Data teams spend a lot of time measuring and optimizing the effectiveness of other teams. Unfortunately, we're not so great at doing this for ourselves. In this talk, we will dive into a big blind spot that a lot of data teams operate with–not knowing how much they're costing their business (now and in the future). Given how easy it is to rack up expensive bills in pay-as-you-go tools across the modern data stack, this can become a big problem for data teams, very fast. We'll discuss how to build cost monitoring capabilities (and why you should make this a priority), some of the challenges you will face along the way, and suggest ways to implement cost containment best practices into your workflows to drive cost accountability across your data team and company.


July 11, 2024

2:00 pm


2:35 pm

Union CDE

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Data Leadership & Strategy
Data Leadership & Strategy


Lindsay Murphy
Head of Data


Lindsay Murphy is a data leader with over 12 years of industry experience. She’s currently the Head of Data at Secoda–Secoda is the easiest way to explore, understand, and use data.

Lindsay has also led data functions at Toronto-based startups Maple and BenchSci, she is the host of the Women Lead Data podcast, co-founded the Toronto Modern Data Stack Meetup (2,000+ members), and created and teaches Advanced dbt at Uplimit.