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Derek Collison

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder & CEO, Apcera and Member Board of Directors, Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Founder & CEO, Apcera and Member Board of Directors, Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

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Apcera

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Google
XPRIZE
XPRIZE

Positions

Founder & CEO Apcera March 2012 - present
Member Board of Directors Cloud Native Computing Foundation January 2016 - present
Innovation Board Member XPRIZE April 2015 - present
Technical Fellow Rakuten July 2012 - December 2014
CTO, Chief Architect Cloud Application Platforms VMware August 2009 - February 2012
Technical Director Google Inc. October 2004 - August 2009
SVP and Chief Architect TIBCO Software Inc. September 2003 - September 2004
Vice President and Chief Architect TIBCO Software Inc. 1999 - 2003
Senior Software Engineer TIBCO Software Inc. 1993 - 1999
Software Engineer Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab 1990 - 1992

Education

University of Maryland Baltimore County Computer Science 1986 - 1990
South Carroll High School 1982 - 1986

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Avery Lyford
Member Board of Directors, GoGrid and Executive Chairman, Qubell.
Great experience as CEO and as a technical leader
Kishore Jethanandani, MBA, MA, MPhil,
Chief Analyst, eyeCam LLC. Obsessed with the business of innovation. Current focus is wearables and the Internet of Things.
Derek has an awesome track record as a technology executive with innovative brand name unicorns. His successful record as a founder at Apcer ... a has a make him a much-sought advisor. I worked briefly at Apcera and learned a great deal about the breakthroughs achieved in distributed systems achieved by his start-up. His ability to articulate technology innovations is outstanding.
Denis Podorozhny
Business Development Manager, Eastern Peak Software. Previously Regional Sales Manager, Salesforce.
Tod Nielsen
We worked together  •  CEO, Heroku. Previously Co President, VMware. University of Washington grad.
He has a great balance of technical skills and business acumen. He is a perfect adviser to the start up community focused on the enterprise ... ...
Cindy Warner
We worked together  •  Managing Partner, Cloud Strategy, Solutions and Salesforce.com Global Practice Lead, IBM.
Derek is super smart, fantastic collaborator, and incredible kind!

Tod Nielsen
CEO, Heroku. Previously Co President, VMware. University of Washington grad.
Tod has an amazing ability to understand what it takes to go from startup to a scaleable and profitable business. His advice is priceless on ... moving from that adolescent stage of a new company to being a sustainable one.

Susan Lehman
We worked together  •  Founder and CEO, Rockpoint Public Relations. Enterprise Tech PR Strategist and Brand Builder
Susan is great to work with, always on the ball and incredibly detailed and passionate.