After flying to 40 countries and racing through a half-Ironman competition, Derek woke up one morning on the top of Kilimanjaro and saw the world in a new light. Soon after, Derek become a huge advocate of applying proven supply chain management principles into DevSecOps practices to improve efficiencies and sustain long-lasting competitive advantages. He currently serves as vice president and DevOps advocate at Sonatype. Derek is also the co-founder of All Day DevOps and the lead researcher behind the annual State of the Software Supply Chain report. He is a distinguished international speaker having delivered keynotes on modern software development and application security practices at AppSec USA, LASCON, NASA Goddard Cyber Expo, several DevOps Days.