Derek Colley is the lead technical consultant for Optimal Computing (http://www.optimalcomputing.co.uk), a boutique data consultancy based in the UK NW helping clients troubleshoot, configure, plan and deploy their data platforms. He specialises in data integration and database performance optimisation, and is a PhD candidate with Staffordshire University, looking into methods of integrating artificially-intelligent query selection algorithms with the cost-based query optimiser.
In his spare time he enjoys building robots, going outdoors and spending time with his four children.
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