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Wednesday June 19

1:00 PM

Early Registration

San Diego C
5:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Marina Terrace
Networking
7:00 PM

Microsoft's exclusive evening event

Networking

Thursday June 20

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Networking

Registration

San Diego C
8:00 AM

Main Keynote

Grand Ballroom
Keynote

The Future of FinOps

FinOps Practice Operations, FinOps Education & Enablement, Benchmarking
J.R. Storment (FinOps Foundation)
Grand Ballroom
Keynote
8:30 AM

Invoice Bots and the Role of Strategic Sourcing

Invoicing & Chargeback, Rate Optimization, Budgeting
Sarah Keller (Uber) Chavis Richardson (Uber)
Grand Ballroom
Keynote
9:00 AM

Tangible Outcomes of the FinOps Cultural Shift

Grand Ballroom
Keynote
Level: 200

Cloud Panel - VPs from AWS, Google and Microsoft

Architecting for Cloud
Pravir Gupta (Google ) Srivatsan Kidambi (Microsoft) James Greenfield (AWS)
Grand Ballroom
Keynote
9:15 AM

Adopting FOCUS Across 4 Clouds at Scale

Pavan Tallapragada (Zoom) Nick Konstantinou (Zoom)
Grand Ballroom
Keynote
9:30 AM

Break

Networking
9:45 AM

Simplifying FinOps in a Complex Business

Jarred Clore (Cisco) Lucas Paratore (Tanzu CloudHealth)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 200

Aligning Duolingo's Cloud Architecture with Strategic Business Goals

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

Chalk Talk: Managing the FinOps Practice

Rachel Palmarozzi (Electronic Arts) Vitaly Belyasov (Align Technology) Colin Maynard (TELUS Health)
Chalk Talk F
Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk: Cloud Optimization Beyond the Obvious

Kate Ferguson (Liberty Mutual Insurance) Brad Payne (PointClickCare) Jason Sanghi (Iterable)
Chalk Talk G
Chalk Talk

Cost Allocation Models and Chargeback

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

FinOps Strategies in Action

Gokul Naidu (SAP) Conrad Meneide (Kenvue) Shannon Gray (Deloitte)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

Cloud Data Analysis & Statistics for the FinOps Practitioner

Reporting & Analytics
Victoria Levy (Alteryx)
Breakout B
Breakout
Level: 300

Google Cloud FinOps Leaders Circle

Bruna Cristofaro De Souza (Uber) Benjamin Coles (Apple) Kim Wier (Target) Alfonso Hernandez (Google Cloud) Pathik Sharma (Google)
Grand Ballroom
Breakout
Level: 100
10:45 AM

How to Leverage Engineering to Optimize Workloads and Fleet Management

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

Breaking the Iron Triangle: Finding New Opportunities for FinOps Value

FinOps Practice Operations, FinOps Education & Enablement
Brian Chukwu-Smith (Equifax) Elliott Devenport (Equifax)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 200

How to Use FinOps Framework 2024

Mike Fuller (FinOps Foundation) Rob Martin (FinOps Foundation)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 100

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

Kimberly Floss (PepsiCo)
Grand Ballroom
Breakout
Level: 200

Unveiling Chevron's Transformation: A journey of innovation and cloud adoption fueled by FinOps.

Scott Linn (Chevron) Evelyn Padrino (Microsoft) Michael Flanakin (Microsoft)
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 100

Building an Effective Process for Tracking and Reporting Usage Optimization

Parker Nancollas (SoftwareOne) James Taylor (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Breakout B
Breakout
11:30 AM

Lunch

Marina Terrace
Networking
1:00 PM

Scaling Economies: Walmart's Approach for Breathing Optimization

Workload Optimization
Andy Dumich (Walmart) Sasikala Saseedhar (Walmart)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 200

Adopting FinOps: Advanced Tips & Tactics

Deana Solis (Smarsh) Eric Mulartrick (Boomi) Tammy Burnitt (Shell)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

Do More with Less: Skyrocket Your Savings with Automated Rate Optimization

Rate Optimization
Erik Carlin (ProsperOps) Hitesh Chitalia (FactSet)
Breakout B
Breakout
Level: 200

FinOps & ITAM: How to Collaborate and Succeed

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

Mostly Cloudy: Why Forecasting Became Disney FinOps’ Priority #1

Forecasting
Elly Rauch (Disney)
Grand Ballroom
Breakout
Level: 200

Chalk Talk: Quantifying the Value of the FinOps Practice

Anthony “TJ” Johnson (MGM Resorts International) Nick Deinzer (Hashicorp)
Chalk Talk F
Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk: AI for FinOps

