Derrick Donnelly currently serves as the CTO of BlackBag Technologies, a leading provider of multi-platform forensic software and hardware solutions. Prior to BlackBag, he spent several years leading the IT Security Department at Apple Computer where he architected and deployed secure computer/network solutions and oversaw all technical investigations and forensic analysis. Focusing on protecting Apple's intellectual property, he played key roles in securely implementing iTunes, .Mac and the Apple online stores.
Before joining Apple, he served as a federal law enforcement officer for the Competition Bureau (Industry Canada) in Ottawa, Canada managing the computer forensics group, and lecturing at the Canadian Police College. He also worked closely with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police where he assisted on examinations of computers involved in many forms of crimes. Considered one of the foremost experts in Macintosh forensic analysis, he developed and delivered the first course at the Canadian Police College dedicated to Macintosh forensics. He has been a regular instructor for the FBI Computer Analysis and Response Team (CART) for the past eight years and has taught numerous other international, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. He was also asked to participate in the first working groups on computer forensic training and cross border search and seizures at the United States Department of Justice.
He attended St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada where he studied Information Systems.