Managing director, Bechtle
Which tech figurehead do you admire the most?
Vin Murria - highly driven, fearless, hugely successful, a little bit bonkers (in a good way!) and a do-er.
What's the biggest challenge facing the industry no-one is talking about yet?
Too many donuts and cookies from vendors and a sedentary lifestyle. We all need to get out and exercise more and replace sugar with stevia. Anyone for tennis?
If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be?
History has never been my strong point, but for a lively dinner, I'll go with Brian Clough, Steve Jobs and Henry VIII. Apologies for the lack of diversity.
How has 2017 been for you?
2017 has been very good to me… so far. Health, family and work.
What's the most extravagant business lunch you've ever had?
I have been fortunate that the IT channel has allowed me some terrific culinary experiences. Lunch overlooking the port in Monte Carlo in 2003 is definitely up there, but the Nando's with extra wedges in Slough back in 1995 probably just pips it.
Which global city best matches your personality?
Hong Kong - mainly for the great array of street food and restaurants, which resonates very well with me.
What would be your super-hero power?
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the power of healing.
Complete this sentence. The worst thing about our rivals is… many of the industry characters and good guys are checking out. A chance for the next generation to take up the reigns.
What makes you nervous?
Answering the CRN A-List questions!
If you could eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Definitely Thai food. There's a good chance I may be addicted.
Sum up the channel in three words
Full of opportunity.
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