Cutting Cloud Costs Not Corners – FinOps for Affordable Data Platform Migrations
Join industry experts for an in-person panel discussion and learn best practices and key insights on how FinOps can help you effectively manage expenses when migrating data platforms to the cloud.
30 St Mary Axe (Gherkin)
London EC3A 8BF
As organizations increasingly move their data platforms to the cloud, many are struggling to get a handle on associated costs and maximize value. Join us for an exclusive evening of insights on how FinOps can help you effectively manage expenses when migrating data platforms to the cloud. Learn from an engaging expert panel hosted by Ben Burdsall, Chief Technology Officer, dunnhumby, and comprised of leading industry voices with real-world experience such as Ben Conrad, Cloud Platform Product Owner, John Lewis Partnership, Ian Poland, Chief Information Officer, Sportradar and Liv Wild, Director, Technology – Checkout Experience, Expedia. Whether you are in the early stages of migrating data platforms or already have multiple workloads in the cloud, you will gain actionable insights and best practices on aligning cloud costs with business value.
What you can expect to discover
Explore the FinOps frameworks and methodologies which work best for managing data platform migration costs
Learn how you can align cloud expenses with business value during data platform migrations
FinOps strategies and tools for tracking real-time cloud costs during migrations
How to tackle challenges in getting organizational buy-in for FinOps
How you can leverage FinOps tools to monitor data egress and ingress in real-time and respond quickly
Learn how FinOps can enable better cost visibility and control across business units during migrations
Key ways to manage unexpected cloud spend spikes during migrations with FinOps
How best to integrate FinOps and associated costs that come with existing cloud governance frameworks pre- and post-migration
… and more!
This will be an in-person event at the Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London.
Doors Open and registration
Expert Panel Discussion and Live Q&A
Networking with drinks and nibbles
This event will be first come, first served so please do register early to save your seat.
Who should attend
This insightful FinOps panel delivers strategic guidance for CTOs, engineering leads, cloud architects, data analytics heads, IT directors, and technical decision-makers driving cloud migrations. The discussion will also benefit anyone who is either mid-migration or just starting your data platform journey to the cloud. You will learn actionable FinOps best practices to optimize cloud costs, maximize business value, and effectively manage expenses.
If you are focused on making the most of FinOps for data platform transitions, you won’t want to miss the real-world insights from this panel of experts dedicated to controlling cloud bills and avoiding migration pitfalls.
Chief Technology Officer, dunnhumby
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Ben Burdsall is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at dunnhumby, leading the global engineering function. He is responsible for the design, build and operations of technology solutions. Ben has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing software solutions for international companies. He has over 16 years management consulting experience advising companies on digital transformation, architecture as well as delivering complex solutions for the UK government, global telecom companies and within Financial Services. Prior to joining dunnhumby, Ben worked at Worldpay as their Chief Engineer and eCommerce CTO and at Sportradar as Global CTO. Ben has a passion for public cloud solution design, architecture and delivery, and was lead inventor for both payment and medical patents. In the past he has published a number of research papers at international AI conferences relating to the design of Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms. Ben holds master’s degrees in Computer System Engineering from Bristol, UK, and in Image Processing and AI from ENST de Bretagne, France.
Cloud Platform Product Owner, John Lewis Partnership
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Chief Information Officer, Sportradar
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Ian Poland has served as Sportradar’s Chief Information Officer since August 2019. Prior to joining Sportradar, he held Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer roles in global banking and financial. He began his career in technology in a small start-up developing software for retailers, later moving into technology consulting roles as MDIS, Atos and KPMG, working with clients across a variety of industry sectors from pre-IPO to FTSE 100 companies. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration and Diploma’s in Business Information and Management.