Career so far I've been at Kelway for more than 22 years.
If you could be anyone else for a week, who would you be and what would you do? Vince Cable as it would allow me to resign on his behalf and perhaps the government could then appoint a more positive and productive business secretary.
Cloud - friend or foe? If you get it right it's a friend but if you get it wrong, foe.
Has 2011 been as bad as everyone said it would be? Rarely are things as bad as people predict and we are enjoying a good year.
What would you have as your last meal? Having spent too much time in the US recently, I know it wouldn't be a steak!
Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with? Amazon's chief executive Jeff Bezos.
Have any of your predictions come true this year? Not sure I can remember what I predicted and so won't use the benefit of hindsight to appear more knowledgeable than I am.
What do you see as the channel's biggest challenge in 2012? Ensuring we have enough high-quality solutions architects and implementation engineers to support the opportunities that are out there. Also, continuing to be relevant to both customers and vendors as cloud continues to be a disruptive force.
What is the best part of your day? I'm not sure my brain works like that!
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