Derek Moore is a database professional with experience in software and services in utilities, telecommunication, manufacturing and energy. A subject matter expert in system analysis and systems engineering, who has successfully implemented enterprise solutions for multinational and national firms. A Professional Database Administrator and Systems Engineer in the Smart Meter and the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, Derek is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro who works in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Currently working for the largest IoT company in the world.

This blog shares ideas, experiences and research with the data community in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) and North Carolina, and is primarily dedicated to Information Technology Research and data analytics.  Derek is on Twitter and is a contributor on Stack Exchange and GitHub.  The articles posted are the expressed ideas, work, thoughts and opinions of the author and do not represent any company, group or individual.


Seventeen years of experience working in industry as a software and systems professional. Industry application experience includes meter data management, enterprise asset management, turnaround planning, plant maintenance, dispatch and tracking, supply chain management, content management and catalog maintenance. Industries include:

  • Petrochemical
  • Paper and Pulp
  • Utilities (Electric)
  • Telecommunication
  • Construction Materials


Local community engagement. Active in industry conferences, open source and open data communities to deliver agile real-world solutions to cities and municipalities. Member of the American Red Cross and active community volunteer.

  • Conferences
  • Technology Blogging
  • Open Data Initiatives
  • Open Source Community
  • Municipal, Non-profit and Government

IT Business
Business Solutions

Twenty years working directly with customers around the world to build solutions. Skilled and trained in bringing value to Information Technology (IT) investments and creating an IT value proposition for businesses.

  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Information Technology Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Project Management
  • Software Development Life Cycle
  • Database Design
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Analytics
  • Database Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • System Analysis
  • Information Technology Research


Information Technology (IT)

Information technology is the interaction between people, information and technology. When planning IT investments, it’s important that business value be the main driver for delivering solutions. When evaluating IT value, a business must look beyond a particular product or service and identify value using the following criteria:


  • Understand what value is to the business
  • Have a process to assess and define potential value


  • Find opportunities for IT to build success
  • Don’t be afraid to revisit business models and business processes
  • Have a plan to train and hire qualified people (IT and Business)


  • Create proactive and long-term processes
  • Create a sustainable Knowledge Management process
  • Continuously measure outcomes against expected results
  • Access value

Qualitative Presentation

  • Articulate discoveries
  • Tell an intriguing story
  • Be prepared to show proof and defend your research
  • Visualize data