Jeffrey Sykes

Talk Abstract

Title: Escaping the Black Hole of Release Management


Why manually handle release management? It consumes entire teams, leaving no time for improvement or innovation. Escaping the gravitational pull of mundane tasks requires cultural change. This talk walks through incremental improvements possible while increasing the value you deliver to your team.


Jeffrey Sykes

Jeffrey Sykes


Jeffrey Sykes is the Director of WebOps at VML. Jeffrey leads a team of around 20 across VML’s North American offices. During his time at VML, Jeffrey has worked across many of VML’s largest clients supporting high-volume web sites utilizing many different technologies, including custom .NET sites, Sitecore, AEM (CQ) and custom Java applications. His assignments have included designing the server and cloud infrastructure for sites along with the actual implementation of the projects. As a team leader, Jeffrey has worked to help spread the adoption of DevOps methodologies across VML. Other projects include collaborative efforts to develop a company wide architectural assessments for all projects. Prior to VML, Jeffrey worked in various IT roles in Higher education. Outside of work, Jeffrey enjoys soccer, cooking and sharks.