Which tech figurehead do you admire the most?
Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Where would we be now with no internet? He has changed the face of the world.
What's the biggest challenge facing the industry no-one is talking about yet?
The majority of the large old-style manufacturers are not being honest with their partners in the need to change to annuity type services as they still need "book and bill" business. Their behaviour is not changing for the better.
If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be?
Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Newton would be amazed by Einstein confirming all Newton's work and they in turn would be amazed by the power of the web invented by Berners-Lee!
How has 2017 been for you?
All the businesses in which I am involved are doing well commercially. My golf handicap has gone the wrong way but new friends and new wines were all discovered.
What's the most extravagant business lunch you've ever had?
Flying to Sydney for lunch specifically designed for the four of us and flying back within 24 hours was madness but great food and ridiculously expensive.
Which global city best matches your personality?
Rome. It's simply madness but great wine, Italian women and food!
What would be your super-hero power?
Delboy as Batman!
Complete this sentence. The worst thing about our rivals is… giving away their intellectual property free of charge from the onset.
What makes you nervous?
Watching Fellaini playing for United when he shouldn't be!
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
Too inward looking.
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