzi (Electronic Arts)
Chalk Talk F
Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk: Optimizing Cloud Usage & Costs

Chalk Talk G
Chalk Talk

Google Cloud Session

Grand Ballroom
10:45 AM

How to Leverage Engineering to Optimize Workloads and Fleet Management

FinOps Practice Operations
Jennifer Hays (Fidelity Investments) Bob Rosum (Fidelity Investments) Pete Davies (Fidelity Investments) Zachary Stitham (Fidelity Investment)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

Scaling Economies: Walmart's Approach for Breathing Optimization

Workload Optimization
Andy Dumich (Walmart)
Breakout B
Breakout
Level: 100

Cost Governance: Public Cloud Cost and Private Cloud Cost

Forecasting
Dinesh Sonawane (Workday) Don Rudish (Workday)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 300

Empowering Engineers to Take Action (Hearst)

Workload Optimization
Willy Sennott (Vega Cloud)
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 200

Standardizing Cross-FinOps Persona Communication

Reporting & Analytics
Teresa Meade (Reddit) Walter King (Reddit)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 200

Lessons Learned from "CCC": PepsiCo's Internal FinOps Service

FinOps Tools & Services
Kimberly Floss (PepsiCo)
Grand Ballroom
Level: 200
11:30 AM

Lunch

Marina Terrace
Networking
1:00 PM

FinOps Ambassadors on Adopting FinOps

Deana Solis (Smarsh) Daniel Eisenberg (Capital One) Eric Mulartrick (Boomi)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

Breakout Session

Breakout B
Breakout

Breaking the Iron Triangle: Finding New Opportunities for FinOps Value

FinOps Education & Enablement
Brian Chukwu-Smith (Equifax)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 200

FinOps & ITAM: How to Collaborate and Succeed

Licensing & SaaS
Keith Hiszem (Cardinal Health) Brian Adler (Flexera)
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 200

Chalk Talk: Quantifying the Value of the FinOps Practice

Chalk Talk F
Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk: AI for FinOps

Chalk Talk G
Chalk Talk

Microsoft Session

Grand Ballroom

FinOps' Role in System Design Lifecycle in the Public Sector

Al Himler (U.S. Office of Personnel Management)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 200
2:00 PM

Build vs Buy? Why Not Both? The Linux Foundation Story

FinOps Tools & Services
Marie Burke (Ternary) Rudy Grigar (Linux Foundation) Shah Ahmadzai (Linux Foundation)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

Cloud Forecasting at Disney

Forecasting
Breakout B
Breakout
Level: 200

How to combine Management & Governance with Cost Optimization

Yuriy Prykhodko (Amazon Web Services) Steph Gooch (AWS)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 300

Implementation of Unit Economics for Automotive Industry

Unit Economics
Sudip Mitra (Volvo Cars)
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 200

Journey to the Center of FinOps with Duolingo, Instructure, and Ticketmaster

FinOps Practice Operations
Jeff Hyatt (Ticketmaster) Tiffany Taggart (Instructure)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 200

What is FOCUS and How to Adopt It

Mike Fuller (FinOps Foundation)
Grand Ballroom
2:45 PM

Break

Networking
3:15 PM

Hybrid Cloud Hacks: Use FinOps to Unlock Innovation

Cloud Policy & Governance
Anthony Dasari (Kyndryl) Ximena Carillo (NextEra Energy) Mike Melo (LifeLabs)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

Breakout Session

Breakout B
Breakout

Fannie Mae's Journey to Advanced Showback and Chargeback

Invoicing & Chargeback
Jennifer Samolyk (Fannie Mae)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 300

Breakout Session

Breakout D
Breakout

FinOps Foundation Training & Education Session

FinOps Education & Enablement
Stacy Case (FinOps Foundation)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 100

Chalk Talk: Planning, Estimating, Forecasting

Becky Canterbury (Shutterstock)
Chalk Talk F
Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk: Automation

Riley Jenkins (Domo)
Chalk Talk G
Chalk Talk

Driving Profitability with Invoice Bots, Custom Rates, and GAAP at Uber

Reporting & Analytics
Sarah Keller (Uber) Chavis Richardson (Uber)
Grand Ballroom
Breakout
Level: 200
4:15 PM

Breakout Session

Breakout A
Breakout

Evolving with Giants: Steering Legacy Apps in the Cloud Era

Licensing & SaaS
Taylor Houck (NBC Universal)
Breakout B
Breakout
Level: 300

Unit Economics: Cloud Cost Metrics that Matter to the Business

Unit Economics
Kimberly Schminke (Deltek) Gourav Kapoor (Deltek)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 200

How Anomaly Detection and Unit Economics Fuel Growth at Palo Alto Networks

Anomaly Management
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 300

Cloud Data Analysis & Statistics for the FinOps Practitioner

Reporting & Analytics
Victoria Levy (Alteryx)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 300
5:00 PM

Networking Reception

Expo Hall
Networking
6:30 PM

Party on the USS Midway

USS Midway (Offsite)
Networking

Friday June 21

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Networking
8:00 AM

Main Keynote - Cloud Announcements

Grand Ballroom
Keynote
9:30 AM

Break

Networking
9:45 AM

Chargeback Walk to Run: Improving Granularity and Driving Cloud Adoption

Allocation
Nicole Gauer (Evernorth) Sergio Armenta (Evernorth)
Breakout B
Breakout
Level: 200

Breakout Session

Breakout B
Breakout

A Programmer's Guide to Cloud Cost Conversations

FinOps Education & Enablement
Ian Foster (Marsh McLennan)
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 100

Optimizing for Billions: Coinbase's Approach to AWS Cost Efficiency

Sara Reddy (Coinbase) Tiberiu Oprisiu (Coinbase)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 300

