Skytap Executive to Speak on DevOps at EMEA’s Largest Cloud Expo

SEATTLE, Wash. – June 16, 2015Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand Environments as a Service (EaaS), today announced one of its top executives will sit on a special panel discussion on “Inspiring Innovation through Collaboration” at the Cloud World Forum on June 24-25, 2015 in London, UK. Skytap’s Vice President of IT Operations, Paul Farrall will take the stage at the forum’s first ever DevOps & Containerisation Theatre alongside industry experts to provide insights on DevOps’ role in a changing culture.

Enterprises are increasingly looking to adopt a DevOps approach in order align both development and IT operations teams around eliminating constraints that can cause software releases to be delivered late, or with poor quality in production. This year’s Cloud World Forum will focus on this shift, and is designed to help educate IT decision makers on how to make the transition to DevOps. To succeed, organizations must overcome numerous organizational, cultural, and process challenges such as cultural resistance to change, lack of executive understanding and support, and acquiring the right skills and tool sets. In his presentation, Farrall will share best practices with attendees for easing the path to DevOps. His insights come from expertise in heading IT operations at Skytap, and his past experience leading a DevOps transformation initiative at Big Fish Games.

Panel Discussion: Inspiring Innovation through Collaboration

Who: Paul Farrall, Vice President of Operations at Skytap; Matt Smith, Operations Manager at British Gas; Simon Parkes, IT Infrastructure Architect at Ordnance Survey; and Len Padilla, Vice President Product Strategy at NTT Communications

What: The panel will deliberate over questions around DevOps implementation including:

  • How can organizations align the different priorities of Operations and Development teams?
  • What does breaking down the ‘cultural shift’ really mean within organizations?
  • What should IT leaders know about their role in simplifying the DevOps collaboration process?
  • How does DevOps speed up application delivery?

When: Wed., Jun 24, at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Olympia Grand, London, UK

Attendees can also stop by Skytap’s stand, #B95, to hear more about the company’s DevOps Consulting Practice and professional services offerings, which help guide IT organizations and empower customers as they begin their DevOps journey. To learn more about how Skytap and DevOps fit, please visit:

About Skytap, Inc.

Skytap provides Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS) to transform the software development lifecycle and help customers deliver better software, faster. Today’s enterprise is challenged to continuously deliver new customer-facing applications, while overcoming increasing change and complexity in IT infrastructures. Our customers use Skytap to manage, share, deploy and decommission on-demand environments that contain everything needed to collaborate at each phase of the SDLC, without unnecessary costs and project delays due to manual configuration and dependencies. Enterprise IT organizations maintain full visibility and cost control, while allowing dev and test teams to self-provision labs and share complex environments with ease, for a lasting boost to agile DevOps initiatives. To try Skytap and learn more, visit

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