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Derrick Huang

Senior Director, Innovation

Senior Faculty,
Science of Strategy

Derrick began his career as a technologist at various Internet startups, designing and developing software, leading project teams, and selling software products and services to a variety of Fortune 500 clients. He has extensive IPL and independent experience serving clients across the healthcare landscape—pharma, insurance, and hospital systems. His recent engagements have centered around helping large companies build “innovation labs” to develop startup-like innovation capabilities and helping his clients undertake digital transformations that include culture change in addition to technology and capability shifts. The IPL clients he has recently served include BASF, Ericsson, Pfizer and Verizon.

Derrick has advised both large companies and startups on a variety of topics including innovation, lean operations, data analytics and digital strategy. Derrick was formerly a consultant at McKinsey & Company, leading initiatives on innovation, competitive intelligence, strategic-decision making, and wargaming. His 15+ years of professional experience in management consulting, venture capital, and software development have given him a unique and broad perspective on strategy and operations, best practices in innovation and organizational transformation. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.

In his spare time, Derrick can occasionally be found at a poker table, but his primary passion is exploring every nook and cranny of NYC with his wife and two children.

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