Chairman, Centerprise International
Career so far I am chairman of Centerprise, which I founded in 1983. Before that, I was vice president of PACC International and an engineer at IBM.
If you could be anyone else for a week, who would you be? The prime minister so I could sort out the public IT spends and save the taxpayers a fortune.
What will next year’s most overhyped industry buzzword be? Network/security as well as more annuity revenue streams.
Has 2012 been a good, bad or ugly year? 2012 has been a fantastic year. We have achieved a very profitable year. We have won strategic and exciting long-term projects.
What would you have as your last meal? I love my food so a nice square meal will do.
What keeps you awake at night? I sleep very well so nothing keeps me awake at night.
What piece of technology could you not be without? My spread sheets as I cannot imagine a world without them.
Have any of your predictions come true this year? Most of the positive predictions have come true.
What is the best partner/customer trip you have ever been on? Panasonic trips are always memorable.
What do you see as the channel’s biggest challenge in 2013? Keep the networking of the key drivers in the business and create effective dialogue.
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