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Tom Gerhard

Tom Gerhard
Vice President, Performance Engineering,


Tom Gerhard (@TomGerhard) is VP, Performance Engineering at, where he is a key advocate for front-end WPO R&D initiatives, among other duties. His interest in front-end performance optimization was sparked “way back when” by a site that rendered slowly in IE 4, and has continued to grow since then.


Murray Hill East
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As VP of Performance Engineering at, Tom Gerhard has examined countless infrastructure changes using synthetic monitoring data. This talk will demonstrate how this data has allowed to evaluate domain sharding using hostname overrides, evaluate infrastructure changes, as well as run tests for diagnostic purposes. Read more.