Mr. Derek Collison is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer at Synadia Communications. He Founded and served as Chief Executive Officer at Apcera. An industry veteran and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems and enterprise computing, he has held executive positions at TIBCO Software, Google, and VMware. At TIBCO, he designed and implemented a wide range of messaging products, including Rendezvous and EMS. As TIBCO's SVP and Chief Architect, he led technical and strategic product direction and delivery. He co-founded the AJAX APIs group at Google and went on to VMware to design and architect the industry's first open PaaS, Cloud Foundry. With numerous software patents and frequent speaking engagements, he is a recognized leader in distributed systems design and architecture as well as emerging cloud platforms. He holds Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Maryland.