Derek Moore is an IT 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, he’s a student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro studying business analytics (Note to UNCG students and faculty:  For information on my graduate research, go to my profile ePortfolio in Canvas

UNCG Students:  If you are interested in building a team for an analytics competition or conference presentation, please let me know.  I’m primarily focused on getting UNCG Bryan School students national exposure.  It’s important that we get recognized!  I’m very dedicated to getting our program recognized for its excellence).

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 research in electronics, data processing, data sensing, data visualization and data analytics.  He continually works to provide data science and machine learning strategies for industrial level processes.

Professionally, Derek has over 20 years of global customer service and technical experience in platform architecture, software, hardware and networking infrastructure.

Derek is on Twitter and ResearchGate and is a contributor on Stack Exchange and GitHub.   Also, connect with him on LinkedIn for more content. The articles posted are the expressed ideas, work, thoughts and opinions of the author and do not represent any company, group or individual.


Twenty 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.  Tasked with understanding complex business requirement and application solutions.  Industries include:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Paper and Pulp
  • Utilities (Electric)
  • Telecommunication
  • Construction/Manufacturing


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
  • Diversity in Tech
  • Open Source Community
  • Municipal, Non-profit and Government

IT Business
Business Solutions

Twenty years working directly with customers around the world to build solutions.  Experienced in strategic customer service and engagement.  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 Intelligence/ETL
  • Data Integration
  • System Analysis
  • Information Technology Research
  • Data Science for Industrial and System Engineering


Career Interests and Focus

  • Data Analytics
  • Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electrification – Vehicles  (Deep Learning)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Big Data
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Smart Cities
  • Computer Vision
  • Community-Based Crime Analytics and Reporting
  • Smart Security

Personal Interests and Hobbies

  • Ultra running and trail running
  • Hiking and camping
  • Travel
  • Community Volunteering
  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Emergency Preparedness

Research Mission Statement (Updated:  4/9/2019)

To drive business value through research in information technology.

Research Objective and Goal – 2nd Iteration (Updated: 10/27/2019)

Develop effective ways to use technology for improving business processes, increasing profits, and enhancing the lives of individuals.