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Derek from Minnesota is working to transform Minnesota by ‘developing innovative solutions to address Minnesota's technological and data challenges.’.

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Derek Rucker is a driven and innovative entrepreneur who possesses a keen understanding of technology and data. With extensive experience in bringing new SaaS products to the market, Derek's knowledge of data security, software architecture, and cloud computing makes him a valuable asset to the transformation of Minnesota. He has successfully set up HIPAA-compliant web servers and databases in the cloud, ensuring the safety and privacy of sensitive information.

Beyond his technical expertise, Derek is well-versed in venture funding from both the investor and entrepreneur perspectives. This knowledge allows him to navigate the world of commercial real estate finance and strategy, providing invaluable insights for Minnesota's business community. Derek's deep understanding of data analytics, encompassing ensemble methods, Bayesian statistics, neural networks, and deep learning, positions him perfectly to address the challenges and opportunities presented by big data in the state.

As an architect and creator of customer-facing applications and secure internal databases, Derek is skilled in the development of solutions that meet the evolving needs of Minnesota's residents. Fluent in R and Python, with working knowledge of various programming languages, he possesses the technical prowess to address complex technological integration challenges. Moreover, his expertise in data security ensures the protection of personal information and promotes trust in the use of technology throughout the state.

Overall, Derek Rucker's entrepreneurial drive, technical expertise, and deep knowledge of data science make him an ideal candidate to unite and transform Minnesota. His proficiency in startup strategy, finance, and business intelligence, coupled with his ability to bridge the gap between technology and data security, positions him as a key figure in propelling Minnesota's growth and prosperity. With Derek's contributions, Minnesota can embrace the opportunities of the digital age while safeguarding the privacy and security of its residents.

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Derek's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Derek’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Derek will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Derek’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Derek often prefers to minimize unknowns, striving to understand the rationale behind everything.


OVERVIEW:

Derek tends to be fairly skeptical of pitches, so be prepared to back up any claims you make with solid data, rather than just personal experience. They may ask a lot of questions; take them one at a time and answer thoroughly and thoughtfully.

What comes naturally to Derek

  • Questioning a lack of logic and analysis

  • Feeling annoyed by an exaggeration

  • Doubting the authenticity of an advertisement or sales pitch


COMMUNICATON:

Make sure to use data when trying to prove your point. Expect Derek to challenge you, and be prepared to present proven facts and statistics instead of stories and anecdotes.

When speaking to Derek

  • Be prepared for pushback

  • Don't get offended if they ends the conversation abruptly

  • Stay objective rather than emotional


MOTIVATION:

Derek is motivated by curiosity and accuracy. He will thrive in situations where he can solve problems using logic and creativity. Derek always strives for accuracy and can work through seemingly impossible scenarios, especially when others may be skeptical.

What motivates Derek

  • Proven solutions

  • Competence & skill

  • Eliminating waste and inefficiency


WORK:

Derek is naturally authoritative and thinks practically when faced with conflict. He will gravitate toward similarly assertive people who share his ideals and lofty goals.

When working with Derek

  • Support any claims with proof

  • Offer blunt constructive criticism

  • Process conflict logically

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Derek’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Derek’s online activity.

Finance

Strategy

Software Development

Software Architecture

Cloud Computing

Venture Funding

Startup Strategy

Software Architecture

Database Architecture

Product Management

Program Management

Technology

Programming Languages

Data Security

Data Science

Entrepreneur

Architect

Analytics

Chief Data Scientist

Advanced Technology

Development

Chief Operations Officer

Co-Founder

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Finance

Strategy

Software Development

Software Architecture

Cloud Computing

Venture Funding

Startup Strategy

Software Architecture

Database Architecture

Product Management

Program Management

Technology

Programming Languages

Data Security

Data Science

Entrepreneur

Architect

Analytics

Chief Data Scientist

Advanced Technology

Development

Chief Operations Officer

Co-Founder

Leadership

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

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How can Derek extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

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Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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