Derek Shiell leads the Edge Innovation function at Verizon Digital Media Services. This division focuses on new and emerging areas around IoT, Multi-Access Edge Computing, and Edge/Serverless Compute. Derek has been with Verizon Digital Media Services and Edgecast for the past 8 years. Prior to leading the Edge Innovation function, Derek was the Director of Engineering for the Edgecast CDN. Derek has a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University where he focused on Audio-visual speech recognition and biometrics, and face alignment/tracking.