Job title: Chairman.
Place of birth: UK.
Year of birth: Marital status Married.
Career highlights: None. I'm still working towards one.
What do you love most about the IT industry? Bitchiness. My bytes are bigger and faster than yours.
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? I respect everyone, admire none.
What is the biggest technology trend you anticipate in the next 12 months? Vendors floundering.
What is the one thing working in the technology industry has taught you? Resilience.
Where do you think the channel will be in five years time? In rude health.
Which do you think is the most influential vendor in the UK? Anyone that embraces the channel.
Which do you think is the most influential ISV in the UK? Anyone that provides British industry with productivity tools.
Which vendor's technology do you think has changed the face of IT? Microsoft.
How do you unwind or spend your spare time? Work.
Where is your favourite place to eat? Scalini.
What is your favourite drink? A good claret.
What is your favourite TV programme or film? None. No time.
Who is your favourite musician, band, artist or genre? Elgar.
What is your favourite book? Enid Blyton's The Famous Five.
What career would you have pursued if you hadn't worked in the channel? Social worker or writer.
What has been your greatest business achievement? Consistency.
What is your personal ambition? Happiness.
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