FinOps @ AWS re:Invent 2023

FinOps Related Sessions

Check out the curated list of FinOps sessions at re:Invent. Search for the following sessions on the AWS re:Invent portal.

Simplify Your Chargeback Reporting, COP211

Repeats: Nov 27 @ 12pm; Nov 29 @ 9am; Nov 30 @ 4pm, MGM Grand

Learn how you can generate proforma billing views and cost reports with custom account structure and pricing rates.

Balance Cost Optimization and Resiliency, COP317

Nov 27 @ 1pm, Wynn

Learn how you can factor in cost optimization, while you design highly available workloads that can respond to and quickly recover from failures.

Forecasting: Effective Strategies for AWS Cost Planning, COP205

Nov 27 @ 3pm, Caesars

Learn about the key elements of cost forecasting for new and existing workloads.

How Automating Cloud Operations Accelerated Time-to-Market at Nubank, COP344-S

Nov 27 @ 4pm, Caesars

Learn how organizations like Nubank have not only optimized costs and freed teams from undifferentiated tasks, but also improved time to market and accelerated delivery of application services with cloud automation powered by Spot by NetApp solutions. 

Ways to Avoid Cost Surprises, COP212

Nov 27 @ 4pm, MGM Grand

Learn about how you can set up budget settings and improve ways to detect unintentional spend.

What's new with AWS Cost Optimization, COP204

Nov 28 @ 11am, Mandalay Bay

Keep up to date with the latest capabilities that can help monitor resource performance while maximizing cost saving.

Track and Visualize Cost-Effectiveness of Your Workloads & KPI Targets, COP312

Nov 28 @ 11:30am, Mandalay Bay

Build your own Cloud Intelligence Dashboards to track your cost efficiency and answer key business questions. 

Considerations for using an AWS Enterprise Discount Program, ENT231-S

Nov 28 @ 12pm, Venetian

 Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of an EDP, determining your ideal annual commitment amount and span, how to maximize the benefits of an EDP while retaining flexibility, and how you can use CloudKeeper EDP+ for extended gains and flexibility.

Improving your AWS Cost Reporting, COP203

Nov 28 @ 12:30pm, Mandalay Bay

Learn how the latest launches in the cost and usage reporting space can help you make faster and better-informed decisions.

Scaling FinOps with a Holistic Approach to Resource Optimization, COP214-S

Nov 28 @ 3:30pm, Mandalay Bay

Explore the unique challenges related to optimizing workloads across each of hybrid cloud, containerized infrastructure, traditional IaaS, and managed services. 

Advanced Analytics with AWS Cost and Usage Reports, COP342

Nov 28 @ 5pm, Wynn

Learn how you can write your own CUR queries to analyze billing and usage for deeper insights.

Developing Cost Allocation Strategies of Your AWS Workloads, COP225

Nov 29 @ 8:30am, MGM Grand

Learn how you can analyze and allocate shared costs to business entities that are responsible for the spend.

Centralize Cost, Performance, and Security Optimization, COP223-S

Nov 29 @ 9am, Venetian

Join this session for an introduction to VMware Tanzu Intelligence Services, a family of products designed to optimize the cost, performance, and security of your modern applications.

A Cloud Cost Savings Spectacular, COP219-S

Nov 29 @ 11:30am, Wynn

CloudFix’s Stephen Barr and Rahul Subramaniam and AWS’s Darko Mesaroš and Steph Gooch pack this fun and fact-filled session with next-level tips for saving on AWS costs, optimizing infrastructure, and avoiding major mistakes that can accelerate spending. 

Optimize cost and performance and track progress toward mitigation ARC319

Nov 29 @ 1:30pm, MGM Grand

Join J.R. Storment, Yuriy Prykhodko, and Mike Graff to learn how organizations are using Cloud Intelligence Dashboards to optimize cost and performance, improve security and resiliency, and operate at scale in the cloud. 

Saving on AWS? If not, What are You Waiting for? COP218-S

Nov 29 @ 2:30pm, Venetian

Join CloudFix CEO Rahul Subramaniam to learn what holds companies back, and how to conquer the top obstacles to achieving AWS-recommended cost cuts.

Save Money & Increase Value Using the CFM Capability Assessment, GDS102

Nov 29 @ 3pm, MGM Grand

Learn how you can benchmark your CFM maturity against other AWS customers.

Learning backwards: Unconventional AWS learning through trivia, COM101

Nov 30 @ 1:30pm, Venetian

In this dev chat, try some of speaker Andrew Shieh’s favorite trivia techniques to find out. 

Building Your Own FinOps KPIs, COP206

Nov 30 @ 2:30pm, Wynn

Learn how you can evaluate cloud investment with KPIs that merge cloud cost and usage data with business success metrics.

Maximize Savings by Developing an AWS Purchase Strategy, COP210

Nov 30 @ 4pm, Wynn

Learn how you leverage AWS purchase options, e.g. Reserved Instances, Savings Plans, to align with your workload demand and business needs.

