Riva Rock Star: Derek Bond, Systems Architect and Developer

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Derek Bond
Systems Architect and Developer

Tell us a little about yourself

I am originally from Cape Breton Island and now reside along the scenic Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia with my wife Dara, son Andrew, and daughter Ashtyn.

I have spent nearly 20 years in the software industry and I operated my own software company for 10 years before joining the team at Riva. I am also a composer and a member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada.

I have been in the infrastructure and product development departments at Riva for 3 years as a systems architect, server administrator and developer. Also, as Riva’s CRM Administrator, Marketo Administrator and Riva for Marketo Product Manager, I get to work with our amazing and diverse sales and marketing teams on CRM processes and Riva’s overall marketing initiatives.

I am very fortunate to get to work with such a talented team every day, including my beautiful wife Dara, and to be immersed in all of these exciting technologies.

Give us a little more insight into Derek…

  1. If you had to be trapped in a television show for a month, which show would you choose?
    Star Trek, so I could travel the galaxy.
  2. If you could have any one skill or talent that you don’t already possess, what would it be and why?
    To be able to fly like Superman.
  3. If you could do any job in the world for one day, what would it be?
    Physicist.
  4. If you could live in any period of history, when would it be and why?
    Now. I think we are living at an absolutely extraordinary time!
  5. What’s rocking your world this month?
    Edvard Grieg, Lawrence Krauss, neutrinos, running and training for longer runs in the spring, hiking, snowshoeing and playing in the snow with my family.

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