The Data Chief | Episode 71

How to manage consumption creep in a cloud-based world

Raja Musunuru

Chief Product Officer


Current EpisodeEP71: How to manage consumption creep in a cloud-based world

Episode Overview

When it comes to investing, it’s been said that the biggest risk of all is not taking one. But for many of us, the prospect of figuring out how and where to smartly invest our money is overwhelming if not flat out confusing. TIFIN is a FinTech company focused on democratizing this process by matching investors to potential investments with AI. In this episode Raja Musunuru, the Chief Product Officer of financial tech leader TIFIN, covers a wide range of topics, from the importance of understanding customer needs, to promoting data fluency across an organization.

Key Moments: 

  • What is TIFIN? (00:55)
  • Raja’s unique perspective on technology, data, and products (12:01)
  • The costs of cloud computing (16:04)
  • Cloud governance and oversight (20:02)
  • Wider views on FinOps (21:22)
  • Optimizing the costs of multi-cloud operations (29:23)
  • Promoting data fluency (36:19)


Key Quotes

The best technology leaders tend to be good business leaders first.

You are the ultimate champion for the customer you're serving. And your focus has to become what needs to be done for that customer.

The convenience of provisioning services on demand is not meant to take away from the need for designing and building products that scale effectively.

The speed of learning determines the probability of success.




A Business leader who believes that Technology is a means to add value to Customers, the Company, its Employees and Shareholders.

Empathetic and Compassionate Leader with the motto - Be More Human than the Day Before. Builds Collaborative and Empowering Cultures.

Passionate in building business savvy technology teams that deliver innovative solutions to drive growth & profits, optimize performance, improve service quality and reduce operating expense.

Develops exceptional relationships with peers, customers and providers with an exemplary ability to partner and develop winning alliances.

Proven change agent with a healthy distaste for maintaining status quo and a relentless focus on continuous improvement.

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