Derek Masseth serves as Chief Technology Officer at the University of Arizona (UA). In that role, Masseth leads the overall technology strategy for UA’s central IT organization, University Information Technology Services. He oversees day-to-day operations for cloud services, network & data center operations, campus data network, and voice services. Masseth played a lead role in developing the university’s Cloud First strategy to migrate its central systems and services to the cloud, which culminated in 2018 after a five year effort.

As a long-time supporter of WestNet’s collaboration efforts, Masseth has served on the WERC Board of Directors since its inception. He is also technical director and a founding member of the board of directors for the Sun Corridor Network, Arizona’s high speed research & education network and sole connection to Internet2.

Masseth has over 20 years of experience building, maintaining, and growing production IT environments.