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FinOps Foundation

The FinOps Foundation is a non-profit trade association made up of FinOps practitioners around the world.

Grounded in real world stories, expertise and inspiration for and by FinOps practitioners, the FinOps Foundation is focused on codifying and promoting cloud financial management best practices and standards to help the community members and their teams become better at cloud financial management.

FinOps Educational Activities

In 2019, the FinOps Foundation will undertake a variety of community and educational initiatives including:

O’Reilly FinOps Book: The foundation will be collaborating with O’Reilly Media on a first of its kind book on the practice of FinOps and Cloud Financial Management. The book will be published in late 2019.

  • FinOps.Org community website: FinOps.org will be launched on the 26th of February. FinOps.org delivers real-world stories, expertise, and inspiration for and by FinOps leaders and practitioners—all aimed at helping the community members and their teams become better at cloud financial management.
  • FinOps Certification: A series of persona-based certifications (Finance, IT, Executive, etc) learning tracks will be published in 2019 culminating in a vendor and cloud-agnostic FinOps certification.
  • FinOps.Org community website: FinOps.org will be launched on the 26th of February. FinOps.org delivers real-world stories, expertise, and inspiration for and by FinOps leaders and practitioners—all aimed at helping the community members and their teams become better at cloud financial management.


Legal Structure of the Foundation

FinOps Foundation is a member-based non-profit trade association. It will be seeking 501(c)(6) designation from the IRS as a tax-exempt trade association. It has a board of directors and three classes of members: general members, charter members and cloud service provider members. Charter members contribute to the standards and best practices that the Foundation publishes and are more likely to engage in thought leadership via speaking or contributing to the FinOps canon of knowledge.

The founding FinOps Foundation board is made up of:

Mike Fuller, Principal Systems Engineer at Atlassian (member director)
Jason Fuller, Head of Cloud Management & Operations at HERE Technologies (member director)

J.R. Storment, Co-Founder at Cloudability (ex-officio director)
The Foundation intends to extend board seats for broader industry representation in 2019.

History of the Foundation
The FinOps Foundation was born out of Cloudability’s quarterly Customer Advisory Board meetings where many cloud practitioners expressed the need for a community of practitioners to discuss best practices beyond vendor tooling. Very few people know how to implement FinOps in an organization, and there’s not yet a commonly agreed set of published principals.

Cloudability wanted to provide a forum where all practitioners of FinOps could learn from each other. So, in February 2019, it helped to found the FinOps Foundation (F2) with assistance in underwriting legal and administrative fees.

The Foundation is now made up of over 350 independent industry experts from over 173 companies as diverse as Nationwide, Spotify, Nike, MIT, Atlassian, HERE Technologies, Australia Post, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Just Eat, Pearson, Sainsbury’s, Middle East Broadcasting Company, Tabcorp, Autodesk, Neustar, with dozens more joining each week.

Join the FinOps Foundation
If you are leading with the FinOps approach or want to start learning more join us today.

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https://www.finops.org/membership/

 

Online/Virtual Course Privacy Terms

The FinOps Foundation [course] is interactive in nature and is conducted in a virtual (Zoom-based) environment. Accordingly, certain information that you have provided to Zoom will be shared with the FinOps Foundation, the trainer and other attendees. Zoom may provide details that you have provided including your name, email address or the phone number you use to dial in. You may be able to limit the information Zoom provides by editing your Zoom profile, but during this course any information you do include will be seen by all who attend. Please see https://zoom.us/privacy for further details.

 

This course will be recorded for training and development purposes. It will be shared only with FinOps Foundation members who are preparing for instruction or developing course related material. All Foundation ground rules apply with respect to the sharing of private information.

 

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