NextAct Labs , Founder
Derek is the Founder of NextAct Labs, a global consultancy focused on leveraging the most promising technology to drive game changing innovation with the world’s top companies.
Previously, Derek was the Group Director of Strategy & Commercialization for Coca-Cola North America. There he led a team who developed the largest retail fleet in the world that accepts NFC mobile payments. He also defined the digital strategy for the division, launched a seamless payment & loyalty platform leveraging Apple Pay & Android Pay, and launched mobile point of sale (mPOS) products into Coca-Cola’s commercial bundle.
With hands on experience across 4 continents, Derek has been a featured speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Viva Technology Paris, Money 20/20, IoT World Santa Clara, and IoT, Blockchain and AI Expo Berlin.