Derrick Magdefrau

Growth Office
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Meet Derrick

Derrick is a manager on the Ideaticians team focusing on product and innovation solutions with artificial intelligence. He oversees Armanino’s AI Lab, a consulting resource designed to assist with and accelerate the adoption of AI technology. Derrick partakes in the ideation process of uncovering business process problems and developing solutions for our clients and industries.

After graduating with degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, Derrick worked as an R&D chemist where he focused on improving a number of advanced scientific instruments. After two years in a lab coat, he went on to attain an MBA and a M.S. in electrical engineering where he specialized in control system theory and machine learning. Over the last two years, Derrick has leveraged this diverse skillset and unique perspective to teach organizations how to capitalize on their data to develop sustainable, competitive advantages.

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Professional History


  • Certified Conversational AI Developer – Rulai, Inc.


  • Small Business Development Center, San Luis Obispo
  • Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories


  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Industries Served
Derrick's Thought Leadership
Q&A: How Workday ERP Uses AI to Revolutionize Your Business Operations
Seize the power of AI in Workday to easily automate tasks, make data-driven decisions and propel your business forward.

June 07, 2024
Biden’s AI Executive Order Creates Opportunities for Business Leaders
Use the new guidelines to start answering key AI questions about your people, technology and compliance.

November 10, 2023
Transform Your Healthcare Operations With Technology & AI
Learn how partnering with AI can help you increase productivity, make better decisions and achieve greater outcomes.

June 01, 2023