Innovation Advisor
Derek Tan

Derek Tan

Regional Lead, Systems Development and Integration

Former Executive Director

Derek Tan is an entrepreneurial and innovative technologist with more than 20 years of executive-level experience as a business and technology leader. He has extensive experience in technology strategy, planning and roadmap development, project governance and management, solution design, operations, application development and business development over a diverse range of industries with full P&L responsibilities.

Derek is currently the regional leader for Idemia Asia Pacific (APAC) and oversees the Systems Development and Integration teams providing solutioning professional services, and project delivery and consultancy across Asia. He also leads the APAC Innovation Lab designing and developing innovative Augmented Identity for its customers in the digital and connected world.

Before joining Idemia, Derek was SenseTime’s Executive Director, Engineering and Professional Services for APAC. He was responsible for advancing SenseTime’s AI solutions across key verticals, ranging from Smart City to Smart Retail and Building development, by driving industry partnerships and continuous innovation within the organisation.

Prior to joining SenseTime, Derek held senior leadership positions in MNCs such as Johnson Controls, Tyco and ADT. He was also responsible for leading data-driven technology Centres of Excellence (CoE) across multiple markets and industries.

He holds a Computer Science degree from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from the University of Manchester.

Hear insights from Derek in our webinar: How Can Your Business Embrace the Future of Work Digitally