12131 N 177th Circle Bennington, NE 68007
Derek Kruse serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Douglas Omaha Technology Commission (DOT…
Comm). DOTComm provides technical support and consulting to over 70 governmental entities in Omaha and Douglas County. Derek is responsible for driving operational IT excellence, delivering financial transparency and aligning IT strategy across city and county business objectives. Derek has over 15 years of business experience across multiple disciplines with a focus on process improvement, technology enablement, leadership and innovation. He formerly served as Global Process Integration Manager and Division CIO at IBM with a focus on process improvement, technology enablement and organizational optimization. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration from Creighton University where his academic interests include technology enablement and leadership. He speaks regularly at conferences regarding the power and effectiveness of Servant Leadership. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where he played varsity basketball for four years and an MBA from Emory’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, Georgia. He also serves on the board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Nebraska where they are working diligently for a cure. Derek, his wife Dana, and their two children are native Cornhuskers and live in Bennington, NE.