Purpose. Direction. Motivation. Insights from the Middle.

Episode 6 - Derrick Edwards

July 04, 2022 Season 1 Episode 6
Purpose. Direction. Motivation. Insights from the Middle.
Episode 6 - Derrick Edwards
Show Notes

Derrick Edwards is a DoD Chief Technologist for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) US
Public Sector. Mr. Edwards serves as a technical expert and provides guidance and
direction to all customers across the Department of Defense. In his previous role at
HPE, he focused on edge compute solutions across the Public Sector.
Mr. Edwards joined HPE in Dec, 2019. Prior to joining HPE, he served as a Technical
Director and Program Manager at General Dynamics Information Technology, primarily
focused on leading personnel and delivering technology to Army and Defense
programs around the world.
Prior to his service at GDIT, Mr. Edwards was the Army Chief Technology Officer,
responsible for being the primary interface to IT and cybersecurity industry partners
and identifying key technologies for future utilization to improve the Army enterprise.
Currently, the Army utilizes four capabilities that were developed from key
technologies that he identified. Mr. Edwards was a career active duty Army officer with
over 25 years of unique military experience of 360-degree leadership and applying the
latest technology solutions for Federal decision makers to access the right information
at the point of need.
Mr. Edwards attended Grantham University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in
Multidisciplinary Studies, and then an MBA while serving on active duty in the Army.
He has also received graduate certificates in data science and cybersecurity.
Mr. Edwards currently resides with his wife Pamela in Tampa, FL and they have two adult

Websites of interest:
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