Riva Rock Star: 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…
- 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.
- 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.
- If you could do any job in the world for one day, what would it be?
- 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!
- 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.