Chief executive/founder, Managed 24/7
Which tech figurehead do you admire the most?
Elon Musk - he is not afraid to take risks and push human thinking, although I have never bought anything he has created "yet".
What's the biggest challenge facing the industry no-one is talking about yet?
UK workforce productivity decline and how technology is a key cause of the issue.
If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be?
Sir Winston Churchill, Oliver Reed and George Best. I'm not sure there would be much eating done but the drinks cabinet will be empty.
How has 2017 been for you?
It has been a very exciting year for Managed 24/7. We have won two of our largest contracts to date and had to make some very decisive people decisions. I will look back on 2017 as one of our defining years where I personally learned a lot in a very short space of time.
What's the most extravagant business lunch you've ever had?
I really don't do extravagant business lunches, much like golf - one day I hope to have enough time in the day.
Which global city best matches your personality?
San Jose - tech, innovation and hard work.
What would be your super-hero power?
To fly, Captain Underpants style.
Complete this sentence. The worst thing about our rivals is… they are all pretty good.
What makes you nervous?
If you could eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Steak. Always steak.
Sum up the channel in three words
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