Senior vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions UK
Career so far I am a chartered engineer with 24 years in IT distribution.
If you could be anyone else for a week, who would you be? James Bond. Nice lifestyle.
What will next year's most overhyped industry buzzword be? Sunshine, not cloud!
Has 2012 been a good, bad or ugly year? The market downturn has been challenging but overall it has been a good year for Avnet. We've made a number of very exciting acquisitions, seen strong growth in areas such as storage and software and successfully launched new services and vertical sector solutions.
What would you have as your last meal? Tandoori chicken and chips.
What keeps you awake at night? My snoring.
What piece of technology could you not be without? My iPhone.
Have any of your predictions come true this year? Yes, Avnet continuing to succeed as the global IT solutions distribution leader.
What is the best partner/customer trip you have ever been on? The Monte Carlo Grand Prix.
What do you see as the channel's biggest challenge in 2013? The channel (distributors and business partners) being paid for the value they create.
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