Company: Imago Group.
Job title: Managing director.
Place of birth: Doncaster.
Year of birth: 1949.
Marital status: Married.
Career highlights: After taking a degree at Oxford, I worked for Burroughs (now Unisys), Computervision (now PTC). Successful start-ups in the UK and US. Started up and now run Imago Group, the dominant video communications supplier in Europe.
What do you love most about the IT industry? Its endless change and innovation. Plus its highly intelligent and creative people.
Which company do you most admire or respect in the IT business? Apple.
Which individual do you most admire or respect in the IT business? Steve Jobs [of Apple].
What is the biggest technology trend you anticipate in the next 12 months? More and more video over IP.
What is the one thing working in the technology industry has taught you? Never to become complacent.
Where do you think the channel will be in five years time? Not a million miles away from where it is today.
Which do you think is the most influential vendor in the UK? Microsoft.
Which vendor's technology do you think has changed the face of IT? Google.
How do you unwind or spend your spare time? Exercise, golf, fine food and wine.
Where is your favourite place to eat? The Fat Duck in Bray.
What is your favourite drink? Californian wine.
What is your favourite TV programme or film? Six Nations rugby.
Who is your favourite musician, band, artist or genre? Weather Report.
What is your favourite book? Crime and Punishment.
What has been your greatest business achievement? The success of Imago.
What is your personal ambition? To make Imago 10 times more successful.
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