Since 2002, Derek has championed the use of creativity as a serious business tool to allow organisations of all sizes to realise their full potential. His work encompasses innovation strategy, creativity masterclasses, facilitating continuous innovation and speaking.
Derek is an international speaker, having delivered his Creativity messages in places from Mexico City to Mashhad and London to Lilongwe. He has articles published in diverse places such as the Hindustan Times and the Malawi Guardian as well as the United Nations.
One of his papers was published by the ICFAI University Press in India as part of a reference book Ideas, Creativity and Innovation. Derek’s article on predicting the future ‘Predicting the future and focusing your innovation program’ was also published in October 2008 in the Asia Pacific Tech Monitor, a United Nations online journal.
Derek is a member of the mastermind group for the Design Interaction course at the Royal College of Art and Design in The Hague, speaking at their inaugural 2007 Mastermundo event and recently took part in the CNBC programme The Business of Innovation. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Social Innovation Creativity and Change.