Derek is a 38-year veteran of the Canadian tech space, having founded and lead publicly and privately firms in the mobile, IoT and Analytics market segments (PCS Wireless, Intrinsyc, Mobidia), as well as being a board member and angel/seed investor in many other tech firms. He has engaged in the VC community with board, advisory, and partnership positions (BC Discovery Fund, BC Advantage Fund, Quorum Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, ScaleUP Ventures). Derek has always taken a strong interest in the non-profit side of the tech community as a board member of AceTech, Wavefront, WinBC, DigiBC, and Vancouver Enterprise Forum. Derek has personally funded Science World’s Scientist in Residence Program, and Earth Justice. He has an Electrical Engineering degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.