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Chief Experience Officer, DAHLIA+ INC.
Derek is a Chief Experience Officer at DAHLIA+ AGENCY and a ten-year veteran of the meetings and travel industry. He has an engaging communication style that helps make complex content approachable and new information stick, with a knack for building connections while identifying helpful technology solutions. He is a lauded speaker at industry events, having presented a wide range of topics including building a professional brand and engaging your professional network on LinkedIn , demystifying social media platforms, and guiding experts and laymen alike though the latest apps, tech gadgets, and marketing solutions. Over the years Derek’s curiosity and draw to technology, smart strategy, and design have earned him numerous accolades including The Emerging Leaders “EL” Award from the Chicago Association of Direct Marketing, 30 Under 30 Award by the Windy City Times, and various nods from The Davey Awards, W3 Awards, IAEE’s Art of the Show, and Trade Show Executive. A passionate philanthropist, Derek is dedicated to charitable causes, has served on rallies for EPIC (Engaging Philanthropy, Inspiring Creatives), and coached courses for the Dale Carnegie organization. Derek holds an honors degree in Marketing & Advertising from University of the Arts London and is a passionate traveler, foodie and yogi.« All Speakers