Company: Centerprise International.
Job title: Strategy director.
Place of birth: Douglas, Isle of Man.
Year of birth: 1952.
Marital status: Married.
Career highlights: Being part of the Centerprise team that has built a £100m business over the past 15 years. Working in the industry for 33 years and being involved at every level, as a computer operator, programmer, systems analyst, salesman, accountant and manager.
What do you love most about the IT industry? Every day is a new challenge.
Which company do you most admire or respect in the IT business? Microsoft.
Which individual do you most admire or respect in the IT business? Rafi Razzak [founder and managing director of Centerprise].
What is the biggest technology trend you anticipate in the next 12 months? Voice over IP coming of age.
What is the one thing working in the technology industry has taught you? You are only as good as the last job you did.
Where do you think the channel will be in five years time? Continuing to provide the added value to make the solution work.
Which do you think is the most influential vendor in the UK? Dell.
Which do you think is the most influential ISV in the UK? EDS.
Which vendor's technology do you think has changed the face of IT? IBM.
How do you unwind or spend your spare time? Burning rubber in cars, planes and bikes, with the inevitable refreshment at the end of it.
Where is your favourite place to eat? Anywhere with my friends.
What is your favourite drink? Mount Gay and Coke.
What is your favourite TV programme or film? Le Mans coverage.
Who is your favourite musician, band, artist or genre? The Stones.
What is your favourite book? Boohoo, the story of boo.com.
What career would you have pursued if you hadn't worked in the channel? Pilot.
What has been your greatest business achievement? Delivering IT to the Southampton Football Club new stadium project on time and in budget.
What is your personal ambition? To finally achieve financial freedom.
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