Career so far I was in marketing for seven years at Drake International; certification and assessment for Sylvan and Thomson Prometric for 10 years, CompTIA for seven years. For past two years, I have also been invited by many to speak and present on technology trends and the future.
Do you care about green IT? Very much, because our kids will suffer the consequences if we do not. It is relatively easy to take small steps to effect change, and we can all contribute.
If you could be in a rock/pop band, which one would it be and who would you be? A singer in Earth, Wind & Fire – the one with the enormous flares.
What is the best corporate jolly you have ever been on/taken partners on? A catamaran with colleagues in Puerto Rico – at 10.30 in the morning the sea was a perfect temperature and we used a surfboard to balance the drinks, food and glasses.
Has 2009 been as bad as everyone said it would be? In some market segments, yes. Corporate customers have spent less, but governments, academics and individuals have redressed the balance.
Have any of your predictions come true this year? Just one – the explosion of social media. Like sitting in a kayak, we cannot go in reverse or switch direction, we can only steer through the waters of change.
What do you see as the channel’s biggest challenge in 2010? Delivering truly bespoke solutions. Are we ready for services?
What is the best part of your day? Meeting and exchanging views with dynamic, interesting, motivated people – they are harder to find but their conversation is priceless. There is no greater asset than our best talent.
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