Demystifying the Journey from Code to Cloud to FinOps

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DEVOPS
Nov 21, 2023

About Speaker

Dr. Maneesha Asundi
Dr. Maneesha Asundi
Dr. Maneesha Asundi

Dr. Maneesha Asundi

Sr. Principal IT Product Manager, Mr. Cooper

An accomplished transformational leader with niche expertise in the intersection of Agile and FinOps practices for cloud cost optimization. Certifications as an Agile coach (SPC 5.0) and a FinOps Practioner has helped me in developing scalable frameworks to drive operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness in cloud computing environments. I managed the product delivery of teams who build a cloud native platform using Confluent Kafka and B2B Gateway resulting in 40% reduction in cycle time and a 31% lower cost per loan. Through collaboration with cross-functional teams, mainly IT teams, Finance and Procurement teams, I empower businesses to achieve tangible outcomes and unlock the full potential of their cloud resources by providing cost transparency. As a specialist in cloud cost management, I offer practical guidance to manage cloud costs effectively. Leveraging my proficiency in FinOps to optimize cloud costs through data-driven insights, aligning cloud spending with strategic goals, and identifying opportunities for cost savings, I have saved over $1M / year for corporations.

My passion for building communities and tribal knowledge allows me to utilize the power of empathy and gain deeper understanding of teams. It enhances communication, fulfills their requirements through increased self awareness and fosters connection amidst diverse perspectives.

Stepping out of my comfort zone and staying current with the rapid changes in technology nurtures my growth mindset. In 2023 I presented the Forecasting Framework at QlikWorld Conference (April, in Las Vegas) and conducted a Chalk Talk session on Unit Economics at the FinOps X Conference (June, in San Deigo).

Specialties: Agile SPC5, FinOps Practitioner, user research, business analytics, six sigma, process mapping, stakeholder engagement, project management, requirements gathering, writing user stories, workflow analysis, technical training, online training.

An accomplished transformational leader with niche expertise in the intersection of Agile and FinOps practices for cloud cost optimization. Certifications as an Agile coach (SPC 5.0) and a FinOps Practioner has helped me in developing scalable frameworks to drive operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness in cloud computing environments. I managed the product delivery of teams who build a cloud native platform using Confluent Kafka and B2B Gateway resulting in 40% reduction in cycle time and a 31% lower cost per loan. Through collaboration with cross-functional teams, mainly IT teams, Finance and Procurement teams, I empower businesses to achieve tangible outcomes and unlock the full potential of their cloud resources by providing cost transparency. As a specialist in cloud cost management, I offer practical guidance to manage cloud costs effectively. Leveraging my proficiency in FinOps to optimize cloud costs through data-driven insights, aligning cloud spending with strategic goals, and identifying opportunities for cost savings, I have saved over $1M / year for corporations.

My passion for building communities and tribal knowledge allows me to utilize the power of empathy and gain deeper understanding of teams. It enhances communication, fulfills their requirements through increased self awareness and fosters connection amidst diverse perspectives.

Stepping out of my comfort zone and staying current with the rapid changes in technology nurtures my growth mindset. In 2023 I presented the Forecasting Framework at QlikWorld Conference (April, in Las Vegas) and conducted a Chalk Talk session on Unit Economics at the FinOps X Conference (June, in San Deigo).

Specialties: Agile SPC5, FinOps Practitioner, user research, business analytics, six sigma, process mapping, stakeholder engagement, project management, requirements gathering, writing user stories, workflow analysis, technical training, online training.

An accomplished transformational leader with niche expertise in the intersection of Agile and FinOps practices for cloud cost optimization. Certifications as an Agile coach (SPC 5.0) and a FinOps Practioner has helped me in developing scalable frameworks to drive operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness in cloud computing environments. I managed the product delivery of teams who build a cloud native platform using Confluent Kafka and B2B Gateway resulting in 40% reduction in cycle time and a 31% lower cost per loan. Through collaboration with cross-functional teams, mainly IT teams, Finance and Procurement teams, I empower businesses to achieve tangible outcomes and unlock the full potential of their cloud resources by providing cost transparency. As a specialist in cloud cost management, I offer practical guidance to manage cloud costs effectively. Leveraging my proficiency in FinOps to optimize cloud costs through data-driven insights, aligning cloud spending with strategic goals, and identifying opportunities for cost savings, I have saved over $1M / year for corporations.

My passion for building communities and tribal knowledge allows me to utilize the power of empathy and gain deeper understanding of teams. It enhances communication, fulfills their requirements through increased self awareness and fosters connection amidst diverse perspectives.

Stepping out of my comfort zone and staying current with the rapid changes in technology nurtures my growth mindset. In 2023 I presented the Forecasting Framework at QlikWorld Conference (April, in Las Vegas) and conducted a Chalk Talk session on Unit Economics at the FinOps X Conference (June, in San Deigo).