Brent Eubanks (Wayfair) James Barney (MetLife)
Chalk Talk G
Chalk Talk

FinOps' Role in System Design Lifecycle in the Public Sector

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

Standardizing Cross-FinOps Persona Communication

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

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

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

How to Combine Management & Governance with Cost Optimization

Cloud Policy & Governance
Yuriy Prykhodko (Amazon Web Services) Steph Gooch (AWS) Larry Advey (Twilio)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 300

FOCUS & GitLab: What It Is, and How to Adopt It

Mike Fuller (FinOps Foundation) Amber Gregorio (FinOps Foundation) Clément Leroux (GitLab)
Grand Ballroom
Breakout

Building a Unified View of Cloud Costs at Citi

Amit Kinha (Citi)
Breakout B
Breakout

When Public Cloud Isn’t the Only Answer, FinOps Principles Still Help!

Dr. Maneesha Asundi (Mr. Cooper) Jon Thompson (Virtasant)
Breakout E
Breakout
2:45 PM

Break

Networking
3:15 PM

Making Cloud Sustainability Actionable with FinOps

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

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

Jeff Hyatt (Ticketmaster) Tiffany Taggart (Instructure) Max Blaze (Duolingo) Shon Harris (Spot)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

Hybrid Cloud Hacks: Use FinOps to Unlock Innovation

Sunil Bhargava (Kyndryl) Ximena Carrillo (NextEra Energy) Umair Dinarwala (Kyndryl)
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 200

Fannie Mae's Journey to Advanced Showback and Chargeback

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

Maximizing FinOps Education Impact: Insights from Walmart and the FinOps Foundation

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

Chalk Talk: Planning, Estimating, Forecasting

Becky Canterbury (Shutterstock) Lydia Lewin (John Deere) Charlie Wolfe ()
Chalk Talk F
Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk: Automation

Riley Jenkins (Domo) Diane Kozobolis (Lockheed Martin)
Chalk Talk G
Chalk Talk

Driving Profitability with Invoice Bots, Custom Rates, and Improved Cost Attribution at Uber

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

Navigating FinOps: Building a Lasting Culture for Financial Success

Janel Jensen (Paramount)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 200

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
Zhen Cao (Palo Alto Networks) Kuntal Patel (Palo Alto Networks)
Breakout D
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 Feature Announcements

Jimin Li (Microsoft) John Phillips (Amazon Web Services) Sarah McMullin (Google)
Grand Ballroom
Keynote
9:00 AM

Infrastructure Meets Finance

Forecasting, Unit Economics, Invoicing & Chargeback
Keena Blunschi (American Express) Noreen Dever (American Express)
Grand Ballroom
Keynote
Level: 200
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

Optimizing GPU Efficiency in Cloud-Native AI Environments

AJ Nish (IBM Turbonomic) Chandra Narayanaswami (IBM)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 300

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

Workload Optimization
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: Public Sector Workshop

Sarah Kula (Canadian Institute for Health Information) Rhett Rothberg (U.S. Coast Guard) Dr. Elizabeth Di Bene (Loudoun County Government)
Chalk Talk F
Chalk Talk

Gen AI & FinOps

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

What’s New with AWS Cloud Financial Management

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

Empowering Engineers to Take Action

Willy Sennott (Vega Cloud) Carolyn Zakrzewski (Hearst)
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 200

Navigating New Intersections and Trends: FinOps, AI, and Sustainability - Microsoft

Cyril Belikoff (Microsoft) Ritesh Kini (Microsoft) Vikram Desai (Microsoft) Jimin Li (Microsoft)
Grand Ballroom
Breakout
Level: 100

Google Cloud User Group - Meet the people behind Google Cloud FinOps

Rupa Patel (Google Cloud) Shruthi Nambi (Google Cloud) Gautam Srikanth (Google Cloud) Alfonso Hernandez (Google Cloud) Yubing Luo (Google Cloud) Karanjit Cheema (Google Cloud) Jingjie Zheng (Google Cloud)
Breakout B
Breakout

Chasing Actionability and Engineering Engagement in FinOps

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

Cloud Sustainability Panel

Cloud Sustainability
Natalie Daley (HSBC) Mike Rosenberg (Nubank) Bindu Sharma (Guidewire)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

