Derek Schoettle is the GM of Watson Data Platform for the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform. He focuses on building and delivering an enterprise-ready public cloud data platform that serves the next generation of developers and applications. Derek joined IBM through the Cloudant acquisition where he led the company through a series of integral changes as the CEO. Derek brings disruptive technologies to market and drives growth through corporate strategy, business development, marketing and sales. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a BA in History from Dickinson College.