Solutions Architect, Cisco
Derek is one of the original authors of the Tidal Enterprise Scheduler, Tidal Software’s flagship enterprise job scheduling product, and served as Distinguished Engineer for Tidal Software (formerly OCS) before Tidal’s acquisition by Cisco in 2009. Derek designed and developed partner certified adapters for major ERP packages including SAP R/3, PeopleSoft, Oracle Applications, JD Edwards, Lawson and BaaN, as well as other application integrations including Informatica, SAS, SAP BW, Tivoli Storage Manager, Veritas, Amisys, Speedware’s AMXW, VMWare and Actuate e-Reporting. During the last 23 years, Derek has contributed to the development of four generations of job scheduling and automation solutions for many platforms that include Windows, UNIX (Solaris, AIX, HP-UX), MPE/iX, Linux, z/OS (MVS, OS/390) and Windows.
Prior to joining the Tidal team, Derek was a member of the Financial Systems Group at ROLM Corporation developing their Payroll system and was a research fellow and statistical computing consultant for the Oregon Research Institute.
Derek holds a BA degree with distinction from Stanford University (1983) and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He subsequently earned his MS degree from the University of Oregon (1986).