Job title: Chairman.
Company: Wick Hill.
Year of birth: 1952.
Place of birth: Glasgow.
Career outline: Wick Hill is my life hobby.
What motivates you every morning to get up and work in the channel? The challenge of something new and working with a team of great people.
What has been the most over-hyped technology in the past five years? Microsoft Longhorn.
What will be the most underrated technology in the next five years? I don’t think our industry is capable of underrating any technology.
Which technology would you most like to have invented? The internet.
Do you have any regrets from your time in the industry? No, I’ve travelled the world, met a lot of great people, work with an excellent team in the UK and Germany and I’m my own boss.
What is the biggest hurdle you have faced in your career? Getting through the ‘£1m in a year’ barrier – that took some years.
What is the biggest success of your career? Working for Wick Hill. I’m proud of our achievements and I’m very proud of all the staff that made it possible.
What piece of technology could you not live without? I could quite happily live without any technology.
What would be your advice to anyone starting a career in IT? Spend time to learn the basics, if and when things get tough, you’ve got foundations to fall back on.
What would you like for Christmas if you could have anything? To be 20 years younger and 30 years fitter.
What is your favorite karaoke song? If you’d ever heard me sing you wouldn’t ask that.
What would be the title of your autobiography? I Did It My Way.
Do you have any phobias? No.
How many beers before you fall over? A lot.
Number of staff you manage? 70.
What car do you drive? Subaru and a Porsche.
Number of air miles you have? 4,569.
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