Derek Top, Senior Analyst & Research Director, Opus Research
Derek Top is Senior Analyst and Research Director for Opus Research, a diversified advisory firm tracking Conversational AI, Conversational Intelligence, and Intelligent Authentication technologies. For more than 20 years, he has been covering transformative technologies and producing top-notch business events. Prior to Opus, he was senior editor and program director at GreenBiz Group. There he helped produce the VERGE conference series and wrote about how the convergence of mobile and digital technologies are driving innovation for smart energy and sustainability. Top also served as senior associate editor with Optimize magazine and InformationWeek covering business technology and enterprise IT trends for CMP Media and UBM. Before joining CMP, Top was managing editor with Streaming Media, Inc.