Kevin Derman


Kevin Derman is a Technology and Human Potential Evangelist. His favorite topic being the potential when these two forces are combined. Kevin has headed up the Partner and Channel Strategy both for Microsoft South Africa and IBM for the Sub Saharan Africa region. He has had various career experiences incorporating global corporates and entrepreneurial start-ups, including co-founding Infointeg, an Internet Start-up and being a motivational and business speaker. His presentations are engaging and deliver an eclectic mix of topics ranging from “the Psychology of Buying and Selling” to “Happiness – the never ending quest”. Kevin interest in Hypnosis and the power of the mind, adds a different dimension to his talks as well as his approach to business.

kevinpic smallSpending the past 15 years in the IT world,  Kevin is one of the very few IT people I know who is modest about his very diverse background and experience.

Although his IT experience includes working with major international companies (such as IBM and Microsoft), he has also had a career in scientific research, but the diversity does not stop there. Not many people can add a professional opera singing career to their list, but Kevin can. This IT/Scientific Researcher/Opera Singer holds the following degrees:

BSc, Honors and Masters in Sports Science
MBA from UCT’s Graduate School of Business

On his talks
Kevin’s talks turn a typically standard work function, into a fun and introspective event. His talks are aimed at elevating and enhancing both the company and the individuals involved. This makes his talks both unique and interesting.

I would highly recommend Kevin Derman for any corporate or team building event that you are looking to run. His presentation on emotional intelligence brings a new perspective to the workplace, and definitely exposes people to new concepts and ideas. He brings an element of fun to the proceedings.” Tony Abrahall General Manager First Distribution

Kevin Derman possess the rare combination of intellect, humility and humour bundled together in a talk that is highly informative. Kevin takes his audience through a logical and easy to follow journey that leaves the individual inspired and able to use the tools provided throughout the talk. I would highly recommend Kevin to any organisation.” Allon Raiz CEO Raizcorp

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