Client partner, Dimension Data
Which tech figurehead do you admire the most?
From the past, Alan Turing, as so much we do today is because of his work. From the present, Elon Musk, by a country mile as he just keeps innovating and testing the limits of what we see as normal.
What's the biggest challenge facing the industry no-one is talking about yet?
Battery power seems to be a major area where things are not advancing as fast as everywhere else. I feel there should be a major step change in this area some time soon, but if there isn't, it may hold back innovation in other areas.
If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be?
Alan Turing, Jimi Hendrix and Leonid Rogozov.
How has 2017 been for you?
It's been a good year personally and professionally. I have a great family and work for a great company with fantastic people so cannot ask for much more.
What's the most extravagant business lunch you've ever had?
I don't really do extravagant lunches but I remember many years ago having breakfast at Simpsons in the Strand and how much of an extravagance it felt. More recently I had a really nice visit to the top floor of Smiths of Smithfield.
Which global city best matches your personality?
I recently visited Ljubljana in Slovenia which was a fantastic place - unpretentious, relaxed and really good value for money.
What would be your super-hero power?
Flying was always a dream as a child but if it was a serious consideration, mind reading would be useful!
Complete this sentence. The worst thing about our rivals is… You would need to ask me that one in person.
What makes you nervous?
The last 20 minutes of a Welsh rugby match usually. More recently we can also add Welsh football to that list.
If you could eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Sum up the channel in three words
Changeable, diverse, modernising.
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