Conquer Cloud Cost Optimization with FinOps

Thursday, June 18th 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Virtual Event
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Through 2020, 80% of organizations will initially overshoot their IaaS budget, due to a lack of cloud cost optimization, governance and misguided upfront cloud spend commitments.​​​

Join us on June 18 to hear from Humana on their journey of cost optimization and creating a culture around cloud cost management. Enjoy lunch prior to the event with a food delivery gift card* that will be sent to attendees.

This 90-minute session will include: (all timings listed in PDT)​

11:00 AM      Welcome & introductions​
11:05 AM      Intro to the FinOps practices and core principles​
11:35 AM      Humana will share their challenges with the financial accountability of their multi-cloud spending​
12:05 PM      Cloudability will demonstrate solutions to drive successful cloud cost optimization from a FinOps perspective​
12:25 PM      Conclusion / Q&A
Don't miss this opportunity to see how they gave teams visibility into cloud spend and surfaced optimizations which amounted to 20% of their total AWS expenditure. Visit our events pages to view more.

*valid for U.S. attendees only

Meet our speakers

Jared Artz, Cloud Technology Leader, Humana, currently leads Humana enterprise Cloud Financial, Cloud Process COE, and Cloud Operational capabilities within Technology Advancement. Jared joined Humana in 2019 and has spent his time leading enterprise Cloud Operational capabilities amidst the broad technology transformation.​

Prior to joining Humana, Jared served as a strategic leader at Accenture partnering with leading government agencies, fintech initiatives, and health insurance firms.​

Outside of Humana, Jared is an outdoor enthusiast, adventurer, runner, buckeye fan, and community developer.​

​Patrick Gray, Senior Infrastructure Capacity Management Engineer, is currently working with the Cloud & IT Finance teams on maturing enterprise Cloud Financial Management capabilities as a part of the company's Technology Modernization effort. ​

Patrick has been with Humana since 2014, working in a variety of Network Operations roles in support of asset acquisition, configuration & deployment, technology refresh, and life cycle management.​

When he's not busy solving FinOps challenges, Patrick is an avid outdoorsman and big time Cheesehead - Go Pack Go!

Adam Jensen, FinOps Advisor, Apptio Cloudability, currently is a a member of the FinOps Practice Management team. Adam joined Apptio in 2019 with a focus on helping customers bring financial management to their cloud spend, as well as drive cultural best practices.​

Prior to joining Apptio, Adam worked with companies such as Pearson, Maxar and various government agencies to drive overall cloud management and establish internal best practices. ​

Outside of Apptio, Adam spends time enjoying the Colorado rocky mountains, taking in Rockies games, and chasing a toddler around.

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Huy Tran, FinOps Advisor, Apptio Cloudability, currently is a a member of the FinOps Practice Management team and helps customers bring financial accountability to the cloud model. ​

Huy joined Apptio Cloudability in 2014 and previously spent his time as a Sr. Technical Account Manager.​

When not engaging customers on FinOps strategy, Huy is an active outdoor Oregonian and Trail Blazers season ticket holder.​

Jill Buhrfiend, Solutions Consultant at Apptio, helps customers modernize their IT operating model through the practices of FinOps and Technology Business Management. She is passionate about enabling financial accountability and arming her customers with cost transparency to make the best decisions for their businesses.​​

Prior to joining Apptio, Jill worked at the intersection of Finance and IT at a large Apptio customer in the health care payer vertical. Outside of Apptio, Jill spends time with her husband and 3 young daughters. She coaches soccer and leads girl scout troops. Jill is in two book clubs, loves to read, but can barely keep up with them. She also likes to run (usually pushing a stroller or trying to keep up with a speedy bike rider) and downhill ski.