Financial Operations (FinOps) in AWS

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22 W Washington St · Chicago, IL

How to find us

7th floor - please bring ID

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Bring your finance and accounting friends to AWS
We're hosting the first user group event focused on managing spending, how to budget, and cost optimization best practices in AWS. We're calling it FinOps.
Bring your colleagues who might not otherwise come to a "tech meetup" event. We want to bring together the dollars and cents with the bits and bytes!

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5:30pm Welcome & pizza - your AWS organizers

5:45pm 5 min sponsor talk - Morningstar

6:00pm Talks

Talk 1: "FinOps and its role in Arity / Allstate" - Mike Rosenberg, Engineering Operations Manager at Arity

Talk 2: "Cost Star Ratings to score team's AWS optimization at Morningstar" - Katelyn Decraene, Cloud Finance Manager, Cloud Services at Morningstar

7:45pm Q&As, beers, mingling

What is "FinOps" ?

FinOps is the operating model for the cloud. FinOps enables a shift — a combination of systems, best practices and culture — to increase an organization’s ability to understand cloud costs and make tradeoffs. In the same way that DevOps revolutionized development by breaking down silos and increasing agility, FinOps increases the business value of cloud by bringing together technology, business and finance professionals with a new set of processes.

We're hoping this finance focused AWS user group can bring together folks who might have been struggling with AWS bills on their own. We hope to create a sub-group of the AWS user group to tackle cloud cost complexity, starting with what we know: AWS.

Have an idea for a talk? Want to get updates on FinOps in AWS Chicago? Let us know!

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