QT Melbourne

How to Fund Innovation
with Cloud Optimisation
Networking Dinner at QT Melbourne

20th July 2023, 18:00 - 20:30 Melbourne Time, Successfully Held

How to Fund Innovation with Cloud Optimisation
Networking Dinner
at QT Melbourne

20th July 2023,
18:00 - 20:30 Melbourne Time,
Successfully Held

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Here’s what we discussed:

Many companies bounce from one cost reduction initiative to another rather than addressing underlying FinOps issues. As a result, mondernisation and innovation initiatives are often underfunded and under-resourced. Embracing a culture of optimisation will free up funding and resources to accelerate all aspects of modernisation.

Come and hear how a true FinOps practice can stop you from chasing the symptoms and instead provide the necessary governance and spend discipline to address the root causes of cloud spend challenges.

During this session, we discussed how a few innovators are leveraging the potential of the cloud to build a new operating model that replaces “economies of scale” with “economies of speed”. What are the implications of this faster, more flexible approach for your business?

Dinner at QT Melbourne

QT Melbourne
133 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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18:00 – 18:15


18:15 – 19:00

Roundtable Discussion

19:00 – 20:00


20:00 – 20:20


20:20 – 20:30


Solution Experts

David Gibb
Head of Cloud Economics, AWS

With over 25 years of experience across all mainstream IT technologies including cloud, cyber security, and global networks, David is a sought-after advisor for those organisations who strive to transform their business. As the Head of Cloud Economics for AWS, he guides customers to understand the economic value proposition and innovation that the cloud provides.

With the cloud now the clear differentiator for all preeminent businesses, David shares his insights on winning information technology strategies that accelerate business benefits, generate new value scenarios, improve cost management and, most importantly, enable agility.

Chris Fairfield
Commercial Strategy NZ | Cloud Economics, AWS

Chris has had 25 years of CFO / Finance Director experience. He is a Chartered Accountant and is FinOps certified. In addition, Chris has held CEO and Directorship roles. Chris has worked in a variety of industries ranging across Technology, Viticulture, Retail, Petro-Chemical, Healthcare, Banking, and Consulting. He has worked in private, (family) and public companies.

His financial experience in Cloud spans 12 years and he believes that Cloud adoption is a total business decision and not just one. In addition to the above Chris is a mentor with the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand | CA ANZ

Participation in this in-person networking session is at no cost to qualified attendees. Once you’ve completed the registration, we’ll confirm your invitation and send you a calendar invite with directions to QT Melbourne.

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