Starting his career in 1991, Derek brings with him an extensive track record in the industry. Prior to joining CenturyLink, Derek has held leadership positions in IPsoft, Dimension Data, Sun Microsystems, EDS and IBM. This includes having him oversee the regional teams to tackle customers’ business, IT and security needs, as well as charting important business strategies to drive sales and partnerships. His visionary leadership has proved to be valuable across his appointments.
Derek helped many enterprises to transform their IT environment to be more agile aligning to the business needs. This is possible with his experiences in applied engineering on architecture oversight, improved IT service management, filtering business issues, policies and practices governing the environment that will meet the changing expectations for pressing business and IT and security challenges.
Derek is also an accomplished communicator, being regularly invited to provide consultation or speeches at events such as outsourcing seminars, TCO seminars, IT strategy meetings, and symposiums across Asia Pacific. Derek brings to the table solid technical expertise and strong communication skills. His technical expertise include, but not limited to, Managed Services, IT Outsourcing, Cloud and Cyber Security.