Why should you come to San Diego?

...because it will advance your career

Check out our FinOps X ’22 recap video above, and this helpful letter to help you convince your boss.

However, you should consider attending FinOps X regardless of whether your employer will cover your costs…

Why? Because your future colleagues, peers, hires, boss, team, partners, friends will be there. You need to be there too. If FinOps is your career path, attending the conference will help advance your career.

This is a tight knit community who will forge connections in person between breakout talks, over coffee on the terrace overlooking the bay, at the awards ceremony on an aircraft carrier at sunset, at the networking reception by the pool, during breaks and breakouts, and while waiting in line at Starbucks.

If you’re working in FinOps already, it’s worth the cost to come; even if you have to pay for it yourself. If you want to get a job in FinOps, it’s worth the cost to come; even if you have to pay for it yourself.

The per the State of FinOps 2022 survey the average salary for a FinOps practitioner in North America is over $179k/year USD. An investment in yourself is the best investment you can make. If you truly can’t afford to come, consider applying to our scholarship program or email us at x@finops.org.

This conference is about making connections. And learning from your peers. And most importantly advancing your career. Isn’t it worth the investment into your career to meet your future teammates and partners on the FinOps journey?

– J.R. Storment, Executive Director, FinOps Foundation

Community voices on the importance of attending

Investing in yourself and your career

“Pay your own way to FinOps X. I think people always short themselves when it comes to investing in oneself. Last year I had just changed jobs and had a last minute opportunity to speak at FinOps X. I didn’t ask the new company to pay for my hotel or flight to the conference, I did ask them to allow me paid time off to attend.

If you find yourself in a travel freeze this year and aren’t sure if you should spend your own money to go to FinOps X then let me tell you never is there a better time to invest in your professional development!

Continuous personal and professional development is your key to the future. What better way to do that then in San Diego spending time making connections and building your brand!”

Michelle Dupuis, Sr. Manager, Cloud FinOps @ Walgreens, FinOps Ambassador

Deepen your expertise and deliver value to your organization

“As both a speaker and attendee, I was excited to share and learn more with my FinOps Community. It was great to connect with people in person that I only knew through zoom calls and slack. My takeaway from the event either through sessions or in person conversations, was great information on sustainability (GreenOps), optimization and culture. All of which I took back to Box and implemented to make our organization better.

Highly recommend attending and reaching out to people to talk about what is important to you and your organization.”

Anthony Johnson, Cloud Business Manager, Cloud Engineering @ Box, FinOps Ambassador