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Faces in FinOps Podcast: Episode 3 with Dieter Matzion


“Faces in FinOps” is hosted by Jon Myer and powered by ProsperOps.

Episode 3 of the Faces in FinOps podcast features Dieter Matzion, Senior Cloud Governance Engineer at Roku.

In this episode, Jon chats with Dieter who shares how his extensive knowledge of cloud financial management greatly influenced his tenure at Google, Netflix, PayPal, Intuit, and now at Roku, where he continues to play a pivotal role in the continual evolution of public cloud services.

Dieter Matzion’s professional journey has been truly exceptional, and in this episode, he shares his remarkable odyssey with our host, Jon Myer. Commencing from his origins in database administration, Dieter’s career has transformed into a shining example of excellence in managing cloud finances.

During this conversation, we explore the crucial moments and experiences that have influenced Dieter’s trajectory. From his initial days constructing and optimizing databases to overseeing network operations at PayPal, his narrative is one of unyielding dedication to enhancing efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Tune in to discover how Dieter’s proficiency in managing cloud finances made a substantial impact during his tenure at Google, where he played a pivotal role in navigating the rapid expansion of public cloud services. Learn about his time at Netflix, where he spearheaded initiatives that yielded millions in savings on AWS expenses while optimizing cloud resources.

Dieter also shares invaluable insights from his four-year tenure at Intuit, where he spearheaded the Cloud Financial Management program, reducing wasteful spending and enhancing forecasting precision. He underscores the significance of leadership backing and its role in nurturing a thriving financial operations (Cloud FinOps) culture within organizations.

As the pioneer and sole Cloud FinOps recruit at Roku, Dieter Matzion continues to redefine the boundaries of cloud governance. Find out how he achieved an astonishing 2% forecast deviation using machine learning—a transformative development within the industry.

Join us for an enlightening dialogue that delves into the obstacles, best practices, and future directions of Cloud FinOps practitioners. Whether you are a seasoned industry professional or simply curious about the realm of cloud cost optimization, this episode provides invaluable insights for everyone.


Each episode of Faces of FinOps is a conversation with leading thought leaders in the cloud financial management space.

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