Mr. Sims will be moving into a strategic advisory role, working on initiatives with IBI’s Executive team, as of July 2021. Derek has been with IBI for over 40 years, serving as Global Director of IBI’s Intelligence Sector for the past seven years. His mandate going forward will be to advance the Intelligence Sector practice into new areas of business and the firm’s initiatives in energy optimization, application of artificial intelligence (AI) in operations, intelligent buildings, smart cities and data analytics.
Under Derek’s leadership, the Intelligence sector was responsible for consulting, software development and operational services in projects which conceive, design, implement and operate solutions applying new technologies. Throughout his career, he has grown IBI’s worldwide practices in transportation and systems engineering with a focus on Traffic Management, Traveller Information, Transit, Tolling and Airport Groundside Systems. Mr. Sims holds Masters degrees in Engineering and Business and is a registered Professional Engineer.