Derrick Harris

Derrick Harris


More About Derrick

Derrick Harris is the enterprise editor at a16z, managing the content workflow across the enterprise and American Dynamism teams.

He joined from VMware, where he managed editorial and content for the cloud-native Tanzu business unit. Prior to that, he managed various content marketing functions, among other things, at a handful of early-stage, growth-stage, and publicly traded enterprise software companies.

Derrick began his career as a journalist, first at a trade publication covering grid computing and high-performance computing. He made a name for himself covering cloud, data, and AI at the original incarnation of Gigaom. In addition to writing, he also ran content for the Gigaom Structure and Structure Data conferences, and occasionally appeared on national television to discuss these topics. More recently, he published his own enterprise IT newsletter and podcast.

Derrick has a B.A. in print journalism, and a J.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is an unabashed metalhead, a semi-avid reader, and still trains in muay thai.

Featured Content

  • AI Canon
    Derrick Harris, Matt Bornstein, and Guido Appenzeller

    A curated list of resources we’ve relied on to get smarter about modern AI, including generative AI, LLMs, and transformer models.

  • Data 50
    Jennifer Li, Sarah Wang, Jamie Sullivan, and Derrick Harris

    The Data50 are the 50 bellwether data startups across the most exciting categories in data, such as AI/ML, ELT and orchestration, and data observability.

go to top