Ep#161 Scaling Savings with #FinOps featuring Wade Piehl (Faces in FinOps Highlight)

November 9, 2023

Episode Summary

#finops #awscloud #costoptimization

Highlight from the "Faces in FinOps" Podcast. Full EP Here: https://youtu.be/E3EZoawgr0Y

Spotify HERE: https://facesinfinops.podbean.com/e/wade-piehl-ep/

ProsperOps Blog HERE: https://www.prosperops.com/blog/faces-in-finops-podcast-episode-11-with-wade-piehl/

In a recent episode of the Jon Myer podcast, listeners were treated to a deep dive into the world of cloud financial management with the "Faces in FinOps" segment. This illuminating discussion spotlighted Wade Piehl, an esteemed Sr/. FinOps Success Manager with an extensive background at AWS. Wade offered clarity on the nuances between FinOps and Cloud Financial Management (CFM), drawing from his rich experience of assisting AWS clients in optimizing their cloud financials.

Taking a nostalgic turn, Wade also recounted his days at Boeing, illustrating the intriguing intersection of engineering and finance. He drew parallels between his former responsibilities at Boeing and his current role at AWS, a time before "FinOps" became a recognized term in the tech realm. As the segment concluded, attention was given to the AWS Optics team's objectives. Wade emphasized their commitment to building meaningful customer relationships and ensuring the delivery of cost-efficient cloud solutions. A true eye-opener, this episode is a must-listen for anyone intrigued by the intricacies of cloud finance.

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About the Guest

Wade Piehl

Wade is helping AWS customers to identify and implement Cloud Financial Management opportunities. With over 6 years of AWS customer-facing experience, Wade has helped both commercial and public sector AWS customers to implement CFM best practices. Before joining AWS Wade spent 5 years in aerospace financial operations, driving cost out of the supply chain. He graduated from Washington State University, summa cum laude, with a degree in Marketing.

#aws #awscloud #finops #cloudcomputing #costoptimization

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