Derek Watkins

Derek Watkins

Company: Opengear

Job Title: Vice President of Sales, EMEA & India

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Derek Watkins, Vice President of Sales EMEA & India leads the Opengear partnerships and marketing strategies in EMEA and has been responsible for driving year upon year growth since taking on this position four years ago. Derek has over 25 years of sales and sales management experience and before Opengear, Derek was Sales Director EMEA for Server Technology where he developed and implemented the company’s sales and marketing strategy and led sales of power distribution and monitoring solutions for the critical facilities market. Prior, he held senior roles within several specialist data center organizations, where he forged his extensive experience in the sector. Derek excels at developing growth strategy, working with global key accounts and building relationships across all market sectors

Derek Watkins Seminars

  • Smart Thinking For Next Generation Data Centre Resiliency Wed 5th Oct 13:40 - 14:10

    Smart Thinking For Next Generation Data Centre Resiliency

    The data centre is getting faster, denser and more complex. Opengear’s Derek Watkins, VP EMEA, examines how new smart technologies can help meet the demands of the transition while building new levels of resiliency. The cloud revolution and other trends such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and the Internet of Everything (IoE) have had a dramatic impact on the data centre landscape. The demand for centrally managed IT capacity has led to worldwide data centre space expected to grow from 1.58 billion square feet in 2013 to 1.94 billion square feet by 2018 according to IDC.


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    Wed 5th Oct 13:40 to 14:10

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