Derrick Harris

Derrick Harris


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Derrick Harris is an editor at a16z, managing the content workflow across the Infra 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.

Latest Content

  • Open Models and Maturation: Assessing the Generative AI Market
    Guido Appenzeller, Matt Bornstein, and Derrick Harris

    In this episode of the AI + a16z podcast, a16z partners Guido Appenzeller and Matt Bornstein discuss the state of the generative AI market, about 18 months after it really kicked into high gear with the release of ChatGP...

  • Security Founders Talk Shop About Generative AI
    Dean De Beer, Kevin Tian, Travis McPeak, and Derrick Harris

    Security-startup founders Dean De Beer (Command Zero), Kevin Tian (Doppel), and Travis McPeak (Resourcely) share their thoughts on generative AI.

  • How to Think About Foundation Models for Cybersecurity
    Zane Lackey, Joel de la Garza, and Derrick Harris

    In this AI + a16z episode, a16z's Zane Lackey and Joel de la Garza discuss how generative AI and LLMs could effect profound change in cybersecurity.

  • Securing the Software Supply Chain with LLMs
    Feross Aboukhadijeh, Joel de la Garza, and Derrick Harris

    In this episode of the AI + a16z podcast, Socket's Feross Aboukhadijeh and a16z's Joel de la Garza discuss the open-source software supply chain.

  • Vector Databases and the Power of RAG
    Edo Liberty, Satish Talluri, and Derrick Harris

    Pinecone Founder and CEO Edo Liberty discusses the promises, challenges, and opportunities for vector databases and retrieval augmented generation (RAG).

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