Executive Summary

Maximising your Cloud Investments: Developing a Practitioners’ Approach to Optimising Cloud Architecture & Design

Organisations today have grown their footprint in the cloud at an exponential pace, no longer only testing out the public cloud for non-critical workloads and data, but now, shifting core IT and full-scale development, as well as mission- critical production environments into hybrid cloud environments.

All around the world, tech teams constantly seek to maximise business value from their financial investments into the cloud. Top priorities extend beyond traditional technology parameters, which today often include the development of best practices in measuring and articulating the return of investments of a cloud-first strategy to the executive and board leadership, as well as gaining granular visibility into cloud service consumption by different parts of the business. Practitioners have also applied advanced cloud management techniques to achieve better outcomes in reducing wastage, improving cloud performance per dollar, ensuring regulatory compliance, and accelerating digital innovation and ecosystem partnerships.

This unique Think Tank invites top industry practitioners with decades of combined experience in Cloud engineering to exchange insights and share best practices for managing financial investments, tracking performance, and optimizing dollar cost to performance in cloud transformation. The council agenda will be augmented by useful frameworks and best practices recommended by the FinOps Foundation include developing a culture of financial accountability and optimization, implementing a framework for cost optimization, effective use of cloud financial management platforms, applying relevant financial governance frameworks, and developing chargeback or showback model.

Cloud Council Members 2023/2024

Tan Shui-Min

Chief Information Officer, National University of Singapore

Victor Chua

Division Head, Infrastructure & Platform Services, Technology Group, GIC

Alvin Lim

Group Technology and Information Security Director, Fullerton Health

Udara Dharmawansa

Chief Information Officer, Gill Capital

Adhunik Chug

Managing Director, UOB Bank

Vicky Abhishek

Vice President - Technology Services Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson

Sharon Ng

MF Chief Information Officer & Cluster Director, GovTech

Yap Chee Yuen

Group Chief Information Officer, Surbana Jurong

Alan Goh

Head Information Systems and Technology, Mapletree

Yan Mung Hou

Head, Group Technology, CapitaLand

Baskara Rao

Chief Technology Officer, Temasek

Peter Quek

CIO/Group Director IT, Land Transport Authority

Eddie Lim

Head, Data & Platform Management, Singtel

Joe Chiu

Vice President, Digital & Data Management Systems, Corporate IT & Technology, Changi Airport Group

Rudi Yong

Head of IT Infrastructure and Security, Singapore Post Limited

Joey Chua

Head of IT, Gulf Marine

Mary Wee

Director, Technology Infrastructure, CPF Board

Vincent Liang

Director, Group Technology, X-Press Feeders

Melvin Ong

Head of Technology, GuocoLand

Leon Lim

Head of Transformation, IT & Innovation, Hong Leong Finance Limited


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