Specialties: Agile SPC5, FinOps Practitioner, user research, business analytics, six sigma, process mapping, stakeholder engagement, project management, requirements gathering, writing user stories, workflow analysis, technical training, online training.

About Host

Sathya Narayanan Nagarajan

Co-founder and CTO, Amnic

Sathya is an experienced technologist with over two decades in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Electric Vehicles (EV), and Distributed Systems. As the Co-founder and CTO of Amnic, he drives the development of a cloud Intelligence Platform, emphasizing efficiency, cost reduction, and reliability. Sathya's leadership spans roles at Ola Electric Mobility, Ola Cabs, Yahoo and many internet companies. With 11 patents in AI, EV, and Distributed Systems, he is committed to knowledge sharing and guiding industry thought leaders.

Summary of Podcast

In the podcast titled "Demystifying the Journey from Code to Cloud to FinOps," Manisha and Sathya share their personal experiences and insights regarding the significance of FinOps in cloud cost management. They delve into the cultural shift towards developers assuming more responsibility for cost management and the challenges associated with keeping up with the rapidly growing number of cloud service providers.

Dr. Manisha Asundi, a Senior Principal IT Product Manager at Mr. Cooper and a FinOps practitioner, illuminates her unconventional journey—from obtaining a PhD in Instructional Psychology to venturing into Technology and eventually specializing in FinOps. She highlights how her teaching background has influenced her current work. Another speaker shares their experience in learning FinOps, underscoring the importance of self-learning, effective communication, and collaboration in implementing FinOps practices within teams.

Walmart's approach to continuous learning is featured as an exemplary case, reinforcing the necessity for cost awareness and holistic thinking. Furthermore, the experts stress the importance of networking, attending meetups, and utilizing third-party services to help organizations effectively manage multiple cloud providers and gain expertise.

Overall, the podcast explores the evolving role of FinOps in the management of cloud spending and security, promoting a learning community and emphasizing accountability in both personal and professional growth.

In the podcast titled "Demystifying the Journey from Code to Cloud to FinOps," Manisha and Sathya share their personal experiences and insights regarding the significance of FinOps in cloud cost management. They delve into the cultural shift towards developers assuming more responsibility for cost management and the challenges associated with keeping up with the rapidly growing number of cloud service providers.

Dr. Manisha Asundi, a Senior Principal IT Product Manager at Mr. Cooper and a FinOps practitioner, illuminates her unconventional journey—from obtaining a PhD in Instructional Psychology to venturing into Technology and eventually specializing in FinOps. She highlights how her teaching background has influenced her current work. Another speaker shares their experience in learning FinOps, underscoring the importance of self-learning, effective communication, and collaboration in implementing FinOps practices within teams.

Walmart's approach to continuous learning is featured as an exemplary case, reinforcing the necessity for cost awareness and holistic thinking. Furthermore, the experts stress the importance of networking, attending meetups, and utilizing third-party services to help organizations effectively manage multiple cloud providers and gain expertise.

Overall, the podcast explores the evolving role of FinOps in the management of cloud spending and security, promoting a learning community and emphasizing accountability in both personal and professional growth.

In the podcast titled "Demystifying the Journey from Code to Cloud to FinOps," Manisha and Sathya share their personal experiences and insights regarding the significance of FinOps in cloud cost management. They delve into the cultural shift towards developers assuming more responsibility for cost management and the challenges associated with keeping up with the rapidly growing number of cloud service providers.

Dr. Manisha Asundi, a Senior Principal IT Product Manager at Mr. Cooper and a FinOps practitioner, illuminates her unconventional journey—from obtaining a PhD in Instructional Psychology to venturing into Technology and eventually specializing in FinOps. She highlights how her teaching background has influenced her current work. Another speaker shares their experience in learning FinOps, underscoring the importance of self-learning, effective communication, and collaboration in implementing FinOps practices within teams.

Walmart's approach to continuous learning is featured as an exemplary case, reinforcing the necessity for cost awareness and holistic thinking. Furthermore, the experts stress the importance of networking, attending meetups, and utilizing third-party services to help organizations effectively manage multiple cloud providers and gain expertise.

Overall, the podcast explores the evolving role of FinOps in the management of cloud spending and security, promoting a learning community and emphasizing accountability in both personal and professional growth.

About Amnic

Amnic is a cloud cost observability platform, helping businesses measure and rightsize their cloud costs. Amnic helps businesses visualize, analyze and optimize their cloud spends, in turn building a lean cloud infrastructure. Amnic offers out of the box solutions that help breakdown cloud bills and provide greater visibility and understanding into cloud costs along with recommendations to lower spends, alerts and anomaly detection.

Amnic delivers a wide range of features including K8s visibility, cost analyzer, alerts and custom reporting, budgeting, forecasting and smart tagging. DevOps and SRE teams rely on Amnic to deliver a simplified view into their cloud costs, allowing them to maintain governance and build a culture of cost optimization. Setup in 5-minutes and get 30-days of free trial.

Visit www.amnic.com to get started.

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