How to Gain Control of Cloud Sprawl & Cost

Fall 2021

As cloud consumption increases within large corporations, thanks to Shift Left and highly distributed developer teams, cloud sprawl emerges quickly. Some are thinking about implementing shared pools to address developers going to cloud without cost optimization controls. During this roundtable we share a key Enterprise Cloud 2.0 Design topic: how to get control of cloud sprawl.

Speakers:

Sonny Baker is a Director of Cloud Architecture at Fidelity Investments within Fidelity Brokerage Technology. After spending a decade with Verizon Enterprise Solutions as a Professional Services Engineer, he joined Fidelity in 2016 to help modernize Fidelity Institutional’s Brokerage Systems. Sonny is an accomplished AWS Professional Architect with four AWS Certifications as well as an AWS SME. Sonny also leads Fidelity Brokerage Technology’s FinOps Center of Excellence.

 

Don is an accomplished leader in successfully developing and executing business and technology strategy.

Don is co-founder and CEO of Concourse, an emerging leader in public cloud management and governance services, as well as a Senior Advisor at McKinsey Corporation.

Don spent 28 years at Goldman Sachs, during which time he held senior leadership roles in Technology in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Don led the global technology division for Goldman from 2012 to 2016 and was named a partner of the firm in 2006 and Managing Director in 2000. Don was the CIO for Asia Pacific from 2001 to 2006 and served on the Asia management committee. Since relocating to the US in 2006, Don co-chaired the IBD Technology Investment Committee and was a member of the firm’s Firmwide Risk, Market Risk and Business Standards committee.

Don played an integral role in creating Goldman’s business systems architecture, algorithmic trading and risk management platform as well as leading strategic firm wide investments in VDI, Data architecture, AI and Cloud / Software Defined Infrastructure. He also created and led the teams responsible for the development of Symphony and Orbit which were subsequently spun out of the firm as broader industry platforms.

Within the technology industry, Don has been an active and vocal proponent of Open Source and Open Standards communities including acting as a founding board member of the Open Compute Project.

Don and his family reside in New York City where he is actively engaged in education and arts, serving on the board of the New York Foundation for the Arts, Columbia University School of Professional Studies, Marist College board of trustees and Teaching Matters.

Chitra Elango is a Senior Director at FannieMae leading the vulnerability management team. She is an Industry recognized Cyber Security Leader, Innovator and Evangelist in DevSecOps, Application Security and Vulnerability Management. Applying her development knowledge to security has made a huge impact in “moving security to the left”.

Vesko Pehlivanov leads Solution Architecture & Strategy at Sterling National Bank. Sterling National Bank specializes in the delivery of financial services and solutions to business owners, their families and consumers within the communities it serves through teams of dedicated and experienced relationship managers. In this role, Vesko is responsible for providing technical solutions designed to offer effectiveness, efficiency, evolvability, reliability, security, scalability, and resiliency across all security and infrastructure services.

Prior to that, Vesko worked at Credit Suisse for 10 years in various leadership roles in Infrastructure Architecture and Cyber Security across a global footprint of production, non-production and test environments. In his time at CS he introduced emerging technologies and innovative products in software defined networking, network virtualization, data center and cloud networking and security, threat management and incident response, security automation and orchestration, and others. In addition to working closely with Credit Suisse’s engineering and operations teams, Vesko also served as technical advisor to the Technology Investment Banking, Equity Research, and Prime Investments business units.

Vesko has an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University with concentration in Network Systems and Network Security. He is currently based in New York City.

Bruce Pinsky is a Distinguished Engineer in the Product Infrastructure and Reliability Engineering team at Intuit, Inc. with over 25 years of network experience. Mr. Pinsky leads the development of vision and strategy for the network supporting Intuit’s SaaS platform for products such as TurboTax Online and QuickBooks Online.

Mr. Pinsky is a Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) and is one of the earliest CCIEs (#1045) and CCDEs (#2007::0003).

Mr. Pinsky is co-author of the book Cisco Router Configuration: A Practical Introduction to Cisco IOS Configuration, 1st and 2nd edition and co-inventor of U.S. Patents 6,130,890, 6,870,851, 7,623,528, and 7,969,992, A Method and system for optimizing routing of data packets and U.S. Patent 7,733,798, Evaluation of network data aggregation.

Saritha Mankala is a Technology Director, Cloud Center of Excellence at Fannie Mae. She leads the Cloud Services Strategy, Engineering and Cost Optimization teams and helps drive the Digital Transformation, Cloud Enablement, and Migration journey. She advocates for process and cost efficiencies and time to market using automation and a shift left mindset.

Prior to Fannie Mae, she led cloud migration, software development and enterprise integrations initiatives for American Psychological Association (APA), Sprint/Nextel, and Northrup Grumman.

Saritha Mankala holds a master’s in Computer Science from George Mason University.

I am the Director of Public Cloud Engineering and a member of our Cloud Center of Enablement at Cigna.   I am responsible for our Public Cloud Foundational Engineering, FinOps, Policy as Code and Cloud Consultative Services across all of our Cloud Service Providers.

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