FinOps Related Events

Our members are going all out at AWS re:Invent for the FinOps community! Browse and click through events to register.

FinOps Foundation Events

Tuesday, November 28

Meet AWS Product leaders for Cost Explorer, CUR, Compute Optimizer, CUDOS and more
Rockhouse (Venetian) @ 12-3 pm - Register
Join the technical product and engineering leaders from Amazon Web Services (AWS) who develop and deliver the native FinOps suite of tools: Cost Explorer, CUR, Compute Optimizer, CUDOS and more. This is an office hours style event dedicated to diving deeper into FinOps practices in relation to AWS products. 


Las Vegas FinOps Roadshow - FinOps Foundation
Rockhouse (Venetian) @ 5-8pm - Register
Join the FinOps community for an evening of networking. Meet your peers in FinOps as well as the leadership team from the FinOps Foundation. You do not need to be attending AWS re:Invent to attend the Roadshow.

Member Events

Sunday, November 26

FinOps Leaders Dinner - ProsperOps & CloudZero
Delmonico Steakhouse (Venetian) @ 6-8pm - Register
.Join us at Delmonico Steakhouse on Sunday November 26th for delicious food and drink, networking with your peers, and hear from thought leaders in cloud financial management.

Monday, November 27

AWS re:Invent Breakfast - ProsperOps
Repeats: Nov 27, Nov 29, Nov 30 Canyon Ranch @ 7-8:30am - Register
Join us at the ProsperOps AWS re:Invent Headquarters inside Canyon Ranch at the Palazzo Spa. We’re hosting a private breakfast for attendees on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning.


Monday Night Football - Apptio
Allegiant Stadium Credit One Club @ 7:30-10:30pm - Register
Join Apptio Cloudability at the home of the Las Vegas Raiders. From the field’s sidelines, we will provide dinner and drinks while you network with your peers and the Raiderettes — all while the actual MNF game (Bears at Vikings) is playing on the big screen. 


Tuesday, November 28

AWS re:Invent Breakfast Burritos - ProsperOps
Cañonita (Venetian) @ 6:30-8:30am - Register
Join ProsperOps and your FinOps colleagues on the morning of Tuesday, November 28, for breakfast burritos. Kick off your day with a filling (and free) breakfast — away from the crowded conference floor.


High Roller Happy Hour - Unravel Data
High Roller Observation Wheel @ 3:30-5pm - Register
Elevate your perspective with Unravel Data at our exclusive networking reception during AWS re:Invent at the notable High Roller LINQ.


Top Golf - Vega Cloud
Top Golf Las Vegas @ 7:30-9:30pm - Register
Whether you're a golfing pro or just here for the vibes, join us for a night to remember. Connect with fellow FinOps enthusiasts, share insights, or simply unwind with some friendly competition. Bring your A-game, and let's make it a hole-in-one event!


AWS re:Invent After Hours - Harness
Flight Club (Venetian) @ 8:30-10:30pm - Register
Join Harness for an evening of cocktails, small bites, networking and dart fun from 8:30pm to 10:30 pm at Flight Club, inside the Venetian, on November 28th. Flight Club is the birthplace of the Social Darts® phenomenon and a multi-award-winning venue.


Wednesday, November 29

Special Tanzu CloudHealth Brunch & Learn - VMware
Canaletto Restaurant (Venetian) @ 10am-5pm - Register
We hope you will enjoy the track session, interactive learning experiences, and networking opportunities. This will run from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, including lunch from Noon to 2:00 pm with all day refreshments including wellness shots, espresso drinks, assorted pastries. 


Ternary @ Brewdog - Ternary
Brewdog @ 7-9pm - Register
Join Ternary and our partners for appetizers, drinks and ample networking opportunities with the very active FinOps community. 


Tanzu CloudHealth Customer/Partner Celebration - VMware
The Grand Canal Shoppes (Venetian) @ 7-10pm - Register
Please join us for an evening of fun and networking in celebration of our most loyal and valuable customers and partners, including D.J, special guest impersonators, sleight-of-hand illusionists, and dessert diva drag queen.


Meet us at the Mayfair (Supper Club) - SoftwareOne
The Mayfair Supper Club (Bellagio) @ 7-11pm - Register
Hosted by SoftwareOne, this exclusive VIP party is the perfect opportunity to relax and connect with industry experts and peers after a productive day at re:Invent.  


Swing into Savings: A FinOps Innovation Night - Lucidity
Top Golf Las Vegas @ 8-10pm - Register
Get ready for an extraordinary event that fuses business, innovation, and fun at the stunning Top Golf venue in Las Vegas. We promise engaging and informal discussions with industry thought leaders and like-minded peers.

FinOps After Dark - Finout
Center Bar (The Mirage) @ 8-11pm  - Register
The ultimate FinOps event in Vegas is back - FinOps After Dark! Ready for the highlight of your year? We are excited to bring back our most anticipated FinOps event, so get ready for an unforgettable evening of networking, fun, and drinks at Finout's signature event at AWS re:Invent 2023.