Regional director - UK & Ireland, Kingston Technology
Which tech figurehead do you admire the most?
John Tu, one of the co-founders and co-owners of Kingston Technology. Kingston is celebrating 30 years in business this month and John continues to inspire everyone who meets him.
What's the biggest challenge facing the industry no-one is talking about yet?
We have many challenges ahead of us, but looking at what has happened over the past 18 months that I don't think anyone could have predicted, who knows what the next biggest challenge will be.
If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be?
Florence Nightingale, Emmeline Pankhurst and Margaret Thatcher.
How has 2017 been for you?
It's been challenging for several reasons including global shortages and channel consolidation but it has also been exciting - we have had new products, new partners, we have found many new opportunities to expand our business, and we have continued to grow in 2017.
What's the most extravagant business lunch you've ever had?
Helicopter/Monaco/super yacht/Grand Prix/vintage champoo.
Which global city best matches your personality?
Based on the previous answer, Monaco! But actually, London is really the city that best matches my personality and I love living here.
What would be your super-hero power?
The power to heal.
Complete this sentence. The worst thing about our rivals is… they are all nice people, well respected and good at their jobs!
What makes you nervous?
Large scary wild animals such as cows and horses… if I'm running or walking across farmland I go out of my way and sometimes climb fences (yesterday!) to avoid having to go near them.
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
I love you!
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