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March 2021

FINOPS Foundation expands its presence with launch of French Group

San Francisco, Calif. & Paris, France - March 9th, 2021 The FinOps Foundation, the non-profit organization, and the French Cloud FinOps Meetup announced today that they are joining forces to advance FinOps to francophone audiences.

The FinOps Foundation is the Linux Foundation’s non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the discipline of FinOps and Cloud Financial management through best practice, education and standards. It is currently 3000+ member strong, representing over 1200 companies.

The French Cloud FinOps Meetup, created independently in 2018, is 500+ member strong and is one of the largest FinOps practitioners communities in the world. It organizes monthly meetups, and publishes best practice frameworks, surveys and content under finops.world

Under the agreement, the French Cloud FinOps Meetup will become the 1st language- and geography- specific Special Interest Group (SIG) within the FinOps Foundation and will donate its assets to FinOps Foundation. Its members will be offered to join the FinOps foundation with all associated benefits, including the ability to join any FinOps Foundation group or project. 

“This agreement is great news for the francophone FinOps community, as it will enable us to increase the breadth and depth of our activities by leveraging the FinOps foundation’s infrastructure, programs, reach and contents, while continuing to develop original, French specific meetups and contents. It allows our members to join a larger, worldwide community, while preserving our ability to address francophone, French and European issues – such as a focus on cloud value and digital sustainability” said Antoine Lagier, co-founder of the French Cloud FinOps Meetup and finops.world. 

The new French FinOps SIG will be governed by a Senior Advisory Board composed of Client executives and FinOps, Cloud & green IT luminaries. Its daily activities are managed by a small, open group of volunteers, one of them joining the FinOps Technical Advisory Committee as a permanent member to ensure alignment.

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