A Toolbox for Engineering Engagement of FinOps

FinOps Practice Operations, FinOps Education & Enablement
Thomas Hammer (Nubank)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 200
11:30 AM

Lunch

Marina Terrace
Networking
1:00 PM

Taking FinOps to the Next Level: Beyond Optimization

Workload Optimization
Ziva Tubul (Wix) Dvir Mizrahi (Wix)
Breakout D
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

Microsoft User Group: Bring Your Data into the AI Era: Democratize FinOps with Microsoft Fabric

Gabriel Esparza-Romero (Microsoft) Shiv Nandan Singh (Microsoft)
Breakout B
Breakout

Normalization of Multi-Cloud Data Sets for Cloud Cost Management

Paolo Sellari (Tangoe) Dawn Preston (Tangoe) Bob Clasen (MITRE) John Gallivan (MITRE)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 300

Unleashing Comprehensive and Agile Data Models for FinOps

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

Achieving Exceptional Cloud Efficiency with Strategic Resource Optimization

Andrew Midgley (Apptio) Sam Keller (Hyland)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 300

Engineering and Finance - How to Navigate FinOps Between the Organizations

Jenny Tang (Apple) Sukhvinder Kumar (Apple)
Grand Ballroom
Breakout
Level: 200
2:00 PM

FOCUS & Zoom: What It Is, and How to Adopt It

Pavan Tallapragada (Zoom) Nick Konstantinou (Zoom) Mike Fuller (FinOps Foundation)
Grand Ballroom
Breakout
Level: 200

Navigating Cloud Cost Optimization Challenges at American Airlines

Workload Optimization
Kim Darzi (American Airlines) Parag Bhardwaj (American Airlines) Aswanidutt Dasara (American Airlines)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

Project Maverick: Navigating & Optimizing Cloud Spend at Adobe

Invoicing & Chargeback
Karthik Pallapothu (Adobe) Ryan Thorpe (Adobe)
Breakout D
Breakout
Level: 200

AWS User Group: Meet the product leaders and learn more about the latest launch announcements

Breakout E
Breakout

How Cloud FinOps Brings Value to AI Investments - Google Cloud

Eric Lam (Google) Bruce Warner (Google) Leslie Nolan (CME Group) Brent Eubanks (Wayfair) Wallace Suleiman (SAP)
Breakout C
Breakout
Level: 100

Distilling Cloud Anomalies into Golden Alerts

Usha Ganesh (Global Payments)
Breakout B
Breakout
Level: 200
2:45 PM

Break

Networking
3:15 PM

Why We Built Our Own Cost Governance Tool

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

If You Can Buy It, You Can Optimize It

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

How Global Payments Manages and Optimizes Their Multi-cloud Infrastructure

Usha Ganesh (Global Payments) Arun Ramakrishnan (Oracle)
Breakout B
Breakout

Applying the FinOps Framework to SaaS at Scale

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

Leveraging AI/ML for Optimal Cloud ROI

Kyle Campos (CloudBolt) John Platt (Stormforge)
Breakout A
Breakout
Level: 200

How FinOps Streamlines Creating Managed Services for Your Maturing Enterprise

Michael Bragalone (Capital One) Ben Sleichter (Capital One) Nicole Yegorina (Capital One)
Grand Ballroom
Breakout
Level: 200

Chalk Talk: FOCUS Workshop

Data Ingestion, Reporting & Analytics
Mike Fuller (FinOps Foundation) Rob Martin (FinOps Foundation)
Chalk Talk F
Chalk Talk
4:10 PM

Chalk Talk: FOCUS Workshop (REPEAT)

Mike Fuller (FinOps Foundation) Rob Martin (FinOps Foundation)
Chalk Talk F
Chalk Talk
4:15 PM

A Programmer's Guide to Cloud Cost Conversations

FinOps Education & Enablement
Ian Foster (Marsh McLennan)
Breakout E
Breakout
Level: 200

The Engine and the Fire: Cloud FinOps at Toyota

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

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 Evening Aloha at FinOps X

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?

The Call for Proposals will have set submission dates for each event. FinOps X in San Diego will be 4 December 2023 – 1 February 2024, and FinOps X Europe submission dates will be 18 April—29 June. We only accept speakers from end-user practitioners, not non-sponsoring members or non-members, you can find more details in the Speaker Guide.

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.