Job title: Regional director, UK and Ireland.
Place of birth: Mancot, Wales.
Year of birth: 1955.
Marital status: Married.
Career highlights: Three years at Websense, helping to grow the UK and Irish operation by more than 30 per cent a year. Three years at Continuus/Telelogic, ending up running a European team of more than 100 people.
What do you love most about the IT industry? It doesn't stand still. A problem that's fixed today is unfixed tomorrow (but with a different spin). Change, challenge and excitement - yummy.
Which company do you most admire or respect in the IT business? Microsoft . Despite the brickbats and problems of leading, it keeps doing it.
Which individual do you most admire or respect in the IT business? Steve Jobs, for reinventing himself and his company.
What is the biggest technology trend you anticipate in the next 12 months? Desktop and end point control and security, laptops and PDAs.
What is the one thing working in the technology industry has taught you? You can never imagine what will happen next.
Where do you think the channel will be in five years time? Consolidated. As I focus in the security area, I see that the traditional security reseller will need to change to have the capacity to deal with threats beyond the gateway - and that requires size.
Who do you think is the most influential vendor in the UK? Microsoft.
Which do you think is the most influential ISV in the UK? Check Point.
Which vendor's technology do you think has changed the face of IT? IBM.
How do you unwind or spend your spare time? I have children - I have no spare time. Scuba diving, walking, playing tennis - any sports to make me delay middle age and beyond.
Where is your favourite place to eat? The Waterside Inn at Bray. It's class, but relaxed.
What is your favourite drink? A Margarita.
Who is your favourite musician, band, artist or genre? Captain Beefheart.
What is your favourite book? The Dice Man [by Luke Rhinehart].
What career would you have pursued if you hadn't worked in the channel? Being a rock star. It's just an inability to sing or play an instrument that held me back
What has been your greatest business achievement? Helping build the Websense brand in the UK.
What is your personal ambition? To see my children become good people.
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