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Derek DykensAs a trusted advisor, Derek partners closely with some of the biggest and most innovative names in retail on their evolving business priorities. He is focused on improving the customer experience through digital, empowering store associates with the right technology and enabling retail teams to do more with the investments they have already made. Additionally, Derek can offer a fresh perspective on what other retailers are doing and the current trends he is seeing across the industry.

Prior to this role, Derek was working for Target Corporation in Minneapolis leading key technology projects and aligning future technology investments to Target’s digital roadmap. He also spent two years at Lexmark International as a Retail Consultant reducing operational costs for North American and European retailers.

Derek is based in New York City and has been with Cisco for 4 years. His passion for emerging technologies, disruption within retail and world travel keeps him on his toes. Taking on new challenges in both his personal life and career have always created a positive energy that is contagious to those he is around.


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