Anomaly Detection with Looker on Google Cloud

Anomaly Management
Leslie Nolan (CME Group) Kevin Kranz (CME Group)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

Chalk Talk: Framework 2024 TAC Panel

Noel Crowley (Fidelity Investments) Courtney Bormann (General Mills) David Lambert (Adobe) Kim Wier (Target)
Chalk Talk F
Chalk Talk

What’s New with AWS Cloud Financial Management

Rick Ochs (Amazon Web Services)
Grand Ballroom
Level: 200
10:45 AM

Cost Allocation Models and Chargeback

Swapna Samuel (BMO) Natasha Xu (BMO)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

Google Cloud User Group

Breakout A
Breakout

The Engine and the Fire: Cloud FinOps at Toyota

Workload Optimization
Kishore Jonnalagedda (Toyota North America) Jayson Hill (Toyota North America)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 300

Breakout Session

Breakout C
Breakout

Chasing Actionability and Engineering Engagement in FinOps

FinOps Practice Operations
Federica Teodori (Riot Games)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 200

Building a Unified View of Cloud Costs at Citi

Allocation
Amit Kinha (Citi)
Grand Ballroom
11:30 AM

Lunch

Marina Terrace
Networking
1:00 PM

Chalk Talk: Public Sector Workshop

Chalk Talk G
Chalk Talk

Microsoft User Group

Breakout A
Breakout

Navigating Cloud Cost Optimization Challenges at American Airlines

Workload Optimization
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 200

Normalization of Multi-Cloud Data Sets for Cloud Cost Management

Reporting & Analytics
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 300

Unleashing Comprehensive and Agile Data Models for FinOps (Salesforce)

George Parker (Salesforce) Dhanush Devaraj (Salesforce)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 300

Cloud Sustainability Panel

Cloud Sustainability
Natalie Daley (HSBC) Mike Rosenberg (Nubank) Bindu Sharma (Guidewire)
Breakout A
Breakout

Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk F
Chalk Talk

Engineering and Finance - How to Navigate FinOps Between the Organizations

FinOps Practice Operations
Jenny Tang (Apple) Sukhvinder Kumar (Apple)
Grand Ballroom
Level: 200
2:00 PM

Breakout Session

Breakout A
Breakout

Project Maverick: Navigating & Optimizing Cloud Spend at Adobe

Data Ingestion
Karthik Pallapothu (Adobe) Ryan Thorpe (Adobe)
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 200

AWS User Group

Breakout E
Breakout

Achieving Exceptional Cloud Efficiency with Strategic Resource Optimization

Workload Optimization
Andrew Midgley (Apptio) Sam Keller (Hyland)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 300

GenAI & FinOps

Reporting & Analytics
Joshua Collier (Grammarly) Jason Rhoades (Intuit)
Breakout B
Breakout
Level: 200

FOCUS Session 1

Mike Fuller (FinOps Foundation)
Grand Ballroom
2:45 PM

Break

Networking
3:15 PM

Applying the FinOps Framework to SaaS at Scale

Licensing & SaaS
Amy Ashby (Under Armour) Lindbergh Matillano (Avalara)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 200

Breakout Session

Breakout B
Breakout

If You Can Buy It, You Can Optimize It

Workload Optimization
Andrew Feig (JPMorgan Chase) Craig Shine (JPMorgan Chase)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 300

Breakout Session

Breakout C
Breakout

Distilling Cloud Anomalies into Golden Alerts

Anomaly Management
Usha Ganesh (Global Payments)
Breakout E
Breakout

Chalk Talk: Optimization Beyond the Obvious

Brad Payne (PointClickCare) Dany Daya (Etsy) Kate Ferguson (Liberty Mutual Insurance)
Chalk Talk F
Chalk Talk

Creating Internal Managed FinOps Services for Your Maturing Enterprise

FinOps Practice Operations
Michael Bragalone (Capital One) Ben Sleichter (Capital One) Nicole Yegorina (Capital One)
Grand Ballroom
Level: 200
4:15 PM

Breakout Session

Breakout A
Breakout

Breakout Session

Breakout B
Breakout

Distilling Cloud Anomalies into Golden Alerts

Anomaly Management
Usha Ganesh (Global Payments)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 200

Podwatcher and Podcost: How Aurora Built a Kubernetes Chargeback System

Allocation
Martin Velez (Aurora)
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 300
5:00 PM

Networking Reception

Expo Hall
Networking
7:00 PM

Networking Event

Networking

Sponsor event: 2nd Annual FinOps X 8-Bit After Party (ProsperOps, CloudZero, Xosphere)

Pool South
Networking

Sponsor event: Flexera & SoftwareONE

Networking

Sponsor event: Finout FinOps After Dark 2024

Networking

Saturday June 22

7:00 AM

Coffee & Chat

Pool South
Networking
8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

Pool South
Networking

Please note agenda times may alter before the event

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to the common questions about FinOps X. You can also email x@finops.org to connect with the team.

Can I apply to speak at either FinOps X?

Call for Proposals will have set dates to submit for each event. FinOps X in San Diego will be 4th December 2023 – 1st February 2024 and FinOps X Europe submission dates will be published when more details are available.

Where should I stay at FinOps X and FinOps X Europe?

There is a heavily discounted venue hotel room rate for each event. For FinOps X San Diego all attendees and sponsors are recommend to arrive on June 19th and depart on the 22nd to able to take part in all the planned activities.

For FinOps X Europe, all attendees and sponsors are recommend to arrive on November 11th and depart on the 14th to able to take part in all the planned activities.

Discounted rates will be available once attendees are approved for the event.

Will scholarship be available for FinOps X?

Application to scholarship funding will have set dates for submission on each event, the exact dates will be published on the scholarship information page when more details are available.