Derek Collison is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apcera March 2012.
An industry veteran and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems and enterprise computing, Derek has held executive positions at VMware, Google and TIBCO Software.
As Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect of Cloud Application Platforms at VMware, he co-founded the cloud computing group and designed and architected Cloud Foundry, the industry’s first open PaaS.
During Derek's time at Google, he co-founded the AJAX APIs group.
Prior to Google, Derek spent more than a decade at TIBCO, where he designed and implemented a wide range of messaging products, including Rendezvous and EMS. As TIBCO’s Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, Derek led technical and strategic product direction and delivery.
Derek is a sought after speaker and collaborator. Derek holds more than 20 software patents and is a recognized leader in distributed systems design and architecture, as well as emerging cloud platforms.
Derek earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Founder & CEO
Mar 1, 2012 - Current (over 4 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (2)Update
B.S., Computer ScienceJun, 1986 - Jun, 1990
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