As a part of Council’s Planning and Innovation team Derek leads the assessment of innovative opportunities, development of strategies and supports Council and ICT Business and portfolio planning. Working across all areas of Council to better understand and leverage information assets Derek led the development of Council’s Open Data strategy and involvement in a number of successful hackathons. Collaborating with a number of other South East Queensland Local Governments Derek is the Australian network representative on the Open and Agile Smart Cities taskforce, a global initiative connecting over 115 cities.
Derek began his career in IT Recruitment in Sydney and Hong Kong before moving to and settling in Brisbane. Prior to joining Council Derek spent 8 years at Gartner supporting government and commercial clients better leverage technology investments for business outcomes.