Derek is a senior technology expert with over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of technologies and industries. Derek is currently a Senior Cloud Architect at Asperitas Consulting. Derek is currently focusing on microservice architectures, cloud computing, and migrating applications to the cloud. Derek’s approach allows companies to increase speed to market while also increasing application availability. Derek routinely speaks at JavaOne, DevNexus, the Chicago Coders Conference, and many others. Derek’s books include the “The Java EE Architect’s Handbook” and “Microservices for Java EE Architects”.